When I purchased my first funeral home 7 years ago, AFC found and brokered the sale of the business. When I purchased my second funeral home last year, once again they handled the transaction. Kathy and Melissa were consummate professionals during both transactions. To this day I maintain a relationship with them and when I need advice, they are there for me. I feel that they always have my businesses as well as my own best interest at heart. They are easily accessible and are very knowledgeable. There is no one I would even consider using except AFC. They are the best!
Paul Hammerl, Owner
Simpson-Hammerl Funeral Home, Kingston, NY
Copeland-Hammerl Funeral Home, New Paltz, NY
For over 35 years, we have trusted AFC with all of our business needs. AFC handled all aspects
pertaining to the final sale of our business with the highest levels of professionalism, efficiency,
and confidentiality. They far exceeded our expectations by going above and beyond to make
sure that the implementation of our exit strategy did not incur any unforeseen difficulties.
Through-out the whole process AFC was there for Us. Words cannot express my deep
appreciation and gratitude for a job well done. I would like to extend an extra special thank you
to Melissa Drake and Kathy Williams for all of their help.
Thank you Team AFC,
Timothy J. Dalton
Thomas F. Dalton Funeral Homes, INC.
Floral Park, New Hyde Park, Williston Park, Levittown, Hicksville.
We have enjoyed a long-standing working relationship with American Funeral Consultants, beginning many years ago when AFC was owned by Van Pine, Bradley & Son Funeral Homes, LLC continues to seek professional guidance and expertise from AFC, and we have been served with competence and professionalism every step of the way. Their attention to detail and willingness and ability to work hand-in-hand with my other advisors has been invaluable to me as we set various plans into motion over the last two years. In addition, they have proven their ability to work within tight deadlines while providing us with expert advice and guidance supported by accurate and comprehensive documentation which has been used for a variety of functions including IRS purposes and complex Estate Planning. I look forward to our continued relationship.
Scott W. Bradley, President
Bradley & Son Funeral Homes, LLC
We were pleased to learn of Kathy and Melissa's acquisition of American Funeral Consultants. Their long time service to the firm coupled with the knowledge gained working alongside Van Pine in numerous transactions they have managed for firms of many sizes and types provides them both with the ability to continue with the degree of success and professionalism associated with AFC's fine reputation.
We transitioned our funeral service firm to a longtime employee in 2003. The process spanned a number of months of discussion along with a detailed analysis of our firm's value and potential which, ultimately, resulted in a very satisfactory sale price and a realistic opportunity for the future success of our buyer. Throughout the process we considered Kathy and Melissa to be an integral part of the negotiation and received prompt, professional and friendly advice during the many conversations with them.
Based upon our experience, we are confident that they will provide our profession with competent counsel with the vast knowledge they have gained over the years working with Van. We are especially pleased to know that American Funeral Consultants will continue under the ownership of folks who have the ability to provide guidance with reliability and professionalism delivered with a friendly and personable manner.
Robert L. Covey, Jr.
Kathleen A. Covey
Selling a long established business such as ours can be emotionally traumatic, and involve many difficult decisions. AFC's guidance and counsel throughout the total process made the transition a positive experience for everyone involved with our firm. Their expertise in funeral service exhibited itself in everything that they accomplished for us.
A number of years ago AFC helped us with an evaluation of our business and we were impressed by the attention to detail that we experienced with that transaction. When it came time to decide to seek out a firm to help us with this very important process, we thought immediately of AFC. Not only did all of their excellent work continue to impress us; at the closing all of the attorneys commented on the superior manner in which all of the documents were prepared.
Robert F. Vandenbergh, CFSP
Kaul Funeral Homes, Inc.