The Journey Group Completes Acquisition of Austin, Texas Business


New Orleans, LA, July 24, 2017: The Journey Group, an experienced enterprise in the funeral home, cemetery, and cremation services industry, announced today the acquisition of a three-location Austin, TX based business.

CEO of The Journey Group, Larry Merington, commented: “The three funeral home locations and single cemetery operation of the partner firm provide a solid footprint in the Austin market area. Providing both traditional family funeral services and being uniquely positioned with modern cremation practices in an ever-growing population that chooses cremation results in true full service capabilities for families. We intend to bring additional innovation and creativity to these facilities and provide even more vibrant and personalized experiences for families.”

Glenn McMillen, The Journey Group’s COO, explained: “Our history in providing families unique cremation options will act as a springboard in offering funeral and burial options for those families in the Austin market area choosing cremation— we aspire to be the firm of choice for these families. These locations are convenient for families to get to and have ample room for growth. Simply said, we are well positioned for future success.”

With significant capitalization supporting the company, The Journey Group focuses on helping independent funeral home and cemetery owners transition their businesses. The Journey Group specializes in tailoring the transition of businesses to ensure legacy and reputation are preserved in the community; the group wants owners to be confident that The Journey Group is the firm of choice as a successor.

About The Journey Group: The Journey Group management team has over 140 years of combined acquisition and operating experience in the death-care profession having served in senior leadership positions in private and public companies. Most of the management team members are life-time funeral and cemetery professionals. The group is engaged in acquiring and operating independently owned death-care businesses in metropolitan areas throughout the country — this includes funeral homes, cemeteries, and cremation opportunities.


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