October 2013

Phoenix, AZ – Thomas – Pierce & Co., who has assisted hundreds of family owned funeral homes and cemeteries with valuations, succession planning, mergers and acquisitions over the past three decades has agreed to merge with Johnson Consulting Group. “The recent death of founder Jon Thomas represents a loss of an industry visionary and icon, as well as, a valuable resource for funeral and cemetery owners,” Jake Johnson, President of Johnson Consulting Group. “We look forward to continuing his legacy in the newly combined company.”

Although Johnson Consulting Group (JCG) has expanded its services to include management and accounting services, consumer surveys and cash flow based loans for acquisitions; JCG’s core business remains mergers and acquisitions. Jon Thomas’ wife – Patsy and son Jon (JT) have entered into referral agreements with JCG and will continue to support the combined enterprise. Additionally, Karen McCurdy, Senior Financial Analyst/Senior Project Manager with Thomas – Pierce & Co., will join Johnson Consulting Group in the very same role. Karen has a thorough understanding of the mergers and acquisition process in funeral service. She received a B.A. degree from Florida State University in 1991, and is a state certified general appraiser and licensed real estate broker.

For additional information on Johnson Consulting Group’s services, and for an invitation to future JCG “Summit” conferences, contact:

Mr. Jake Johnson
Johnson Consulting Group
8095 North 85th Way
Scottsdale, Arizona 85258
Fax: 480-556-8501