Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes and Crematory broke ground for a new site at 275 E. Main St., Middletown, on May 25.
The site will be the fourth location for the funeral home, with other locations in New Castle, Newark and Delaware City.
The engineering and construction management firm of i3a, based in Smyrna, and led by President Edward H. Ide III, is overseeing the development of the site.
The groundbreaking ceremony was led by Smith and his father and former owner of Spicer-Mullikin, Harvey Smith Jr.
Middletown Mayor Ken Branner congratulated Smith and welcomed the new Spicer-Mullikin funeral home to town.
For information, visit spicermullikin.com.