This is a hard question to answer because there are many variables. After a person dies the Doctor must sign the death certificate before the funeral home can get a cremation permit. The time frame varies from Doctor to Doctor. Some sign right away allowing the funeral home to move forward rather quickly and others take several days to weeks to sign causing serious delays. It is important to understand that the funeral home has no control over the timeliness of a physician or judge. Once the certificate is signed we can generally have the cremation permit within 24 hours. The funeral home then may schedule a cremation date with the crematory. As you can see, the pace at which the process is completed is, in large part, in the hands of the physician.
Our cremations utilize an ID disc which is assigned to each cremation. This disc stays with the loved one until the process is complete. When the cremated remains are returned to the family that the ID disc is attached to, the cremated remains therefore completing the tracking process. This is our way of assuring that you have received your loved ones cremated remains.
This is a question we are asked over and over. Our overhead is much lower than a traditional funeral home. Our business model calls for low cost, dignified direct cremations. We do not tie up capital in the facilities needed to offer additional services. We keep cremations very simple.