December 2011 Newsletter

Short Survey As with every newsletter, we like to put together a short survey and then anonymously share it in our next newsletter.  (Follow this link to take this survey…Customer Satisfaction & Incentive Survey)   Results From Last Survey In the last...

Cemetery Succession and Exit Planning – Tom Johnson

Recently, Tom Johnson was asked to “weigh-in” on succession planning at cemeteries. 1. Why is exit planning for cemetery owners important? Succession planning for cemetery owners may be more important than any other type of business for one simple reason;...

Thinking of Selling your Business? – Douglas O. Meyer

The last several years were a tough time to try to sell a funeral home. Values were depressed and then the credit market collapsed, so would-be buyers couldn’t obtain financing for a purchase. Now, however, I’m seeing more acquisition activity. For those...

Barry Murphy says:

Perhaps the most valuable lesson I learned through my journey with JCG is knowledge is important and should be gathered from as many sources as possible and on a continuous basis but timing is king. We were fortunate our relationship with JCG started many years before...

Justin King says:

Just wanted to let you  know what a positive experience it was to have Greg and Al out to St. Louis last week. For us at least, I don’t know how much more 10 degree temperatures those guys could have handled…Greg and Al obviously know their stuff and did a...

Fares J. Radel says:

In January 2010, Fares J. Radel Funeral homes needed to refinance our funeral home in Cincinnati. The loan amount was over $1.5 million and I found in dealing with traditional banks, they do not fully understand the ebbs and tides of funeral home cash flow. After...

Jane Ready says:

When my husband, William Ready, died in 2000 I inherited 2/3 of Ready Funeral Services, Inc., and my daughter, Michele, 1/3. The business consisted of three funeral homes and a crematorium. Two years later I built a new state of the art crematorium. Three years ago...

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