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Premier Source: An all inclusive program for your preparation room

Building a new embalming room or remodeling an existing one can be a daunting task. Duncan Stuart Todd developed Premier Source after years of experience in understanding the needs of funeral service professionals and the requirements of regulatory agencies.

Premier Source is an all-inclusive package that combines architectural design with a range of time-tested equipment, all from a single source.

Duncan Stuart Todd has been creating state-of the-art, code compliant preparation rooms across the United States and Canada for over twenty years. Capitalize on our expertise and range of innovative equipment.

Discover the benefits of a Duncan Stuart Todd preparation room below, or contact us now.

Design

Design

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  • Vision

    It all begins with a clear vision. Our professional knowledge enables us to transform your ideas into design solutions that meet the functional and code requirements of the modern day preparation room.

  • Communication

    The staff at Duncan Stuart Todd is trained to help you realize your objectives and guide you through the design and construction process. We develop an effective working relationship with the project team and utilize detailed questionnaires, phone consultation, and technology to meet the needs of your project.

  • Execution

    After the room design is approved, Duncan Stuart Todd prepares 6 full size CAD drawings that address ventilation, placement of cabinetry, foot-end and safety equipment, as well as guideline recommendations for floors, walls, ceilings, and lighting. DST orders equipment and schedules delivery of products to dovetail with construction phases.

  • Learn More About Premier Source

    Premier Source Product Sheet

Carmony – Ewing Chapel

I'm 200% satisfied with eveything

As I remodeled my building, I thought I could save money by designing my own prep room. 'Because no one knows better about what I want, than I do.' Then I realized this was a daunting task, something would be left out! Duncan Stuart Todd came to my rescue and I'm 200% satisfied with eveything from the instrument drawers and cabinetry, countertops, modern and up-to-date…

Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers

Our preparation room is perfect for a perfectionist like me

Lake Ridge Funeral Home
The level of care we have provided for our embalmers' well being says 'I support you because I respect you.' Our preparation room is perfect for a perfectionist like me. There is a place for everything and it is so convenient. We protect it and keep it spotless.

Moore Funeral Home

One call to Duncan Stuart Todd led us to a perfect prep room

Moore Funeral Home
We spent weeks trying to find plumbers, HVAC and construction personnel who could construct our new prep room to meet our needs and all OSHA regulations. The cost soared and there was no assurance that the room would actually meet required specifications. One call to Duncan Stuart Todd led us to a perfect prep room that we knew was built right from the start.

Ventilation

Ventilation

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Perhaps the most critical issue facing funeral service professionals is the need to provide safe air in the embalming room. Duncan Stuart Todd specifies and supplies state-of-the-art PrepAir G2 Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) and PrepArm Localized Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) Systems for your preparation room.

  • PrepAir G2 HVAC

    PrepAir G2 systems heat, cool and ventilate the entire preparation room with 100% fresh air while using less energy than traditional systems. PrepAir G2 Systems are the first fully integrated HVAC systems designed specifically to produce the results necessary to meet or exceed OSHA standards for safe air in preparation rooms.

    Duncan Stuart Todd determines which energy efficient PrepAir G2 unit will work properly in your preparation room and provides CAD drawings and installation specifications.

  • PrepArm Localized Exhaust Ventilation

    PrepArm LEV systems prevent toxic fumes from entering the breathing zone of the embalmer. LEV systems, recommended by the National Association of Funeral Directors (NFDA) and The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) are supplemental to whole room exhaust.

    Five available PrepArm models accommodate installation considerations and address single and multiple station embalming room configurations.

  • Learn more about PrepAir G2 and PrepArm Systems

    Visit our Ventilation page, click the links below, or contact us now.

    DST PrepAir Product Sheet

    DST PrepArm Product Sheet

Calvin B. Scruggs Funeral Home

The air system was our first priority, and it is excellent

The air system was our first priority, and it is excellent. We do not smell any odors–all of the airborne contaminants are exhausted and we feel that we are well protected. I love it. The new equipment and technology provided by the Todd’s put the final touches on our facility.

Bridges Funeral Home

I wanted only the best - we've achieved that goal

When I set out to build my new funeral home, I wanted only the best. Now upon its completion, I feel that we have achieved that goal. A large part of that is the prep room and dressing room that were designed by Duncan Stuart Todd, Ltd.

Beggs Funeral Home, Ltd.

a state-of-the-art facility enhances our ability to provide the very best

Beggs Funeral Home
A vital part of the new construction was the addition of a state-of-the-art preparation room that was designed by Duncan Stuart Todd, Ltd., well-known preparation room specialists. “It has medical grade flooring, the latest in ventilation – the whole nine yards,” remarks Loyal. “…embalming is something I and our staff take great pride in. Having a state-of-the-art…

Equipment

Equipment

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The Premier Source package includes all the equipment that is necessary for a proper functioning, code compliant embalming room.

After your room design is approved, Duncan Stuart Todd provides an itemized proposal that includes Duncan Stuart Todd’s exclusive embalming room equipment and third part products.

  • Package Components

    Equipment includes ventilation systems, foot-end equipment, and high quality plumbing and safety products. Our modern products are designed and manufactured based on over twenty years of continual evolution and improvement. We provide the best equipment available at the best possible prices.

  • Learn More about DST Equipment

    Visit our Equipment page or contact us now.

    Premier Source Equipment List

Music City Mortuary Service

The DST Morgue Table Receptors have been one of the best investments

We recently remodeled our preparation room. The DST Morgue Table Receptors have been one of the best investments we have made. They are compact, clean and easy to maintain. We also installed the DST Water Control Units. The design takes up a minimal amount of space on our countertops and provides a clean and professional appearance, while allowing us to operate very efficiently.

