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Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home awarded BEST of the BEST by National Funeral Directors Association 2014 NFDA Pursuit of Excellence Awards: Funeral Homes Honored for Excellence in Service to Families and Communities
For Immediate Release: August 25, 2014
Brookfield, Wis. – The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) is pleased to announce that 151 funeral homes have earned the 2014 Pursuit of Excellence Award. The Award is presented by NFDA annually to firms that have demonstrated a commitment to raising the bar on funeral service excellence by adhering to strict ethical and professional standards and providing outstanding service to families and communities.
"The funeral homes that have earned the Pursuit of Excellence Award represent the very best in of our profession and are committed to exceeding expectations every day," said Robert L. "Robby" Bates, CFSP, CCP, president of NFDA. "We offer our heartiest congratulations to this year's award recipients; we are proud to count them as members of NFDA."
To earn an NFDA Pursuit of Excellence Award, a funeral home must demonstrate proficiency in key areas of funeral service, such as compliance with state and federal regulations; providing ongoing education and professional development opportunities for staff; offering outstanding programs and resources to bereaved families; maintaining an active level of involvement in the community; participating and actively serving in the funeral service profession; and promoting funeral home services through a variety of marketing, advertising and public relations programs. Participants are also required to adhere to a Pledge of Ethical Practices.
Best of the Best Award Recipients
In addition to receiving the 2014 NFDA Pursuit of Excellence Award, four funeral homes earned the Best of the Best Award, which recognizes the development and execution of an innovative program or service that had a positive impact on the families and communities they serve.
- Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe, La.
- Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Traverse City, Mich.
- Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, Tenn.
- Worlein Funeral Home, Austin, Minn.
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