Buck Kamphausen might have been born in Littleton, Colorado, but his heart is definitely in Vallejo, California with all that he has contributed to this waterfront city.
In 1966, Buck moved to Sacramento where he managed Sacramento Memorial Lawn, which was to become one of many cemeteries he would purchase. In 1971, he acquired Fairfield Funeral Home and Ambulance, and Skyview Memorial Lawn in Vallejo. It was then that he became a resident of Vallejo. In addition to Skyview, Buck owns many other end of life facilities in and around the Bay Area.
Buck’s interests are varied and his business holdings diversified. He owns a commercial diving company, SML Construction and Diving, now known as DRS Marine, Inc. He was also one of three investors in 1986 when Marine World Africa USA relocated from Redwood City to Vallejo. Buck is a partner in RM Auctions, one of the largest collector car sales companies in North America and Europe and he combined his love of antique automobiles and his desire to showcase one of the only privately held collections of memorabilia from the Titanic into creating the USA World Classics Event Center at the old USA Bowling Lanes building on Sonoma Boulevard in Vallejo.
In addition to his business holdings, Buck invests in people. He has been a loyal supporter of many charitable, civic and educational organizations such as: the Vallejo Chamber of Commerce, The Vallejo Symphony, Loma Vista Farm, Vallejo chapter of the NAACP, The Fil-Am Chamber of Commerce, Omega Boys and Girls Club, PAL, GVRD, the Hispanic Community, Boy Scouts of America, Vallejo Little League and many more.
Many honors, awards and proclamations have been bestowed upon Buck personally and Skyview Memorial Lawn as a business that are just too numerous to name here.
Buck has enjoyed remarkable success in every avenue he has endeavored, inspiring others through his professional achievements. Perhaps the most fortunate recipients of all are the citizens of the City of Vallejo that have benefited so much from Buck’s benevolence. Thank you Buck!
200 Rollingwood Dr
Vallejo, CA 94591