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Hiers-Baxley Opens Innovative Life Event Center

Facility Represents First New Build for Foundation Partners Group

May 4, 2017

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Hiers-Baxley Opens Innovative Life Event Center

The Villages, FL, May 1, 2017:  Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, a member of the Foundation Partners Group (FPG) family, opened a new multi-purpose facility in The Villages active adult community in Central Florida this week. The 12,000-sq. ft. building offers a versatile space that features three multi-purpose rooms, able to host a variety of life’s celebratory events, including funerals.

“One of the five unique truths of Foundation Partners Group is innovation,” commented Bob Bukala, FPG President and CEO. “We are always looking to create new ideas, tools and technologies that enhance the lives of those around us.  Like our ShareLife® technology platform, this new Life Event Center is a truly innovative idea that resonates with people, especially families.”

The Life Event Center further expands Hiers-Baxley’s capability to provide families with a facility to host all of their important life-affirming events, not just funerals.  It also offers the surrounding business community an outstanding venue with top-notch facilities and state-of-the-art amenities.   The center was specifically designed with the flexibility to hold meetings, celebrations and conferences for groups large and small.

The building, designed by KP Studio Architects of Ocala, sits on 2.5 acres in the Buffalo Ridge area just east of The Villages. It is the first new facility built by the Foundation Partners Group and is licensed as a funeral facility.

The Hiers-Baxley Life Event Center has been in the planning stages for more than two years and construction has been ongoing for almost a year.  It boasts the latest in technology and includes a 12-ft. tall by 34-ft. wide projection screen, which is an important component of FPG’s proprietary ShareLife® multi-sensory technology platform.


Every room in the Life Event Center offers relaxed surroundings and inviting décor to make guests as comfortable as possible when they attend an event.  The goal is for people to return to hold every meaningful family celebration in the facility, including weddings, parties, reunions and receptions.

“We are dedicated to being on the cutting-edge of funeral service so that our partners have access to the newest concepts and latest expertise,” stated Justin Baxley, FPG’s Senior Vice President of Business Development.  “This Life Event Center is just the latest example of us fulfilling this promise to the members of the Foundation Partners Group family.”

About Foundation Partners Group: Foundation Partners Group (FPG) is a leading provider of innovative funeral, cemetery and cremation experiences and products. As one of the largest privately owned funeral operators, FPG owns and operates funeral homes, cremation centers and cemeteries in 16 states, and is actively seeking to expand its locations throughout the U.S. With headquarters in Orlando, FL, Foundation Partners is committed to revolutionizing the funeral profession with a customer experience-centered approach that harnesses innovation and values the power of relationship and partnership. For more information about Foundation Partners Group, visit their website at