Akin-Davis Funeral Homes Joins the Foundation Partners Group Family
Orlando, FL – Foundation Partners Group, a leading provider of innovative funeral and cemetery experiences and products, has announced the acquisition of Akin-Davis Funeral Homes in Southwest Florida. The acquisition adds three new locations to the Foundation Partners Group network, bringing its footprint in Florida to 30 locations.
“Akin-Davis Funeral Homes make a great addition to our growing portfolio of funeral operations on Florida’s gulf coast,” stated Kent Robertson, Foundation Partners Group President. “The Akin family has set a high standard of service in their community and created a culture and value system that matches ours.”
Akin-Davis Funeral Homes had served the Clewiston and LaBelle, FL communities for decades under two prior owners when Cecil Akin and Luther Davis purchased and renamed the firm in the early 1980s. They expanded to a third location in Fort Myers in 1998 and Akin bought out Davis in the early 2000s. In 2009 the Akin children, Daniel and Kimberly, took over active management of the firm.
The Akin-Davis team has grown alongside the community for years, says co-owner Kimberly Akin, who operates the funeral home with her brother Daniel. “We really didn’t have a formal succession plan and Daniel’s children had no interest in the business,” said Kimberly Akin. “We didn’t want to be in our 60s and looking for someone local to buy three funeral homes. Foundation Partners was a perfect fit for us since they are a privately owned firm that really cares about serving families,” she said. “Everything about the experience has been very positive.”
“We are always looking to explore partnerships with the finest independent funeral homes in our profession, and Akin-Davis is just that,” states Tom Kominsky, Chief Financial Officer at Foundation Partners Group. “It has been a pleasure to work with the Akin family on their succession planning and we are excited to continue their mission of providing thoughtful, high-quality services to the community.”
About Foundation Partners Group: Orlando, Florida-based Foundation Partners Group is one of the industry’s most innovative providers of funeral services. The company owns and operates a network of more than 150 funeral homes, cremation centers and cemeteries across 20 states. Our organizational structure allows us to embrace and grow the legacies of the local funeral homes we acquire while leveraging the economies of scale, deep understanding of technology, and our ShareLife® customer experience-centered approach to deliver truly innovative and compassionate care to the families we serve. Visit www.foundationpartners.com to learn more.