Twenty years ago, Nestor Jose had a dream to professionalize the mortuary business. He wanted to establish a mortuary that renders personalized and sincere service in the Philippines. Arlington Memorial Chapels started in 1982 with its first branch in Rizal avenue, Manila. Jose was then the undisputed leading supplier of caskets for the elite class. He instituted a new set of values, ethics and performance in the mortuary business. With the opening of Arlington,it started projects such as the libreng libing for the masses, giving each municipality 10 caskets and complete service to the indigent people with the cooperation of the mayors.