Why choosing a Family Owned funeral home, like ours, is better...

Over the past several years, large multi-national organizations have been purchasing funeral homes at an alarming rate. The early nineties saw hundreds of family operated funerals homes across North America brought into the fold of large multi-national firms. The funeral profession has a long, proud history of personal service provided by generations of local families with deep roots in their community. Today there are many funeral service providers to choose from. What you may not know is that not all funeral homes are owned by local families. While they may have been operating in your community for years, and their names have not changed, some funeral homes have sold out to national and even international conglomerates. These funeral service conglomerates keep the original family name on their businesses because they know that at our greatest time of need you are more likely to turn to a local family you feel you can trust than to a national chain you know nothing about. They are large corporations that are publicly traded on the stock exchange. This makes them responsible to their stockholders and board of directors to continually grow profits year after year.  As a result you end up paying more money and receive less value for your funeral service.
Are Martin A. Gleason Funeral Homes independently owned or are they operated by a large chain or corporation?
     Martin A. Gleaon Funeral Homes are locally owned by the Golden Family and independently operated. They are not operated by a large public corporation.
Why are family-owned funeral homes the right choice?
     A singular focus.All of our attention is devoted to making our funeral home the best it can be in terms of satisfying the needs of our friends and neighbors.  We are not distracted nor bound by corporate mandates.  We’re more flexible and more responsive to your needs.
Personal pride
     This is our business. You can be assured we take great personal pride in keeping our facility and our vehicles in top condition. We are also proud of our staff, and regularly pursue continuing education to maintain the highest level of professional services.

A long-term commitment
     It is very important to us to not only fill your current needs, but to build a relationship so you will return to us in the future. We have a long-term commitment to this community. When you need us, we'll be here.

A focus on families, not profits
   Large corporations answer to shareholders. We answer to you. In our family-owned funeral home, there is no pressure from the corporate headquarters to increase profits. We understand our business will do well only when we serve you well.

A knowledge of local customs
    Funeral traditions vary greatly around the country. We have a fine appreciation of local customs and expectations. On the other hand, the staff and management assigned to a funeral home by a national company may be from another state or even country. And that can create a lack of awareness and sometimes disappointment when expectations are not met.

An investment in the community
   Just as you do, we turn to our neighbors for services and products. Whenever possible, we choose to do business with other family-owned and operated businesses. We also try to support all of our local charities, schools, sports, and other community efforts.

Special services
   Because we are attuned to the needs of our community, we can best provide any special services our families need. From preneed planning to aftercare services, you can count on us to understand and provide for your needs.

A personal relationship
   When a family suffers the loss of a loved one, it can be comforting to know your funeral director. We take every opportunity to be involved in our community, and to create the kind of personal relationships that will allow us to provide the individualized, sensitive service your family deserves.