Schoppenhorst, Underwood & Brooks Funeral Home
In 1991, Ben and his mother, Hallie Kruse, partnered with Neill Brooks in the construction of Schoppenhorst, Underwood & Brooks Funeral Home located at 4895 North Preston Highway, Shepherdsville, Kentucky. Hallie earned her Director’s License in 1994 and was instrumental in the financial management of the business. Alvin Jessie directed the funeral home operations until 1997. The business at its new location experienced growth of 68 calls per year. In 2003, a Chapel was added and in 2008 two visitation parlors with private, adjacent food-service lounges were also added. Steve Brooks was elected Secretary and Ben Underwood is Board Chairman. Currently the volume averages over 500 calls per year making Schoppenhorst, Underwood & Brooks Funeral Home one of the top funeral homes in Kentucky.