Welcome to our comprehensive Guide to K.M. Smith Funeral Directors. In this guide you’ll find complete information on their service costs, customer reviews, branch locations, company ownership, and appearances in the media.
History to K.M. Smith Funeral Directors
K.M. Smith Funeral Directors is a family-owned funeral home. The company was founded in Brisbane in 1886 by Kate Mary Smith, Brisbane’s “first lady of funerals”.
Run by the same family for six generations, K.M. Smith’s current directors are Allen and Denise Smith, Kate Mary’s great grandchildren, and Allen’s son Liam serves as the Chairman.
K.M. Smith currently has 12 branches and serves neighbourhoods throughout the greater metropolitan Brisbane area, as well as Logan, Bayside, Ipswich and Caboolture.
Apart from the InvoCare funeral brands (such as Metropolitan Funerals), K.M. Smith is one of the largest funeral homes in Queensland. When selecting a funeral home, an important consideration is whether to engage the services of a large company or a smaller one. While large companies offer a well-known brand, it can often mean that you’ll pay a premium, and that you may not have as much flexibility to personalise the funeral, so it’s definitely worth considering all of your options.
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What Services Does K.M. Smith Offer?
K.M. Smith provides all of the general funeral services that you would expect from a funeral director. These services are provided “regardless of culture, religion and ethnic origin”.
K.M. Smith also offers a pre-planning service, including a free-to-download ‘Life’ booklet. This booklet allows a person to record important details about their life that others may not necessarily be aware of – such as financial and personal matters – and also their preferences for the way their funeral should be conducted. It is intended to be used by the person’s loved ones once they have passed away.
K.M. Smith is an upper mid-range funeral home, with similar pricing to Metropolitan Funerals.
K.M. Smith Funeral Directors in the News
K.M. Smith has a good track record of service and has remained out of the spotlight with regard to any significant missteps.
Advertising and Marketing
As a large Queensland family-owned funeral home, K.M. Smith can spend significantly on advertising and marketing.
Here’s a TV commercial advertising their services:
And here’s another TV commercial about K.M. Smith’s fleet:
K.M. Smith Funeral Directors Costs
K.M. Smith is an upper mid-range funeral brand, and one of the more expensive funeral options available for families in Queensland. Its prices are similar to those of Alex Gow Funerals and Metropolitan Funerals.
To help you compare prices, we’ve set out the price of the professional services fee charged by K.M. Smith next to the state averages and minimums. As you can see, the prices K.M. Smith charges are between 10% – 15% more expensive than the state averages and 82% – 101% more expensive than the cheapest options in the state.
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(Note: These prices are taken from our database and are current as at the time of publication. They are for the professional services fee only and do not include any additional costs such as coffin, flowers, celebrant, notices or cemetery fees.)
For more information, see our article on Understanding Funeral Costs and our Brisbane Funeral Directors Guide for city specific information on funeral costs and how to find a local funeral home in your area.
K.M. Smith Funeral Directors Locations
K.M. Smith has 12 locations across Queensland. For contact information, indicative prices and customer reviews at any of their locations, click on the appropriate link below.
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