The National Funeral Directors Association is comprised of a diverse group of members who have one thing in common: a passion for serving those who are going through a time of personal sorrow and grief.
Raw statistics indicate that the majority of our members are men over the age of 60 who hold a bachelor’s degree. More women are entering the profession and look toward a national association to provide continuing education, networking/idea-sharing opportunities, and legal support.
As business owners, many of our members offer a variety of products and services. Most firms provide rental/ceremonial caskets for cremation with viewing, while approximately one third own their own crematory and offer green funeral options. Twenty percent offer headstones, markers and monuments; and estate planning can be provided at 12% of our member firms.
Beyond the basic statistics, NFDA members are often part of a family-owned business – passed along from parent to child or operated by siblings. They are leaders in their communities who can be found among the members of their local Rotary, Lions, and other civic organizations. Their reputation is key to their success making the services they provide their highest priority. Our members are well-known and respected in their towns and cities because they are relied upon in times of tragedy and grief. Due to the nature of their profession, less time is spent behind a desk, and they are typically on-call around the clock – every day of the week.