When explaining who we are, it is important for us to point out who we are not: we are not corporate-owned by an out-of-state company.
We are a group of caring cremation specialists changing the industry for the better. We believe in simple, economical cremation infused with kindness and care. We insist on owning and operating our own crematory, and this allows us to first-hand ensure the integrity of the cremation process. Since 1986, we have grown to six Colorado locations and we remain Colorado's largest and most trusted cremation-only provider.
OUR VALUES: We believe in "lifting the veil" on the funeral industry. We operate with transparency to help alleviate fear while providing a better experience to those who have felt taken advantage of by a funeral home.
OUR PROMISE: "We keep cremation simple and affordable. We will always be kind, and we will never, ever take advantage of you or your family at your saddest time." -Diane Kamm, Founder
OUR EMPLOYEE CREED: "Each family is our only family. Be kind to them for we do not know the depth of their grief. Act as if their loved ones are standing about us and watching at all times. Always do what's right. Work from love."
OUR HEART: We will never turn away a family who is truly in need. Our costs are low, but we understand that there are families who cannot afford to take care of their loved one. Since 1986, we have donated cremation services, provided financial resources, and educated the public on cost-saving cremation and funeral information.
In 2008, we created a "give-back" program to help hospice families in need of basic necessities like food, and we are currently working on a scholarship fund to help families experiencing financial struggles after a sudden death.
OUR WORLD: Our love for Colorado is at the foundation of our efforts to reduce the environmental impact of the funeral industry. All-States Cremation owns an environmentally-friendlier crematory that leaves a smaller carbon footprint, and we save land by eliminating the need for cemeteries, embalming, and caskets.
Simplicity: One call to us when a death occurs and we will handle everything. When you tell us you "just want cremation" we promise to listen
Experience: Colorado-born in 1986, we’ve helped over 30,000 families
Convenience: 6 locations means we’re never far away
Integrity: Owning our own crematories allows us to guarantee a worry-free cremation; our pre-paid plans are secure
Responsibility: We promise to do everything we can for you and your family
Credentials: We belong to COFDA, CANA, and NFDA who uphold cremation practices. We have an A+ rating with the BBB and our staff consists of highly trained and caring cremation professionals
Leaves because we shelter you with gentleness and wisdom
A tree shows our deep roots in Colorado and in our values and ethics
Smaller letters because we are so approachable
Colors that soothe the spirit
Our tagline "beyond burial": as cremation goes beyond the confines of burial, we go far beyond
your expectations. We will be here for you today, tomorrow, and beyond…
Do they own and operate their own crematory?
All-States Cremation has its own crematory, ensuring that all cremations are performed individually, and with great care. Our crematory facility is secure, state-of-the-art, and operated by our highly trained and certified cremation professionals.
Note: many cremation providers do not own their own crematory, so they must share third-party crematories. Understandably, this causes consumers to question whether they are receiving the ashes of their loved one.
Is the crematory facility inspected regularly?
Crematory facility inspections are not a requirement in Colorado. To ensure compliance and verify high standards of crematory facility operations, All-States Cremation requests regular inspections from OSHA compliance officers and crematory manufacturers. Additionally, we welcome families to view our crematory facility in person.
Are their licenses to operate a crematory current?
Our crematory is currently registered and licensed in accordance with the State of Colorado requirements regarding Funeral Establishment and Crematory Registration.
What type of training is required for the crematory operators?
All-States Cremation has a CANA certified* crematory operator on Staff. In addition to expertly performing over 15,000 cremation at our crematory facility, he created an extensive and rigorous crematory technician training program which all crematory operators employed by All-States Cremation must undergo.
Do they have CANA certification?
*The Cremation Association of North America’s (CANA) Crematory Operations Certification Program is the most comprehensive educational program in the industry and the best indicator of a crematory facility’s commitment to the best policies, practices, and procedures for crematory operators.
Does the crematory have refrigeration?
All-States Cremation provides free refrigeration.
Embalming is never required because refrigeration is a standard preservative, even for a long period of time. Colorado law states that a decedent must be embalmed or refrigerated within 24 hours. There are funeral homes who do not offer refrigeration, so they must charge to embalm. It’s your option to go elsewhere.
How soon will the cremation be performed?
There are a few mandatory requirements before a cremation may take place. Crematories must obtain an “Authorization for Final Disposition” (Cremation Permit) from the county in which the death occurred, and family (or designated party) must consent to the cremation. If all authorizations are in place, All-States Cremation typically performs cremations within 3-4 business days of the date of death.
Is this a cremation provider, or a funeral home offering cremation?
All-States Cremation is Colorado’s oldest and most trusted remation-only provider. We have provided simple cremation with no add-ons or hidden costs to 30,000 Colorado families. We are the Cremation Specialists.
Note: Funeral Homes offering cremation may have higher overhead from lavish facilities. Costly cremation and high-pressure sales tactics are common.
How do we know we’ll get the right ashes?
We don’t ever want you to worry about this, so we’ve created a “Total Transparency Cremation Promise.” This promise starts the moment we remove your loved one and take them into our care, and does not end until the ashes are safely with you. Throughout the cremation process, our caring and conscientious staff adhere to our strict guidelines for identification before cremation. Each cremation is then performed individually, and with respect and care. Our promise means a worry-free cremation.
Note: requiring families to “identify” the deceased before cremation can be a way for Funeral Homes to intimidate families by suggesting a misidentification may have occurred. This is often just an attempt to sell additional services or viewing caskets.
Do they include an urn and cremation container with the cremation?
All-States Cremation includes an urn and cremation container (the container used during the cremation). Our urn can be buried, kept, or used to scatter the ashes. If you decide on something else, we carry a large selection of ornamental urns, or you are welcome to bring us your own.
Note: Cremation providers usually don’t include an urn and cremation container with the cremation. This is their way of trying to sell you an expensive urn or cremation casket (they may even tell you their least expensive urn is only to be used temporarily- this just isn’t true.)
Do they have an additional charge to cremate overweight people?
All-States Cremation never has an additional fee if someone is overweight.
Some funeral homes will refuse to cremate an overweight person or charge an exorbitant fee. It is unfair and sad.
Do they practice environmentally-responsible cremation?
Environmental considerations are important to us. We offer biodegradable urns, use refrigeration in place of embalming to lessen the amount of toxic embalming chemicals being released into the environment, and we own the most environmentally-friendly crematory available.