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Endorsed Suppliers

Access Financial Group Interment Trust Services

altFor nearly 30 years, Access Financial Group has managed the Golden Rule® Funeral Trust, providing pre-need trust accounting and investment advice. The Golden Rule 401(k) Plan was designed to help you meet your retirement savings goals. The plan was exclusively developed to support independent funeral homes and their employees.

With low start-up investment and comparably low ongoing recordkeeping costs, this unique plan gives you and your employees more options than ever before. The Golden Rule 401(k) plan has the added benefit of allowing you to offer benefits to your employees, giving you a leg up in the hiring and retention of employees.

Contact us to learn more about this unique benefit and how we can work together to help you and your employees plan for your future.

Member Benefit: 401(k) exclusive member pricing

Christopher Chigas
(312) 655-8233
www.intermenttrustservices.com
www.afinancial.com/OGR

altDodge

A family-owned and -operated business since 1893, The Dodge Company is the world’s largest manufacturer and distributor of preparation room supplies. We carry a complete line of stationery, urns and urn vaults, and are a source for memorial products through our partners Glass Remembrance, Capture Bead Keepsakes and Dodge Portraits.

Consolidated Funeral Services (CFS), Dodge’s technology partner, provides revenue-generating websites, development services and hosting, all while paying dividends to our 5,000 website customers.

Dodge is proud to have been partnered with Insight Books and Doug Manning for more than 25 years, supplying grief recovery materials and the Continuing Care series.

As an Endorsed Supplier, Dodge supports OGR through a financial contribution toward the association's educational programming. Dodge believes that education is key to the future of our profession.

  • Member Benefit: 25% freight discount for orders of eligible product valued at $200 - $399.99 and 50% on orders of eligible product valued at $400 or more

Timothy Collison
800.443.6343
DodgeCo.com (website)
Shop.DodgeCo.com (webstore)

Matthews Aurora™ Funeral Solutionsalt

Matthews Aurora™ Funeral Solutions is dedicated to providing solutions that help you grow your business and meet the evolving needs of families in today’s digital world. We deliver the broadest selection of high-quality products and are your experts on the latest in funeral solutions — from caskets to cremation merchandise to technology solutions. Ask your Matthews Aurora™ Funeral Service consultant how OGR member funeral homes can begin to experience the Matthews Aurora™ Difference.

Chris DiMascio
MatthewsAurora.com

Skyways Mediaalt

Skyways Media is a family-owned business operating in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. We are the #1 supplier of funeral planning guides in the U.S. and Canada. We specialize in the design, printing and supply of FREE funeral planning guides and pre-need apps. Skyways Media has successfully produced planning guides for many OGR members over the past few years, who are extremely satisfied with their guides. The best thing? There is no cost to your funeral home.

  • Member Benefit: Free individualized planning guides
  • Learn more about what Skyways can do for you at OGR.org/Skyways-Media!
(646) 810-5748

www.skyways-media.com

Thumbiesaltalt

Thumbies® (est. 1998) is the original fingerprint keepsake provider. With products celebrating people and pets (Buddies Pet Keepsakes®) as well as our Phoenix Collection® cremation keepsakes, Thumbies remains the industry leader in quality and selection.

Each keepsake is individually handcrafted in the U.S. Heartland by skilled artisans working with the highest-quality available raw materials, never pre-made blank metal slugs imported from China.

We offer a wide range of exclusive designs and proprietary materials no other keepsake provider can match. Our unique ability to take personalization to the next level allows us to create 100% custom, made-to-order designs.

We work with virtually any print source, and offer two sales models; use either or both, the choice is yours. Family Direct Ordering empowers families to purchase keepsakes on their own time, while still providing you with additional operating revenue. Help your families celebrate life, and the ones they love by offering genuine Thumbies keepsakes.

Member Benefits: volume-based discounts starting at 20% and a member-exclusive keepsake design

Susan Dice, Director of Customer Care
847.713.8257
Thumbies.com

Veterans Funeral CareVeterans Funeral Carealt

Veterans Funeral Care provides educational workshops focused on how to engage the veterans in your market area. How to Become the Go-to Funeral Home for Veterans, led by Licensed Funeral Directory Jim Rudolph, covers everything from branding to talking "tribally" A four-hour course is available in OGR's Learning Library to take at your convenience. Occasional in-person workshops are scheduled through OGR.

Upon completion of this course, attendees may have the option to become a licensed Veterans Funeral Care Network provider. Veterans Funeral Care Network providers are able to offer proprietary programs such as "Operation Toy Soldier" and "Retire Your Flag with Honor" to their communities. Every network provider has exclusive rights to their territory.

Member Benefit: 15% discount on VFC Network annual licensing fee

Jim Rudolph
727.524.9202
VeteransFuneralCare.com


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ABM Funding, Incalt

Independently owned, ABM Funding works with funeral directors to provide immediate cash and take the burden out of filing life insurance claims. By verifying and filing life insurance claims, ABM frees up time that can be spent serving families; not to mention providing your money within 24 hours of verifying the policy. When time is money, you can count on ABM!

Member Benefit: 3% fee individual policies, 3.95% fee on group and NPS policies

Scott Baker
276.656.2499

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Access Financial Group Interment Trust Services

For nearly 30 years, Access Financial Group has managed the Golden Rule® Funeral Trust, providing pre-need trust accounting and investment advice. The Golden Rule 401(k) Plan was designed to help you meet your retirement savings goals. The plan was exclusively developed to support independent funeral homes and their employees.

With low start-up investment and comparably low ongoing recordkeeping costs, this unique plan gives you and your employees more options than ever before. The Golden Rule 401(k) plan has the added benefit of allowing you to offer benefits to your employees, giving you a leg up in the hiring and retention of employees.

Contact us to learn more about this unique benefit and how we can work together to help you and your employees plan for your future.

Member Benefit: 401(k) exclusive member pricing

Christopher Chigas
(312) 655-8233
www.intermenttrustservices.com
www.afinancial.com/OGR

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Affiliated Power Purchasers International (APPI)

APPI Energy is available to provide data-driven, holistic energy management services and custom solutions tailored to your organization's specific needs and goals. As part of your membership benefit, APPI Energy can analyze your energy usage, evaluate your energy bill, deliver a green-apples-to-green-apples comparison of supplier prices and contracts, and negotiate a supply solution tailored to your budgetary needs and sustainability goals.

Benefits to you include:

  • Negotiating on your behalf: Advocating for you, not the supplier or the utility
  • Minimizing risk: Analyzing contracts and monitoring regulatory changes
  • Providing customized solutions: Including comprehensive evaluations on demand and usage profile
  • Save you time: Evaluate local utility and government policies to ensure all incentives are being captured

Operating on a foundation of data-driven consulting solutions, designed to help you save time, money, and minimize budgetary risk on the energy procurement process, APPI Energy is unbiased, working with only the most trusted, heavily-vetted suppliers.

Additionally, APPI Energy offers energy management solutions to reduce demand, reduce costs, and increase sustainability. As a true extension of your team, APPI Energy provides holistic, tailored solutions that help you set and meet your energy goals while reducing overall energy costs. 

To learn more about the member benefit, contact Carrie Shepard.

Carrie Shepard
(800) 520-6685
www.appienergy.com

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American Pre-Arrangement Services. Inc. (APASI)

The Freedom To Go plan by APASI offers enhanced benefits for the funeral home and families of our members in the event a death occurs just 75 miles from a members legal residence, from anywhere around the world. APASI’s plan is not insurance and no licensing is required to sell the membership.

Enrollment in the plan is simple and can be completed online or with a paper contract. APASI pays all costs associated with the return of the deceased, including air transportation, for a suggested retail price of $450. The plans can be sold to anyone; pre-arrangements are not required.

Andrew J. Pavela
VP of Sales & Marketing
480.712.0637

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ASD - Answering Service for Directors

ASD – Answering Service for Directors has created a new class of answering service for funeral professionals by raising the bar with unparalleled levels of advanced training and technology. Family-owned and -operated, ASD has been helping funeral homes manage their calls and their lives since 1972. The company's custom-built communication systems and sophisticated mobile tools were designed solely to meet the needs of funeral homes. By offering funeral directors unmatched protection for their calls, ASD has redefined the role of an answering service for funeral homes.

Member Benefit: Exclusive eight-week free trial with all setup fees waived. Call 800-868-9950 or visit www.myASD.com for more information.

Craig Meehan
(800) 868-9950
www.myasd.com

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Bass-MollettBass-Mollett logo

Bass-Mollett has been supplying the funeral industry for almost 70 years with customized solutions to funeral directors using custom stationery and supplies so each family they serve may memorialize their loved one with dignity. With four generations of family ownership, Bass-Mollett will continue to proudly serve the funeral industry for decades to come.

Member Benefit: 10% off regular retail pricing for Bass-Mollett stationery, urns and ad specialties. Contact Bass-Mollett for login information to access member benefits.

