funeral business

When Opportunity Knocks . . . .

By Funeral Director Daily / July 23, 2018 /

I noticed a couple of articles in the last couple of days about ownership at single proprietor funeral homes that are changing hands.  What struck me about the articles is that as you go through living your life, you really need to be ready to answer the door when an opportunity knocks. The first article…

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Cemetery sues city for Gross Abuse

By Funeral Director Daily / July 20, 2018 /

In what is a somewhat timely item for us at Funeral Director Daily, we learned yesterday of a lawsuit filed by suburban New York City cemetery, Ferncliff Cemetery, against the City of Greenburgh.  Timely for us because this week we have highlighted zoning and location issues among the industry. The lawsuit, according to an article…

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Is Your Funeral Home a Growth Industry?

By Funeral Director Daily / July 20, 2018 /

In my opinion, when I look for something to invest in, I gauge the safety of the investment as well as the possible return and then make a decision if the balance is there between the two.  I also look at two sides of an equity investment as the potential for growth (as defined by…

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Survive and Thrive

By Funeral Director Daily / July 13, 2018 /

Today we bring you an article from HartfordBusiness.com about a new funeral home business that just opened up in suburban Hartford, Connecticut.  The funeral home is a 5,000 square foot building in Plainville, CT and is owned and operated by a 20-year veteran funeral director Andrea Wasley, a lifelong resident of the community.  You can…

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Dignity Memorial adds representation on Florida’s West Coast

By Funeral Director Daily / July 11, 2018 /

According to a release published in the Sarasota Business Observer, funeral professional Robert Toale and his family have joined the Dignity Memorial Network in Sarasota and Manatee Counties of Florida.  Again, according to the release, Dignity Memorial now has 2,000 funeral, cremation, and cemetery service providers in its network.  You can read the release here.…

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The Decline of the Church. . and What it means for Death Care

By Funeral Director Daily / July 9, 2018 /

The lead article in yesterday’s Sunday Minneapolis Star Tribune was entitled, “As Churches Close, a Way of Life Fades”.  It is an excellent article on the path our nation, and by the graph I’ve put with this article, other nations are heading with church membership.  You can read the article here. Funeral Director Daily take: …

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Park Lawn makes British Columbia Purchases

By Funeral Director Daily / July 6, 2018 /

In a news release provided by Park Lawn Corporation that you can read here, the company announced on July 5, 2018, that they are purchasing the Hanson Arbor Funeral Chapels in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia.  The purchase will bring four funeral homes and a crematorium into the Park Lawn family. The release also…

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InvoCare Continues Purchase Pattern

By Funeral Director Daily / July 6, 2018 /

InvoCare, Australia’s leading national provider of funerals and cremations, announced earlier this week that it will continue to build its regional markets.  They did so in the New South Wales/Victorian border area by purchasing the Lester and Son Mortuary.  You can read a clip on the acquisition here. The purchase includes two fully equipped funeral…

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StoneMor Partners Continues Moving Forward

By Funeral Director Daily / July 2, 2018 /

Last week cemetery and funeral home consolidator StoneMor Partners issued press releases regarding their company.  In essence the releases shared the following information: Release of Preliminary Unaudited 2017 Full Year Financials The appointment of a new CEO for the company, Mr. Joe Redling The establishment of a committee to look into the possibility of changing…

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Goatscaping Coming to a Cemetery near You

By Funeral Director Daily / June 25, 2018 /

The United States is at what some may term full capacity employment and with that comes the high price of labor.  As a matter of fact, some municipalities have instituted a $15 per hour minimum labor rule.  So, what happens if you have a cemetery to maintain and limited funds for capital equipment or just…

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