funeral business

Wages and job satisfaction

By Funeral Director Daily / January 14, 2020 /

As just a lay person and/or consumer it seems that I am constantly hearing two things about wages in America.  On one hand, it seems that I hear people advocating for, regardless of the market situation, wages that should be at a minimum of $15 to $20 per hour in any line of employment.  On…

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Funeral Director Daily hits milestones!!!

By Funeral Director Daily / January 9, 2020 /

A couple of days ago the world not only broke into a new decade, but the turning over of the calendar into 2020 also signified a milestone for our little newsletter, Funeral Director Daily.  Last week we passed into the realm of going over 1,000 daily subscribers to the blog I created just to stay…

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Economic downturns and the funeral industry

By Funeral Director Daily / January 9, 2020 /

In America we have been fortunate that in my lifetime forces have kept the economy stable.  Yes, I can remember when I started in the business that bank certificate of deposits on funeral trust funds paid 16% annually – but that was for a very short period of time.  The economic stability of America lets…

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The “Times”. . .they do change — Will you be ready??

By Funeral Director Daily / January 8, 2020 /

I wrote on Monday about the change in the “place of death”.  In that article I pointed out that in the early 1900s people tended to die at home and much of the funeral experience was then held in the home.  While I never did it, I am old enough to have had funeral directors…

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New Year brings news of Foundation Partners adding to Tucson brands

By Funeral Director Daily / January 7, 2020 /

In a press release from Foundation Partners Group (FPG) that is dated December 31, 2019, but not known by us until January 2, 2020, we have learned that the company has made an acquisition in Tucson, Arizona which includes the Adair Funeral Homes and Desert Sunset Funeral Home of that area. You can read the…

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The place of death

By Funeral Director Daily / January 6, 2020 /

This article which ran first in the New York Times but which I found in Saturday’s Minneapolis Tribune deals with the fact that death is trending to happen more often in homes rather than in institutions for the first time in over half a century.  The article states that in 2017 (the latest year statistics…

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Park Lawn rings in the new year with acquisition

By Funeral Director Daily / January 3, 2020 /

Toronto based funeral home and cemetery operator Park Lawn Corporation (PLC) announced in a press release on January 2, 2020, that they had acquired two businesses under common control in Tennessee.  In this release PLC announced that they had purchased the stock and membership interests of Family Legacy, LLC and WG-TN, LLC (Harpeth Hills Funeral…

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Cemeteries and their problems

By Funeral Director Daily / January 2, 2020 /

Over the last couple of years of writing the daily article for Funeral Director Daily one of my routines is to continuously search for information that might be of interest to those in the funeral, memorial, or what is now being called the “Death Care” space.  In doing so, I have came across many articles,…

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Some things we found interesting in 2019

By Funeral Director Daily / December 31, 2019 /

There has been a lot of news in the death care profession in 2019.  There is always the finance news and what is happening with the public companies on the merger and acquisition front.  And, this year we are seeing the fight that StoneMor Partners is putting up to try to become relevant in the…

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Service Corp purchases Louisiana based properties

By Funeral Director Daily / December 27, 2019 /

At least one source has indicated in a news story that Houston based Service Corporation International (SCI) has purchased historical family funeral business properties in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  The Greater Baton Rouge Business Report reported yesterday in this article that SCI has, at a minimum, purchased the property of the Rabenhorst Funeral Home in Baton…

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