The Stafford Companies
About Our Company: The Stafford Companies

Stafford Development Company is a second-generation family business based in Tifton, Georgia. The company began with DeNean Stafford, Jr.’s (1914-2001) purchase of Reliable Tractor Company in 1951. From that beginning, Stafford Development Company now operates five core businesses: real estate, equipment sales and service, hospitality, foods, and ventures. Though diverse in terms of operation and people, the common thread to our customers is service. Our success is ultimately determined on how well we take care of our customers’ needs.

Mission Statement

Stafford Development Company is an innovative, diversified family business committed to the entrepreneurial spirit of its founder, DeNean Stafford, Jr.

We create value by combining a culture of excellence with superior products and services in the real estate, hospitality and fast food industries.

Stafford History
DeNean Stafford, Jr., the company founder, graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business in 1935.  He began working for the Trust Company Bank of Georgia in 1936 and continued to work for them until 1947.  His employment with the Trust Company Bank was interrupted by two and one-half years of service in the U.S. Army Air Corp. during World War II. >>MORE

Key Personnel
Board of Directors


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