The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

March 15, 2013

Funeral home supplier taking business nationwide

Tom Lavis
tlavis@tribdem.com

JOHNSTOWN — Johnstown Hearse Rental and Funeral Supplies at 970 Eisenhower Blvd. in Richland Township, a funeral home retail supplier, has launched an e-commerce site that is capable of serving clients across the United States.

The newly designed site, Jtownhearse.com, features a full line of funeral supply items that funeral directors can purchase from the convenience of their own funeral home.

Until recently, to cater to the markets in western Pennsylvania, northern West Virginia and eastern Ohio, the company would deploy salesmen to take orders from funeral directors.

Instead of waiting for a visit from a salesman or thumbing through catalogs, the site gives clients an opportunity to purchase their needed items quickly.

Don Gardill, general manager, felt the Internet would be a better way to serve clients’ needs in an ever-changing world.

“I felt in today’s world, if we want to compete outside western Pennsylvania the only way to do it is with an e-commerce site,” Gardill said.

On the site, funeral homes and directors can purchase supplies such as crosses and crucifixes, prayer cards, register books, acknowledgement cards, gift box sets, funeral prep-room supplies and more, including hearse and limousine rentals.

The e-commerce site has more than 400 funeral supply products from which to choose.

For more information or questions , visit the website at www.Jtownhearse.com or call 800-452-2249.

The company has been serving the region since 1954.

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