Mr. Smith has been in the funeral industry for over 44 years, having held senior management positions at Stewart Enterprises, Gibralter Mausoleum, Service Corporation International, and Carriage Services. He has demonstrated success in all areas of the death care industry, particularly relating to scaling businesses and leading multi-location operations. Dennis excels at acquiring, designing & developing new businesses as well as implementing new systems and processes related to the death care industry.
Dennis has held leadership responsibilities in 24 states and has the background, knowledge, and skill set to accomplish positive results in the Death Care Industry. His impressive track record demostrates success with hands on grassroots leadership skills when finding profitability in existing businesses, adding new systems, merchandising, negotiating contracts with vendors and new acquisitions.
Growing up, Dennis held his first funeral service job as an apprentice in a small agricultural community for a second generation family business which also ran an ambulance service. Since then, the funeral industry has changed quite a bit, but it has remained a lifelong endeavor for him, never venturing outside the industry.
Dennis enjoys the work related travel while he experiences, first hand, working with his employees at their respective location. When he isn't working you can find him in beautiful SW Florida having fun boating, fishing, or just enjoying the salt-life his paradise has to offer.