Dignity Cremations LLC is a small animal pet cremation service in Illinois. They provide animal cremation services to veterinarian clinics within a 100-mile radius of Mattoon, IL, and to private individuals needing cremation services. They offer both private cremation where the pet is cremated individually and the cremains are returned to the owner in an urn. Dignity Cremations also offers general cremation where several pets are cremated together and no cremains are returned. They use an animal incinerator from Firelake Manufacturing for their cremation services.
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The Start of Dignity Cremations
Dignity Cremations started in 1996 by Peg Blue and is now owned by Mike & Jackie Landreth. Jackie remembers her first encounter with the pet cremation business, “I started working for Peg, cleaning her house as a second job and helping with the cremation business. I eventually left my main job as an Office Manager at a veterinarian’s office and started working for her full time. When she was ready to retire I bought the cremation business from her in 2015.”
Dignity Cremations currently averages around 25-30 private cremations per week and 2 loads of general cremations.
Upgrading Incinerator Saves 50% in Fuel
According to Jackie, Dignity Cremations currently averages around 25-30 private cremations per week and 2 loads of general cremations. “Prior to purchasing a small animal pet incinerator from Firelake Manufacturing, we had an EasyBurn diesel incinerator and an Incinerator from FC Industries that utilized propane and was over 25 years old.” In October 2019, Jackie decided it was time to upgrade the incinerator and decrease her utility costs. “We purchased Firelake’s P16-SC4 incinerator that operates on natural gas and it has cut our fuel bill in half. It is clean burn that is undetectable from our area neighbors.”
We purchased Firelake’s P16-SC4 incinerator that operates on natural gas and it has cut our fuel bill in half.
Animal Incinerator with a Clean, Minimal Smoke Burn
As Owner of Dignity Cremations, Jackie is very happy with her upgrade to the Firelake animal incinerator and highly recommends them to others. The features that Jackie likes best about the P16-SC4 are the clean, minimal smoke burn, and that the incinerator is easy to load and unload. “Firelake offers quality incinerators and the customer service is amazing! Kent (the Owner of Firelake Manufacturing) answers all of my questions and concerns immediately! If we have technical questions we get to speak directly to Todd who helps us troubleshoot the problem. No matter how insignificant the question or concern may be, they are responding to us immediately!”
Firelake offers quality incinerators and the customer service is amazing!
Interested in the Pet Cremation Business?
Jackie Landreth and Dignity Cremations are offering a wonderful service to pet owners, veterinarians, and human societies in Illinois and Firelake Manufacturing is honored that they are using our equipment to offer this service. To learn more about Dignity Cremations, visit their Facebook page or give them a call at 217-317-3520. Check out Mankato Pet Cremation’s story if you are interested in reading another pet cremation business success story. We also have resources to help you start a pet cremation business or add it to your existing services.
If you are interested in learning more about using cremators for animal or pet cremation, call us today at 800-820-3391 or contact us here. We will be happy to explain our equipment and answer your questions!