Foundation Partners Group Adds Lienkaemper-Thomason Funeral Homes

Acquisition of Four Funeral Homes Increases Network in Idaho and Oregon

Orlando, FL – Foundation Partners Group, a leading provider of innovative funeral and cemetery experiences and products, has announced the acquisition of Lienkaemper Funeral Chapels and Thomason Funeral Home and Crematory. The acquisition of this firm expands Foundation Partner’s network in southern Idaho and eastern Oregon from five to nine locations.

“Gary and Debby Trick have created a wonderful culture based on the values we promote as a company,” stated Bob Bukala, President and CEO of Foundation Partners Group. “Their commitment to their community and their employees is reflected in the growth they have experienced since purchasing the businesses more than 10 years ago. We’re fortunate to be able to add them to the Foundation Partners family.”

“When Debby and I decided it was time to slow down a bit, we wanted to ensure that our staff was taken care of,” stated Gary Trick. “We did our homework and determined that Foundation Partners Group possesses a great sense of caring throughout the organization and goes out of their way to take care of employees – just like they are family."

“With Foundation Partners Group, we can continue to run the firms as we have in the past, but with the ability to take advantage of their many innovative resources,” added Debby Trick. “We have found that Foundation Partners is not a faceless corporation; they are a privately-held company where the leadership team is accessible and personable.”

“Gary and Debby’s story of returning to their hometown where they grew up and serving the families in their community showcases what is good about the funeral profession,” stated Jason Widing, Vice President of Business Development at Foundation Partners Group. “They epitomize the type of operation with which we strive to partner. We are indeed fortunate to now have them as part of the Foundation Partners family.”


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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