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Service Charges

We are pleased to provide you with a full disclosure of our professional service charges.

There are basically three sections that make up a funeral account:  1.  Casket and merchandise selections, 2.  Professional service charges, 3.  Cash disbursements and taxes on applicable items.

To help consumers, legislation states that all funeral homes must provide an itemized price list of all of their related professional service charges, as well as casket and merchandise charges. This list must be available at the consumers' request, without cost or obligation.

We pride ourselves on always being one of the most reasonably priced funeral homes in the area, although many expect our charges to be much higher given our level of professionalism, the quality of our facilities and our ethical standards.

1.  Casket & Merchandise Selections

This section is specific to the casket that a family selects. All of our caskets and merchandise is priced separately - meaning the price you see for the casket is for the casket itself with no other items included. This can often become confusing to families. Some of the other types of merchandise you might find in these section of the funeral account are: burial vaults, cremation urns, and upgraded stationary packages. Again, each is itemized based on your selection and a total is itemized under the "Casket & Merchandise Selections." As always, you are free to purchase or acquire these items from any other funeral home or other source. Receiving funeral homes cannot charge any handling or administration fees when a casket is purchased elsewhere.

2.  Professional Service Charges

Professional Service charges include the services that we at the funeral home provide for your family at your time of need such as the use of our facilities, the arrangement services, our transportation services, and others.

3.  Cash Disbursements

To aid the families we serve, we will cover third party expenses and place them on our account as a convenience until the estate is understood.

Strict legislation ensures that these items are not marked up and only the exact "cost" is included on the funeral account. Typical cash disbursements might include:

  • Obituaries
  • Clergy, Musician Honorariums
  • Cemetery Charges
  • Medical Examiner Fees
  • Death Certificates
  • Reception Catering

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