600 by 2020 by 1

Our Plan to Grow Selected's Membership

What is the most fundamental part of Selected? Without a doubt: quality members. Selected is enriched by every firm who joins, and their participation helps us run and develop the programs, meetings and services members depend on. It is time to deepen and grow!

The Goal

Our ultimate goal is to have 600 total North American firms by the year 2020; gained 1 member at a time.

To reach our goal, we will need to gain 117 North American members; about 20 every year (or potentially 30 to 35 when accounting for potential departures).

How will we get there?

Member Recommendations: A vital part of our growth involves recommendations from members. If you know of a firm who would benefit from membership and who has a lot to contribute, please let us know! Reach out to Membership Development Director Mark Cuddy or your Board Member, or use our web form.

Research: We are using research in innovative ways to help us work smarter. We'll use member data to create a profile of an active and engaged member and compare that to the profiles of non-member independent funeral homes. This process will result in a list of the most promising potential members who we can then vet and ultimately invite into membership.

Retention: A strong retention rate is half the equation. We continue to aim for excellence in all our endeavors, fully engaging members and providing tangible returns on their investment in Selected.

Marketing: We will work to get Selected's name in front of funeral professionals more often so that prospective members are familiar with us when we reach out.

Using a personal touch: Just as you serve your families in a personal manner, Selected serves 1 member at a time. Our growth must follow suit so that prospective members can experience our personal culture from the very beginning.

With a focus on inclusion: We pledge to welcome qualified funeral homes owned by and serving diverse ethnicities, genders, religions and orientations. We will foster and support inclusion within Selected and create a welcoming environment for all.


Want to learn about the 600 by 2020 by 1 Membership Growth Campaign? Click here to read an interview with Selected's Executive Director Rob Paterkiewicz and Membership Development Director Mark Cuddy.

How Do Current Members Benefit From New Member Gains?

New members lead to the improvement of current offerings and the development of new initiatives.

You'll have access to the knowledge of more top-notch funeral professionals

Our focus on inclusion will give you opportunities to learn from funeral professionals with perspectives slightly different than your own

We'll be here for you for years to come!

Welcome New Members!

Adamson Funeral & Cremation Services
Greeley, CO

Deiters Funeral Home & Crematory
Washington, IL

Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation
Pittsboro, NC

Walter J. Kent Funeral Home
Elmira, NY

Proko-Wall Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc.
Green Bay, WI

Scott Funeral Home
Chatham, VA

Putnam Funeral Home & Crematory, LLC
Kingsland, TX

Miller Funeral Home
Coshocton, OH

Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home
Midland, TX

Robertson Funeral Directors
Clarendon, TX

Carlin Family Funeral Service
Fosston, MN

Moore-Cortner Funeral Home
Winchester, TN

Windsor Chapel Funeral Home
Windsor, ON, Canada

Preston-Schilling Funeral Home
Dixon, IL

Shives Funeral Home
Columbia, SC

Lowe Funeral Home
Burlington, NC

Ewing Funeral Home
Clarion, IA

Servies & Morgan Funeral Home
Roachdale, IN

Myers Mortuary
Lebanon, IN

Robert E. Shure Funeral Home
New Haven, CT

Alderson-Ford Funeral Homes
Waterbury, CT

Congratulations to Members Celebrating More Than 90 Years With Selected!


Since 1917

Bonney-Watson Washington Memorial

Iles Funeral Homes, Inc.-Dunn's Funeral Home and Crematory

Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Centers


Since 1918

Burton Funeral Homes and Crematory, Inc.

Porter Loring Mortuary

Roper & Sons, Inc.

Weerts Funeral Home, Inc.


Since 1919

Stevens Mortuary, Inc.

Halsted N. Gray-Carew & English Inc.


Since 1921

Milward Funeral Directors, Inc.

Bellows Funeral Chapel

Beecher & Bennett, Inc.

Kepner Funeral Home


Since 1922

Miller Funeral Home

John Henderson Co.


Since 1924

Pearson Funeral Home


Since 1925

Feerick Funeral Home, Inc.

French Funeral and Cremation

Since 1926

Metcalf & Jonkhoff Funeral Service

John M. Oakey, Inc.

Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels