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February 1, 2013


Edgewood, KY. – February 1, 2013 – Acclaimed and progressive funeral director, funeral preplanning and marketing authority, Mr. Chris Kuhnen has launched Funeral Profit Protectors LLC, (FPP) a funeral business profit counseling company serving independently owned and operated funeral homes across America.

Historically, over the past seven (7) years, the typical, American family owned and operated funeral home profits have hovered around 5.5%, according to statistics by Federated Funeral Directors of America. At the same time business expenses have skyrocketed to never before seen levels that consume this profit quickly. The end result is; there’s little to nothing left to grow the business.

Employee compensation, healthcare and benefits packages have increased steadily over the years. Gasoline prices seemingly fluctuate hourly. The cost of electricity, natural gas and other daily funeral home necessities has increased exponentially. Intense industry competition is constantly challenging funeral home owners to do more with less. These challenges and many more are slowly and systematically stripping away the life giving profits funeral home owners need to remain strong and viable.

Why do funeral homes need to generate robust business profits?  As a century’s old profession, it’s eternally been the undertaking of American Funeral Directors to provide humanity the most dignified, caring and affordable funeral services possible. In order for funeral homes to keep providing this to families, in today’s depressed economic environment, they require proven approaches to attain the usable business profits they deserve to remain vibrant and viable in an ever changing funeral service world. It’s not about money, pride, prestige or ego. It’s all about the individuals and families served…Period!  How can you properly serve your families if you’re business is struggling to survive?

Funeral Profit Protectors, LLC specialize in teaching, engaging and delivering to our client’s successful strategies, products and services to secure and/or increase their business profits. We integrate our learning, knowledge, innovation, training and teamwork to create fruitful business profit solutions. It’s a hands on approach the gets the job done.

According to Kuhnen, “I have always dreamed of operating my own business, where my entire family could be actively involved. FPP affords me the opportunity to work alongside my wife, Paula and Sons, Paul and Matthew on a daily basis. This team of highly dedicated and motivated professionals is highly qualified, each in their own unique way, to best serve our select clientele”.

Chris has extensive experience in corporate leadership, executive management, funeral directing, preneed planning, staff training and course development, marketing and public relations. He is a trusted advisor to those in the death care industry. Kuhnen is a Licensed Funeral Director, Life Insurance Agent, Associate member Funeral Directors Association of Kentucky, Certified Preplanning Consultant (CPC) as bestowed by the National Funeral Directors Association, Certified Funeral Celebrant as bestowed by the In-Sight Institute and Certified Marketing Specialist as bestowed by the National Marketing Academy. He has numerous years’ experience producing for independently owned and operated funeral homes. Additionally Chris played an instrumental role in helping to build up, steer and inspire one of the largest, most successful funeral pre-need sales and marketing companies in the United States.

As an insider into excellence Chris has discerned what truly works in the achievement of superior results and sustainable business profits.  Chris and his team offer more than services. They provide solutions to your shrinking business profit challenges by providing you comprehensive, hands-on consultation; counseling, education and affirmative support to help funeral home owners profitably promote their unique brand.  Visit the company website and click on the Resources link for free weekly business profit enhancement tips. Thousands of free helpful business tips will be shared throughout the company’s inaugural year.

Chris and his dedicated team can be contacted anytime by visiting the company website at; business telephone (859) 307-7223; or company e-mail [email protected]