Phaneuf Named a Top Family-Owned Business
06/25/2013 04:44 PM
Phaneuf Funeral Homes & Crematorium, one of the oldest continuously family-owned funeral homes in New Hampshire, has been named to Business NH Magazine’s list of NH’s Top Family-Owned Businesses. Of the 144 companies listed, Phaneuf is ranked #83 and is the only funeral home on the list.
Having been serving the public since 1906, Phaneuf is the largest provider of funeral services in the state, operating four full-service funeral homes, two crematories, three non-denominational chapels and a cremation society. All of which were taken into account when determining annual revenue and rankings for the list. Phaneuf was also listed as the 39th fastest growing family-owned business in the state. This growth is a result of the company’s acquisition of other small firms in New Hampshire, in order to keep them a family-owned business, as well as the addition of a number of value-added services such as on-line arrangements, chapels, cafes and on-site crematories.
“As a fourth generation president of Phaneuf Funeral Homes & Crematorium, history and heritage is extremely important to me” said Arthur O. “Buddy” Phaneuf. “I am committed to carrying on my great grandfather’s legacy of providing earnest compassion, professional and honest service, along with a dedication to the communities in which we serve.”
To be considered for the list, businesses were asked to complete a survey, and the list was compiled according to 2012 revenue, with the help of the Center for Family Businesses at the University of New Hampshire.