Family Owned Versus Chains
Is there any difference between a family owned funeral home, and a funeral home that is part of a corporate-owned chain?
Over the past several years, large multi-national organizations have been purchasing funeral homes at an alarming rate. The early nineties saw hundreds of family operated funerals homes across North America brought into the fold of large multi national firms. Recent media reports such as 60 Minutes, Time, and US News and World Report conclude that these death care business operations, while trying to maintain the facade of a family operation, quickly increase prices considerably and enforce merchandising policies on employees geared to significantly increase their bottom lines.
Is RG & GR Harris Funeral homes independently owned or is it operated by a large chain or corporation?
RG & GR Harris Funeral Homes are locally owned and independently operated. They are not operated by a large public corporation.