Amy Mueller, Customer Care Team Manager
(618) 664-3141, ext. 160
[email protected] for inquiries
[email protected] to place an order
Bass-Mollett.com

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BerylMartin

Founded in 2000, BerylMartin is an art, design and digital print studio committed to providing our funeral service partners with the most stunning keepsake products available. We offer a wide variety of beautiful, personalized funeral memorial tributes and keepsakes including brochures, programs, prayer cards, thank you cards, portraits, casket panels and Fuzed glass and engraved crystal photo keepsakes. We also provide affordable printing and design services for our funeral service partners’ business needs.

Member Benefits: 

  • first order is FREE (up to $350)
  • discounted shipping
  • exclusive OGR packages discounted up to 20% off our lowest published prices

219.922.8935 (office)
[email protected]
BerylMartin.com

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Bogati Urn Company

Since 2004, Bogati Urn Company has been a great wholesale urn resource for professionals within the funeral industry for affordable, high-quality urns, keepsakes and memorial jewelry. Our customers rely on our products to meet the needs of their families and our warehouse has a wide selection of hundreds of urns and memorial jewelry to meet our customers’ needs.

Member Benefit: 10% off all Bogati-brand products for call-in or emailed orders with Net 30 billing. Online orders are excluded from this offer.

[email protected]
941.751.3382
www.bogatiurns.com

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C&J Financialalt

C&J Financial is proud to have partnered with OGR for over a decade and serve the funeral profession for 25 years. C&J continues to lead the way in insurance assignment funding with a diverse staff experienced in the insurance, funeral and preneed professions. In addition, we offer the quickest, most intuitive online platform. Our Assignment Funding Management System allows you to submit a claim in just over one minute then print documents specific to that insurance company. From there you can track and manage your claims all the way through the process. Let us show you how we can bring value to your funeral home.

Member Benefit: Choose between a 2.9% funding discount for your first 60 days or getting your first claim for free. Funding discount of 3.9% thereafter with a quarterly rebate available.

Rob Brice, Director of Strategic Partnerships
417.425.7993 (direct)
800.785.0003 (general)
CJF.com/OGR

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Church & Chapel Metal Arts Inc.alt

Family-owned and -operated since 1933, Church & Chapel offers a full line of furniture, supplies and equipment necessary for the delivery of funeral services. Personal attention is paramount at Church & Chapel, where the utmost attention is given to quality and detail. Many items are made-to-order and available in custom sizes, finishes and configurations. Prompt shipment from large inventory of cremation and funeral supplies.

Member Benefit: 20% discount on Ferno products and 10% discount on all others

800.992.1234
Church-Chapel.com

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CMC Funeral & Cremation ProductsCMC Funeral & Cremation Products

CMC Funeral and Cremation Products, the new U.S. division of Carrier Mausoleums Construction, is proud to partner with OGR. Located in Twinsburg, Ohio, we provide cremation urns, appliques, jewelry, keepsakes and other memorialization products, as well as same-day engraving services. We also stock an array of religious items – crosses/crucifixes, Cromo prayer cards and Italian hand-made rosaries.

Cremation supplies are being added to our product line and will be available in December 2021.

Member Benefit: 10% discount and free shipping on products in CMC’s Memorial Urn catalog

330.840.5143 (phone)
866.881.7391 (phone)
[email protected]
www.cmc-carrier.com

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Cremation Consulting

Cremation Consulting“The funeral home of the future may not be a funeral home at all.” This isn’t just Cremation Consulting’s slogan, it is at the core of our strategic beliefs. Founded to bring a strategic, curriculum-based consulting platform to funeral homes that desire market-share growth from the cremation segment in the communities they serve.

Jim Rudolph and Andrew Loos, owners and operators of their own funeral and cremation businesses, have over two decades of consulting experience and have led the launch and relaunch of dozens of firms now focused on the emerging cremation market. Change is the only constant in life.

Member Benefit: Free initial one-hour consult and 10% off any contracted consulting services

Andrew Loos
816.353.1700

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Davis Whitehall®

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The Davis Whitehall Co., located in Colorado Springs, Co. has been hand-crafting custom hardwood urns made in America since 1991. We are known for our customization and personalization abilities. We recently introduced our new Textured Printing process, “Creating Memories You Can Feel®”. This process features an innovative UV cured printing process that delivers a lifelike image with a raised printed surface, allowing families to touch and feel the image on their cherished memorial. The warmth of the wood accentuates the raised texture of the photo, creating a truly one-of-a-kind final resting place.

Member Benefit: 15% savings over wholesale prices. Contact OGR Products & Services at 800.637.8030.

800.818.8414
www.davis-whitehall.com

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Dodge

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A family-owned and -operated business since 1893, The Dodge Company is the world’s largest manufacturer and distributor of preparation room supplies. We carry a complete line of stationery, urns and urn vaults, and are a source for memorial products through our partners Glass Remembrance, Capture Bead Keepsakes and Dodge Portraits.

altConsolidated Funeral Services (CFS), Dodge’s technology partner, provides revenue-generating websites, development services and hosting, all while paying dividends to our 5,000 website customers.

Dodge is proud to have been partnered with Insight Books and Doug Manning for more than 25 years, supplying grief recovery materials and the Continuing Care series.

As an Endorsed Supplier, Dodge supports OGR through a financial contribution toward the association's educational programming. Dodge believes that education is key to the future of our profession.

  • Member Benefit: 25% freight discount for orders of eligible product valued at $200 - $399.99 and 50% on orders of eligible product valued at $400 or more

Timothy Collison
800.443.6343
DodgeCo.com (website)
Shop.DodgeCo.com (webstore)

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Domanicarealt

Domanicare is a leader in aftercare solutions for funeral homes. Through the power of text messaging, we follow up with families and provide aftercare nurturing and free grief support materials. Our text messages see a 98% open rate and a 51% response rate. Our award-winning platform is also the first funeral home-specific platform for generating Google reviews and online reputation management. This online visibility has helped funeral homes across the country develop and leverage sales opportunities and significantly improve their families' experiences that result in recommendations and long-term customer loyalty.

  • Member Benefit: First month free, 10% discount thereafter

Sam Ashby
Director of Sales
480.298.7655
Text "OGR" to 801.893.5733 to learn more about the program and claim your discount!
TheDomaniGroup.com

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Embalmers' Supply Company (ESCO) alt

In business since 1986, The Embalmers' Supply Company (ESCO) has a long history of innovation and technology within the embalming industry and first in many chemicals that are in the market place. San Veino's, Hexaphene's and Porti-Boy machines.

Member Discount: Up to 25% discount on fluids; 10% discount on Porti-Boy machines; 50% paid shipping when purchasing five or more cases. Contact OGR Products & Services.

www.embalmers.com

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Everdays

Everdays is the #1 consumer EOL planning app with a base of 3 million users and growing. Through their end-of-life planning app, consumers plan and fund their funerals, and give loved ones instant access to all the details they'll need. Everdays' unique digital features give planners and their families an engaging, seamless experience, with everything they need just a tap away in an app on their phone.

As an Everdays partner, your brand and home are front and center with thousands of new, modern planners in your market every day – giving them the ability to purchase their funeral in advance with your home on Everdays.

Member Benefits: one year of complimentary access to the exclusive partner platform, including preferred status within Everdays' funeral home directory, inclusion in localized blog articles, a funeral home branded planning webpage, co-branded emails, dedicated OGR members-only support and much, much more.

877.400.3297
[email protected]
Partners.Everdays.com

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Express Funeral Funding

Express Funeral Funding contacts the insurance company on behalf of your family and completes all of the necessary documentation for the assignment of your loved one’s life insurance policy and ensures payment to the funeral home typically within 24 hours of verification. 

Member Benefit: Members receive an industry-low 3.5% rate

Richard Praszkier
Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator
812-949-9011
www.expressfuneralfunding.com

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Federated Fiducial (FFDA)

Since 1925, Federated Fiducial has provided business services to those specializing in the funeral business. Our team of experts specializes in bookkeeping & tax services, valuation & transition services, business consulting, payroll services, retirement plan administration and collection services. Federated’s team of field consultants provide nationwide, on-site support and consulting to assist in addressing the specific needs of funeral businesses. These experts coupled with Federated’s professional staff provide an unparalleled level of service.

Curt Dailey, Director of Business Relations
217.525.1712
800.877.3332
Federated-Fiducial.com

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Federated Insurance Companyalt

Federated Insurance provides business insurance protection to funeral service providers across the US. A+ (Superior) rated by AM Best, Federated offers specialized insurance and risk management specifically designed to protect your business. At Federated Insurance, it’s our business to protect yours. No obligation review of your insurance and risk management needs

Member Benefit: No obligation review of your insurance and risk management needs, free attendance at Federated Insurance Risk Management Academy seminars and referral to our network of independent estate-planning attorneys

Nathan Oland
507.363.6344
FederatedInsurance.com

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Final Security 

Expand your pre-need offerings with Digital Estate & Legacy Planning.

