Foundation Partners Group Adds Legacy Funeral & Cremation Care

Purchase Expands Company’s Reach to Southern California Market

Orlando, FL – Foundation Partners Group, a leading provider of innovative funeral and cemetery experiences and products, has announced that it has acquired Legacy Funeral & Cremation Care in San Diego, CA.  With the acquisition of the firm, the Foundation Partners’ network in California has expanded to seven locations.

 “We are delighted to have Legacy join the Foundation Partners family,” stated Bob Bukala, President and CEO of Foundation Partners Group.  “Legacy aligns with our vision to expand our network of cremation focused brands in key markets like California.  Since they opened less than ten years ago, Vic and Nadine Savino have developed a very strong relationship with their local community that is evidenced by mutual respect and admiration. The community’s appreciation for the high quality service they deliver is reflected by the many years of consistent double digit growth that the firm has realized. ”

Legacy opened its doors in April 2009 when Vic and Nadine leveraged their life savings to start the business. Since that time, their commitment to superior service and affordability has enabled them to grow alongside the community.

"When Vic and I opened Legacy, it was started as a spiritual ministry that served as a resource for anyone with questions about funerals, burials, and cremations,” commented Nadine Savino.  “Together with our staff, we have built a standard of service and excellence that is second to none in the greater San Diego area.”

Eventually, Vic and Nadine grew the business to a point where they felt they needed the right partner with the knowledge and experience to continue to grow their business. It was important to them that whoever they partnered with would be capable of handling the future growth and maintaining the level of service their community had come to expect.

“As we explored a sale, Nadine and I wanted to make sure Legacy was in good hands; hands that would nurture and grow the business,” added Vic Savino.  “In our search, we determined that Foundation Partners was our best option.  A key guiding principle of Foundation Partners is that the staff is just as important to the continued growth as any other part of the business.  Knowing that they were going to come in and work with our team instead of making wholesale changes gave us confidence that we made the right choice.” 

“Foundation Partners Group’s strategy is to seek out the very best independent operators in the funeral profession,” stated Jason Widing, Vice President of Business Development at Foundation Partners. “Legacy has built a successful operation with dignity and compassionate care and we look forward to working together to continue to serve families in the San Diego area.”  

About Foundation Partners Group:  Foundation Partners Group (FPG) is a leading provider of innovative funeral and cemetery 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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