As funeral homes and crematories push to focus on offering better benefits for staff, there is one particular area that is a hot topic: work-life balance.
Between new technology, ambiguous working hours, different family situations, and plenty of other factors, it’s not easy for a funeral director to achieve balance between their career and personal life.
Dan Gorton prioritizes this for his staff at Front Range Burial & Cremation, and was able to create a real, tangible work-life balance when he switched to Gather’s funeral management software. Learn how below.
Front Range Burial & Cremation is located in Denver, Colorado. Their firm offers several different services to families:
Since rebranding and focusing on increasing their presence in Denver, Dan and his team (in the last 6 months) have scaled average monthly cases from 1-2 cases per month to 10-12 cases per month.
With an early start at 14 years old as an intern, Dan Gorton holds a wealth of experience in the funeral profession (25+ years). After helping the owner of Front Range with various rebranding tasks, he recently took over as the general manager for Front Range Burial & Cremations 6 months ago.
He believes in treating every family as his own, especially because he’s helping people through the worst moment in their lives. Because of his legacy, Dan has had the past privilege of supervising mortuary school students through their funeral arranging and funeral directing clinicals.
To this day, he’s still in communication with generations of families from when he started in 1998, whether it’s a Christmas card, a Thanksgiving card, or a small interaction at the grocery store. However, for every family he serves, he advises funeral directors to:
In the Colorado market, Dan notes that new generations of families are capturing a larger part of the market nowadays – with that trend, the new generations also bring a stronger preference for online arrangements, where everything is on cellphones, and fewer arrangements are completed in person.
The modern market expects a modern experience from your business – and so does your staff. And once you get to a certain point or case volume, your funeral home or crematory needs management software. After receiving a demo from every software option available, Dan opted to choose Gather as their platform which already puts Front Range ahead of the curve as they transition into the next 15-20 years in the funeral industry.
Since switching, Dan has pinpointed Gather as one of the main drivers of the business, in several different ways:
You heard it here: Dan from Front Range Burial & Cremation recommends Gather’s integrated funeral home software for all deathcare businesses that are looking to remain competitive in both the consumer and employee markets. Enjoy features like:
Request a free demo to get first-hand experience with the platform and learn about what it would cost to get started with Gather today.