Jones and Company is family owned and has strong family values. Owners Chris and Carolyn, together with an experienced team, know how to show care and attention to local families and recently departed loved ones.
We are independent, locally owned and operated. However we also maintain close ties within our National Association (FDANZ), giving you assurance of professional, ethical, quality care, and keeping current with industry developments and trends.
Our long history and traditional links with Tauranga, Mount Maunganui and Te Puke means we are committed to consistently offer the best possible service and assistance to our local community.
Jones and Company have three premises and facilities located conveniently in Tauranga, Mount Maunganui and Te Puke.
Chris & Carolyn Andrews, Jones & Company Owners
Jones and Company History.
In 1909 Mr Hugh Jones opened a furniture business on The Strand. Furniture and casket manufacture were then closely associated and Mr Jones eventually added the role of funeral director to his duties. In 1910 the company moved to Harington Street, as the Tauranga Furnishing and Manufacturing Company. In 1913, Jones & Company added premises on Devonport Road, where the Goddards Centre is now located.
In 1938, Jones & Company opened a distinctive Spanish styled chapel on Grey Street, from where the firm operated until moving to the newly opened Hillsdene Chapel in 1980. The Grey Street building still stands today as an iconic reminder of Tauranga's early days.
David McMahon owned Jones & Company for twenty years before his 14 year partnership with Chris Andrews. Chris and Carolyn Andrews then purchased the Company on David’s semi-retirement in 2014.
With over 100 years of service to our local community, Jones & Company is the oldest funeral company in the region and continues to remain locally owned and operated and committed to serving our community.