What Makes R.G. & G.R. Harris Different
From Thomas F. Rost, President and Owner
Welcome to our website. We believe that the most valuable thing we own cannot be seen or touched - it is the goodwill of people we have served and people who recommend us. We remain a family owned and operated funeral home that continues to serve our communities (my grandfather and great grandfather began providing funeral services to our communities in 1910). Unlike the large out-of-state chains that exist we put your family's needs first (chains tend to serve stockholders and investors first). No one has ever been turned away for a lack of money-rarely does a week go by that we don't care for the poor. My family and our staff associates are involved in the betterment of our communities by being active in our faith communities, schools, charitable causes and community boards. You will find that our staff is friendly, knowledgeable and low-key. Our services continue well into the months following as we offer bereavement support services to people who are grieving. We also offer a complete pre-planning service which provides the peace of mind that the plans you make today will make things so much easier for your survivors. (some may choose to pre-fund and lock in today's costs). There are no charges for these services.
We encourage people to visit our facilities, meet our staff, and compare. We are members of Preferred Funeral Directors International, the Cremation Association of North America and the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association. We comfortably carry out services for all religious denominations and cultural beliefs. No one in the state but R.G. & G.R. Harris can truthfully make these claims - and we think that these things make us uniquely qualified to serve.
We offer the widest range of options available. We are not the least expensive and we are far from being the most. Our prices are in the middle by comparison to others and represent what we believe is the ideal combination of price and top quality. Some funeral homes add unnecessary or hidden costs to immediate cremation services. We don't tack on additional costs because a direct cremation is a family's decision. In fact we encourage you to personalize a memorial service with our signature services we have available. Some other companies discourage or will not allow people to visit the crematory or witness the cremation. We welcome your inspection. Our exclusive arrangement with the crematory allows us to provide this opportunity. They cremate exclusively for our funeral home. We hear from an increasing number of people who are concerned about the cremation process. We are pleased to relate the strict procedures we adhere to with every cremation.
Our core concept and belief is that everything we do for our families must be therapeutic and must truly address the emotional, relational and spiritual needs of the families. We are adamant that everything has to be interactive and educational, meaning the customers have to be involved in the process versus being a passive observer. We explain to you why things have to be done and how. We feel you will come away from this experience knowing the value of a funeral as a result of involvement. Every family that comes to the funeral home to make an arrangement is walked through the process called "The Experience of Healing." We are committed to the educational experience that helps families understand what needs to take place to help their families healing process.
As funeral service professionals, everyday that we come to work, we have the opportunity to make important differences in people's lives. Quite simply, this is our goal. We are the only firm in the area to guarantee our services.
The Harris Guarantee
R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes and Cremation Services have the fairest prices in the Detroit area. If you are not completely satisfied with any of our professional services or facilities, you will not be charged for that service.
Prior to signing any contract, we will match any bona fide price plus give you an additional fifty dollars for your time. The very best doesn’t cost any more, in fact, it will probably cost you less.