Did you realize that Colorado is the least regulated state in the United States and anyone can hold themselves out to do this work? Unfortunately, this means that many local funeral providers offer substandard services. That's why it's so important to do your homework and choose a professional, compassionate and highly experienced funeral provider—a funeral home you can actually trust.

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5 Important Planning Tips

The death of a loved one is among the most difficult of times of your life. Therefore, it is wise to plan ahead. Choose the right funeral and cremation provider today to ensure you and your loved ones will receive superior care when the time comes.

Before you settle on a funeral provider, ask yourself the following questions:

  1. Is the funeral home family-owned and operated or is it owned by a huge national chain?

    In this region, which is dominated by huge chains and multinational conglomerates, Horan & McConaty proudly remains independent and family-owned and operated.

  2. Where does the owner live? Does he or she live here in Colorado or in another state?

    Horan & McConaty's owner and CEO John Horan is a lifelong Denver resident.

  3. How long have they been in business?

    The Horan and McConaty families have been serving Colorado residents since 1890. Over the decades, we have provided compassionate care and unparalleled service to more than 100,000 families.

  4. Does the provider follow certain standards even though the state of Colorado does not require it?

    Because we are committed to excellence, Horan & McConaty voluntarily adheres to the highest funeral industry standards.

  5. Always ask do they have an onsite crematory?

    At Horan & McConaty, we offer cremations at our own crematory, which means your loved one will never leave the shelter of our expert care. You can take comfort knowing that our trained professionals will handle every step of the cremation process with dignity and respect.

  6. Do they offer full-time grief support to survivors?

    Horan & McConaty is the only firm in the Denver area to offer full-time grief support to the families we serve.

  7. Do they have comfortable, conveniently located facilities?

    Horan & McConaty offers 7 convenient locations throughout the Denver Metro area. Our beautiful facilities were designed to provide a sense of warmth, peace, serenity and comfort. We also offer elegant full-service reception centers that can accommodate virtually any type of event before or after the service.

  8. Is the funeral staff friendly, professional, compassionate and experienced?

    At Horan & McConaty, we have carefully chosen each member of our staff to ensure that our families receive professional, compassionate care. Our highly trained, caring experts are here to guide you through every step of the arrangement process and support you during this painful and difficult time.

We can guarantee that if you ask other funeral and cremation providers these questions, you will not receive the same answers. Again, Colorado is the least regulated state, which allows anyone with little or no qualifications to offer cremation from garages, industrial warehouses, contract crematories and other substandard facilities. With these substandard providers, mix-ups and other mistakes have occurred.

Don't take a risk with these second-rate funeral and cremation providers. Turn to Horan & McConaty for superior care. With more than 120 years of experience, we offer state-of-the-art facilities, a professional staff, the highest standards and unsurpassed attention to detail. It's no wonder we're the most preferred family-owned funeral home and crematory in Colorado.

During some of the most difficult times of your life, choose quality and experience. Call today: 303-743-8804.