Serving for six generations.
As a sixth-generation family-owned and operated business, the Billow Funeral Homes & Crematory is the oldest firm, regardless of industry, in Summit County. The Billow Funeral Homes & Crematory has a rich tradition that spans six-generations of honoring every single life with dignity and respect, while holding fast to an unwavering commitment to provide compassionate healing experiences for the families they are privileged to serve.
In 1984, sensing a change in family preferences, Chip Billow sought ways to ensure a consistent level of service across the spectrum of all funeral-related options, including cremation. Billow's became the first funeral home in greater Akron to install its own crematory, which allowed the Billow family to guarantee that those families who prefer cremation will receive both peace of mind and the highest levels of service. Today, a number of other funeral homes in Northeast Ohio also trust Billow's Crematory to assist with their own cremation needs.
Chip's children, Nathanael and Stacy, are now actively involved in the company and are poised to continue building on their family's legacy as leaders of one of the preeminent funeral homes in the United States. Stacy received her funeral director's license in 2017, making her one of the first sixth-generation funeral directors in the country. Nathanael and Stacy place a tremendous value on education, and they hold regular staff training to ensure that their firm remains at the forefront of funeral service.
For instance, as a way to offer meaningful, one-of-a-kind urns, Billow's announced another first. They announced an exclusive partnership with Don Drumm Studios & Gallery to create products that are uniquely "Akron." These affordably-priced, solid pewter urns are designed by Don Drumm himself and come in a variety of styles and sizes, including his famous sun and moon designs.
Nathanael Billow may have summed up his family's business best: "For generations, the Billow's have been a family of firsts. The only way my sister and I can properly honor the legacy of our ancestors is by continuing our family's tradition of placing the dignity of local families and their departed loved ones first."