A funeral home in Swartz Creek is now open after having to rebuild after a massive fire last year.
The fire broke out at the Sharp Funeral Home off of Miller Road on May 2018, leaving the building in shambles.
“It’s been a long and tiring year for all my staff, we’ve all worked hard and it’s been a trial. We’re finally where we need to be,” said R.J. Sharp, president of operations at the funeral home.
No one was injured in the fire, but the building was a total loss.
On Monday, Aug. 12, 2019, Sharp Funeral Homes announced the new funeral home in Swartz Creek is now open.
Sharp said almost everything is brand new from the furniture, to the walls, and even the technology.
“We have five state-of-the-art funeral chapels with HD audio and visual equipment. You have the ability to webcast services online to a family that is not able to attend. State-of-the-art music equipment, video equipment, and we have a reception area now. I will be able to host receptions after the service,” Sharp said.
Sharp said that the mosaic is the only thing left that was in the old funeral home.
He said that his father brought the mosaic over from another funeral home he worked at before purchasing their current location nearly 50-years ago.
Sharp said they are ready to start serving the community and will start taking visitors on Aug. 13.
“It was very emotional for us. It’s nice to see the results of that grief,” Sharp said.