What Does This Rundown Building Have to Do with the Funeral Business?

Take a look at this photograph.

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It’s a turn-of-the-century blacksmith shop given a facelift, a combination of old and new, melding the past and the present.

So what does this have to do with funeral home services and Markwell Funeral Home? A lot, actually.

This photo says a lot about the funeral industry, as a metaphor for what we need to be moving toward and a reminder that while the funeral industry is an old profession, Markwell Funeral Homes understand the changing dynamics and provides the funeral industry with a fresh outlook for families.

The building in this photo sat there for years. Everyone thought that it was too dilapidated to be salvaged and that it should be knocked down. After all, it had dirt floors and was pushing 100 years in age. But in the fall of 2012, Jay Markwell and a talented friend of his decided to save this old historical landmark. They opened up a wall, brought in a tractor and scraped the dirt floor, and will finish the building over the next couple of years.

This is how the funeral home industry should be viewed: as a work in progress, a combination of what’s taken place and what’s to come. While death is certain for human beings, a building can live for centuries, and the same goes for businesses that evolve and change with the times.

Similar to the funeral home industry, this building served the purpose of being both an office and a home, and that’s how we like to think of Markwell and its relationship to customers.

For info on Markwell Funeral Home’s funeral services and answers to questions related to the funeral home industry, check out Markwell’s blog, which offers further information. You can also call Markwell at (888) 932-2630 or email them at info@markwellfuneralhome.com.