Welcome Combo Owners!
One of the unique segments of our membership are those members who operate both a funeral home and a cemetery. Selected supports these members by providing opportunities for them to share and learn from each other in various settings. Want more information or have something to share? Contact Denise Zoephel or call 800-323-4219.
Sharing and learning from one another begins with connection. Now you can locate and connect with fellow Selected members who own combo operations by accessing the Combo Owner Roster. The roster includes both North American and international members and provides firm address, website and contact name with phone number and email address to facilitate communication among owners.
2017 Annual Meeting Recap: Cemetery Tour, Insightful Conversations Offer Fresh Perspectives
Selected members visited Graceland Cemetery to explore the art, architecture and landscape design in this active cemetery and arboretum. Designed by visionary landscape architects, Graceland serves as the final resting place to many prominent Chicago athletes, politicians, industrialists and others. Members also had a chance to share a meal and engage in informal discussion on relevant topics. Click here to see tour photos and our brightest minds at work.
Special thanks for the generous support from our
Funeral Home/Cemetery Management special tour sponsor
2016 Annual Meeting Recap
Selected members Bill McReavy, Washburn-McReavy Funeral Chapel, MN and Lance Larkin, Larkin Mortuary, UT, shared what they are doing to market, promote, manage and grow their combo locations.
Special Bulletin Editions
Check out these special Bulletin editions showcasing Selected Combo Owners who leverage creativity, years of operational experience and unique alternatives to traditional practices.
Access these featured articles by clicking on the links below:
Washburn-McReavy Creates Synergies [click here for article]
St. Charles Memorial Gardens Capitalizes on Strengths [click here for article]
Forest Hills Memorial Gardens:
Challenges and Opportunities [click here for article]
McLane Riverview Memorial Gardens:
Persistence in Overcoming Obstacles [click here for article]
Horan & McConaty’s Cremation Gardens
Offer Unique Alternatives to Traditional Cemeteries [click here for article]
Larkin Mortuary Leverages Diversity and Creativity
to Better Serve Families and Fuel Success [click here for article]
The Buchanan Group, Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Centers:
Serving Families Through Partnerships [click here for article]
Selected Combo Owners Featured!
Preferred Partner Tukios has created the web series called Funeral Cribs, showcasing funeral facilities with interesting properties and unique stories.
The first episode of Funeral Cribs was filmed at Selected member firm Larkin Mortuary in Salt Lake City, Utah. Click here to learn about how their funeral business has turned into a booming wedding business.
The second episode features Selected member firm Washburn-McReavy in MN. Click here to view the episode and see how they started out as a tiny furniture store on the banks of the Mississippi river and turned into a booming family business serving thousands of families each year.
The third episode features Selected member firm Flanner & Buchanan Funeral Centers in IN. Click here to see their beautiful facilities and to hear their story of serving families in various and unique ways over the years.
Here are some materials specifically for Combo Owners:
- 7 Tips for Finding Good Funeral/Cemetery Sales People
- Veteran's Day/Memorial Day Events
- Cemetery Best Practices
Do you have ideas or items to share with other Combo Owners or would you like to have your operation spotlighted? Please submit your tips and photos to Denise Zoephel by email.