The Commander Initiative is a solution for Independent Funeral Professionals to collectively gain access to volume discount purchasing directly from approved vendors. Our main concern was to provide viable, solid solutions to address the common challenges faced by small to mid-sized funeral homes. Our efforts are focused on empowering our members by providing them with access to cost-effective procurement options.
The Commander Initiative was established on July 21, 2018, by Eddie Pitt, President and CEO of Cooper Professionals LLC. Drawing on his extensive experience in executive-level positions with major corporate giants such as Service Corporation International, Stewart Enterprise, and Stonemor Corp, Mr. Pitt identified the need for a unified conglomerate purchasing hub to leverage the purchasing power of Independent Funeral Professionals.
The Commander Initiative provides a viable solution to reduce costs through volume purchases and cooperative networking. In its first year, the Initiative grew into a national network of leading independent funeral homes and funeral service providers, performing a combined total of over 18,000 services per year. The network continues to be committed to the concept of cooperative buying of essential products and services needed to run funeral homes, and major suppliers and vendors have responded positively to our initiative.
The Commander Initiative offers several prominent features that provide significant benefits to our members. These include:
To participate in The Commander Initiative, members must purchase a minimum of two vendor product commitments and maintain active Partner status. Our members benefit from access to a network of independent funeral professionals across the country, and they can participate in online discussions and share ideas with their peers. Join us today and experience the benefits of being a Commander Partner.
We offer two membership options: Gold Membership and Silver Membership. Upon immediate online registration, members gain immediate access to member benefits and login info for private Members Only Facebook and other social media group discussion. Join us today and experience the benefits of being a Commander Partner.
Details such as where Commanders are located, how to submit a bid and what vendors are currently certified and providing approved offers for commander partners.
If you can answer YES to the following questions
you qualify to become a Commander Partner.
1. Are you a Licensed Funeral Home/Service
2. Would you like to save on the products & services
you use everyday?
3. Will you take the necessary time & effort to share
your opinion and refer Products & Service Vendors?
4. Will you commit to purchase from minimum (2) of our approved vendors, certified by the Commanders Advisory Board
We at Cooper Professionals have been hard-at-work implementing our core business strategy- pooling the funds of Independent funeral homes and service providers to increase purchasing and contracting power. The support we’ve attracted from folks like you- providers with long-standing ties to their local churches and communities, along with active membership in professional associations- has help us gain serious traction from major vendors of death-care products & services