In the funeral profession, like many others, business succession plans take on many forms. In the most recent funeral association Member Succession Planning Study, 65% of funeral home owners surveyed said they plan to exit their business by transferring or selling to a child, another family member, a key employee, or co-owner. What studies like this do not cover, however, are the gray areas between those options.
In the heart of Jackson, California, Daneri Mortuary, a cornerstone in the community for over a century, continues its unwavering dedication to compassionate funeral and cremation services. Since its acquisition by Winter Park-based Foundation Partners Group in 2023, the mortuary's commitment to the local area has only deepened, fostering a sense of family among its expanded team and allowing for even greater support to community organizations and individuals in need.
For Steve Trevino, being involved in the community isn’t something you just do, it’s part of who you are. “This is our home for 35 years,” Trevino said of Parker, Colorado, “and our community involvement means everything to us – from our church to our civic organizations, our involvement through our kids’ participation in school and everything that they did, so it’s always been important. It has become the fabric of our community involvement.
Stephen Marana's passion for his work, along with his commitment to embracing change and empowering families with knowledge, sets him apart as a compassionate leader in the funeral profession.