Orlando, FL – July 2, 2019 – Foundation Partners Group, a leading provider of innovative funeral and cemetery experiences and products, has announced the acquisition of All-States Cremation and its three associated businesses – All Veterans Funeral & Cremation, All Mortuary of Colorado, and A Basic Cremation. The purchase represents Foundation Partners Group’s first acquisition in the state of Colorado.
“We are very honored that All-States chose to join Foundation Partners Group,” stated Bob Bukala, Foundation Partners Group President and CEO. “All-States is truly a one-of-a-kind enterprise founded on providing the highest level of services to their communities. The Kamm family has a proven track record of excellence and innovation and we are indeed fortunate for them to become part of the Foundation Partners family.”
All-States Cremation was founded by Tom and Diane Kamm in 1986 in Denver, Colorado, to promote cremation as the simple, affordable, and intelligent choice. The Kamms made a promise to families from the beginning that they would keep cremation simple and affordable, always be kind, and never take advantage of a family at their saddest time. Three years later, seeing that veterans and their families were not honored or cared for as they should, the Kamms started All Veterans Funeral & Cremation, the first Veteran-only service in the country. That same year, they also opened All Mortuary & Crematory offering embalming and cremation as well as shipping within the United States.
Over time, other family members joined the operation. Their son Alistair and daughter Tommie began working part-time as teenagers and soon joined the business full-time. In 2004, the family started A Basic Cremation, a 100% online business where families deal directly with the crematory and not a funeral home.
“We wanted to grow and serve even more families, so we knew we needed a partner that had the expertise and resources to help us,” said Diane Kamm of All-States. “We are confident Foundation Partners shares our values and will continue the legacy of All-States across all the communities we serve.”
“As a private company, Foundation Partners was very patient with us; they answered all our questions throughout the process,” commented Alister Kamm of All-States. “I’m convinced they will care for our brands and seamlessly fuse them with the Foundation Partners family.”
“I’m excited that Foundation Partners can take us to a level that we’ve only dreamed of in the past,” stated Tommie Kamm of All-States. “I’m eager to see All-States grow the way my parents wanted it to when they first started the company.”
"All-States has a long, rich history in Colorado and represents the kind of innovative, independent funeral operator that makes a perfect partner for us,” stated Erin Whitaker, Senior Vice President of Business Development at Foundation Partners Group. "The Kamm family has built a strong reputation in Colorado and we look forward to growing together.”
About Foundation Partners Group: Foundation Partners Group is a leading provider of innovative funeral and cemetery experiences and products. As one of the largest privately-owned funeral and cemetery operators, Foundation Partners owns and operates funeral homes, cremation centers and cemeteries in 18 states and is actively seeking to expand its locations throughout the U.S. With headquarters in Orlando, Florida, Foundation Partners is committed to revolutionizing the funeral profession through its innovative ShareLife® customer-experience-centered approach and harnessing the power of relationship and partnership. For more information, visit the Foundation Partners Group website at www.foundationpartners.com.
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