ShareLife® Multi-sensory Offering Inspires Sellers to Join FPG Family
Orlando, FL - Foundation Partners Group (FPG), a leading provider of innovative funeral, cemetery and cremation experiences, has announced that with the completion of five acquisitions this year, the company’s ShareLife offerings are now available to more than 10,000 families nationwide that will be served by a FPG location in the coming year. FPG also stated the company will continue its aggressive acquisition strategy for the second half of 2016 and beyond.
"Since receiving significant new funding last year, Foundation Partners Group has been actively looking for opportunities to acquire funeral homes, cemeteries and cremation centers," commented Brad Rex, FPG President and CEO. "These five completed transactions are the first fruits of our labor."
The operations that have been added include traditional funeral homes, cremation centers and cemetery combinations. Each of the newly acquired firms operate in environments that have embraced cremation, which is consistent with FPG’s objective of creating meaningful funeral experiences for both burial and cremation customers. The list of acquired locations includes:
Ballweg & Lunsford Funeral Home – two funeral homes located in the greater Syracuse, NY area
Pierce-Jefferson Funeral and Cremation Service – a funeral home and crematory in Kernersville, NC
Simplicity: Lowcountry Cremation and Burial Services – a value focused funeral home business in North Charleston, SC
Portland Management – three locations that operate combined funeral homes and cemeteries in Portland, OR
Funeral Alternatives – three locations offering value focused services in the Olympia, WA area
"Our uniquely personalized offering continues to make us appealing to all sellers. As a result, we are a strong and attractive alternative to traditional consolidators," Rex went on to say. "Completing five acquisitions in six months is one sign among many that firms like what we have to offer, including our ShareLife multi-sensory experience."
FPG's proprietary multi-sensory memorialization experience provides families with a unique approach to planning a remembrance. ShareLife® captures the story of a person’s life through videos, sounds, scents, innovative technology, storytellers, and an overall experience that leaves families and friends celebrating the most joyful and meaningful moments of a lifetime.
"With these acquisitions, we are getting more great leaders and innovative thinkers joining our company," Rex added. "They have all been very successful in their businesses. Combining their market knowledge with our resources creates a very compelling opportunity for the sellers, the community and our company."
"As we head into the second half of the year, our pipeline of acquisition candidates remains strong," stated Justin Baxley, Senior Vice President of Business Development at FPG. "We have demonstrated that funeral professionals embrace our vision of the funeral experience, and we look forward to spreading that experience across the country."