Orlando, FL – Foundation Partners Group, a leading provider of innovative funeral and cemetery experiences and products, has announced the acquisition of Loyless Funeral Homes located in Land O’ Lakes, FL and Tampa, FL and Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services in Tampa, FL. The acquisition expands Foundation Partners presence in Florida to 21 locations.

“We see in these businesses the culture and values we promote as a company. This is demonstrated in their strong commitment to offer affordable and compassionate care to burial and cremation families who have suffered a loss,” said Bob Bukala, Foundation Partners Group President and CEO. “This represents an excellent addition for Foundation Partners as it allows us to build on our presence in the Tampa metro area.”

John Loyless co-founded Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services in 1987 to offer simple and affordable funeral and cremation services in the Tampa market. In 1994, he opened Loyless Funeral Homes, a traditional, full-service operation in Land O’ Lakes and in 2012 expanded his service area with the Loyless Funeral Homes Arrangement Center in Tampa.

“I’m very excited to join forces with Foundation Partners,” said John Loyless, owner of Loyless Funeral Homes and Florida Mortuary. “They are the right fit for us, as Foundation Partners shares the same ideas on how to serve families with a celebration of life, and they have shown great respect for our staff members and the communities we serve.”

“John Loyless has an exceptional reputation in Tampa and in the funeral service profession. I’ve known John for years and couldn’t be more pleased to welcome him and his team into the Foundation Partners family,” stated Mike Bischoff, Vice President of Business Development at Foundation Partners Group. “He has built outstanding businesses over the years and we are honored to partner with an extraordinary operator like John Loyless.”


About Foundation Partners Group:  Foundation Partners Group (FPG) is a leading provider of innovative funeral and cemetery experiences and products.  As one of the largest privately-owned funeral and cemetery operators, FPG owns and operates funeral homes, cremation centers and cemeteries in 17 states and is actively seeking to expand its locations throughout the U.S.  With headquarters in Orlando, Florida, FPG is committed to revolutionizing the funeral profession through their innovative ShareLife® customer experience-centered approach and harnessing the power of relationship and partnership.  For more information, visit the Foundation Partners Group website at www.foundationpartners.com.