Cook Family Now Offers Eco Friendly Burial & Cremation Options!
Cook Family Funeral Home has announced a new offering for their client families in a time of need. Embracing the need for more Eco-Friendly products at the time of a death, the funeral home now offers Eco-Caskets that are made from Seagrass, Willow, or Bamboo. The caskets are handcrafted by skilled weavers and are suitable for viewings and services followed by green burial or clean cremation. We also offer a variety of bio-urns. Click for more info!
Please join us for our annual US Marine Corps -"Toys For Tots" Campaign!
Cook Family Funeral Home sponsors the US Marine Corps Toys For Tots program during the holiday season. In 2012 over 400 new toys were received by the community and given to children in need. The 2013 Toy Drive will begin November 23 and end December 21st. There is a larger need this year to help needy children. Please bring your toy donations to the funeral home. We will also be collecting funds and food to benefit The Helpline House on Bainbridge Island.
A toy or financial donation to The US Marine Corp "Toys For Tots" is appreciated. You may also make a financial or food donation to The Helpline House on Bainbridge Island. See You There and Happy Holidays!
News Updates In the Death Care Industry
Supporting Local Business vs The Large Corporate Firms
Service Corporation International Announces the Acquisition of 70% Interest in The Neptune Society, Inc.
HOUSTON, June 3, 2011
/PRNewswire/ -- Service Corporation International (NYSE: SCI), the
largest provider of deathcare products and services in North America, today announced that
it has acquired 70% of the outstanding shares of The Neptune
Society, Inc. Neptune is the nation's largest direct cremation
organization, with annual revenues of more than
$55 million and a network of 30
locations in nine states. Through an active preneed sales program,
"We look forward to welcoming Neptune's associates into the SCI family of businesses," said Thomas L. Ryan, SCI President and CEO. "This partnership is a wonderful opportunity for us to join forces with the largest and fastest growing direct cremation company in North America. Neptune serves a segment of the market that will continue to grow and that we do not currently target through our traditional funeral service and cemetery network. In addition to building on Neptune's successful growth and customer service we will be able to yield immediate synergies by providing back office and fulfillment support through SCI's infrastructure."
Marco Markin, CEO of Neptune commented, "In our stage of rapid growth and development, it is the perfect time to partner with a company having SCI's scale, resources and capital. Neptune is a great organization with fabulous employees and we are all excited to pursue the tremendous growth prospects ahead of us."
About Service Corporation International
Service Corporation International (NYSE: SCI), headquartered in Houston, Texas, is North America's leading provider of deathcare products and services. At March 31, 2011, we owned and operated 1,398 funeral homes and 381 cemeteries (of which 218 are combination locations) in 43 states, eight Canadian provinces, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Through our businesses, we market the Dignity Memorial(R) brand which offers assurance of quality, value, caring service, and exceptional customer satisfaction.