Choosing a piece of equipment that best suits you and your facility may seem intimidating at first, but here, at American Crematory we guide you through the entire process. Our sales team will review different models of human or pet cremation equipment with you in order to choose the model that will best be utilized by your facility.

Equipment to get you started:

  • Cremation Chamber – Human or Pet Options
  • Processing Station
  • Loading Table

6 Steps of Starting YOUR Own Cremation Business

1. Prepare and Plan
  • Research the competition and saturation levels in your region
  • Project ROI
2. Secure Your Finances
  • Work with your local bank, or an outside finance company through your equipment provider
3. Choose a Location
  • Choose a location & check local zoning requirements
  • Existing Locations – determine if building modifications are needed for additional unit installation
  • Consider gas & electrical requirements within building
4. Schedule “Job Walks”
  • Schedule ongoing “job walks” with your contractor & equipment provider to ensure your location meets the needs of a new crematory facility
5. Obtain Specialty Licenses & Permits
  • State and Local business licensing requirements
  • Check with your town, city, or county clerk’s office
  • Air Quality Permitting – We submit to AQMD for you!
  • Conditional Use Permit
6. Consider Ongoing Expenses
  • Fuel, Property Lease/Rent, Equipment Finance
  • Payroll & Taxes, Marketing
  • Equipment Maintenance — Provided by American Crematory


At American Crematory Equipment Company, we are pleased to be able to provide our clients with the complete package. Not only do we manufacture both human and pet cremation equipment, but we provide the accessories that you will use in daily operation at your new facility.

Accessories you will need:

  • Safety wear – aprons, gloves, goggles
  • Urns & ID discs
  • Clean out tools and strip brushes