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Carriage Services Acquires Schmidt Funeral Home

HOUSTON – Carriage Services has acquired Schmidt Funeral Home in Katy, Texas, according to a news release.

Established in 1945, Schmidt Funeral Home has been serving the families of Katy for over 60 years. The owner, Hank Schmidt Jr., will remain involved in the business as a consultant, while long time employee Cyndi Hoots has been named the business's Managing Partner. Hank's son, Trey Schmidt, will remain with the business along with long-time employee Buddy Mullens.

The acquisition of Schmidt Funeral Home represents Carriage's first acquisition in Harris County.

"The heritage that Schmidt Funeral Home has developed in Katy, will be a strong addition to Carriage Services,'' said Melvin C. Payne, chairman and CEO of Carriage. "I am excited to announce that Hank Schmidt Jr., will remain involved in the business and the community. Under Hank's leadership, Schmidt Funeral Home has been guided by the values of quality and integrity. The combination of these values along with a talented and motivated staff will make this business an excellent fit for Carriage's decentralized entrepreneurial model."

Posted Sept. 26


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