cremation business

Carriage Services CEO Carlos Quezada on 2023 Results: “. . instills confidence and excitement”

By Funeral Director Daily / March 1, 2024 /

  American funeral home and cemetery operator Carriage Services recently shared the results of their 4th Quarter and Year-End financials with the public.  In doing so, and in spite of a continuing COVID “pull forward” impact resulting in modest declines in funeral contract volume experienced during the year, the company reported total 2023 revenues 3.3%…

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The Future of Death Care in North America

By Funeral Director Daily / February 26, 2024 /

    What appears to me as about as impressiive line-up of presenters that you will ever find in one day is on tap to tell you what they know about the “Future of Death Care in North America” later this week.  On Friday, March 1, you have the opportunity to pick up 6 CEU…

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Park Lawn Corp adds to Colorado holdings through acquisition

By Funeral Director Daily / February 22, 2024 /

    A press release dated Tuesday, February 20, 2024, announced that the Park Lawn Corporation had acquired two stand-alone funeral homes and a stand-alone cemetery in the state of Colorado.  You can read the press release here.   Park Lawn Corporation announced that “it has completed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets…

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Funeral company acquires three former SCI firms

By Funeral Director Daily / February 16, 2024 /

    In a press release that we received this week, from the Newbridge Group, we learned that three funeral homes in the state of Maine had been acquired by Family First Funeral Homes & Cremation Care.  The press release also stated, “three funeral homes previously under the ownership of Service Corporation International (SCI) have…

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The Super Bowl, Taylor Swift, and funeral home “Influencers”

By Funeral Director Daily / February 9, 2024 /

  It’s Super Bowl Weekend and you are probably going to hear a lot about what is happening in Las Vegas over the course of the next 72 hours.  And, you would have had to be hiding under a rock to not know that superstar entertainer Taylor Swift is bringing her “influence” to the big…

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Funeral home sale “keeps it local” and “generational”

By Funeral Director Daily / January 17, 2024 /

  We’ve said it many times before, “funeral home ownership has historically been local, family-owned, and generational”.  And while there are a good many really good regional and national consolidators, many times “keeping it local” can be a defining part of what an owner wishes to do when he or she eventually decides to sell…

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Johnson Consulting adds Jim Price to their staff

By Funeral Director Daily / January 11, 2024 /

It was announced in a recent press release that industry veteran Jim Price has joined the team at Johnson Consulting Group.  In the press release Johnson Consulting Group described Price as “a distinguished professional with an unparalleled career spanning over five decades in the funeral and cemetery profession. Price’s strategic acumen and proven success record…

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2023 Death Care story of the Year: Batesville Casket sold

By Funeral Director Daily / January 9, 2024 /

      In any given year there is a lot that happens in any industry or profession.  And, there was a lot that happened in death care in 2023 such as the continuing Federal Trade Commission continuing to look into and holding hearings on the status of “The Funeral Rule”.  Or, on the more…

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Investors prove wary of traditional funeral home stocks in 2023

By Funeral Director Daily / January 8, 2024 /

    In a year when the “Magnificent Seven” technology stocks led a robust rebound in the technology heavy NASDAQ stock index it appears that investors in traditional funeral home and cemetery public companies looked on with a wary eye as to how those companies would fare moving into the next stage of death care…

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Texas crematory coming under fire

By Funeral Director Daily / January 2, 2024 /

    A permitted crematory under construction in the Dallas, Texas, suburb of Frisco is coming under scrutiny by neighbors who are not happy with it being located in a residential neighborhood.  However, according to this article “Frisco City officials insist that the crematorium’s approval predates the nearby neighborhood development, with plans available publicly since…

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