New Orleans, LA, March 1, 2018:
The Journey Group announced today the acquisition of two firms in the greater Birmingham, Alabama area, each a combination business consisting of a funeral home located on its own cemetery. Completion of this acquisition increases The Journey Group’s holdings in Alabama to four cemeteries and five funeral homes.
Larry Merington, The Journey Group’s CEO stated: “Today, we added two excellent new partners into our portfolio of partner businesses. These two firms are premiere locations in metro Birmingham with outstanding reputations, incredible staff and highly capable leadership. Both businesses are combo facilities, which provide full funeral services to families in a single location. With these two new additions, we have increased our presence in Alabama to four businesses representing four cemeteries and five funeral homes. We remain confident that our operating teams at these locations will not only continue to provide the exemplary services they are known for but will also now be capable of expanding into additional service capabilities.”
COO, Glenn McMillen, added: “From the minute we met the people at these two firms, we knew they would easily fit into our culture and quickly mesh with our practices. Quality people and quality businesses.” Senior Vice President of Operations, Doug Farrow, also commented “There is clear alignment between The Journey Group’s philosophy of operations and how each of these firms conduct business. This will be a timely and seamless transition leading to a truly great future in serving families in the Birmingham community.”
About The Journey Group: The Journey Group management team has over 120 years of combined acquisition and operating experience in the death-care profession. The group is engaged in acquiring and operating independently owned death-care facilities in metropolitan areas throughout the country — this includes funeral homes, cemeteries, and cremation opportunities. Currently, The Journey Group has 13 operating locations. With significant capitalization supporting the company, The Journey Group focuses on helping independent funeral home and cemetery owners transition their businesses and specializes in tailoring the transition to ensure legacy and reputation are preserved in the community served.
For further information and a conversation on your plans to ensure the future of your firm, please contact:
Larry Merington, President and Chief Executive Officer
V: (713) 305.5788
Glenn McMillen, Chief Operating Officer
V: (281) 757.1130