Foundation Partners Group Adds To Its Washington State Footprint

Curnow Funeral Home & Cremation Service and Hill Funeral Home & Cremation Service Join Foundation Partners Family


Orlando, FL – June 24, 2019 – Foundation Partners Group, a leading provider of innovative funeral and cemetery experiences and products, has announced the acquisition of Curnow Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Sumner, WA and Hill Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Puyallup, WA. The purchase now makes Foundation Partners Group the largest privately-owned cremation services provider in the state of Washington with ten locations.

“We are excited to welcome Brian and his team; they are as passionate about serving families as we are,” stated Bob Bukala, Foundation Partners Group President and CEO. “We share the same values and both of our organizations place a tremendous focus on offering innovative products and providing extraordinary service to families who have lost a loved one."

After more than a decade working for both national and local funeral services providers, Brian Curnow opened Curnow Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Sumner, WA in March 2003.  Since that time, the firm has served more than 12,000 families.  In October 2008, Curnow opened a new, state-of-the-art central preparation facility and later opened arrangement centers in Bellevue, WA and in Graham, WA.  In 2018, Curnow purchased Hill Funeral Home in Puyallup, WA – a funeral home originally opened in 1908.

“It’s important to begin the succession planning process at a time when there is not a sense of urgency,” said Brian Curnow, owner of Curnow Funeral Home and Crematory. “I had initial conversations with Foundation Partners around three years ago and was very impressed with the way they approached the profession. They emphasized the importance of continuing the practices that made us successful and taking care of our employees. Their commitment to my business and the families we serve was very important to me.” 


"Like Foundation Partners, Brian’s two firms are mission-centered and always doing the right thing for the families they serve," stated Jason Widing, Vice President of Business Development at Foundation Partners Group. "Foundation Partners Group seeks to partner with firms like Brian’s to ensure their legacy is preserved and their community’s needs are met in this changing funeral environment. To Brian, his staff and his community are family. The Foundation Partners family welcomes them with open arms."

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 18 states and is actively seeking to expand its locations 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

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