Southampton Memorial Park

Published 8:57 am Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Name of person featured: Steven Brandon Ivey

Name of Business: Southampton Memorial Park

Street address: 27396 Pretlow Road, Franklin

Phone number: 757-516-8588

Operating hours: Office: 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Sales department: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

E-mail address:

Nature of business: Cemetery

Owner: Gary Hall

Year founded: 1963

Number of employees: Seven

How’s business? Business is picking up with the cemetery expansion and Garden of Honor for veterans.

One thing you wish everyone knew about your business: We offer peace of mind.

Something you offer that a customer won’t find elsewhere: A beautiful place to lay your loved one to rest.

Advice to young entrepreneurs: Always be honest and loyal and believe in the service you offer.

Your first job: Farmhand at Wyndhaven Farms

Your role model (in business or in life generally): My father.

The key to a successful business is: Doing what you have to do, not what you want to do each day.