Integrity Funeral Services and its commitment in Waterford


At a Glance!

Business Integrity Funeral Services
Lending partner Community State Bank
Owner Cindi and Adam Schweitzer
Location Village of Rochester
Project Building purchase
Jobs creating 3 jobs in 2 years
Financing source Racine County Community Development Block Grant revolving loan fund (CDBG RLF)

Caring, comfortable, respectful, professional, affordable and friendly are a few words customers use to describe Integrity Funeral Services. Their hard work and dedication to their customers has been rewarded with an increase in sales and reputation over the years. In December 2011, the business was founded by Waterford residents Cindi and Adam Schweitzer to provide a low-cost alternative to traditional funeral homes for families in Southeast Wisconsin. Its concept allows families to use their own church or another facility to host their visitation and memorial service, thus allowing them to save with lower fees and merchandise costs.

Cindi and Adam Schweitzer standing proud in front of their newly purchased building

In May 2015, the Schweitzer’s made a commitment to grow their business in Village of Rochester by purchasing its previously leased building. The purchase of the building will accommodate the company growth, strengthen its stability and allow for additional income by leasing parts of its building to other tenants. Business Lending Partners (BLP) partnered with Community State Bank to assist Integrity with the real estate purchase. By using one of BLP’s local loan programs, Integrity was able to retain its cash for other business needs while taking advantage of the low down payment requirement and low interest rate that the loan program offers.

When asked about her experience with BLP throughout the financing process, Cindi commented: “You [BLP] are more than a loan provider. You [BLP] are a business partner of ours, helping us to continue with our success, our needs, changes and growth."

Part of the company’s success is also the owners’ commitment to Waterford in building a better community. Cindi stated: “My philosophy is that the community is only as healthy as businesses participate and contribute to it.” She created the iCare program, a group dedicated to fight teen suicide and drug abuse. Integrity also participates in and sponsors multiple other community events. When asked how valuable Waterford is to the business, Cindi answered: “We like the location because we are surrounded by many towns, communities and families who can utilize our excellent service within a reasonable distance.

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SBA 504

October 2017

20-Year Fixed Rate:

4.635%

10-Year Fixed Rate:

4.152%

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