Founded in the heart of Houston by renowned designer Ron Bradshaw and his partner Tripp Carter in 2003, Bradshaw-Carter was built to meet an unmet need in Houston for an elegant, warm, welcoming setting for a family to say goodbye, without the sterile look and feel of most modern-day funeral establishments. Our funeral home doesn't look like a funeral home, because we don't want it to feel like one. At Bradshaw-Carter, there is a long tradition of serving one family at a time. Guests never feel rushed, and are not bumping into strangers in our foyer. The house, with it's tasteful decor and friendly professional staff, is yours to share with your guests, allowing you to focus on what's important. It was Ron's dream to open the most beautiful funeral home in the United States; one that offers the highest level of service and professionalism. While we regularly pull out all the stops for those looking for a top-of-the-line celebration, we have always insisted on making funerals affordable. Our care is genuine, and the result is a comfortable, healing place where you can focus on your needs and finding a meaningful tribute that's right for your loved-one.
As friends and family members gather together to celebrate the life of a loved one, they hope for the experience to be meaningful. They hope for it to be intimate. They hope for it to be beautiful, memorable, and—ultimately—worthy of their dear friend or relative. At Bradshaw-Carter, that’s what we hope for, as well—and we’re committed to doing everything we can to ensure that every memorial service or life celebration at our funeral home is planned and executed perfectly, right down to the smallest detail.
The richness and elegance of our décor is meant not only to inspire and comfort our guests, but also to better honor those whose lives we remember and celebrate. The surroundings here are light and tastefully upbeat—the better to facilitate true life-honoring celebrations. On that note, we also offer many options for those who plan their services with us, including many hand-made caskets and urns, catering options with full “wake menus,” and plenty of options for in-house music.
Bradshaw-Carter provides a number of services, including cremation services, burials, memorial and life celebrations, military services, pre-planning options, and beyond. What makes this funeral home unique, however, is that it is indeed a true home—a comfortable and inviting place where one family is served at a time, and where those who gather in remembrance are unhurried as they pay respects to friends and loved ones.