The Commander Initiative is the solution for the Independent Funeral Professionals to allow for collectively gaining access to volume discount purchasing directly from approved vendors. Providing access to viable solid solutions to address the pitfalls often challenging the small to midsized funeral home was a major concern empowering the initiative’s effort.
The Commander Initiative was founded July 21, 2018, by Eddie Pitt, President, and CEO of Cooper Professionals LLC., as the key to leverage purchasing power by the pooling of funds within a secured network. Mr. Pitt, after working executive level positions for more than 20 years with the conglomerates such as Service Corporation International, Stewart Enterprise, Stonemor Corp, and other major corporate giants, saw the need for a unified conglomerate purchasing hub.
The Commander Initiative gave birth to a viable solution to reduce cost through volume purchases and cooperative networking. In the first year, The Initiative grew into a national network of leading independent funeral homes/funeral service providers performing a combined total of over 18,000 services per year. This network has continued with a commitment to the concept of cooperative buying of essential products & services needed to run our funeral homes. Major supplier and vendors have responded to our initiative. The formulation of our membership/vendor relationship network is proving to be a step in the right direction. We are constantly accepting and reviewing bids offering discounts and other preferred terms in return for our volume purchasing. Partners began purchasing from these pools in the second quarter of 2019 and continue to experience the power of collective spending.
Prominent features of The Commander Initiative are:
· Members get reduced cost on education
· Members get shared out-of-town funeral opportunities
· Members collaborate future growth potentials for independent funeral professionals
· Members qualify for exclusive group promotions on funeral products & services.
· Members purchase minimum two (2) vendor product commitments to participate in The Initiative and maintain active Partner status.
Select GOLD MEMBERSHIP or SILVER MEMBERSHIP below for immediate online registration and become a Commander Partner. You will gain immediate access to member benefits and login info for private Members Only Facebook and other social media Group discussion.
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