Protect your clients and their loved ones from cybercrimes, ensure their important files are found and protect their legacy with Final Security's:

  • Info Vault: collect documents, files, photos, account information and passwords in our encrypted Info Vault to be transferred to a designated beneficiary
  • Device Cleaning: registered devices will be wiped clean, ensuring they pass on only the information they want to share
  • Social & Cloud Clean: arrange to have social media, cloud and subscription accounts closed by Final Security
  • My Final Goodbye: Create a video message or text-only email that will be sent after they're gone

Member Benefit: OGR members will receive a 40% commission for any Life Level plan sold (current retail price $174.99).

Christopher Huziak
844.463.4625
FinalSecurity.co

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FloracracyFloracracy

With small or virtual funerals, grieving family-members participating remotely and a new survey showing families value receiving personalized letters and flowers after the ceremony, Floracracy helps funeral homes send personalized letters and flowers anywhere in the US to family members at the time of the funeral or in the months after it. Indeed, the most powerful gift we can give someone is a personal letter that shares meaningful stories, but most people aren’t sure how to write them. Through our free content or a broader partnership, we can help you be sure your families receive the emotional support they need.

Member Benefit: brochures & free content around floral meanings to share with families; 10% commission on any sale or special partner packages available (registration required)

Sarah-Eva Marchese
Floracracy.com/pages/loss

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The Foresight Companies LLCalt

At the Foresight Companies, we are passionate about the funeral and cemetery profession. Our business and financial consulting firm has a singular focus: our client’s success. Our mission is to provide solution-based services that guide our clients through the process of strategic change. Our role as a trusted adviser includes accounting, financing, valuations, merger/acquisitions and human resource and compliance business services. We understand the business of doing business. This mission is expressed in our corporate motto: Consulting with Insight. That’s Foresight.

Member Benefit: 7% discount on initial retainer of professional services

Nicole Vullo
Marketing Manager
602.274.6464
TheForesightCompanies.com

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Full-Circle Aftercare

We are a concierge service that represents your funeral home and helps families navigate through the complexities of closing an estate after a loved one passes away. Over the phone we help families with everything from Social Security benefits to VA Benefits and life insurance policies, all the way down through cell phones, credit cards, utilities and even newspaper subscriptions. We set up protection services for the deceased and their surviving family members. Also, we gather detailed feedback from the families, along with generating more online reviews and testimonials for the funeral home to use in your own marketing. Lastly, we introduce preneed and provide the interest and leads back to you every month for you to follow up with those families.

Member Benefit: We waive the $299 startup fee and offer a 2-3 family trial at no charge

Matt Van Drimmelen
(801) 915-2257
full-circlecare.com

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Funeral Home GiftsFuneral Home Gifts logo

Funeral Home Gifts is the premier provider of woven and printed Tribute Blankets, custom cap panels, photo urns and personalization products to death care providers throughout North America. Made in the USA with 100% American content and delivered next day, our products comfort families, generate revenue through re-orders and provide vision to transition families from direct cremation to personalized memorial services.

Member Benefit: free sample to try at your next service

Wes Wolfe
800.233.0439, ext. 226
FuneralHomeGifts.com

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The Hartway System™ from Story Collaborative

The Hartway System™ from Story Collaborative is modern marketing with heart. Through advanced automation and personalization, Hartway integrates quality digital marketing tools into a funeral home’s existing digital marketing system, delivering growth through new preneed leads and increased cremation cases without the need for a website redesign.

We have seen what it takes for the funeral industry to nurture an awesome responsibility and use it to effectively reach more families. As funeral directors, you’re already doing it - using your deep understanding and experience to help others in the most meaningful way possible. Hartway was built to help you unlock what you are already doing and put it into action.

Member Benefit: free system set-up ($1,500 value)

David Mills
888.652.0119
Hartway.com

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INEX Inc.

For over 20 years, INEX has been providing the deathcare industry with products that build your brand, create incremental revenue and deliver real value to your families. Closing Affairs is the most trusted executor toolkit in the industry, and it is available in three configurations to accommodate any aftercare model. In Case of Emergency is a preparedness tool that is ideal for motivating or rewarding a pre-arrangement. And Professional Processionals products increase the safety and respect of your processionals.

Member Benefit: 10% off our regular price

888-829-8362
[email protected]
inexinc.com

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Johnson Consulting Groupalt

With increased concern in profitability due to consumer choices, cremation and succession planning, you need a trusted consultant to navigate through to success. Johnson Consulting Group is a funeral home and cemetery consulting firm specializing in mergers and acquisitions, business valuations, bank lending, accounting services, business performance analysis, business performance improvement, customer survey/sales analysis program and incentive compensation programs.

Member Benefit: your choice of a high-level demographic analysis or revenue forecasting analysis, free of charge

888.250.7747
[email protected]
JohnsonConsulting.com

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Kiss Compliance / Compliance Plusalt

In 1992, Gary Finch developed the first OSHA & Safety Program specifically for the funeral industry.

Since 1997, we have served as Safety Consultant of Record to the Order of the Golden Rule. We are still the one and only safety program written specifically for the funeral industry, with nearly 30 years of continuous service.

Member Benefit: 10% discount on all services plus no charge for any OGR member firm that calls with OSHA-related questions

Paulette Finch
800.950.1101 
KISScompliance.net

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LIG SolutionsLIG Solutions logo

As a nationally recognized insurance agency since 2009, LIG Solutions changes the way individuals, families, businesses and groups across the country shop and enroll in healthcare products. LIG specializes in offering comprehensive, turn-key insurance solutions for associations, societies, membership organizations, NGB and other affinity groups to deliver member benefit programs around health coverage. With more than 30 years of combined experience in the health, life and Medicare insurance industries, LIG has distributed more than 1.2 million insurance policies. LIG has partnerships with national, regional and local insurance carriers across the country. We deliver member benefit programs centered on health and wellness initiatives to drive retention and engagement with the communities they serve.

[email protected]
855.594.7254
LIGmembers.com/OGR

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LiveControlLiveControl

LiveControl gives funeral homes everything you need to enhance your live stream offering, affordably and easily.

Start the multi-camera stream indoors, and transition outside for the graveside burial with our mobile streaming kit. Provide your funeral clients with a dedicated web-player and downloadable recordings of the service.

Our clients install our 4k cameras in their funeral home, and our team of remote camera operators pan, tilt, zoom and mix the cameras to produce amazing live streaming videos... entirely remote and in the cloud.

Get started with enhanced funeral live streaming for only $99/month.

Member Benefit: equipment security deposit waived for two PTZ cameras and a digital recorder ($1,000 value)

Gavin Kerr
[email protected]
[email protected]
424.535.0079 (direct)
310.361.4169 (general)
LiveControl.io/Funeral-Home

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Mabrey Productsalt

Industry leader in the design and manufacturing of hardwood cremation urns. Providing funeral directors and their families a high level of personalization and customization for over 30 years. Offering hand-crafted personal memorials made the old-fashioned way, one at a time. Proudly, and always, made in the USA.

Member Benefit: 5% discount on urns, plus 3% discount for 15-day pay, net/45 day; free shipping on two or more full-size urns via UPS to contiguous United States

Douglas M. Tobey
800.942.3799
MabreyProducts.com

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Matthews Aurora™ Funeral Solutions

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Matthews Aurora™ Funeral Solutions is dedicated to providing solutions that help you grow your business and meet the evolving needs of families in today’s digital world. We deliver the broadest selection of high-quality products and are your experts on the latest in funeral solutions — from caskets to cremation merchandise to technology solutions. Ask your Matthews Aurora™ Funeral Service consultant how OGR member funeral homes can begin to experience the Matthews Aurora™ Difference.

Chris DiMascio
MatthewsAurora.com

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McNeill Grave Marker Company 

Quality McNeill grave markers are available in a wide variety of styles.

Contact OGR at 800.637.8030 or [email protected] for pricing and more information.

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Merchant Cost ConsultingMerchant Cost Consultingalt

Merchant Cost Consulting is a cost reduction/consulting firm that helps funeral homes reduce their credit card processing fees WITHOUT having to switch processors, equipment or software. As a specialist in helping funeral homes lower their credit card processing fees without having to switch processors, Merchant Cost Consulting provides time savings and negotiation expertise in the effort to get the most competitive rates from credit card companies. Merchant Cost Consulting audits customers’ current accounts, finds hidden surcharges and negotiates new, lower rates. In addition, the company works with businesses to monitor credit card processing rates on an ongoing basis.

Merchant Cost Consulting doesn't get paid unless we are successful in saving you money, as we are only paid in the form of a revenue split on the savings we find for you.

Member Benefit: OGR members get to keep an additional 5% of the savings obtained by MCC for your first 24 months.

