"A Tribute Without a Financial Burden."
We are committed to provide the highest quality in funeral service to the
families we are privileged to serve. We also are committed to provide the
highest value in funeral service costs when compared to traditional mortuary
What is New Options Funeral Services?
As a third generation funeral director with 45 years
in the funeral industry, I have been saddened by the corporate takeover of
smaller independent funeral homes. After the takeover the costs are raised by
the new owners, although the name of the firm remains. 60 Minutes has aired
information about this takeover on their newscast, and the subtle ways the new
owners run the mortuary.
I felt it is time to change the way mortuaries charge for services. But how?
Unless the overhead costs are reduced no real significant cost reduction could
I found a way to reduce the overhead costs. New Options works with the local
churches, and other places of worship to use their facilities for viewing and
services. By using these facilities instead of mortuary chapels and viewing
rooms the cost is almost cut in half. Another way to reduce the overhead was for
New Options to meet families in the comfort of their own home, rather than in
the mortuary office.
The mortuary office has become a "Sales Room" with well prepared sales
personal, to assist the family at the time of need. New Options families are
able to control what they desire for funeral services, rather than a mortuary
Towards Better Funeral Service,
Angus D. McAulay