Acquisition creates expanded footprint across Idaho’s Treasure Valley
Orlando, FL – Foundation Partners Group, a leading provider of innovative burial, cremation and cemetery experiences and products, has announced that it has acquired Rost Funeral Home in Mountain Home, ID. With the acquisition, Foundation Partners Group’s network of locations in Idaho expands to five funeral homes.
“The acquisition of Rost Funeral Home offers an exceptional opportunity to build upon our foundation in Idaho’s Treasure Valley,” stated Bob Bukala, President and CEO of Foundation Partners Group. “As part of our development strategy, we look to affiliate with firms that both complement our existing infrastructure and promote personalized service in their operations. Rost Funeral Home delivers on both points and we are delighted that Jerry and Janette Rost have chosen to join the Foundation Partner Group family.”
Jerry and Janette Rost purchased the business in 2005 and have grown along with the Mountain Home community. Jerry has a long history with funeral service in central Idaho having started his funeral apprenticeship in 1971 in Boise, ID and has dedicated his entire career to serving families throughout the Treasure Valley.
"When Janette and I purchased the funeral home, we decided to do more than simply run a business; we wanted to become very involved in all aspects of the Mountain Home community,” commented Jerry Rost. “Over the years, we’ve sponsored – and more importantly participated in – dozens of local events; that’s one reason our funeral home has been so successful.”
Within the past year, the couple made the decision that it was time to step back from the day-to-day operations of the firm. They sought out a partner who would allow them to transition out of the business on their terms, while still serving families and their community.
“Working with the team at Foundation Partners during the acquisition has been a very easy process,” added Janette Rost. “They approached us in a professional manner and didn’t burden us with a lot of paperwork. Whenever possible, things were taken care of with a simple phone call and not with endless emails.”
“With this acquisition, we have found a great partner who shares our vision and passion for being a leading provider of best-in-class funeral experiences,” stated Erin Whitaker, Senior Vice President of Business Development at Foundation Partners. “We look forward to helping Rost Funeral Home grow its passion for community involvement and continue to serve families in the Mountain Home area.”
About Foundation Partners Group: Foundation Partners Group (FPG) is a leading provider of innovative burial, cremation 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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