In 2012, Sam Schwab, with over 45 years supplying the funeral industry and together with Rick LaPorte, his son-in-law, a sales manager by profession, decided to bring innovation to temporary markers.
Sam pondered on his time in the funeral industry and always thought there was a need for a more practical temporary grave marker. The R&S Marker shows no rust, mildew or mold and presents a clean compliment to the grave side. They agreed that funeral directors should have a product that allows them to easily create and customize any message and provide a lasting memory for the families.
Today, Sam oversees the sales portion of the business, while his son-in-law Rick handles the marketing responsibility. In late 2014 Rick’s wife, Sarah who is also Sam’s daughter joined R&S markers assuming all responsibilities in operations.They are ecstatic about the reception from the funeral industry and look forward to servicing funeral homes across the country.
They are gracious for the continued loyalty and partnership thus far, from the funeral home community and encourage others to view their temporary grave markers.
Meet The Team
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