Patrick MacLellan, Director of Business Development
508.733.7622
MerchantCostConsulting.com

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Messengeraltalt

Proudly serving since 1913, Messenger started in the religious calendar business and is now a leading provider of funeral stationery, everyday service items and insurance funding. Messenger prides itself on being innovative and best-in-class on all fronts: products, service, operations, technology and financially. Customer-focused as well as consumer-focused, Messenger utilizes a variety of research and retail trends to ensure funeral professionals have relevant products to help them stay viable in an ever-changing marketplace. Providing a quality product line, quick turn times, technology solutions, an extensive line-up of licensed artists and an experienced service and sales team.

Member Benefits:

  • 50% off first Signature order
  • 10% off all Signature orders
  • free personalization software, training and support

Heather Garman, VP Sales and Marketing
800.827.5151, ext. 263
MessengerStationery.com

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Monarch Resourcesalt

Monarch Resources is a premier full-service nationwide funeral home, mortuary and crematory supply and equipment distributor. With more than 2,500 products related to the funeral industry under one roof, we ship in-stock orders within 24 hours. Additionally, we sell promotional products and provide graphic design assistance.

Member Benefit: 15% discount on sundries and 5% discount on Junkin products. Contact OGR Products and Services at 800.637.8030.

800.242.4231
MonarchResources.com

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Office Depot OfficeMax

Office Depot OfficeMax logo

Office Depot is a leading provider of business services, products and technology solutions to small, medium and enterprise businesses, through a fully integrated B2B distribution platform of approximately 1,300 stores, online presence, and dedicated sales professionals and technicians.

Member Benefit: Get special pricing on office supplies, print and copy services in-store or online through the Business Savings Program by using the exclusive Order of the Golden Rule purchasing card. Discounts range from 5% - 55% off of retail prices.

Register here to start shopping and saving.

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OpusXenta

OpusXenta is a global technology provider to the deathcare sector across North America, Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. We are focused on solving the complex challenges that funeral homes, cemeteries and crematories encounter every day so they can focus on what is most important - serving their families.

Our comprehensive range of products enables our customers to better manage their operations, adapt to a changing market and deliver amazing customer service. Our solutions include byondpro for operational excellence and byondcloud, a platform that enables the deathcare industry to transact with customers and suppliers online.

Member Benefit: OGR members receive 10% subscription discount for the first 12 months.

Tony Lorge, CEO
833.236.2736
OpusXenta.com

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Passages Internationalalt

Passages’ mission is the same as it was 21 years ago: helping funeral homes meet the changing needs of families by offering non-traditional and greener products. Passages offers the largest variety of eco-friendly urns, scatter tubes and caskets. The company continues to innovate and introduce new products that help funeral homes align with modern family preferences. Passages’ new Bamboo Cremation Container and Four-Point Bamboo Casket are not only better for families and the environment (than cardboard containers) they’re more profitable for funeral homes.

Member Benefit:

  • 10% on Caskets / Cremation Containers (minimum order of 10)
  • 15% on everything else

[email protected]
505.830.2500
PassagesInternational.com

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Regal Line® Funeral Stationery & Accessory Products

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Regal Line Funeral Stationery Products and Accessories will assist you in building loyalty toward your business. Regal Line stationery products are one of the few items that will remain in the hands of family and friends after the funeral service is completed. It is also the family’s connection back to you when your services are needed again. 107 years of manufacturing excellence; family-owned; made in the U.S.A. Visit our new website: www.RegalLine.com

Member Benefit: 20% discount - contact OGR Products & Services

www.RegalLine.com

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SinoSource International Company, Inc.

SinoSource International has been providing superior cremation and memorialization products to the funeral and cremation industry. Our high-value, low-cost assortment has made us the choice of thousands of cremationists — and the families they serve. The success of SinoSource is not only displayed in our products, but through the keen attention to detail delivered by our industry-experienced sales team, customer service, quality control and manufacturing personnel. Our people make us who we are. If quality and affordability matter, we invite you to experience the SinoSource difference.

Member Benefit: 10% discount on most items. Contact OGR Products & Services at 800.637.8030.

650.697.6668
[email protected]
SinoSource.biz

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Skyways Mediaalt

Skyways Media is a family-owned business operating in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. We are the #1 supplier of funeral planning guides in the U.S. and Canada. We specialize in the altdesign, printing and supply of FREE funeral planning guides and pre-need apps. Skyways Media has successfully produced planning guides for many OGR members over the past few years, who are extremely satisfied with their guides. The best thing? There is no cost to your funeral home.

  • Member Benefit: Free individualized planning guides
  • Learn more about what Skyways can do for you at OGR.org/Skyways-Media!
(646) 810-5748

www.skyways-media.com

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SpartaCraft Inc.alt

The flag cases and urns we provide OGR members are the finest and most requested memorials in the U.S.A. In addition to providing an American-made product to honor our country’s heroes, past and present, the permanence and heirloom quality of SpartaCraft memorials give the funeral provider a source of referrals for future needs of the families you serve.

Personalization is a key service we provide, so with one phone call or email to OGR Products & Services, you can order a custom engraved memorial that will ship the same day!

Member Benefit: 

  • 5% savings over wholesale prices

www.spartacraft.com

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Starmark Cremation Productsalt

The team at Starmark thinks only about cremation and funeral products for the changing industry landscape. Starmark is 100% focused on providing Sensible Solutions® for cremation that improve funeral home revenue from direct to full services.

Starmark manufactures cremation products including the original Elderlite® Corrugated Fiberboard Casket, Ceremonial Rental Caskets, Ceremonial Rental Casket inserts, industry leading alternative cremation containers, basic cremation supplies, economical cremation products in lightweight corrugated fiberboard and cloth-covered products to meet the needs and wants of cremation client families.

Arie Elder
765.966.7676, ext. 217
StarmarkCP.com

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Symmetry Elevating Solutions

Symmetry is a beautifully crafted, expertly engineered accessibility-related product line proudly made in the USA at the Bella Elevator, LLC manufacturing plant. Promoted and sold by our exclusive nationwide network of carefully selected Symmetry partners and associates, Symmetry offers residential elevators, vertical platform lifts, LULA elevators and vertical reciprocating conveyors, including the casket lift.

Strictly following national code guidelines and adhering to local jurisdiction requirements and variances, Symmetry products are ADA and ASME compliant. Symmetry representatives possess a wealth of knowledge and experience and are committed to excellence for the life of the product — before, during and after project completion.

Member Benefit: six-month extended parts warranty ($500 value)

Scott Strum
877.375.1428
SymmetryElevators.com

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Thumbies

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Thumbies® (est. 1998) is the original fingerprint keepsake provider. With products celebrating people and pets (Buddies Pet Keepsakes®) as well as our Phoenix Collection® cremation keepsakes, Thumbies remains the industry leader in quality and selection.

Each keepsake is individually handcrafted in the U.S. Heartland by skilled artisans working with the highest-quality available raw materials, never pre-made blank metal slugs imported from China.

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We offer a wide range of exclusive designs and proprietary materials no other keepsake provider can match. Our unique ability to take personalization to the next level allows us to create 100% custom, made-to-order designs.

We work with virtually any print source, and offer two sales models; use either or both, the choice is yours. Family Direct Ordering empowers families to purchase keepsakes on their own time, while still providing you with additional operating revenue. Help your families celebrate life, and the ones they love by offering genuine Thumbies keepsakes.

Member Benefits: volume-based discounts starting at 20% and a member-exclusive keepsake design

Susan Dice, Director of Customer Care
847.713.8257
Thumbies.com

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United LaboratoriesUnited Laboratories

United Laboratories has been serving funeral homes since 1964 – manufacturing and providing cleaning, disinfecting, deodorizing and drain maintenance solutions to meet the needs of funeral directors and their staff. Our employee-owned operation takes pride in offering an extensive line of high-quality products that are safer for you and the environment. Whether it is business as usual or midst a pandemic, we are here for you.

Member Discount: 30% off published pricing

Dana Killmer, Executive Vice President of Sales
800.323.2594, ext. 4485 (direct)
925.963.7570 (mobile)
UnitedLabsInc.com

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Vantage Point Preneed 

Vantage Point Preneed offers solutions for all funeral homes regardless of their size. We work with multiple insurance companies to offer the best preneed interest rates and commissions as well as offer many marketing solutions to help increase your preneed volume. We will take the time to understand your firm’s unique needs and goals while having the flexibility to change and adapt as your firm’s needs and goals change.

Member Discount: 50% discount on any of our direct mailers if you use one of our insurance companies to fund your preneeds. This will help increase your preneed volume as well as help with top-of-mind awareness in your community.

Jon Billetdeaux
443.880.0583
VantagePointPreneed.com

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Vantage Products Corporationalt

Vantage Products is well-known and respected for its high-quality burial vaults. In fact, Vantage has so much confidence in its products, it is able to carry 50- and 100-year warranties.

  • 13-30% off
  • free litho prints & brochures of each vault

Contact OGR Products & Services at 800.637.8030 for best available offers and order placement.

