In today’s world of big business, it can be hard to tell who actually owns a business, especially a funeral home. We’d like you to know that unlike some other funeral homes, we are in fact locally owned and operated.
Often times the managers employed by a corporation are called “managing partners”. These large companies offer an employee a small amount of stock in the company, similar to the stock you buy on Wall Street, in exchange for a fancy title. Which we all know does not make you an owner; just an employee who has some stock. These "Companies" are still operated by a board of directors who have no idea what the local citizens of White County and central Arkansas need.
The cost of funeral services to the consumer has increased significantly in the last decade due to the consolidation of funeral business and the overbuilding of funeral homes by individual owners.
Americans believe in funerals, but want better value. This is not a new idea, just an old idea whose time has come around again. Fifty years ago, visitations and funerals were held in a home or church or a modest funeral home facility. By keeping the overhead low, the funeral home was able to offer attentive services at a modest price.
Sullivan Funeral Care is bringing funeral service full circle by renewing old and sensible traditions. We are convinced that offering services at a fair price to families not only make sense, but is an ethical obligation.
Thank you for taking the time to read.
Mark D. Sullivan
Owner of Sullivan Funeral Care