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Rather than take the time to educate an outsider about the subtleties of the funeral industry, we went to a name that we’ve known and trusted for years through our association with NFDA when we became ready to explore a succession plan. American Funeral Consultants was the only choice that made sense to us. They listened to our goals and offered several options as to how we could best accomplish our objectives. AFC was responsive, focused, and efficient, and submitted a detailed, scientifically and fiscally supportable appraisal report within our prescribed timetable, exactly as promised.

As we moved forward to negotiate the sale of our business to an outside third party, AFC represented our firm with complete professionalism and discretion, working in our best interest to find the right buyer that would be as committed to perpetuating our goodwill as we had been in building it. AFC was instrumental throughout the negotiations and due diligence process. They worked in concert with our attorney and stayed in close communication with us, even on weekends, to ensure that we were kept apprised of the status along the way. We could not have had a better team on which to rely.

We are indebted to Kathy Williams and Melissa Drake of American Funeral Consultants for the skillfulness and tact demonstrated in handling the most important transaction of our personal and professional lives, and offer AFC the highest praise for a job well done. It was, without a doubt, the wisest financial investment we’ve ever made.

Anthony & Madeleine Crespo
Crespo & Jirrels Funeral and Cremation Services
Baytown, TX

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Just a quick note of appreciation for your guidance, support, and patience before, during, and after the "presentation." Your kindness was heartfelt and so very meaningful.

You will always be a most special part of The Coach LLC, for without you I would not be in a position to help others.

Joe Granger
The Coach, LLC

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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

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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

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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 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.