VantageProducts.com

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Veterans Funeral Care logoVeterans Funeral Care

Veterans Funeral Care provides educational workshops focused on how to engage the veterans in your market area. How to Become the Go-to Funeral Home for Veterans, led by Licensed Funeral Directory Jim Rudolph, covers everything from branding to talking "tribally" A four-hour course is available in OGR's Learning Library to take at your convenience. Occasional in-person workshops are scheduled through OGR.

altUpon completion of this course, attendees may have the option to become a licensed Veterans Funeral Care Network provider. Veterans Funeral Care Network providers are able to offer proprietary programs such as "Operation Toy Soldier" and "Retire Your Flag with Honor" to their communities. Every network provider has exclusive rights to their territory.

Member Benefit: 15% discount on VFC Network annual licensing fee

Jim Rudolph
727.524.9202
VeteransFuneralCare.com

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Vision Medicalalt

Vision Medical offers a wide variety of funeral home products. The line includes - but is not limited to - body bags, disaster pouches, plastic undergarments, personal protective equipment (PPE) / protective apparel (gowns, lab coats, shoe covers, masks, etc.), gloves, prep-room supplies, crematory supplies and a primary focus on unique cremation urns.

Member Benefit: 7% off complete product line. Contact OGR Products & Services 800.637.8030.

Contact Vision Medical
Vision-Medical.net

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Your Social Strategyalt

YourSocialStrategy.com is a full-service digital marketing agency with a focus on the funeral industry. We simplify your digital marketing process by offering a one-stop shop for all your digital marketing needs. We offer pay-per-click (PPC) advertising, search engine optimization (SEO) services, social media advertising and more. No matter what your firm requires online, we've got you covered!

Member Benefit: 20% off social media packages, 28% off pay-per-click monthly management fees and 17% off SEO monthly fees

Mike Hepburn
(888) 356-0380
www.yoursocialstrategy.com

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CATEGORIES

Advertising & Marketing

The Hartway System™ from Story Collaborative

The Hartway System™ from Story Collaborative is modern marketing with heart. Through advanced automation and personalization, Hartway integrates quality digital marketing tools into a funeral home’s existing digital marketing system, delivering growth through new preneed leads and increased cremation cases without the need for a website redesign.

We have seen what it takes for the funeral industry to nurture an awesome responsibility and use it to effectively reach more families. As funeral directors, you’re already doing it - using your deep understanding and experience to help others in the most meaningful way possible. Hartway was built to help you unlock what you are already doing and put it into action.

Member Benefit: free system set-up ($1,500 value)

David Mills
888.652.0119
Hartway.com

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Skyways Mediaalt

Skyways Media is a family-owned business operating in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. We are the #1 supplier of funeral planning guides in the U.S. and Canada. We specialize in the design, printing and supply of FREE funeral planning guides and pre-need apps. Skyways Media has successfully produced planning guides for many OGR members over the past few years, who are extremely satisfied with their guides. The best thing? There is no cost to your funeral home.alt

  • Member Benefit: Free individualized planning guides
  • Learn more about what Skyways can do for you at OGR.org/Skyways-Media!
(646) 810-5748

www.skyways-media.com

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Airlines, Transport, & Shipping

American Pre-Arrangement Services. Inc. (APASI)

The Freedom To Go plan by APASI offers enhanced benefits for the funeral home and families of our members in the event a death occurs just 75 miles from a members legal residence, from anywhere around the world. APASI’s plan is not insurance and no licensing is required to sell the membership.

Enrollment in the plan is simple and can be completed online or with a paper contract. APASI pays all costs associated with the return of the deceased, including air transportation, for a suggested retail price of $450. The plans can be sold to anyone; pre-arrangements are not required.

Andrew J. Pavela
VP of Sales & Marketing
480.712.0637

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Burial Vaults

Vantage Products Corporationalt

Vantage Products is well-known and respected for its high-quality burial vaults. In fact, Vantage has so much confidence in its products, it is able to carry 50- and 100-year warranties.

  • 13-30% off
  • free litho prints & brochures of each vault

Contact OGR Products & Services at 800.637.8030 for best available offers and order placement.

VantageProducts.com

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Caskets

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Matthews Aurora™ Funeral Solutionsalt

Matthews Aurora™ Funeral Solutions is dedicated to providing solutions that help you grow your business and meet the evolving needs of families in today’s digital world. We deliver the broadest selection of high-quality products and are your experts on the latest in funeral solutions — from caskets to cremation merchandise to technology solutions. Ask your Matthews Aurora™ Funeral Service consultant how OGR member funeral homes can begin to experience the Matthews Aurora™ Difference.

Chris DiMascio
MatthewsAurora.com

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Cemetery & Funeral Home Suppliers and Equipment

Church & Chapel Metal Arts Inc.alt

Family-owned and -operated since 1933, Church & Chapel offers a full line of furniture, supplies and equipment necessary for the delivery of funeral services. Personal attention is paramount at Church & Chapel, where the utmost attention is given to quality and detail. Many items are made-to-order and available in custom sizes, finishes and configurations. Prompt shipment from large inventory of cremation and funeral supplies.

Member Benefit: 20% discount on Ferno products and 10% discount on all others

800.992.1234
Church-Chapel.com

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Monarch Resourcesalt

Monarch Resources is a premier full-service nationwide funeral home, mortuary and crematory supply and equipment distributor. With more than 2,500 products related to the funeral industry under one roof, we ship in-stock orders within 24 hours. Additionally, we sell promotional products and provide graphic design assistance.

Member Benefit: 15% discount on sundries and 5% discount on Junkin products. Contact OGR Products and Services at 800.637.8030.

800.242.4231
MonarchResources.com

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Symmetry Elevating Solutions

Symmetry is a beautifully crafted, expertly engineered accessibility-related product line proudly made in the USA at the Bella Elevator, LLC manufacturing plant. Promoted and sold by our exclusive nationwide network of carefully selected Symmetry partners and associates, Symmetry offers residential elevators, vertical platform lifts, LULA elevators and vertical reciprocating conveyors, including the casket lift.

Strictly following national code guidelines and adhering to local jurisdiction requirements and variances, Symmetry products are ADA and ASME compliant. Symmetry representatives possess a wealth of knowledge and experience and are committed to excellence for the life of the product — before, during and after project completion.

Member Benefit: six-month extended parts warranty ($500 value)

Scott Strum
877.375.1428
SymmetryElevators.com

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United Laboratories

United Laboratories

United Laboratories has been serving funeral homes since 1964 – manufacturing and providing cleaning, disinfecting, deodorizing and drain maintenance solutions to meet the needs of funeral directors and their staff. Our employee-owned operation takes pride in offering an extensive line of high-quality products that are safer for you and the environment. Whether it is business as usual or midst a pandemic, we are here for you.

Member Discount: 30% off published pricing

Dana Killmer, Executive Vice President of Sales
800.323.2594, ext. 4485 (direct)
925.963.7570 (mobile)
UnitedLabsInc.com

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Computer, Website, & Internet

LiveControlLiveControl

LiveControl gives funeral homes everything you need to enhance your live stream offering, affordably and easily.

Start the multi-camera stream indoors, and transition outside for the graveside burial with our mobile streaming kit. Provide your funeral clients with a dedicated web-player and downloadable recordings of the service.

Our clients install our 4k cameras in their funeral home, and our team of remote camera operators pan, tilt, zoom and mix the cameras to produce amazing live streaming videos... entirely remote and in the cloud.

Get started with enhanced funeral live streaming for only $99/month.

Member Benefit: equipment security deposit waived for two PTZ cameras and a digital recorder ($1,000 value)

Gavin Kerr
[email protected]
[email protected]
424.535.0079 (direct)
310.361.4169 (general)
LiveControl.io/Funeral-Home

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OpusXenta

OpusXenta is a global technology provider to the deathcare sector across North America, Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. We are focused on solving the complex challenges that funeral homes, cemeteries and crematories encounter every day so they can focus on what is most important - serving their families.

Our comprehensive range of products enables our customers to better manage their operations, adapt to a changing market and deliver amazing customer service. Our solutions include byondpro for operational excellence and byondcloud, a platform that enables the deathcare industry to transact with customers and suppliers online.

Member Benefit: OGR members receive 10% subscription discount for the first 12 months.

Tony Lorge, CEO
833.236.2736
OpusXenta.com

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Your Social Strategyalt

YourSocialStrategy.com is a full-service digital marketing agency with a focus on the funeral industry. We simplify your digital marketing process by offering a one-stop shop for all your digital marketing needs. We offer pay-per-click (PPC) advertising, search engine optimization (SEO) services, social media advertising and more. No matter what your firm requires online, we've got you covered!

