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September 2006
Southwestern-Style Cremation Garden Planned for Albuquerque

CPRA Studio recently completed final construction documents for a new cremation urn garden for The French Company’s Sunset Memorial Park, located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The garden was designed in a thematic Santa Fe-style, using Southwest vernacular stucco walls, shade structures, water features, and regionally native plants to create a series of welcoming gateways, courtyards and gardens. New interment options within the garden will compliment the other quality choices already available at Sunset Memorial Park.

Initial road construction for the project is scheduled for completion in the Fall of 2006, with an expected construction start for the urn garden planned for the Spring of 2007. CPRA Studio offers inspiring, site-specific planning and design services to the industry from its home office in Littleton, Colorado.

Visit www.CPRAstudio.com or call 1-866-733-CPRA (2772) for more information on CPRA’s facility planning & design services.


PRESS RELEASE May 2006
CPRA STUDIO TAKES ITS PLANNING AND DESIGN EXPERTISE ABROAD

LITTLETON, CO – CPRA (Cemetery Planning Resource Alliance) has recently contracted with Landscape Management Systems Inc. (LMS), Guam’s leading full-service landscape company, to review their master plan for a new cemetery development in Tumon, Guam.

With the goals of creating the most beautiful cemetery in Guam and enhancing their families’ remembrance experience, CPRA was able to identify interment opportunities that complimented the existing plan prepared by Belt Collins, a local general landscape architecture firm. Specifics for improved efficiencies, added merchandising and revenue potential, and phasing logic were also noted in a summary provided to the client. CPRA looks forward to continued work with LMS as the project moves forward with the first phase of development.

Please see www.cprastudio.com for more information on CPRA design philosophy and to view current projects.


February 2006
CPRA STUDIO ADDS STREET BANNER DESIGN AND FABRICATION SERVICES

LITTLETON, CO – CPRA (Cemetery Planning Resource Alliance) announces the addition of street banner design and fabrication services to its growing list of cemetery planning and design offerings. CPRA recently completed its first project with this new product line, a series of colorful, thematic banners for installation at Horan & McConaty’s Parker Road funeral home and cremation garden in Denver, Colorado.

Nineteen vibrant banners were produced to enhance visibility and marketing efforts for the Rocky Mountain Memorial Park, and to inform visitors of the new cremation products available within it. Graphics used on the banners included thematic images of the diverse plantings found in the park, including Blanketflower, Coreopsis, Columbine and Roses. Individual messages on the banners also included words of inspiration and comfort for grieving families.

CPRA’s responsibilities in the project included preparation of concept and final graphics, in-house production of scrim (vinyl) banners, design and oversight of steel pole fabrication, and field layout and approval of pole placement. Design options in this new line of funereal products include park-wide displays, special events and personalized banners for private services.

Visit www.CPRAstudio.com or call 1-866-733-CPRA (2772) for more information on CPRA’s complete line of design services.


January 2006
CPRA STUDIO MOVES OFFICE

LITTLETON, CO – CPRA (Cemetery Planning Resource Alliance) announces its move from Highlands Ranch to a new office in Littleton, Colorado.

Due to the growth and success of the firm, it became apparent that a larger office would be required from which to conduct their planning and design services. To accommodate the current staff and provide room for projected personnel additions, a spacious new office at 7921 SouthPark Plaza was chosen.

CPRA will continue to serve its clients with knowledgeable and sensitive cemetery and cremation garden planning services, enhancing the family’s remembrance experience through innovation and expertise in design.

You may contact CPRA at 7921 SouthPark Plaza, Suite 106, Littleton, CO 80120, visit www.CPRAstudio.com or call 1-866-733-CPRA (2772) for more information on CPRA’s design services.

September 2005
CPRA STUDIO STAFF JUDGES ANNUAL SKILLS COMPETITION

HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO – CPRA (Cemetery Planning Resource Alliance) personnel were part of the company of judges for the Colorado Association of Cemeteries’ 2005 Cemetery Skills Competition which was held at Evergreen Cemetery in Colorado Springs on August 11th.

The contests included such events as a blower course, mowing skills, trailer backing, backhoe excavation and a backhoe obstacle course. Intended to promote comradeship among the participating cemeteries, the day is filled with food, fun competition and awards.

This year’s top award for outstanding individual performance went to Oscar Tovar of Fairmount Cemetery in Denver. Other cemeteries winning awards included: Linn Grove Cemetery of Greeley, Colorado; Grandview Cemetery in Fort Collins, Colorado; and the hosting Evergreen Cemetery.

Participating in this event provided CPRA a way to give back to industry members they serve in Colorado and join in the fine camaraderie.

Visit www.CPRAstudio.com or call 1-866-733-CPRA (2772) for more information on CPRA’s design services.


August 2005
CPRA STUDIO ANNOUNCES NEW CREMATION GARDEN PROJECT

HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO – CPRA (Cemetery Planning Resource Alliance) introduces its new project with Horan & McConaty in Centennial, Colorado.

