Homesteaders Recognized as 2023 Top USA Workplace

Funeral Industry News Funeral Industry Press Releases Homesteaders Life Company April 26, 2023
Homesteaders Life Logo

We believe that every funeral director should have the tools to succeed. With the help of our field-leading partners, we publish daily funeral industry news and provide free tools to help our readers advance their careers and grow their businesses. Our editorial focus on the future, covering impact-conscious funeral care, trends, tech, marketing, and exploring how today's funeral news affects your future.

Homesteaders Recognized as 2023 Top USA Workplace

West Des Moines, Iowa — For the third year in a row, Homesteaders Life Company, a national leader in preneed funeral funding, has been recognized as a 2023 Top USA Workplace.

“Homesteaders is proud to be consistently recognized as a top workplace,” said Steve Shaffer, Homesteaders President, CEO and Board Chair. “For over 100 years, we have worked to help people across the country create a meaningful farewell for the benefit of their loved ones. This award demonstrates the commitment every employee brings each day to the important work we do and to live out our core values.”

Top Workplaces USA offers national recognition for large organizations, those with more than 150 employees and those that may have operations in multiple markets. Winners of the Top Workplaces USA awards are chosen based solely on feedback gathered through an employee engagement survey, issued by Energage. Results are calculated by comparing the survey’s research-based statements, including 15 culture drivers that are proven to predict high performance against industry benchmarks.

“Our continued recognition as a Top USA Workplace is an honor that reflects the commitment our employees bring to their work daily,” said Tonja Clark, Homesteaders Vice President-Human Resources. “We know the work we do makes a difference in the lives of so many families, and that work would not be possible without every single employee bringing their best and living our core values.”

In addition to competitive compensation and benefits, Homesteaders offers professional development opportunities, a success-sharing program, an incentive award program, paid family leave, remote and flexible work solutions and commitments to employee health and community outreach.

To learn more about Homesteaders and the Top Workplaces USA designation, visit

Homesteaders Life Company, a mutual company owned by its policy holders, is a national leader in providing products and services to help people design a better farewell.