May 11, 2017
What does a funeral home garden look like? The answers are as unique and distinct as every life memorialized within the walls of each building. From sprawling trees with colorful blossoms to manicured flowerbeds, there are so many stunning examples of unique funeral home landscaping. We asked our clients to share their horticultural talents with us and were amazed by some of the incredible photos that were shared.
Every day, our employees handle approximately 17,000 incoming calls for funeral homes and dispatch approximately 3,000 messages to on-call directors. This level of contact provides ASD with a unique understanding the communication challenges you face. We recently reached out to our employees to discover what ASD solutions more of our clients could benefit from using.
Apr 20, 2017
ASD was recently interviewed about our exercise work stations for an Q&A article originally published in American Funeral Director. In the interview, we explain the origin and purpose of ASD’s treadmill and recumbent bike stations and discuss how these unique stations boost employee morale. The article also explains how ASD’s exercise stations give our company an opportunity to help others.
This week, we had an opportunity to interview Amazon bestselling author, Todd Harra, about how his work as a funeral director inspires his writing. Todd is a director at McCrery & Harra Funeral Homes and Crematory and is the author of several books about the funeral profession, including Grave Matters—a new fiction novel giving a voice to funeral directors in the mystery crime genre.
Apr 14, 2017
This week, ASD traveled to Nashville to attend the ICCFA Convention and Expo. We gained some wonderful insights this year from the funeral professionals in attendance, other vendors, the wonderful keynote speakers and our own team while in Nashville. Since 11 ASD employees attended and we were exhibiting in Booth 1111, we thought it would be fitting to share 11 things we learned at this year’s ICCFA Convention.
Apr 11, 2017
ASD is pleased to share this Guest Blog Post from Ben Wrigley, a counselor working in Kent, UK. In this post, Ben draws several parallels between counseling and funeral service, providing three principals that can help anyone serving in a caring profession. He offers some great tips on communication, empathy and the importance of self-care for those working in the funeral profession.