Member Benefit: 20% off social media packages, 28% off pay-per-click monthly management fees and 17% off SEO monthly fees

Mike Hepburn
(888) 356-0380
www.yoursocialstrategy.com

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Consulting

Affiliated Power Purchasers International (APPI)

APPI Energy is available to provide data-driven, holistic energy management services and custom solutions tailored to your organization's specific needs and goals. As part of your membership benefit, APPI Energy can analyze your energy usage, evaluate your energy bill, deliver a green-apples-to-green-apples comparison of supplier prices and contracts, and negotiate a supply solution tailored to your budgetary needs and sustainability goals.

Benefits to you include:

  • Negotiating on your behalf: Advocating for you, not the supplier or the utility
  • Minimizing risk: Analyzing contracts and monitoring regulatory changes
  • Providing customized solutions: Including comprehensive evaluations on demand and usage profile
  • Save you time: Evaluate local utility and government policies to ensure all incentives are being captured

Operating on a foundation of data-driven consulting solutions, designed to help you save time, money, and minimize budgetary risk on the energy procurement process, APPI Energy is unbiased, working with only the most trusted, heavily-vetted suppliers.

Additionally, APPI Energy offers energy management solutions to reduce demand, reduce costs, and increase sustainability. As a true extension of your team, APPI Energy provides holistic, tailored solutions that help you set and meet your energy goals while reducing overall energy costs. 

To learn more about the member benefit, contact Carrie Shepard.

Carrie Shepard
(800) 520-6685
www.appienergy.com

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Cremation Consulting

Cremation Consulting

“The funeral home of the future may not be a funeral home at all.” This isn’t just Cremation Consulting’s slogan, it is at the core of our strategic beliefs. Founded to bring a strategic, curriculum-based consulting platform to funeral homes that desire market-share growth from the cremation segment in the communities they serve.

Jim Rudolph and Andrew Loos, owners and operators of their own funeral and cremation businesses, have over two decades of consulting experience and have led the launch and relaunch of dozens of firms now focused on the emerging cremation market. Change is the only constant in life.

Member Benefit: Free initial one-hour consult and 10% off any contracted consulting services

Andrew Loos
816.353.1700

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The Foresight Companies LLCalt

At the Foresight Companies, we are passionate about the funeral and cemetery profession. Our business and financial consulting firm has a singular focus: our client’s success. Our mission is to provide solution-based services that guide our clients through the process of strategic change. Our role as a trusted adviser includes accounting, financing, valuations, merger/acquisitions and human resource and compliance business services. We understand the business of doing business. This mission is expressed in our corporate motto: Consulting with Insight. That’s Foresight.

Member Benefit: 7% discount on initial retainer of professional services

Nicole Vullo
Marketing Manager
602.274.6464
TheForesightCompanies.com

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Full-Circle Aftercare

We are a concierge service that represents your funeral home and helps families navigate through the complexities of closing an estate after a loved one passes away. Over the phone we help families with everything from Social Security benefits to VA Benefits and life insurance policies, all the way down through cell phones, credit cards, utilities and even newspaper subscriptions. We set up protection services for the deceased and their surviving family members. Also, we gather detailed feedback from the families, along with generating more online reviews and testimonials for the funeral home to use in your own marketing. Lastly, we introduce preneed and provide the interest and leads back to you every month for you to follow up with those families.

Member Benefit: We waive the $299 startup fee and offer a 2-3 family trial at no charge

Matt Van Drimmelen
(801) 915-2257
full-circlecare.com

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Johnson Consulting Groupalt

With increased concern in profitability due to consumer choices, cremation and succession planning, you need a trusted consultant to navigate through to success. Johnson Consulting Group is a funeral home and cemetery consulting firm specializing in mergers and acquisitions, business valuations, bank lending, accounting services, business performance analysis, business performance improvement, customer survey/sales analysis program and incentive compensation programs.

Member Benefit: your choice of a high-level demographic analysis or revenue forecasting analysis, free of charge

888.250.7747
[email protected]
JohnsonConsulting.com

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Merchant Cost ConsultingMerchant Cost Consultingalt

Merchant Cost Consulting is a cost reduction/consulting firm that helps funeral homes reduce their credit card processing fees WITHOUT having to switch processors, equipment or software. As a specialist in helping funeral homes lower their credit card processing fees without having to switch processors, Merchant Cost Consulting provides time savings and negotiation expertise in the effort to get the most competitive rates from credit card companies. Merchant Cost Consulting audits customers’ current accounts, finds hidden surcharges and negotiates new, lower rates. In addition, the company works with businesses to monitor credit card processing rates on an ongoing basis.

Merchant Cost Consulting doesn't get paid unless we are successful in saving you money, as we are only paid in the form of a revenue split on the savings we find for you.

Member Benefit: OGR members get to keep an additional 5% of the savings obtained by MCC for your first 24 months.

Patrick MacLellan, Director of Business Development
508.733.7622
MerchantCostConsulting.com

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Cremation

Starmark Cremation Productsalt

The team at Starmark thinks only about cremation and funeral products for the changing industry landscape. Starmark is 100% focused on providing Sensible Solutions® for cremation that improve funeral home revenue from direct to full services.

Starmark manufactures cremation products including the original Elderlite® Corrugated Fiberboard Casket, Ceremonial Rental Caskets, Ceremonial Rental Casket inserts, industry leading alternative cremation containers, basic cremation supplies, economical cremation products in lightweight corrugated fiberboard and cloth-covered products to meet the needs and wants of cremation client families.

Arie Elder
765.966.7676, ext. 217
StarmarkCP.com

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Education, Regulatory Compliance

Kiss Compliance / Compliance Plusalt

In 1992, Gary Finch developed the first OSHA & Safety Program specifically for the funeral industry.

Since 1997, we have served as Safety Consultant of Record to the Order of the Golden Rule. We are still the one and only safety program written specifically for the funeral industry, with nearly 30 years of continuous service.

Member Benefit: 10% discount on all services plus no charge for any OGR member firm that calls with OSHA-related questions

Paulette Finch
800.950.1101 
KISScompliance.net

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Veterans Funeral Care logoVeterans Funeral Care

Veterans Funeral Care provides educational workshops focused on how to engage the veterans in your market area. How to Become the Go-to Funeral Home for Veterans, led by Licensed Funeral Directory Jim Rudolph, covers everything from branding to talking "tribally" A four-hour course is available in OGR's Learning Library to take at your convenience. Occasional in-person workshops are scheduled through OGR.

altUpon completion of this course, attendees may have the option to become a licensed Veterans Funeral Care Network provider. Veterans Funeral Care Network providers are able to offer proprietary programs such as "Operation Toy Soldier" and "Retire Your Flag with Honor" to their communities. Every network provider has exclusive rights to their territory.

Member Benefit: 15% discount on VFC Network annual licensing fee

Jim Rudolph
727.524.9202
VeteransFuneralCare.com

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Embalming & Prep-Room Supplies

Embalmers' Supply Company (ESCO) alt

In business since 1986, The Embalmers' Supply Company (ESCO) has a long history of innovation and technology within the embalming industry and first in many chemicals that are in the market place. San Veino's, Hexaphene's and Porti-Boy machines.

Member Discount: Up to 25% discount on fluids; 10% discount on Porti-Boy machines; 50% paid shipping when purchasing five or more cases. Contact OGR Products & Services.

www.embalmers.com

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Dodgealt

A family-owned and -operated business since 1893, The Dodge Company is the world’s largest manufacturer and distributor of preparation room supplies. We carry a complete line of stationery, urns and urn vaults, and are a source for memorial products through our partners Glass Remembrance, Capture Bead Keepsakes and Dodge Portraits.

altConsolidated Funeral Services (CFS), Dodge’s technology partner, provides revenue-generating websites, development services and hosting, all while paying dividends to our 5,000 website customers.

Dodge is proud to have been partnered with Insight Books and Doug Manning for more than 25 years, supplying grief recovery materials and the Continuing Care series.

As an Endorsed Supplier, Dodge supports OGR through a financial contribution toward the association's educational programming. Dodge believes that education is key to the future of our profession.

  • Member Benefit: 25% freight discount for orders of eligible product valued at $200 - $399.99 and 50% on orders of eligible product valued at $400 or more

Timothy Collison
800.443.6343
DodgeCo.com (website)
Shop.DodgeCo.com (webstore)

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Vision Medicalalt

Vision Medical offers a wide variety of funeral home products. The line includes - but is not limited to - body bags, disaster pouches, plastic undergarments, personal protective equipment (PPE) / protective apparel (gowns, lab coats, shoe covers, masks, etc.), gloves, prep-room supplies, crematory supplies and a primary focus on unique cremation urns.

Member Benefit: 7% off complete product line. Contact OGR Products & Services 800.637.8030.

Contact Vision Medical
Vision-Medical.net

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Financing & Investing

Access Financial Group Interment Trust Services

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For nearly 30 years, Access Financial Group has managed the Golden Rule® Funeral Trust, providing pre-need trust accounting and investment advice. The Golden Rule 401(k) Plan was designed to help you meet your retirement savings goals. The plan was exclusively developed to support independent funeral homes and their employees.

