While Evergreen Memorial Park (Cemetery) ok, our family does have some problems with this Company's management.
When we made arrangements for my mother-in-law to be buried in one of the four plots she and my late father-in-law purchased there years ago a problem arose.
Someone from the Funeral Home (management) called her home to tell us that the cemetery needed one of the children to come out there and sign some paperwork. When my brother-in-law returned home, he was furious. The Cemetery management told him that it would cost $1095.00 to open the grave. He told them that he could get a company to do it for $300. He was told that no one but the company the cemetery selected could do the grave work. We ended up paying over 3 times the normal cost of grave work because the cemetery refused to allow another company to come in and open/close the grave. (The funeral home had included $695 into their bill for grave opening/closing)
When my father-in-law was buried there several years ago, the price to open/close the grave was $125.00 and any company we chose could do the job.
Why do companies catch people at these grieving times and try to rip them off in such a way?
The price being charged was argued and the management at the cemetery was told that they would hear more about this ripoff at a more suitable time.
The bills are all paid (under contest) and soon the attorney will be contacted.
There are several more frail, sick, and elderly family members who own lots at this cemetery and the family will have to deal with this problem again and again. Of course, there is always the option for the remaining family members to sell their lots and purchase elsewhere where the management is not so money hungry.