In 2001, a group of funeral industry professionals, led by Mark Duffey, embarked on a vision to create the first nationwide funeral planning and concierge service. Everest, the first company of its kind, set out to simplify and streamline the funeral planning process by offering comprehensive end-of-life planning services, both as an advance planning option or at the time of need.
Today, millions of people throughout the U.S. and Canada have access to Everest’s comprehensive end-of-life planning services. With a team of highly-trained, knowledgeable advisors who are available 24 x 7, Everest works with its clients to help guide them through the most informed decisions about all funeral-related issues and then puts those wishes into action.
Everest works for its clients, not funeral homes. A client is never locked into a decision, and the funeral advisory services can be used at any funeral home across North America. As an impartial consumer advocate, Everest does not sell funeral goods or services, nor does it receive any commissions from funeral homes or other service providers in the funeral industry.
Everest is headquartered in Houston, Texas with operating centers located in Boise, Idaho, Des Moines, Iowa, Houston, Texas and Mississauga, Ontario.
Everest currently partners with The Hartford, Aetna, ING, Prudential, and Mutual of Omaha in the United States and Western Life Assurance in Canada, distributed through World Financial Group Insurance Agency of Canada Inc. – less