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Southtown Mortgage in Moody gets the job done for people looking to buy homes

By Nathan Prewett For the Tribune MOODY – Communication, experience and a love of helping others are some of the key factors to running a mortgage business, according to Shane Ray, a loan agent and branch manager of Southtown Mortgage in Moody. Ray spoke about running Southtown and the things he has learned from working in mortgage. Originally from Center Point, Ray has been in mortgage since 2001 and has l ...

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Deerfoot Insurance provides help for home, auto owners with local focus

By Nathan Prewett For the Tribune TRUSSVILLE – Insurance practically runs in the family of Bill Stuman, who manages Deerfoot Insurance in Trussville. His parents were insurance agents and so Stuman would go on, not only as an agent himself, but as the owner insurance business. Having grown up with parents who were Allstate agents, Stuman started his own business after college in 1999, then called Stuman and ...

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Tortorigi family continues to provide for the needs of the community with storage facility

By Chris Yow Editor TRUSSVILLE – The Tortorigi family has long been a mainstay in Trussville. Helping to build Trussville through construction or simply community affairs, the family has always cared about the quality of life for the city’s residents. [caption id="attachment_41043" align="alignleft" width="300"] Added Storage facility[/caption] The latest venture for the family in helping to build a better ...

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Drinkards run their agency like a family

By Chris Yow Editor TRUSSVILLE – The best of both worlds. That’s what Alan and Nancy Drinkard have with their Re/Max Marketplace office. Alan really wasn’t that interested in real estate. He was, however, interested in Nancy. The two met when Alan needed an appraisal done, and the rest is history. Now married for nearly 20 years, the couple have been working together since 2002 when Alan obtained his licens ...

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Lighting Concepts strives to be tops in the lighting business in Trussville

By Nathan Prewett For The Tribune TRUSSVILLE – When you enter the building of Lighting Concepts you're immediately greeted with a dazzling display of light fixtures in the showroom. Nancy Adcock opened Lighting Concepts nearly 30 years ago, and the company has established itself as a successful venture in the always growing business market in Trussville. "Most customers that walk up to the building have sec ...

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Experience is key for Keith Landscaping Co. & Nursery

By Nathan Prewett For the Tribune TRUSSVILLE – Before Deerfoot Parkway and Clay-Chalkville schools were built, Keith Landscaping Co. & Nursery Sales were forming relationships with their customers. As Trussville-Clay Road winds, and Clay Middle School passes, a sprawling nursery sits just off the road. "We've managed to survive a long time in a tough business," owner Danny Keith said. "I've been blessed ...

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TJC Mortgage uses community support to become Birmingham’s biggest lender

  By Chris Yow Editor BIRMINGHAM -- Founded in 2005 by Chris Carter, Joe Meadow, and Tanner Allen, TJC Mortgage has earned its reputation of being a little different. After a brief stint working for other firms, the three put their minds and ideas together and created a company they all felt would benefit others.   “The idea was to help those left behind by big finance,” Meadow said. “At the end of the ...

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Prestige Alarm protects homes and businesses with unique technology and helping hearts

    By Chris Yow Editor TRUSSVILLE -- Eddie Harden was set to become a minister. An endowment scholarship to seminary and a willingness to serve led him to that decision. Just before enrolling, however, Harden felt a change of heart. “I think it was more me wanting to go instead of the Lord. We came home, took our house off the market and started a business in 1994,” he said. [caption id="attachme ...

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Keeping the faith: Trimm Design+Build bigger than ever after losing everything in flood

By Chris Yow Editor TRUSSVILLE – Tommy Trimm got into landscaping by accident. Another accident, or moreso a natural disaster, caused him to lose everything he’d built in his business. What isn’t an accident, though, is that today Trimm Design+Build is one of the leading landscape builders in the Birmingham metro area. On May 7, 2003, Trussville was hit with a flash flood that destroyed many businesses and ...

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Community focus, new ideas take Brik Realty to the top of the markets in Trussville, surrounding areas

[pdf-embedder url="http://www.trussvilletribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Trussville-Tribune-Ad.compressed.pdf" title="Trussville Tribune Ad.compressed"] By Chris Yow Editor TRUSSVILLE – Despite being open in Trussville for less than one year, Brik Realty has already made itself well known around the community. Then again, being in the center of downtown Trussville certainly helps. Their building is lo ...

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