Funeral Chapel Furniture Meets Needs of a Changing Industry

Martin-Bartsche, Patti
November 2011
American Funeral Director;Nov2011, Vol. 134 Issue 11, p58
Trade Publication
The article features Roberts & Downey Chapel Equipment, a manufacturer of furniture for funeral parlors in the U.S. It offers information on the start of the business in 1986 when a funeral home owner in Decatur, Illinois requested construction contractor Rick Roberts to design a furniture line for the facility. It discusses the reputation of the company in making handcrafted furniture that include lecterns, memorial desks and mass card trays.


Related Articles

  • Roberts & Downey Chapel Equipment acquires national distribution of "Glory To The Cross" Products.  // Funeral Home & Cemetery News;Dec2010, pB10 

    The article reports on the agreement between Rick and Elizabeth Roberts of Roberts & Downey Chapel Equipment Inc. and Bud and Carole Elliott of Glory to the Cross for the exclusive distribution of Glory to the Cross cremation urns and products.

  • Roberts & Downey Chapel Equipment to Exhibit at ICCFA Convention.  // Funeral Home & Cemetery News;Feb2011, pB8 

    The article offers information on the participation of Rick and Elizabeth Roberts, owner of the Roberts & Downey Chapel Equipment Inc., for the exhibit in the International Cemetery, Cremation & Funeral Association (ICCFA) annual convention.

  • Roberts & Downey Chapel Equipment Celebrating 25 years of Quality and Innovation.  // Funeral Home & Cemetery News;Oct2011, pA63 

    The article reports on the 25th consecutive year participation of Roberts & Downey Chapel Equipment Inc. to the 2011 National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA)/Cremation Association of North America (CANA) Convention in Chicago, Illinois.

  • Roberts & Downey to Exhibit at NFDA.  // Funeral Home & Cemetery News;Sep2014, pA64 

    The article reports on the plan of Rick and Elizabeth Roberts, owners of the Roberts & Downey Chapel Equipment Inc. to exhibit their line of chapel furnitures at the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) Convention and Expo in Nashville, Tennessee.

  • Cressy Memorial Helps Goethals & Wells with Hekman Furnishings.  // Funeral Home & Cemetery News;Oct2014, pB9 

    The article focuses on Mishawaka, Indiana-based Goethals & Wells Funeral Home owned by Chris Wells and Marcia Wells which uses the Kekman contract furnishings from Cressy Memorial Group.

  • Funeral Home Furniture Offers Mobility Scooters.  // Director (NFDA Services, Inc.);Dec2014, Vol. 86 Issue 12, p105 

    The article offers brief information on the Rascal Mobility Scooters from Funeral Home Furniture.

  • Funeral Home Furniture featured at NFDA.  // Funeral Home & Cemetery News;Dec2012, pB6 

    The article discusses the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) 2012 convention in Charlotte, North Carolina that featured several furniture manufacturers following the trend to enhance the comfort and beauty of furnishings in funeral homes.

  • Architecture, Design & Construction For Your Funeral Home. KENEVICH, TANYA // American Funeral Director;Sep2010, Vol. 133 Issue 9, p52 

    The article evaluates architectural and furniture products for funeral homes, including contract furniture from AC Furniture Co., and architectural services from Duncan Stuart Todd, Ltd. and JST Architects.

  • Mortuaries guard hometown ties. Moran, Tim // Crain's Detroit Business;01/27/97, Vol. 13 Issue 4, p3 

    Presents information on the consolidation of funeral homes in the Detroit, Michigan area. Conglomerates' acquisition of funeral homes in the Port Huron, Flint, Traverse City, and Lansing areas; Comments from Herbert Kaufman, owner of the Ira Kaufman Chapel Incorporated; Reasons funeral homes...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics