Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Another U.S. Generational Business Over 200 Years Old
Bachman Funeral Home may appear to be like any other funeral home, but there have been changes in its 245 years as a business in Strasburg, Pennsylvania. It started as a furniture carpentry shop, eventually focused solely on coffins, and then in 1910 became a funeral home. Current owner and 8th generation family member John Bachman says the firm has been successful because it identified changing trends and is motivated by community - feeling respected, appreciated, and helping people around you. This sense of community is prevalent in most of the old companies I have researched. At over 200 years old, still owned and operated by descendants of the founding family, Bachman's definitely qualifies to be a member of the Henokeins Association.