Piedmont Technical College

we were determined to have a first class, top-of-the-line setup

Piedmont Technical College
When we made the decision to upgrade our embalming lab, we were determined to have a first class, top-of-the-line setup. With Duncan Stuart Todd, we knew they would get us there. We now have an embalming lab that offers everything we need to prepare our students for their embalming career.

Beggs Funeral Home, Ltd.

a state-of-the-art facility enhances our ability to provide the very best

Beggs Funeral Home
A vital part of the new construction was the addition of a state-of-the-art preparation room that was designed by Duncan Stuart Todd, Ltd., well-known preparation room specialists. “It has medical grade flooring, the latest in ventilation – the whole nine yards,” remarks Loyal. “…embalming is something I and our staff take great pride in. Having a state-of-the-art…

Cabinetry

Custom Cabinetry

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Premier Source includes custom cabinets that are tailored to each project. Duncan Stuart Todd cabinetry is specific to the embalming room and designed to meet the unique needs of the practitioner.

  • Special Features

    Among the custom features offered are upper and lower cabinets, bio-hazard cabinets, instrument drawers, and built-in desks. Cabinetry materials are moisture resistant and easy to clean.

  • Reliable and Precise

    Duncan Stuart Todd’s long-time fabricator manufactures your cabinets with care. Professional detailed cabinet drawings make installation easy.

  • Learn more about Custom Cabinetry

    Custom Cabinetry Product Sheet

Carmony – Ewing Chapel

I'm 200% satisfied with eveything

As I remodeled my building, I thought I could save money by designing my own prep room. 'Because no one knows better about what I want, than I do.' Then I realized this was a daunting task, something would be left out! Duncan Stuart Todd came to my rescue and I'm 200% satisfied with eveything from the instrument drawers and cabinetry, countertops, modern and up-to-date…

Rose Hill Funeral Home

I will never regret the day I chose Duncan Stuart Todd

Rose Hill Funeral Home
In designing my new funeral home, I was very concerned with the planning of the preparation room. I decided it was best to go to the experts who knew OSHA regulations and other requirements for this space. I contacted Duncan Stuart Todd, Ltd. They designed a state-of-the-art preparation suite and dressing suite. I will never regret the day I chose Duncan Stuart Todd for…

Sanders Funeral Home

It would not have been as easy if we had not called on professionals

Sanders Funeral Home
After the purchase of Sanders Funeral Home, which was a converted Victorian home, we had the challenge of remodeling a very small prep room with as much moderation as the space could tolerate. That is when we called on Duncan Stuart Todd, Ltd. for assistance. They were very helpful in the design phase and were there to advise as the project progressed. It would not have…

Interiors

Interiors

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Premier Source includes seamless medical grade flooring, rub rail wall protection, and high-scrub paint.

  • Interior Elements

    Our Interior Elements packages offer a coordinated palette of colors and surface materials for cabinetry, wall coverings, paint and flooring, all selected by a professional interior designer.

    Duncan Stuart Todd will send color samples so that you can select the perfect scheme for your new or renovated embalming and dressing rooms.

  • View our Interiors Color Palettes

    Interior Elements Palettes

Davis & Davis Funeral Home

We love everything about the preparation room

We love everything about the preparation room. The ease of how everything works, from the aspirator to the foot controls on the sinks, and the PrepAir ventilating system have given us a state-of-the art facility.

Gate to Heaven Funeral Home

DST should be the company to call when you’re planning a preparation room

I am a licensed funeral director and embalmer. From 2000 to 2010, I served families in 9 locations in several states. With the exception of a few prep labs, I can say that none of those rooms had proper ventilation. Some had jerry-rigged bathroom exhaust fans! I could go on about the other prep rooms. I think the chief compliant most embalmers have is the fumes we are…

Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers

Our preparation room is perfect for a perfectionist like me

Lake Ridge Funeral Home
The level of care we have provided for our embalmers' well being says 'I support you because I respect you.' Our preparation room is perfect for a perfectionist like me. There is a place for everything and it is so convenient. We protect it and keep it spotless.

Sanders Funeral Home

It would not have been as easy if we had not called on professionals

Sanders Funeral Home
After the purchase of Sanders Funeral Home, which was a converted Victorian home, we had the challenge of remodeling a very small prep room with as much moderation as the space could tolerate. That is when we called on Duncan Stuart Todd, Ltd. for assistance. They were very helpful in the design phase and were there to advise as the project progressed. It would not have…

Support

Project Support

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Duncan Stuart Todd is committed to serving its clients throughout the design and installation process. We provide drawings and specifications to assist your construction team and are available for direct consultation with your architect, general contractor, plumber, HVAC technician and other support staff.

  • The Power of Expertise

    Duncan Stuart Todd has established a reputation for superior quality in design and products, a tradition of service to the client, and respect from funeral service professionals. We are available for assistance year after year. We have designed hundreds of preparation rooms for remodeled and new funeral homes and look forward to the opportunity to serve you on your project.

Piper Funeral Home

Great people to work with

What an easy company to work with. From start to finish, they were there to help. Great people to work with.

Frain Mortuary

When we had problems during construction, it was as easy as picking up the phone

Frain Mortuary
When we had problems during construction, it was as easy as picking up the phone and calling Duncan Stuart Todd. We really appreciate their cooperation and assistance.

Wilmington Mortuary Service

Your services exceed all business standards

Wilmington Funeral Home
Your services exceed all business standards. Every funeral home that has a prep room should have the standards Duncan Stuart Todd does.