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Professional Affiliations

In this ever changing world, it is important to remain involved, not only in this community, but also in the rest of the country. With the goal of providing unique services, we have joined two international organization. These groups allow us to see how services are conducted in other areas of the country and the world. Our furneral directors now have the information on new trends that can better serve the Omaha and Sarpy County communities.

These associations have also allowed us to have a contact in most parts of the United States and the world. These independent funeral homes assist us on a regular basis when a local resident dies out of town. Having someone we can count on in a far away place can give you peace of mind when a family member dies out of town.

Community involvement is important to us and in this area we believe in supporting and promoting organizations that help improve our lives. Locally we are members of the following:


Better Business Bureau of the Heartlands

John A. Gentleman Mortuaries has been an established member of this fine organization since 1964. In 2004, we were honored to be the recipient of the Better Business Bureau's Award for Service Excellence. This award is given to companies that exemplify the principles of ethical business practices.

The Integrity Awards were designed to promote the importance of ethical business practices and the willingness and efforts made by outstanding businesses to ensure that the market place remains fair and honorable for everyone. All of the companies receiving this award have demonstrated their commitment to service excellence in both ethnical principles and business practices.


Selected Independent Funeral Homes

Selected Independent Funeral Homes is a worldwide professional association of independent,locally owned funeral homes whose common interest is in continuous growth and improvement to best serve families and individuals.

Guided by our Code of Good Practices and the benefit of shared knowledge, Selected members are professionals of the highest standards, providing families with confidence and trusted information. We monitor our members to ensure that families and individuals receive the best care available, and we encourage feedback from those who have been served by Selected members to help our members improve.

Member firms are operated by trusted, local professionals, often from funeral-service families who have been helping people for multiple generations. They are determined to provide the people they serve with caring guidance, clear information and a range of choices in creating a meaningful tribute after the death of a loved one.


National Funeral Directors Association

National Funeral Directors Association, NFDA, is the world's leading and largest funeral service association, serving 19,700 individual members who represent more than 10,000 funeral homes in the United States and 49 countries around the world. NFDA is the trusted leader, beacon for ethics and the strongest advocate for the profession. NFDA is the association of choice because it offers funeral professionals comprehensive educational resources, tools to manage successful businesses, guidance to become pillars in their communities and the expertise to foster future generations of funeral professionals. NFDA is headquartered in Brookfield, Wisconsin and has an office in Washington, D.C.

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