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Thank you to long time MFDA supporter, Bruce Collette and Collette Monuments. Collette Monuments is based on the values and skills of the company’s founder, Roland Collette. Roland started out in the monument business in 1946, and worked for 25 years in the industry before he and his wife, Jeanne founded Collette Monuments, in 1971. Now over 40 years later, Roland and Jeanne’s sons, Marc, Donald and Bruce, and their grandchildren, work hard to live up to the same admirable work ethic. Through the advancements of technology and the influence of big corporate philosophies in the monument business, the Collette sons have stayed true to their father’s vision and small business values. Old ways, such as using a hammer with a chisel for example, are still used to achieve a distinct look to the granite. High pressure sand blasting, grinders, and laser imaging technology are some of the other ways our stonework is created. Collettes work with imported and domestic granites, marble, slate, and sometimes fieldstone. They offer on-site lettering on a variety of materials.
Thank you to Dignity Memorial , Maine’s largest funeral home owner, employer and operator, for their continued premium Platinum Sponsorship of the MFDA. The association appreciates their support to build a strong and effective association that serves Maine families and funeral professionals. Dignity Memorial of Maine, with its eleven local funeral businesses is excited to develop more professionals and grow through acquisitions and mergers of successful Maine family funeral homes. For a confidential succession planning discussion or business valuation, contact MFDA Board member & Market Director, Mike Martel or Market Manager, T.J. Smart.
The MFDA would like to thank Matthews Aurora Funeral Solutions for their longtime continued support as a Premium Platinum Sponsor of the organization. Matthews is a leading provider to the funeral industry, offering our funeral home customers an extensive variety of high-quality wood, metal and cremation caskets, urns, stationery, growth-oriented marketing programs, and exceptional sales and service support. Peter Ferris would be happy to chat with you about your needs.
New England's privately held, funeral director owned, funeral, cemetery, and crematory acquisition company. Relationship driven, with unparalleled equity options, partner/owner opportunities for managers and current owners, as well as customized training and development.
Headquartered in South Portland, Maine, Richardson Monument operates additional retail locations in Biddeford, Maine, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and Rochester, New Hampshire. Committed to industry innovation, the Richardson Monument team has developed Stone Simple Software, a software solution for monument companies and funeral homes. Their goal is to provide quality craftsmanship and exceptional services to support funeral homes and the families they serve. You can reach Troy Maybury and the staff at Richardson Monuments: www.richardsonmonument.com, 207-767-2791 email: email@example.com
Valor Technical Cleaning was founded by U.S. Army veterans with a service mindset and a proven history of serving others in their times of greatest need. Valor knows how difficult after death and biohazard cleanups can be - both emotionally as well as logistically. When a biohazard incident happens at your home property, you should have the time and space to focus on caring for yourself, your family, or your employees. Valor provides professional technical cleaning solutions for a range of emergencies, including:
Access Financial Group / Interment Trust Services has been your trusted pre-need partner for over 25 years.
They have been supporters of the Maine Funeral Directors for many years and we are pleased to announce their Gold Sponsorship status with us for 2018! Interment Trust Services offers investment services, account management and record keeping services to cemeteries and funeral homes across the country. They are a family business with a dedication to unparalleled customer service. Access Financial now offers 24/7 Account Access! With Web Access track all of your accounts from one easy location. Plus, you can get, review, complete and print your forms online. If you are interested in learning more about Interment Trust Services and what they can do for you, please call (800) 487-8220.
The MFDA is very excited to have Garfield Refining Company join the association as premium Silver Sponsors. Everyone enjoyed visiting their exhibit booth at the 2017 annual meeting and are looking forward to visiting with the folks from Garfield at our summer convention. For 125-years, Garfield Refining Company has specialized in providing recycling and refining solutions for the dental, jewelry, and death care industries. With generations of satisfied customers worldwide, Garfield has thrived in both bull and bear markets, providing a stable and reliable marketplace for the recycling and refining of scrap metals. Please visit their website for more information, www.GarfieldRefining.com.
Parks Superior Sales is a family owned and operated business established in 1952. The Parks family is one of the oldest and most trusted Hearse & Limousine dealers and over the last nearly 6 decades has become the largest supplier of Hearses & Limousines in the country. They offer the widest selection of new professional vehicles offered; Superior Coach, S&S Coach, Eagle Coach, Federal Coach, Platinum Coach, and MK Coach. Parks has been a supporter of the MFDA for many years including the hole-in-one sponsor for the MFDA annual golf tournament! Join us in thanking Parks for signing on as a premium Gold sponsor of the MFDA.
