Although our primary purpose on this blog is to provide resources and advice for our readers, today we wanted to share something of which we are very proud: we have been recognized as one of Business NH Magazine’s Top Family Businesses! We are the 14th oldest family business and among the longest-held family businesses in the state. Additionally, our company growth puts us among the top quarter of fastest-growing family businesses in the state, 36th of the 157 family businesses listed this year. We are enormously proud of our success and longevity in New Hampshire.
The reason this news is so important for us to share is because we never would have made it this far without the loyalty and support of our community and, by extension, our clients.
Keeping it in the Family
When the Phaneuf family first opened its doors in 1906, our primary goal was to serve the growing population in the area. Over the course of four generations and 110 years, we have grown quite a bit, but our mission has never changed. We still seek to provide the highest quality of service on all levels, still keep the needs of our clients front and center and we continue to evolve to meet varying needs, as they arise. In fact, being a fourth-generation family-owned business, gives us a rare clarity of purpose that dates back to our founder, Jean-Baptiste Phaneuf. We know exactly what we are about, and that is you, our clients.
What’s more, we are truly a family business. Phaneuf is not just a name to be used in our logo, nor is our family just a figurehead—we are actively involved in every step of the process. Multiple members of our family are fully immersed in the trade in a variety of capacities. We are also community-oriented and have always sought to immerse ourselves in community initiatives—providing charitable funding, hosting beneficial events and sharing free resources.
So what does this mean for you?
We understand that choosing a funeral provider is a difficult and sometimes overwhelming process; you may be grieving or particularly vulnerable after the death of a loved one or dealing with a terminal illness. We want you to be sure that when you choose Phaneuf, you are choosing a trusted business that seeks to offer you all the support and advice that you may need. With more than a century of experience, you can be sure that we will do everything that we can to lift some of the burden off your shoulders.
It is an honor to be on this list because it reinforces our values and our goals. It is heartening to know that doing what we love and doing it well has proven to be what it takes to propel us into the future. Still growing, still expanding, we are also always conscious of the needs of our clients. We will continue to provide you with excellent services, advice and resources and we intend to keep our family legacy alive and well for generations to come.