KATY, Texas – Schmidt Funeral Home, owned by Carriage Services, has announced the purchase of 10 acres of land fronting The Grand Parkway in Katy, which will soon be home to its second funeral services business in the area.
"We are pleased to announce the expansion of Schmidt Funeral Home with our new Grand Parkway location," Hank Schmidt of Schmidt Funeral Home said in a news release announcing the purchase. "We've proudly served Katy and its surrounding areas since 1945, and we appreciate Carriage Services' commitment to the community we've loved and supported for many decades."
"This new facility will absolutely be first class and will allow us to serve families better than ever," said Melvin Payne, CEO of Carriage Services. "We are well known throughout the communities we serve for our values, traditions and commitment to excellent service and care, and the construction of the Schmidt Funeral Home Grand Parkway proves just that."
The Schmidt Funeral Home Grand Parkway location will be conveniently located near Grand Parkway and Bay Hill Boulevard, south of I-10. Construction is scheduled to begin immediately.
Established in 1945, Schmidt Funeral Home has been serving the area for more than 60 years. In September 2012, Carriage Services acquired the business. The owner, Hank Schmidt Jr., remained involved in the business as a consultant, while long time employee Cyndi Hoots is being named the business's managing partner. The acquisition of Schmidt Funeral Home represented Carriage's first acquisition in Harris County.
Posted Feb. 7