Orlando, FL – Foundation Partners Group, a leading provider of innovative funeral and cemetery experiences and products, has announced the acquisition of Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Warner Robins, GA. With this acquisition, Heritage Memorial becomes the second Foundation Partners location in Georgia, joining Glen Haven Memorial Gardens in Macon.
“Heritage Memorial makes a great addition to our growing portfolio of funeral operations,” stated Bob Bukala, President and CEO of Foundation Partners Group. “Kim Harris and her team have set a high standard of service for their families and their community that perfectly matches ours. We are very proud to have Kim and her team join Foundation Partners and help us grow our presence in Georgia.”
Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory was founded in 1994 by Harris’ father, Rabun O. Smith, after selling his original funeral business he had owned since 1969. Upon Smith’s passing in 2008, Ms. Harris took over ownership and day-to-day management of the firm.
"Recently, our funeral home reached a critical point related to future growth and I realized I couldn’t go it alone,” commented Kim Harris, owner of Heritage Memorial. “As I explored a sale and evaluated my options, everything I read and learned about Foundation Partners Group resonated with me. They are sincere in their approach to the business and their views on community involvement align with ours at Heritage Memorial. I know that my father would be pleased with my decision to affiliate with Foundation Partners."
“It is the strategy of Foundation Partners to partner with the outstanding independent operators in the funeral profession,” stated Erin Whitaker, Sr. Vice President of Business Development at Foundation Partners Group. “In the past twenty years, Heritage Memorial has built a highly successful operation from scratch in the Warner Robins area and we look forward to our partnership as they continue to serve families in Georgia’s Heartland region.”
About Foundation Partners Group: Foundation Partners Group (FPG) is a leading provider of innovative funeral and cemetery experiences and products. As one of the largest privately-owned funeral and cemetery operators, FPG owns and operates funeral homes, cremation centers and cemeteries in 17 states and is actively seeking to expand its locations throughout the U.S. With headquarters in Orlando, Florida, FPG is committed to revolutionizing the funeral profession through their 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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