I am amazed at what some funeral homes tell families at time of death. I don’t know how some of them can sink so low. There is definatly no ethics in the funeral business, at least in Texas.
Yesterday, a family I have done business with several times in the past came in and picked out a brand name, high end casket to be used at the VA cem. here in Dallas. It was a very high quality, brushed silver casket with light grey velver. We delivered it to Arlington Funeral Home, here in Arlington, Tx. They are part of the Greenwood Funeral Home in Ft. Worth. The Funeral Dir. there was a real jerk. He told us that there was NEW LAWS about caskets. That they must know the Mfg. and the exact dimentions, type of steel and gauge. They had to meet certain requirments to be used at the National Cem. or any other cem. That it was a new law. I understand the need to be carefull after my last experince with a import casket, but that was the families choice, not mine to make. I just provide a service.
Now, I own 2 funeral homes and I have never heard of such a law, much less a new one. I called the Texas Funeral Service Comm. and they also never heard of such either. I have never had a problem with Greenwood FH, but Arlington FH has some real jerks working there that have no reguard for funeral laws and ethics. They will tell families any lie or deceive them in any way they can to reach their goals. I feel sorry for anyone who thies to rely on them or their honesty. There are to many other choices.
I try to tell folks to check with the BBB before making a choice. They are right 50% of the time.
EVERYTHING WE SELL MEETS OR EXCEEDS ALL CASKET REQUIREMENTS OF ANY CEMETERY OR FUNERAL HOME REQUIREMENT. WE BUY OURS WHERE THEY GET THEIRS.