funeral businesses

Design studio Claesson Koivisto Rune completes “unusual assignment’ of urn

By Funeral Director Daily / July 5, 2022 /

Claesson Koivisto Rune design studio co-founder Marten Claesson made the following comment in this recent article from dezeen, “This is an unusual assignment for us.  The funeral homes of Sweden are dominated by a few chains and Systrarna Ocklind is a very rare independent funeral home.. . . .(they) are daring to offer an alternative,…

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It’s summer time, the living is easy. . .and the mergers and acquisitions continue. .

By Funeral Director Daily / June 28, 2022 /

There is a saying where I come from that says, “It’s summer time and the living is easy”.  It conjures up thoughts of being on the golf course, and at the lake, and evenings around the fire pit — in general just simple laid back easy times to relax with family and friends. From what…

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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier — The history behind this “Soul of America” Memorial

By Funeral Director Daily / November 12, 2021 /

The numbers 11-11-11 have always been significant when I think of November 11.  Yesterday was that day that we now refer to as Veteran’s Day in America or is referred to as Remembrance Day in Canada.  Those numbers, 11-11-11, refer to the day and time that the cease fire that ended World War I in…

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What about Closure?

By Funeral Director Daily / November 5, 2021 /

It’s Friday.  How about we take a couple of minutes to think about how death, dying, grief, and funerals deal with what is always termed as “Closure”.  Are you aware of how often we use the term?  What does it mean?  Do our client families desire this? I bring up the subject because this past…

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Zen Center, funeral home share space

By Funeral Director Daily / October 22, 2021 /

I think there is a lot to be said about “businesses serving their community” in appropriate ways.  And, I think in funeral service as we move forward to more niche businesses that will become more and more evident. You can read in this article from the Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber, how a funeral home and the…

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Meet America’s seventh generation funeral firm, NextGen leadership survey

By Funeral Director Daily / August 16, 2021 /

President James Monroe was one of the founding father’s of American history and from 1817 to 1825 he served as the country’s 5th President.  It was during his presidency that David Ross began building coffins in the Shanksville, Pennsylvania, area.  The legacy of that business, the Deaner Funeral Home recently celebrated its 200th year of…

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Death notice, obituary, online memorial. . . . .which to use

By Funeral Director Daily / August 10, 2021 /

I recently read an article published online from GoLocalProv.  You can find the article here and it is entitled, “GoLocal now top publisher of obituaries in Rhode Island, 94% of funeral homes partner for “No Cost” obits”.   It made me think of the differences in what I would call death notices, obituaries, and online memorials. …

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Access Holdings raises $630 million for investment expansions

By Funeral Director Daily / March 25, 2021 /

We learned last week, and you can read more in in an article found on this page from Access Holdings, that the Baltimore based investment firm had secured $630 million in credit facilities to assist it as it goes forward in building out its platform of companies. As you may know, Access Holdings is the…

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Carriage Services reports 2020 year. . . shows the trends

By Funeral Director Daily / February 23, 2021 /

In a press release that you can read here you can find out that Houston, Texas, based funeral home and cemetery consolidator Carriage Services recorded record results not only for the 4th Quarter of 2020 but for the full year of 2020 as well.  Not only did Carriage Services record these record financial results, they…

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Going to extremes to lower overhead

By Funeral Director Daily / February 9, 2021 /

Operating a funeral home and/or crematory operation as a business is an expensive proposition to start when you think of the fixed costs that it will take.  It’s not like starting a lawn care service where you need some basic equipment and wait for the phone to ring to put it to use.  In the…

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