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The Signature Group Makes First Acquisition

The Signature Group announced today that it has acquired Daniels Family Funeral Services ("Daniels") from Kevin R. Daniels. Daniels consists of eight funeral homes in Albuquerque, Rio Rancho and Socorro, as well as three cemeteries and two crematories in Albuquerque and Rio Rancho. With an intense focus on family service in the greater Albuquerque community, Kevin Daniels has grown Daniels Family Funeral Services into an industry leading business serving over 2200 families annually. He will remain actively engaged with The Signature Group to insure that the level of service and growth expected from Daniels continues well into the future.

J. Bradley Green, co-founder of The Signature Group, stated "We are very excited that our first acquisition as a private company is a large, premiere business with one of the most respected owners in the industry. Daniels Family Funeral Services' infrastructure and reputation as a high quality operation will immediately give The Signature Group a strong foundation to grow into a leading private funeral home and cemetery organization.

"Kevin Daniels' decision to entrust his family business to The Signature Group validates our belief that there are some owners whose priority is making sure that their business remains operationally strong and under the control of individuals who share their long-term focus on serving families for many years to come. For these owners, The Signature Group is a very attractive succession planning option. We are extremely pleased to associate ourselves with the great employees and leadership at Daniels Family Funeral Services", Mr. Jay D. Dodds, co- founder of The Signature Group, added.

The Signature Group is a privately held consolidation company with the same focus on operations and serving families as that of the well-respected independents in the industry. The Signature Group provides independent owners the opportunity to join a company founded by two individuals with proven track records whose operational goal is to build a long-lasting organization that remains under their control.

For more information, contact: Jay Dodds
281-974-5224 [email protected]

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CEO at DISRUPT Media and ConnectingDirector.com
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  • lewisfj

    Happy for Jay, Kevin and the Signature Group. That said how many times have we heard this story about private companies as an alternative to corporate, just to see them eventually go public and or sell to a larger corporation. Secondly, those corporations also run great businesses and provide excellent service as well as career opportunities that smaller individually owned funeral home operations do not. We should spend more time building up the industry and the good things we all do.

    • rehallag

      how true , Look at the history of the so called groups that SCI had out in the field years ago and today. Stillbrook, Arlington, and if you look carraige was the real estate holding for the bad real estate that SCI had and look at Norstar who’s execs are SCI executives. Actually Norstar and Carriage were sharing the same address in Texas