Precoa Named The Top Workplace For 2014

Precoa Named The Top Workplace For 2014

The Preneed Company of America was honored as the top midsize company to work for in Oregon and Southwest Washington on The Oregonian newspaper’s Top Workplaces 2014 list. Precoa was No. 1 among the 30 companies that earned Top Workplaces distinction in the midsize category.

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Rich Darby — Sunset Funeral Homes

Rich Darby — Sunset Funeral Homes

An outstanding preneed program requires teamwork. Without help, even the best funeral homes in America can struggle to effectively reach preneed families while maintaining their stellar at-need service.

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Porter Loring III — Porter Loring Mortuaries

Porter Loring III — Porter Loring Mortuaries

It didn’t take Porter Loring III long to see the benefit a dedicated team of professional planners could have on his firm’s preneed program. The third-generation CEO and President of San Antonio’s Porter Loring Mortuaries credits Precoa’s pioneering Funeral Planning Center with doubling his preneed sales within two years.

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Mark Busch — Busch Funeral and Crematory Services

Mark Busch — Busch Funeral and Crematory Services

After years of coordinating their own preneed program, Busch Funeral and Crematory Services co-owners Jim and Mark Busch decided a change was needed. A thorough analysis had shown that their preneed counselors needed outside help to reach Northeast Ohio families with maximum efficiency.

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Nancy Brunner Sanden — Brunner Sanden Deitrick Funeral Home & Cremation Center

Nancy Brunner Sanden — Brunner Sanden Deitrick Funeral Home & Cremation Center

Nancy Brunner saw first-hand what can happen when a preneed partner fails to represent the funeral home warmly and accurately in its community. She promised herself that she would never let her firm be misrepresented again.

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Tony Lloyd — Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Centers

Tony Lloyd — Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Centers

With the amount of preneed companies now offering their services to America’s top funeral homes, it’s not hard to find a competent vendor.

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Helen Loring Dear — Porter Loring Mortuaries

Helen Loring Dear — Porter Loring Mortuaries

At San Antonio’s Porter Loring Mortuaries, the concept of “family” guides every part of the firm’s operation and drives their renowned warm and personal brand of service. When it came time to select a preneed partner, Vice President Helen Loring Dear said Precoa’s values were a natural fit.

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Clarence Gerke — Memorial Oaks Chapel

Clarence Gerke — Memorial Oaks Chapel

Memorial Oaks Chapel President Clarence Gerke has dealt with a lot of preneed companies during his career. However, he struggled to find a partner he could consider to be a true representative of his firm.

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Precoa Named To Top Workplaces 2013 List

Precoa Named To Top Workplaces 2013 List

Precoa was recognized as the No. 4 Small Company (less than 150 full-time employees) on The Oregonian newspaper’s Top Workplaces 2013 list. Out of the 1,070 companies invited to participate in the confidential employee survey, just 75 achieved Top Workplaces status.

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Precoa Earns Top Workplaces 2012 Honors

Precoa Earns Top Workplaces 2012 Honors

Precoa was recognized as the No. 3 Small Company (less than 150 full-time employees) on The Oregonian newspaper’s Top Workplaces 2012 list. Out of the 939 companies invited to participate in the confidential employee survey, just 60 achieved Top Workplaces status.

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In Their Words — Owners' Story

In Their Words — Owners' Story

Since coming together to found Precoa in 2004, Mark Hornibrook and Bret Davis have seen the company rise to become a leader in the preneed industry. With sales improving annually, Precoa continues to strive toward its vision of preplanning all families.

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Justin O’Keefe — Bradford-O’Keefe Funeral Homes

Justin O’Keefe — Bradford-O’Keefe Funeral Homes

After more than 25 years with its former preneed company, Bradford-O’Keefe Funeral Homes was in no hurry to change things. However, after several friendly conversations, funeral director and sales manager Justin O’Keefe eventually accepted an offer to visit Precoa’s home office in Portland, Ore.

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Roger Sharp — Sharp Funeral Homes

Roger Sharp — Sharp Funeral Homes

When Roger Sharp, of Sharp Funeral Homes, realized his preneed program was off-track, he partnered with Precoa. Since then, he has found great success in Precoa’s proactive preneed program, which has not only expanded his preneed sales, but also his at-need case volume.

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Roosevelt Curren — Wade Funeral Home

Roosevelt Curren — Wade Funeral Home

Roosevelt Curren spent 35 years in the life insurance industry before transitioning to preneed. Now he’s able to help more families in his community with Precoa’s innovative, flexible, and financially secure product. The challenge of helping families plan an ideal service within their budget is one that Roosevelt embraces daily.

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Cristy Burling — Senior Accounts Manager

Cristy Burling — Senior Accounts Manager

Cristy has found the fast-paced and varied nature of the Account Management area to be right up her alley. She has seen the company grow exponentially over the past number of years and has also advances as the company has gotten bigger. It’s the people and the challenge for personal excellence that make Precoa a place Cristy is pleased to call home.

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Josie Schwab — Preneed Counselor

Josie Schwab — Preneed Counselor

Despite 15 years in the industry, it wasn’t until Josie found Precoa and its unique resources that she could really get in front of the number of families she wanted to serve. Precoa’s planning center took making phone calls to prospective leads off her plate, and let her spent time doing what she does best: meeting with families and sharing the importance of preplanning.

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Carson Johanson — Business Development Manager

Carson Johanson — Business Development Manager

Carson graduated from a great business school and was enticed by a classmate to join the Precoa team. In the Business Development area, Carson helps build the business through partnership with leading funeral homes. Despite no previous experience in the funeral industry, Carson loves the company, the people he works with, and the high-level of involvement he is able to experience when working on major company projects.

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Kenneth Howe — Holman Howe Funeral Homes

Kenneth Howe — Holman Howe Funeral Homes

When it came time to select a preneed partner, Kenneth Howe had some concerns that needed to be addressed.

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Jan Smith — Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Centers

Jan Smith — Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Centers

As the managing director of a successful firm in Indianapolis, Jan Smith’s top priority has always been to provide outstanding at-need service to the families in her community. Like many funeral directors though, Jan knew that she needed a superior preneed program to help better serve her clients and grow her business. She decided to partner with Precoa to ensure that the outstanding quality and service of the preneed arm would match her company’s already stellar at-need service.

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Ray May — Precoa Regional Consultant

Ray May — Precoa Regional Consultant

Despite nearly 30 years on the at-need side of the funeral industry, Ray May, turned his skepticism for preneed into pure enthusiasm when he found Precoa and it’s no excuses approach to building a successful preneed program. Now, as a regional consultant, Ray uses Precoa’s innovative programs to help funeral homes build the preneed programs and expand their market share.

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