The funeral profession, like many other American businesses, has a long and proud history of personal service provided by families with deep roots in the local community, and an even deeper commitment to upholding professional standards. Some of the oldest, continuously operated businesses in the United States are family owned mortuaries.
Today, as in many businesses, the funeral profession has seen the emergence of national, and even international funeral service conglomerates. But unlike many other businesses, these conglomerates rarely promote their presence. Often times, there is rarely even a name change. That makes it very difficult to easily tell the conglomerate owned mortuary, from our family owned and operated mortuary. Without asking, you might never know if the owners you have come to rely on and trust, continue to make the day to day decisions, which affect your family, or whether these decisions are made in some corporate office who knows where.
A family owned and operated mortuary is much better because we offer many reasons for choosing a family owned business.
We offer a singular focus. Our attention is devoted to making our mortuary the best it can be in terms of satisfying the needs of the community. We are not distracted, nor bound by corporate mandates, and thus are more flexible and responsive to your needs. We have a personal pride. We pride ourselves in keeping our facility and vehicles in top condition. We are proud of our staff and regularly pursue continuing education to maintain the highest level of professional services.
We have a long term commitment. It is not only important for us to fulfill your current needs but we want to build a long term relationship with you so you will return to us when future needs arise. We have a long term commitment to this community. We will be here when you need us most.
We focus on the families, not on bottom line profits. A large corporation or conglomerate answers to share holders. We answer to you. In a family owned mortuary, there is no pressure from corporate headquarters to increase profits. We understand that by serving the family, we will do well because we serve you well.
We have an investment in the local community, just as you do, and we turn to our neighbors for services and products. Whenever possible, we choose to do business with other family owned and operated businesses. We support, with time and resources, many local charities and other community efforts. In other words, we give back to the community which has been good to us.
We have a knowledge of local customs and practices. Funeral traditions vary greatly around the country. We have a fine appreciation of local customs and even more importantly, expectations. In some cases, the staff assigned to a mortuary by a conglomerate may be from another state or even another country, and that can create a lack of awareness and even disappointment when the expectations of the family are not met. We also offer services that exceed the city limits. As members of national associations and networks, we can also assist your family in the event a death occurs away from home. When arrangements have been made in advance, this task is made even easier.
As a family owned and operated mortuary, we offer a personal relationship with our client families which cannot be duplicated by a corporate entity. We take the time to create personal relationships that will allow us to provide the individualized sensitive services you have come to expect and that which you deserve.
It is nice to know with whom you are working. If you are like most people, you like the flexibility and the personal service that you get when you talk directly with the owner.
The more you know about the family owned mortuary, the more you will come to appreciate the difference.
We are family owned and we are very proud of that fact.
This is our family, serving your family, when you need us the most.