Preserving our cemeteries through proven strategies

"Dave knows everything about cemetery operations. But he’s more than that. He’s a motivator. He also thinks outside the box and will try a more innovative way to improve operations. Plus, he works well with other advisors, which is hugely important. And for us, his many long-standing relationships with others in the cemetery business have proven extremely valuable."
– C. Lichliter, Cemetery Board Trustee and Secretary

“I don’t know anyone in the State of Ohio who knows every facet of managing a cemetery, correctly and profitably, like Dave. I have seen him in action for 28 years. Since he literally grew up in the business his vast experience could serve you well. He is virtually a fountain of knowledge. His involvement in cemetery law at the state level is also invaluable. I don’t know where we would be without him. If you are serious about saving your cemetery or making it grow Dave has the ideas you need.”
- D. Mileham, Cemetery Trustee

“Dave is very much an innovator and thinker. He really stays on top of projects and gets things done. Also, his integrity cannot be questioned.”
- R. Finan, Cemetery Trustee

“With his broad knowledge of the financial and historical challenges facing the final resting places of so many of our ancestors, David Shanteau is well equipped to service the needs of cemeteries. He has the unique experience of having worked in every phase of cemetery operations. He has broad experience in management, planning, and in the creation of mausoleums and scattering gardens. He is also familiar with cemetery state statutes and procedures. But David brings something more—an historical perspective of the special place held by cemeteries, which not only carry many communities' link to the past, but also serve as repositories of family, state and national history.”
- D. Beran, Cemetery Trustee

“David Shanteau turned our cemetery around for the better; he drastically improved each department, which has led the cemetery as a whole to thrive and grow!”
- Administrator for a large Ohio cemetery

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