Foundation Partners Group Adds Edwards Memorial

Orlando, FL – Foundation Partners Group, a leading provider of innovative funeral, cemetery and cremation experiences and products, has announced the acquisition of Edwards Memorial Funeral Homes, Chapels and Crematories.  The acquisition of the firm expands Foundation Partners’ network in Washington’s South Sound area to seven locations.

“We see in Derek and Brianne Edwards and their team the qualities we value in a company – an entrepreneurial spirit and a strong commitment to their community and the families they serve,” said Bob Bukala, Foundation Partners Group’s President and CEO. “This is a wonderful acquisition for us as it allows us to add a multi-location funeral services provider that complements our current footprint, while continuing to build our presence in the growing South Sound community.”

 “We are very excited to become part of the team at Foundation Partners,” said Derek Edwards, owner of Edwards Memorial. “We believe Foundation Partners has the right cultural fit for our business and our staff. We look forward to working with them to continue to deliver exceptional and compassionate care to our families while continuing to grow the business.”

Edwards Memorial was founded in 2005 when Derek and Brianne Edwards were in college and wrote a business plan together for an affordable alternative to traditional funeral homes. On advice from their professor, they secured funding, launched the business, and never looked back. Over the years, Derek and Brianne grew the business organically into one of the largest providers in the state of Washington.

“Edwards Memorial and Foundation Partners are a natural fit as we share the same desire to provide the highest level of personalized service to those we are privileged to serve,” stated Jason Widing, Vice President of Business Development at Foundation Partners. “Edwards Memorial has an outstanding reputation in the South Sound area and is a wonderful addition to the Foundation Partners family.”

About Foundation Partners Group:  Foundation Partners Group (FPG) is a leading provider of innovative funeral, cemetery and cremation experiences and products.  As one of the largest privately-owned funeral and cemetery operators, FPG owns and operates funeral homes, cremation centers and cemeteries in 17 states, and is actively seeking to expand its locations throughout the U.S.  With headquarters in Orlando, Florida, FPG is committed to revolutionizing the funeral profession through their innovative ShareLife® customer experience-centered approach and harnessing the power of relationship and partnership.  For more information, visit the Foundation Partners Group website at

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