death care business

StoneMor becomes Everstory Partners

By Funeral Director Daily / April 13, 2023 /

    In this press release, that was released on Tuesday, April 11, we learned a little more about the evolution of StoneMor Inc. as it has transformed to a private company from a public stock ownership company.  The press release announces that StoneMor Inc., and its grouping of 389 cemeteries, funeral homes, and cremation…

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Park Lawn year-end sees mixed results

By Funeral Director Daily / March 7, 2023 /

      Park Lawn Corporation (PLC) released their 2022 4th Quarter and 2022 Year-End reports last week.  In doing so they announced that their Revenue numbers for both the quarter and the year increased while their Net Earnings decreased in comparison to the 2021 4th Quarter and 2021 Year-End.  You can see the press…

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Hillenbrand ponders Batesville Casket’s future

By Funeral Director Daily / July 22, 2022 /

A press release out of Batesville, Indiana, caught a lot of the death care profession off guard on Wednesday.  That press release, which you can read here, was from Hillenbrand Industries and announced that the company would “explore strategic alternatives for its Batesville business”. Here’s what parent company Hillenbrand Industries President and CEO Kim Ryan…

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Security National Financial makes two January acquisitions

By Funeral Director Daily / January 27, 2022 /

Security National Financial Corporation (SNFC), parent company of Utah-based Memorial Mortuaries announced in two separate press releases the acquisition of two funeral service companies, one of which also operates a large cemetery in addition to their four funeral locations. In this press release you can read of the acquisition of Salt Lake City provider Holbrook…

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Some great advice and wisdom

By Funeral Director Daily / December 27, 2021 /

Busch Funeral and Crematory Services, based in Cleveland, Ohio,  co-owner Mark Busch retired not long ago.  According to a recent article that I read, he began work at the family firm in 1982 and retired in 2020.  The family firm dates it origins back to 1905. Busch recently talked of his involvement as an owner…

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The Glam Reaper Podcast. . . and an interview with the guy behind Funeral Director Daily

By Funeral Director Daily / December 14, 2021 /

Back in 2019 Funeral Director Daily did an article that you can read here on Jennifer Muldowney, better known as the Glam Reaper.  Jennifer, a native of Dublin, Ireland, comes to our industry from a hospitality, wedding planner, and event planning background. Today, Jennifer works in both Dublin and New York City operating her business,…

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Oh. . . how the work world is changing around us

By Funeral Director Daily / September 28, 2021 /

I read this recent article from Yahoo Finance where the COO of Salesforce, Bret Taylor, states that if he was starting a company in today’s world he would first start with the company’s “Digital Headquarters” rather than an operational physical headquarters.  That statement alone shows the “mega shift” in business, workforce, and consumer acquisition thought…

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Johnson Consulting to host “Data Driven Decision” webinar

By Funeral Director Daily / June 11, 2021 /

There is an old song released in April 1981 and sung by Barbara Mandrel entitled, “I was Country when Country wasn’t cool”.  I have to admit that when I entered my freshman year of college at Texas Christian University in September of 1976  I started hearing music that resonated with me. . . .Waylon Jennings,…

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Security National keeps growing revenues

By Funeral Director Daily / May 26, 2021 /

Security National Financial Corporation (SNFC) continues to reel in the revenue in each of their three divisions according to this press release from mid-May containing their 1st Quarter 2020 results.  The Utah based company conducts business in the death care field both in the financial services realm and the funeral and cemetery services realm. In…

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Watch your costs to hold onto profits

By Funeral Director Daily / May 18, 2021 /

When I last wrote an article pertaining to inflation one of Funeral Director Daily’s readers contacted me to tell me that his studies indicated that funeral pricing increases did not always correspond with inflationary rates or the rise of the Consumer Price Index.  Sometimes funeral pricing was higher and sometimes it was lower than the…

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