With low start-up investment and comparably low ongoing recordkeeping costs, this unique plan gives you and your employees more options than ever before. The Golden Rule 401(k) plan has the added benefit of allowing you to offer benefits to your employees, giving you a leg up in the hiring and retention of employees.

Contact us to learn more about this unique benefit and how we can work together to help you and your employees plan for your future.

Member Benefit: 401(k) exclusive member pricing

Christopher Chigas
(312) 655-8233
www.intermenttrustservices.com
www.afinancial.com/OGR

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Express Funeral Funding

Express Funeral Funding contacts the insurance company on behalf of your family and completes all of the necessary documentation for the assignment of your loved one’s life insurance policy and ensures payment to the funeral home typically within 24 hours of verification. 

Member Benefit: Members receive an industry-low 3.5% rate

Richard Praszkier
Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator
812-949-9011
www.expressfuneralfunding.com

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Federated Fiducial (FFDA)

Since 1925, Federated Fiducial has provided business services to those specializing in the funeral business. Our team of experts specializes in bookkeeping & tax services, valuation & transition services, business consulting, payroll services, retirement plan administration and collection services. Federated’s team of field consultants provide nationwide, on-site support and consulting to assist in addressing the specific needs of funeral businesses. These experts coupled with Federated’s professional staff provide an unparalleled level of service.

Curt Dailey, Director of Business Relations
217.525.1712
800.877.3332
Federated-Fiducial.com

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Insurance

ABM Funding, Incalt

Independently owned, ABM Funding works with funeral directors to provide immediate cash and take the burden out of filing life insurance claims. By verifying and filing life insurance claims, ABM frees up time that can be spent serving families; not to mention providing your money within 24 hours of verifying the policy. When time is money, you can count on ABM!

Member Benefit: 3% individual policies, 3.95% group and NPS policies

Scott Baker
276.656.2499

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C & J Financialalt

C&J Financial is proud to have partnered with OGR for over a decade and serve the funeral profession for 25 years. C&J continues to lead the way in insurance assignment funding with a diverse staff experienced in the insurance, funeral and preneed professions. In addition, we offer the quickest, most intuitive online platform. Our Assignment Funding Management System allows you to submit a claim in just over one minute then print documents specific to that insurance company. From there you can track and manage your claims all the way through the process. Let us show you how we can bring value to your funeral home.

Member Benefit: Choose between a 2.9% funding discount for your first 60 days or getting your first claim for free. Funding discount of 3.9% thereafter with a quarterly rebate available.

Rob Brice, Director of Strategic Partnerships
417.425.7993 (direct)
800.785.0003 (general)
CJF.com/OGR

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Federated Insurance Companyalt

Federated Insurance provides business insurance protection to funeral service providers across the US. A+ (Superior) rated by AM Best, Federated offers specialized insurance and risk management specifically designed to protect your business. At Federated Insurance, it’s our business to protect yours. No obligation review of your insurance and risk management needs

Member Benefit: No obligation review of your insurance and risk management needs, free attendance at Federated Insurance Risk Management Academy seminars and referral to our network of independent estate-planning attorneys

Nathan Oland
507.363.6344
FederatedInsurance.com

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LIG SolutionsLIG Solutions logo

As a nationally recognized insurance agency since 2009, LIG Solutions changes the way individuals, families, businesses and groups across the country shop and enroll in healthcare products. LIG specializes in offering comprehensive, turn-key insurance solutions for associations, societies, membership organizations, NGB and other affinity groups to deliver member benefit programs around health coverage. With more than 30 years of combined experience in the health, life and Medicare insurance industries, LIG has distributed more than 1.2 million insurance policies. LIG has partnerships with national, regional and local insurance carriers across the country. We deliver member benefit programs centered on health and wellness initiatives to drive retention and engagement with the communities they serve.

[email protected]
855.594.7254
LIGmembers.com/OGR

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Jewelry

Thumbies

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Thumbies® (est. 1998) is the original fingerprint keepsake provider. With products celebrating people and pets (Buddies Pet Keepsakes®) as well as our Phoenix Collection® cremation keepsakes, Thumbies remains the industry leader in quality and selection.

Each keepsake is individually handcrafted in the U.S. Heartland by skilled artisans working with the highest-quality available raw materials, never pre-made blank metal slugs imported from China.

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We offer a wide range of exclusive designs and proprietary materials no other keepsake provider can match. Our unique ability to take personalization to the next level allows us to create 100% custom, made-to-order designs.

We work with virtually any print source, and offer two sales models; use either or both, the choice is yours. Family Direct Ordering empowers families to purchase keepsakes on their own time, while still providing you with additional operating revenue. Help your families celebrate life, and the ones they love by offering genuine Thumbies keepsakes.

Member Benefits: volume-based discounts starting at 20% and a member-exclusive keepsake design

Susan Dice, Director of Customer Care
847.713.8257
Thumbies.com

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Memorialization

BerylMartin

Founded in 2000, BerylMartin is an art, design and digital print studio committed to providing our funeral service partners with the most stunning keepsake products available. We offer a wide variety of beautiful, personalized funeral memorial tributes and keepsakes including brochures, programs, prayer cards, thank you cards, portraits, casket panels and Fuzed glass and engraved crystal photo keepsakes. We also provide affordable printing and design services for our funeral service partners’ business needs.

Member Benefits: 

  • first order is FREE (up to $350)
  • discounted shipping
  • exclusive OGR packages discounted up to 20% off our lowest published prices

219.922.8935 (office)
[email protected]
BerylMartin.com

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FloracracyFloracracy

With small or virtual funerals, grieving family-members participating remotely and a new survey showing families value receiving personalized letters and flowers after the ceremony, Floracracy helps funeral homes send personalized letters and flowers anywhere in the US to family members at the time of the funeral or in the months after it. Indeed, the most powerful gift we can give someone is a personal letter that shares meaningful stories, but most people aren’t sure how to write them. Through our free content or a broader partnership, we can help you be sure your families receive the emotional support they need.

Member Benefit: brochures & free content around floral meanings to share with families; 10% commission on any sale or special partner packages available (registration required)

Sarah-Eva Marchese
Floracracy.com/pages/loss

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Funeral Home GiftsFuneral Home Gifts logo

Funeral Home Gifts is the premier provider of woven and printed Tribute Blankets, custom cap panels, photo urns and personalization products to death care providers throughout North America. Made in the USA with 100% American content and delivered next day, our products comfort families, generate revenue through re-orders and provide vision to transition families from direct cremation to personalized memorial services.

Member Benefit: free sample to try at your next service

Wes Wolfe
800.233.0439, ext. 226
FuneralHomeGifts.com

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The flag cases and urns we provide OGR members are the finest and most requested memorials in the U.S.A. In addition to providing an American-made product to honor our country’s heroes, past and present, the permanence and heirloom quality of SpartaCraft memorials give the funeral provider a source of referrals for future needs of the families you serve.

Personalization is a key service we provide, so with one phone call or email to OGR Products & Services, you can order a custom engraved memorial that will ship the same day!

Member Benefit: 

  • 5% savings over wholesale prices

www.spartacraft.com

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Monuments/Grave Markers

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Quality McNeill grave markers are available in a wide variety of styles.

Contact OGR at 800.637.8030 or [email protected] for pricing and more information.

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Office Supplies

Office Depot OfficeMaxOffice Depot OfficeMax logo

Office Depot is a leading provider of business services, products and technology solutions to small, medium and enterprise businesses, through a fully integrated B2B distribution platform of approximately 1,300 stores, online presence, and dedicated sales professionals and technicians.

Member Benefit: Get special pricing on office supplies, print and copy services in-store or online through the Business Savings Program by using the exclusive Order of the Golden Rule purchasing card. Discounts range from 5% - 55% off of retail prices.

Register here to start shopping and saving.

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Pre-Need

Access Financial Group Interment Trust Services

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For nearly 30 years, Access Financial Group has managed the Golden Rule® Funeral Trust, providing pre-need trust accounting and investment advice. So, it is with great pleasure that we are offering OGR members the new Golden Rule® 401(k) Plan. The plan was exclusively developed to support independent funeral homes and their employees. With low start-up investment and comparably low ongoing recordkeeping costs, this unique plan gives you and your employees more options than ever before.

Contact us to learn more about this unique benefit and how we can work together to help you and your employees plan for your future.

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Final Security

Expand your pre-need offerings with Digital Estate & Legacy Planning.

Protect your clients and their loved ones from cybercrimes, ensure their important files are found and protect their legacy with Final Security's:

  • Info Vault: collect documents, files, photos, account information and passwords in our encrypted Info Vault to be transferred to a designated beneficiary
  • Device Cleaning: registered devices will be wiped clean, ensuring they pass on only the information they want to share
  • Social & Cloud Clean: arrange to have social media, cloud and subscription accounts closed by Final Security
  • My Final Goodbye: Create a video message or text-only email that will be sent after they're gone

Member Benefit: OGR members will receive a 40% commission for any Life Level plan sold (current retail price $174.99).

