Orlando, FL — Foundation Partners Group, a leading provider of innovative funeral and cemetery experiences and products, today announced the acquisition of Atkins-Northland Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Cloquet, Minnesota. The acquisition adds a sixth location to the Foundation Partners Group’s network in the state.
“We are excited to welcome Atkins-Northland Funeral Home & Cremation Service to the Foundation Partners Group family,” said Tom Kominsky, Foundation Partners Group chief financial officer. “Bob and Karen Atkins share our values and have been wonderful stewards in their community. We believe this will be a wonderful partnership.”
Atkins-Northland Funeral Home & Cremation Service was originally the “Northland Cooperative Burial Association,” established in 1936. It continued to operate as a cooperative until 2009 when Bob and Karen Atkins purchased the funeral home.
When it came to succession planning, Bob and Karen looked for a partner with similar values. “As funeral home owners, you’re working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 day a year. We’ve made a huge commitment to our business and it was important to us to partner with someone who wouldn’t just see our funeral home as an investment,” Bob said. “We wanted a partner who would respect our legacy and commitment to our community.”
A key part of their succession plan was to find a company that would continue to grow their business and support their team members and their community. “Foundation Partners Group has resources that can really help the families we serve,” Karen said. “They’ll be bringing in new ideas and technology that will benefit our 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 160 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.