For over 28 years, we’ve partnered with the best funeral home and cemetery owners in America to provide the most comprehensive succession planning solution.
We are committed to being the most professional, ethical, and highest quality funeral and cemetery service organization in our industry.
Founded as an acquisition company to consolidate the fragmented funeral and cemetery industry.
IPO, August '96, participated in EPS driven acquisition mania fueled by cheap equity/debt
Industry market crash in 1999 forced a multi-year deleveraging process-last industry equity raise August 1999 by STEI
Conviction that Carriage had to become a good operating company before being a good consolidation company. Shortly thereafter, we adopted concepts from Jim Collins’ book “Good to Great” and customized them into our culture and practices (i.e. First Who, Then What; Right People in Right Seats, Flywheel Effect).
Implemented innovative Funeral Standards Operating Model - Abandoned ``Budget & Control`` model of operating funeral homes/cemeteries.
In 2012, we embarked upon a “New Beginning” and launched our “Good to Great” Journey with the idea of achieving continuous and dynamic high performance over time. Also in 2012, we revised our Strategic Acquisition Model to more appropriately align our practices to our vision of partnering with the best remaining independents in strategic markets.
In 2015, Carriage Services is better than it ever has been before in our twenty-four year history. However, we plan on and expect to continuously and dynamically improve over time in our mission of “Being the Best.”
Industry leading Adjusted Consolidated EBITDA Margin
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