Whether you live in Endicott, NY, Binghamton, NY, Deposit NY or Montrose, PA, when faced with the death of a loved one, you will have to select a funeral home to help you carry out your final plans, be they cremation, green burial or a full traditional funeral.
As much as you might think all funeral directors and funeral homes provide the same level of service or even the same types of services, that is an incorrect assumption. Much like all lawyers or doctors are not the same, all funeral directors and funeral homes are not all the same.
Selecting a funeral home is a complex process. You want to make certain whatever funeral home you select will fulfill your needs by honoring your requests for the service you want and affordably pricing the services so that you can hold the celebration of your loved one’s life within the budget you have available.
One of the first things you will notice is the difference in facilities for holding services and ceremonies. Some funeral homes have spacious parking lots, while others offer little to no parking. Some funeral home offer spacious facilities with ample room to accommodate all the people attending a viewing, visitation, funeral or memorial service, while others offer small rooms not much different than you have in your own home. Also, the general repair and maintenance of the facility will differ from one funeral home to another — some are well maintained and updated, while others are worn out from use and age. It is important that the facility be appropriate for your needs.
Another factor you must consider is your budget and available resources you have at your disposal. Each funeral home determines their own price structure for their service offerings. The same exact service might differ by hundreds or even thousands of dollars at two different funeral homes. Sometimes the cost is reflected in a higher quality of service provided, along with nicer facilities for those services, sometimes it is just a funeral home charging a higher price to meet their needs. It is important you compare at least two funeral homes and their prices and then balance the different levels of service each offers and factor that in to your final selection.
The most important factor to consider is in fact service. How does the funeral home staff treat you and your family? The Hopler & Eschbach Funeral Home makes serving the needs of your family our one and only priority. We never use an answering service – all calls to us are answered 24 hours a day by a qualified staff member dedicated to immediately serving your needs and answering your questions. We listen to your needs and help offer advice to create a meaningful celebration of your loved one’s life. We follow through on all our promises and strive to even exceed your expectations. Ask yourself if other funeral homes offer that same commitment or are you just one more family they are serving that day or week.
When you combine all three factors – facilities, affordability and dedicated personals service we believe you will select our funeral home over neighboring ones in Deposit, Endicott, Johnson City, or Montrose.