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Family Owned vs. Chains

The funeral profession has a long, proud history of personal service provided by generations of local families with deep roots in their community. Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services is proud to be family owned and operated. Today there are many funeral service providers to choose from. What you may not know is that not all funeral homes are owned by local families. While they may have been operating in your community for years, and their names have not changed, some funeral homes have sold out to national and even international conglomerates.

These funeral service conglomerates keep the original family name on their businesses because they know that at your greatest time of need you are more likely to turn to a local family you feel you can trust, than to a national chain you know nothing about. They are large corporations that are publicly traded on the stock exchange. This makes them responsible to their stockholders and board of directors to continually grow profits year after year, often to service the debt incurred upon purchase of the funeral home. At Chiles-Laman it is not our claim that these companies do not care about you, but as mandated by public ownership they are responsible to their shareholders first. As a result you end up paying more money and receive less value for your funeral service.

Since its founding, the Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services’ owners have lived in the Lima area. We have been in your neighborhood for decades and you see us at your church, service clubs, school, local sporting and community events.

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