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Thacker Caskets Honors Bucky Stevens as 2016 Salesperson of the Year

Thacker Caskets 2017 Sales Meeting Honors Recipients

CLINTON, Md. – From July 10 through 13, Thacker Caskets held its 2017 National Sales Meeting in Frederick, Maryland. During the meeting, Thacker honored various sales consultants, and honored its Virginia sales consultant, Bucky Stevens, as the 2016 Salesperson of the Year.

The sales meeting featured not only educational training presentations from Thacker presenters, but also a keynote presentation from industry exper, Dan Isard of The Foresight Companies. In addition, Thacker sales consultants had the opportunity for a question & answer session with two local funeral directors and participated in a tour of Stauffer Funeral Home of Frederick, Maryland. The Thacker team had some fun with a company bbq picnic on Monday night and then the following night participated in an Escape Room experience.

On Wednesday, July 12, Thacker held its honors dinner at The Wine Kitchen in Frederick. During the dinner, Thacker presented five sales consultants with awards.

Bucky Stevens was awarded Thacker Salesperson of the Year for 2016.

“Bucky has been the definition of hard work since he came on board with Thacker in September 2015 – he has increased Thacker’s market share in Virginia substantially. Bucky has also made a point to quickly and diligently learn what is important to the funeral homes he serves and to continually educate himself on the industry and the issues his customers face every day,” said vice president of sales & marketing, Danielle Thacker. “The customers of Virginia are lucky to have Bucky serving their funeral homes.”

“I am humbled to be named as Salesperson of the Year for Thacker. I would not be here without the support of my loyal and committed customers,” Stevens said. “I am also grateful for the hard work of the internal customer service team as well as the insight of my Sales Consultant counterparts – teamwork makes the dream work!”

In addition to the salesperson of the year award, Thacker also honored Bob Cullen for his 25 years of service as a sales consultant to funeral homes in the New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York region. Cullen started with the company in 1991, and 2016 marks his 25th year with the company.

“At Thacker, every sales consultant is part of the Thacker family, but Bob is the patriarch of the family. Bob is not only committed to his customers, but also provides valuable insight and mentorship to the other Sales Consultants on the Thacker team,” said Thacker CEO CJ Thacker.

Three other sales consultants we recognized for their performance during the year of 2016. Brittney Harris of Eastern Tennessee, Laura Rosen of Eastern Michigan and Lori Anderson-Gordon of South Georgia were all awarded Thacker’s “Top Performer” awards for their consistent territory growth in 2016.

“I am proud to say that Thacker has grown tremendously over the years, and 2016 only continued that trajectory of growth. The dedication, commitment and hard work of our entire sales team, but specifically the ones honored have fueled Thacker’s continued success,” CJ Thacker said.

Thacker Caskets is the funeral industry’s leading family-owned funeral supply company since 1939. For more information about the company, call 800-637-8891 or visit

Posted July 20, 2017


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