Building off their prototype at their Parker Road property, Horan’s new facility advances the trend of funeral homes developing “pocket cemeteries”. The design and integration of funeral home and cemetery at this location create efficient flow by staff and visitors affording maximum exposure to the unique garden areas. CPRA is currently in the conceptual planning stage of this project focusing primarily on layout and circulation of the building, parking and memorial area.

CPRA’s DESIGN SELLS™ philosophy for creating beautiful and memorable places and enhancing the family’s remembrance experience through innovation and expertise in design will be evident in this fresh concept.

Visit www.CPRAstudio.com or call 1-866-733-CPRA (2772) for more information on CPRA’s design services.



July 2005
CPRA STUDIO ANNOUNCES OPPORTUNITIES ASSESSMENT

HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO – CPRA (Cemetery Planning Resource Alliance) visits Statesboro, GA to conduct a free Opportunities Assessment (O.A.) for DESIGN GAM winner.

Mark Anderson of Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home was the grand prize winner at the CPRA booth at the ICFA Annual Convention and Expo in Las Vegas. Doug Flin, CPRA Principal, conducted a complimentary O.A. for Mark Anderson to assess the opportunities, define the needs and discuss the feasibility for possibly developing a “pocket cemetery” or cremation garden associated with his existing funeral home facility. Mr. Anderson can use the results of this entry-level service as a guide for immediate and future decision making related to capital expenditures and Return on Investment (ROI).

For more information on CPRA’s Opportunities Assessment and what it can do for you, contact them at 1-866-733-CPRA (2772).

CPRA’s DESIGN SELLS™ philosophy for creating beautiful and memorable places and enhancing the family’s remembrance experience through innovation and expertise in design is evident in their cutting-edge concepts. Visit www.CPRAstudio.com or call for more information on CPRA’s design services.


May 2005
CPRA STUDIO INTRODUCES NEW ASSOCIATE

HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO – CPRA (Cemetery Planning Resource Alliance) is pleased to introduce their new Associate. Lane J. Ledbetter, ASLA, RLA, comes to CPRA from Collaborative Studios in Denver with over 20 years experience in all aspects of landscape project management, including project planning, design, construction and maintenance.

Specific project experience Mr. Ledbetter brings to CPRA and our industry includes botanic garden design, community planning, campus planning and design, urban design, and park planning and design for numerous local, state and national park agencies. Mr. Ledbetter’s cemetery industry interests include horticulture/planting design, historic landscape research, landscape maintenance, and facilities management.

Lane is a licensed landscape architect and a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects. His passion for designing beautiful and memorable places and enhancing CPRA’s DESIGN SELLS™ philosophy makes his addition to the CPRA staff a real plus for CPRA’s clients.

Visit www.CPRAstudio.com or call 1-866-733-CPRA (2772) for more information on CPRA’s design services.


April 2005
CPRA STUDIO PRESENTS NEW WEB SITE

HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO – CPRA (Cemetery Planning Resource Alliance) is pleased to introduce their new web site. It reveals the innovation and expertise in design that CPRA offers to its clients and, ultimately, the families they serve.
High points of the site include:

  • a unique client access page for up-to-the-minute access to projects
  • a “Scoop” button in the lower left to view
    - industry news and new products
    - new garden developments and innovative ideas
    - monthly specials offered by CPRA or industry colleagues
  • a news page to see where CPRA will be exhibiting or speaking next


In addition, visit the “Projects” page to view some of their past and current projects and see the “About Us” page for CPRA’s DESIGN SELLS™ philosophy and how it is influencing the industry today and how it will affect it in the future.

Go to the new web site at www.CPRAstudio.com or call 1-866-733-CPRA for more information.


March 2005
CPRA STUDIO CELEBRATES FIRST ANNIVERSARY

HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO – Principal DOUG FLIN is pleased to announce the one-year anniversary of operations for CPRA (Cemetery Planning Resource Alliance). Knowing that today’s society is attracted to well designed spaces, places, and objects CPRA utilizes its DESIGN SELLS™ approach to create distinct places and environments that enhance a family’s remembrance experience. With over 47 years of combined landscape architecture/planning experience and over 16 years of specialized cemetery and cremation garden design, CPRA and its alliance members (architecture, engineering, and financial planning professionals) are dedicated to assisting cemeteries and funeral homes across the country in providing their families with the best experience possible.

Please call 1-866-733-CPRA or visit our website launching in March 2005 at www.CPRAstudio.com.



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SOUTHWEST-STYLE CREMATION GARDEN PLANNED FOR ALBUQUERQUE

CPRA STUDIO TAKES ITS PLANNING AND DESIGN EXPERTISE ABROAD

CPRA STUDIO ADDS STREET BANNER DESIGN AND FABRICATION SERVICES

CPRA STUDIO MOVES OFFICE

CPRA STUDIO STAFF JUDGES ANNUAL SKILLS COMPETITION

CPRA STUDIO ANNOUNCES NEW CREMATION GARDEN PROJECT

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