Christopher Huziak
844.463.4625
FinalSecurity.co

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INEX Inc.

For over 20 years, INEX has been providing the deathcare industry with products that build your brand, create incremental revenue and deliver real value to your families. Closing Affairs is the most trusted executor toolkit in the industry, and it is available in three configurations to accommodate any aftercare model. In Case of Emergency is a preparedness tool that is ideal for motivating or rewarding a pre-arrangement. And Professional Processionals products increase the safety and respect of your processionals. 

Member Benefit: 10% off our regular price

888-829-8362
[email protected]
inexinc.com

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Vantage Point Preneed 

Vantage Point Preneed offers solutions for all funeral homes regardless of their size. We work with multiple insurance companies to offer the best preneed interest rates and commissions as well as offer many marketing solutions to help increase your preneed volume. We will take the time to understand your firm’s unique needs and goals while having the flexibility to change and adapt as your firm’s needs and goals change.

Member Discount: 50% discount on any of our direct mailers if you use one of our insurance companies to fund your preneeds. This will help increase your preneed volume as well as help with top-of-mind awareness in your community.

Jon Billetdeaux
443.880.0583
VantagePointPreneed.com

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Printing/Paper Products

Bass-MollettBass-Mollett logo

Bass-Mollett has been supplying the funeral industry for almost 70 years with customized solutions to funeral directors using custom stationery and supplies so each family they serve may memorialize their loved one with dignity. With four generations of family ownership, Bass-Mollett will continue to proudly serve the funeral industry for decades to come.

Member Benefit: 10% off regular retail pricing for Bass-Mollett stationery, urns and ad specialties. Contact Bass-Mollett for login information to access member benefits.

Amy Mueller, Customer Care Team Manager
(618) 664-3141, ext. 160
[email protected] for inquiries
[email protected] to place an order
Bass-Mollett.com

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Regal Line® Funeral Stationery & Accessory Products

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Regal Line Funeral Stationery Products and Accessories will assist you in building loyalty toward your business. Regal Line stationery products are one of the few items that will remain in the hands of family and friends after the funeral service is completed. It is also the family’s connection back to you when your services are needed again. 107 years of manufacturing excellence; family-owned; made in the U.S.A. Visit our new website: www.RegalLine.com

Member Benefit: 20% discount - contact OGR Products & Services

www.RegalLine.com

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Messengeraltalt

Proudly serving since 1913, Messenger started in the religious calendar business and is now a leading provider of funeral stationery, everyday service items and insurance funding. Messenger prides itself on being innovative and best-in-class on all fronts: products, service, operations, technology and financially. Customer-focused as well as consumer-focused, Messenger utilizes a variety of research and retail trends to ensure funeral professionals have relevant products to help them stay viable in an ever-changing marketplace. Providing a quality product line, quick turn times, technology solutions, an extensive line-up of licensed artists and an experienced service and sales team.

Member Benefits:

  • 50% off first Signature order
  • 10% off all Signature prders
  • free personalization software, training and support

Heather Garman, VP Sales and Marketing
800.827.5151, ext. 263
MessengerStationery.com

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Telecommunications

ASD - Answering Service for Directors

ASD – Answering Service for Directors has created a new class of answering service for funeral professionals by raising the bar with unparalleled levels of advanced training and technology. Family-owned and -operated, ASD has been helping funeral homes manage their calls and their lives since 1972. The company's custom-built communication systems and sophisticated mobile tools were designed solely to meet the needs of funeral homes. By offering funeral directors unmatched protection for their calls, ASD has redefined the role of an answering service for funeral homes.

Member Benefit: Exclusive eight-week free trial with all setup fees waived. Call 800-868-9950 or visit www.myASD.com for more information.

Craig Meehan
(800) 868-9950
www.myasd.com

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Domanicare

Domanicare is a leader in aftercare solutions for funeral homes. Through the power of text messaging, we follow up with families and provide aftercare nurturing and free grief support materials. Our text messages see a 98% open rate and a 51% response rate. Our award-winning platform is also the first funeral home-specific platform for generating Google reviews and online reputation management. This online visibility has helped funeral homes across the country develop and leverage sales opportunities and significantly improve their families' experiences that result in recommendations and long-term customer loyalty.

  • Member Benefit: First month free, 10% discount thereafter

Sam Ashby
Director of Sales
480.298.7655
Text "OGR" to 801.893.5733 to learn more about the program and claim your discount!
TheDomaniGroup.com

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Everdays

Everdays is the #1 consumer EOL planning app with a base of 3 million users and growing. Through their end-of-life planning app, consumers plan and fund their funerals, and give loved ones instant access to all the details they'll need. Everdays' unique digital features give planners and their families an engaging, seamless experience, with everything they need just a tap away in an app on their phone.

As an Everdays partner, your brand and home are front and center with thousands of new, modern planners in your market every day – giving them the ability to purchase their funeral in advance with your home on Everdays.

Member Benefits: one year of complimentary access to the exclusive partner platform, including preferred status within Everdays' funeral home directory, inclusion in localized blog articles, a funeral home branded planning webpage, co-branded emails, dedicated OGR members-only support and much, much more.

877.400.3297
[email protected]
Partners.Everdays.com

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Urns

Bogati Urn Company

Since 2004, Bogati Urn Company has been a great wholesale urn resource for professionals within the funeral industry for affordable, high-quality urns, keepsakes and memorial jewelry. Our customers rely on our products to meet the needs of their families and our warehouse has a wide selection of hundreds of urns and memorial jewelry to meet our customers’ needs.

Member Benefit: 10% off all Bogati-brand products for call-in or emailed orders with Net 30 billing. Online orders are excluded from this offer.

[email protected]
941.751.3382
www.bogatiurns.com

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CMC Funeral & Cremation ProductsCMC Funeral & Cremation Products

CMC Funeral and Cremation Products, the new U.S. division of Carrier Mausoleums Construction, is proud to partner with OGR. Located in Twinsburg, Ohio, we provide cremation urns, appliques, jewelry, keepsakes and other memorialization products, as well as same-day engraving services. We also stock an array of religious items – crosses/crucifixes, Cromo prayer cards and Italian hand-made rosaries.

Cremation supplies are being added to our product line and will be available in December 2021.

Member Benefit: 10% discount and free shipping on products in CMC’s Memorial Urn catalog

330.840.5143 (phone)
866.881.7391 (phone)
[email protected]
www.cmc-carrier.com

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Davis Whitehall®

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The Davis Whitehall Co., located in Colorado Springs, Co. has been hand-crafting custom hardwood urns made in America since 1991. We are known for our customization and personalization abilities. We recently introduced our new Textured Printing process, “Creating Memories You Can Feel®”. This process features an innovative UV cured printing process that delivers a lifelike image with a raised printed surface, allowing families to touch and feel the image on their cherished memorial. The warmth of the wood accentuates the raised texture of the photo, creating a truly one-of-a-kind final resting place.

Member Benefit: 15% savings over wholesale prices. Contact OGR Products & Services at 800.637.8030.

800.818.8414
Davis-Whitehall.com

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Mabrey Productsalt

Industry leader in the design and manufacturing of hardwood cremation urns. Providing funeral directors and their families a high level of personalization and customization for over 30 years. Offering hand-crafted personal memorials made the old-fashioned way, one at a time. Proudly, and always, made in the USA.

Member Benefit: 5% discount on urns, plus 3% discount for 15-day pay, net/45 day; free shipping on two or more full-size urns via UPS to contiguous United States

Douglas M. Tobey
800.942.3799
MabreyProducts.com

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Passages International alt

Passages’ mission is the same as it was 21 years ago: helping funeral homes meet the changing needs of families by offering non-traditional and greener products. Passages offers the largest variety of eco-friendly urns, scatter tubes and caskets. The company continues to innovate and introduce new products that help funeral homes align with modern family preferences. Passages’ new Bamboo Cremation Container and Four-Point Bamboo Casket are not only better for families and the environment (than cardboard containers) they’re more profitable for funeral homes.

Member Benefit:

  • 10% on Caskets / Cremation Containers (minimum order of 10)
  • 15% on everything else

[email protected]
505.830.2500
PassagesInternational.com

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SinoSource International Company Inc.alt

SinoSource International has been providing superior cremation and memorialization products to the funeral and cremation industry. Our high-value, low-cost assortment has made us the choice of thousands of cremationists — and the families they serve. The success of SinoSource is not only displayed in our products, but through the keen attention to detail delivered by our industry-experienced sales team, customer service, quality control and manufacturing personnel. Our people make us who we are. If quality and affordability matter, we invite you to experience the SinoSource difference.

Member Benefit: 10% discount on most items. Contact OGR Products & Services at 800.637.8030.

650.697.6668
[email protected]
SinoSource.biz

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