Orlando, FL – November 4, 2019 – Foundation Partners Group, a leading provider of innovative funeral and cemetery experiences and products, has announced the acquisition of Accent Funeral Home in Meridian, Idaho. The acquisition increases Foundation Partners Group’s footprint to nine locations in the Treasure Valley area of western Idaho and eastern Oregon.
“We’re excited that Randy and Danette have decided to join the Foundation Partners family,” stated Bob Bukala, Foundation Partners Group President and CEO. “What makes this acquisition all the more gratifying is that the Arnzens contacted several of our former owners in the Boise area during their due diligence process and they all spoke highly of their relationship with Foundation Partners before, during, and after the sale.”
Accent Funeral Home had its start in 1984 and was acquired by Randy Arnzen in 1998. In 2002, Randy married Danette, who then joined him at the firm in 2007. Since buying the firm, the Arnzens have grown the number of calls significantly in twenty years by focusing on high quality service and anticipating the needs of their community.
“Since our first conversation with Foundation Partners Group, we could tell that aligning with them would be a good thing,” said Randy Arnzen. “After taking our time to review all our options, we are convinced that Foundation Partners is the only option that will allow us to carry on our brand.”
“Down deep, we know our business can go a lot further and Foundation Partners Group wants to take us there,” commented Danette Arnzen. “We’ve put our blood, sweat, and tears into our brand and we know that Foundation Partners will keep and grow our legacy. This relationship will be a good thing; we are very much at peace with our decision to join Foundation Partners.”
"Randy and Danette Arnzen have a personal relationship with the people of Meridian and are sensitive to the changing needs of their community,” stated Jason Widing, Vice President of Business Development at Foundation Partners Group. “They take particular pride in their technical and professional abilities; which typifies the attributes of the independent funeral directors that choose to partner with us. We are indeed privileged they have chosen to join Foundation Partners Group.”
About Foundation Partners Group: Foundation Partners Group is a leading provider of innovative funeral and cemetery experiences and products. As one of the largest privately-owned funeral and cemetery operators, Foundation Partners owns and operates funeral homes, cremation centers and cemeteries in 19 states and is actively seeking to expand its presence throughout the U.S. With headquarters in Orlando, Florida, Foundation Partners is committed to revolutionizing the funeral profession through its innovative ShareLife® customer-experience-centered approach and harnessing the power of relationship and partnership. For more information, visit the Foundation Partners Group website at www.foundationpartners.com.
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