Professional Service Charges

We are pleased to provide you with a full disclosure of our professional service charges.

To help you understand funeral costs, we have prepared an outline of the categories that make up a funeral account. There are basically three sections that make up a funeral account: casket and merchandise selections, professional service charges and cash advances.

To help consumers, legislation states that all funeral homes must provide an itemized price list of all of their related professional service charges as well as casket and merchandise charges. This list must be available at the consumers' request without cost or obligation.

We pride ourselves on always being one of the most reasonably priced funeral homes in the area, although many expect our charges to be much higher given our level of professionalism, the quality of our facilities and our ethical standards. Consumers and families finally can learn firsthand that there is a difference in the service we provide and they do not need to fall into the trap of traditional loyalty many funeral homes attempt to count on. Today, being good is not good enough! We trust that this service will give you one more reason to give Houghlin-Greenwell Funeral Home and Cremation Services serious consideration when seeking a funeral home that is pro-actively working towards providing you the highest standards of services and facilities while offering sensible and affordable solutions.


Casket and Merchandise Selections

This section is specific to the casket that a family selects. All of our caskets and merchandise are priced separately - meaning the price you see for the casket is for the casket itself with no other items included. This can often become confusing to families. Some of the other types of merchandise you might find in this section of the funeral account are: burial vaults, cremation urns, and stationery packages. Again, each is itemized based on your selection and a total is itemized under the "Casket and Merchandise Selections." As always, you are free to purchase or acquire these items from any other source. Receiving funeral homes cannot charge any handling or administration fees when a casket is purchased elsewhere.

Cash Advances

Cash advances are just as they imply: to aid the families we serve, we will cover certain third party expenses and place them on our account as a convenience according to our policy. Strict legislation ensures that these items are not marked up and only the exact "cost" is included on the funeral account. Typical cash disbursements might include newspaper notices, clergy honorariums, cemetery charges, florist charges, beautician fees, certified death certificates and musician fees.


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