On first thought, the fact that we are family-owned may not mean much to you. But consider this: since we live and work here in the Eastern Community, your hard earned money goes directly to supporting families and businesses in our area. We use local vendors and support numerous non-profit organizations. From first generation owner Howard Eggleston's involvement in the development of Pearson Park, to fourth generation Dennis Pavley's involvement in the Oregonian Club, to fifth generation Matthew Pavley's involvement in the Oregon School Foundation, all of our directors and owners have supported numerous non profit activities in our community. And because we are family-owned, you are assured someone from our family will be available to assist you, regardless of the time you call.
While other funeral homes may have been operating in your community for years, and their names have not changed, some funeral homes have sold out to national and even international conglomerates. These funeral service conglomerates keep the original family name on their businesses because they know that at your greatest time of need you are more likely to turn to a local business you feel you can trust, than to a national chain you know nothing about.
These large corporations are publicly traded on the stock exchange, making them responsible to their stockholders and board of directors, not to you or our community. They often mislead consumers with low price advertising, yet their average total funeral cost is the same as locally owned funeral homes in the area. These firms generally operate with a minimal number of employees to increase profits, sometimes resulting in a situation in which the employees struggle to handle their assigned caseloads.
As your friends and neighbors our staff supports our shared community through
active involvement in many nonprofit organizations. Here are just a few: