Orlando, FL – December 18, 2019 – Foundation Partners Group, a leading provider of innovative funeral and cemetery experiences and products, has announced that the company has added Musgrove Family Mortuaries & Cemeteries to its growing network. Musgrove Family Mortuaries & Cemeteries consists of five business locations – three funeral home/cemetery combos and two funeral homes – and a state-of-the-art care center all in the Eugene, OR area.
“We are very excited to be able to serve more families in Oregon with this premier funeral home and cemetery organization that features such outstanding leaders,” stated Bob Bukala, Foundation Partners Group President and CEO. “Musgrove Family Mortuaries & Cemeteries not only complements our existing presence in the state, but the company boasts a strong reputation throughout our profession for innovative and highly personalized services. We are pleased that the Musgroves have elected to become part of the Foundation Partners family.”
The original funeral home was founded as Day and Henderson in 1883 in Eugene, and in 1952, Wayne Musgrove joined the firm to begin his professional funeral career. Wayne and his wife, Kay, purchased the mortuary in 1973 and their two sons, Mark and Jeff, joined the business in the 1980s. Over the last 35 years, the company grew substantially through acquiring numerous local funeral homes and cemeteries. Mark and Jeff, along with their wives, Diane and Sharon, have continued to carry on the family tradition of service to their community while growing the company to be the premier funeral service brand in western Oregon.
“Early on, we determined that Foundation Partners was the right fit for us, our staff, and for our company,” commented Mark Musgrove. “Over our careers in funeral service, Jeff and I have been very active in state and national funeral associations. I previously served as President of the National Funeral Directors Association and Jeff is currently serving on the NFDA Policy Board. Throughout that time, we had consistently heard that Foundation Partners had a reputation as ‘people that care’. We have no doubt that they will continue our tradition of care for our employees and the families we serve.”
“Even though we have chosen Foundation Partners for our transition, we are keenly aware that our name will remain on the buildings,” added Jeff Musgrove. “Therefore, it was imperative that we partner with a company committed to continuing our legacy. After completing our due diligence, it was clearly apparent that Foundation Partners was the logical choice.”
“Foundation Partners Group’s strategy is to team up with likeminded independent operators in the funeral profession who believe in serving their communities with compassion, innovation, and a people focus,” stated Erin Whitaker, Senior Vice President of Business Development at Foundation Partners Group. “Musgrove Family Mortuaries & Cemeteries has an exceptional reputation in the Eugene/Springfield area and throughout our profession, and we look forward to our partnership.”
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 20 states and is actively seeking to expand its presence 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.