Interview with Jeffrey Hardy from Hardy Doric Inc.
About 25 years ago, Jeffrey Hardy began to notice an important change in how the world viewed cremation. In 1990 around 20% of the US population preferred cremation, but changes in religious acceptance, cost, environmental concerns and geography began to quickly alter many family's preferences. Jeffrey knew that these social trends would create dramatic changes in the services that funeral homes, cemeteries and crematories provide. Over the next 25 years the number of cremations grew at about 1.64% per year and the need for columbarium products expanded with the demand.