Batesville has been a long-time supporter of the MFDA. We appreciate their Premium Sponsorship with the MFDA and their support of the association. The Batesville name represents a century-old tradition of quality and service. Their history of manufacturing excellence, product innovation, superior customer service, and reliable delivery are some of the reasons we are the clear leader in the North American death care industry. Their high-quality products, innovative technologies, and proven solutions are relied upon to support the evolving needs of families. Batesville is the funeral industry leader in burial caskets, cremation urns, memorial keepsakes, funeral technology, and business solutions. They are proud to support licensed funeral professionals in helping families find meaningful ways to pay tribute to their loved ones with dignity,respect and honor.
Thank you to Brooklawn Memorial Park for their continued sponsorship of the MFDA as a premium Silver Sponsor. At Brooklawn, their goal is to enable every family to remember and honor their loved ones in the most personal, comforting way possible. They believe that there are many reasons to choose cremation, including the options it gives you in terms of how to memorialize your loved one. They also believe that you deserve a crematory that gives you the utmost feeling of confidence: that your loved one will be honored and respected, and that we will use the highest possible standards for identification, record keeping and security.
The Dodge Company has been friends and supporters of the MFDA for many years and have recently become a Premium Sponsor. Since 1893, the Dodge Company has offered supplies for your funeral home, crematory or cemetery. They carry a complete line of urns, urn vaults, and cremation supplies. Dodge manufactures and distributes preparation room supplies, and is a source for memorial products through our partners Glass Remembrance, Capture Bead Keepsakes and DodgePortraits.CFS, Dodge's technology partner, provides revenue-generating websites, development services, while paying dividends to our 3,000 website customers.
Dodge is partnered with Insight Books and Doug Manning, supplying grief recovery materials and The Continuing Care Series. Please visit their webstore: https://shop.dodgeco.com or contact them at: 800-443-6343 / www.dodgeco.com. Thank you to Dodge for their support of the MFDA!
Scott Fraser and his team at Gracelawn serve numerous MFDA members and their funeral homes through the Gracelawn Crematory. They also operate the most well-maintained cemetery in Auburn, Maine. The MFDA is very excited to welcome Scott as an associate member and is very appreciative of Gracelawn’s Premium Silver sponsorship with the MFDA. Please join us in welcoming Gracelawn to the association, and be sure to thank them for their support.
Smet Monuments has been providing memorials to families in Maine, Canada, and abroad for over 75 years. We’re a family-owned and operated business, with third generation currently leading the company. Using only the highest qualities of granites – sourced from North American, European, African, and Indian quarries – Smet Monuments creates truly customized, personalized, and handcrafted memorials with the utmost care and quality. Our dedicated sales, design, and delivery staff will stand firmly behind you to ensure every memorial you sell is completed in a timely manner.
We offer our customers and agents exceptional service and support during their memorial design, delivery, and even aftercare stages with a full perpetual warranty. Supporting funeral homes is our number one priority, as we want to ensure each family they serve has a positive experience on the monument side. We have a dedicated team focused on supporting funeral homes and their agents with quick turnaround time on designs that are full-color renders of the memorial.
Smet Monuments is a leader in all fields relating to monument production, from our quality craftsmanship, to the technology we employ. With an advanced manufacturing plant that has over 10,000sqft of production space, thousands of pieces in inventory, automated sandblast engraving booths, three laser engraving machines, and in-house porcelain photo production – we are ready to support your funeral home with any and all monument needs – offering tailor-made partnerships.
You can reach Jarvis Spires and the staff at Smet: www.smetmonuments.com 506-466-2110 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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From licensed art products that families connect with emotionally to highly custom designs that meet the specific needs of your funeral home, Messenger offers the most comprehensive line of quality funeral stationery products available. Consumer research conducted during product development ensures product offerings are what families want, helping you stay relevant in an ever-changing marketplace.
The present Diocese of Portland includes the entire state of Maine and is part of the Province of Boston. Established by Pope Pius IX on July 29, 1853, the Diocese of Portland then included the territorial limits of the present states of Maine and New Hampshire. Previous to that time, it was under the jurisdiction of the Bishop of Baltimore and later of the Bishop of Boston. In 1884, the diocese was divided and New Hampshire was established as a separate diocese with the Episcopal See located at Manchester. Bishop Robert P. Deeley, J.C.D., serves as Bishop of the Diocese of Portland.
Partnering with you to provide the most comprehensive line of quality products and unmatched personal service. With an ever growing portfolio of products we are a one-stop shop for all your merchandise and supply needs. Turner Memorial...Keeping It Personal for over 30 years! Many thanks Chris Disotto for his many years of support of the MFDA. You can always find Chris at MFDA events supporting the organization and meeting new members.