Family Owned vs. Chains
Q: Should I choose a family funeral home or chain operation?
A: Over the past several years, large multi-national organizations have been purchasing funeral homes at an alarming rate. The early nineties saw hundreds of family operated funerals homes across North America brought into the fold of large multi national firms. Recent media reports such as 60 Minutes, Time, and US News and World Report conclude that these death care business operations, while trying to maintain the facade of a family operation, quickly increase prices considerably and enforce merchandising policies on employees geared to significantly increase their bottom lines.
Q: Is Evergreen Memorial Gardens independently owned or is it operated by a large chain or corporation?
A: Evergreen Memorial Gardens is locally owned and independently operated. It is not operated by a large public corporation.