Having grown up in Albany, I was friends with several of the partners’ children and knew some of the partners on a personal level. I viewed each as a successful business individual who treated others with respect and looked out for their clients’ best interests, all while making an excellent living!
It’s pretty simple for me – Draffin Tucker walks the walk. Associates and their families are treated with respect. Expectations are clearly communicated. Opportunities for career enhancement and advancement are readily available. Compensation is fair and competitive. We truly care about the success of the individual.
I’ll relay a brief but very personal story. My first child was born in December of 1994, 18 months into my career at Draffin Tucker. Within five months of her birth she became critically ill. A diagnosis of her ailment was not available in Albany. She was transported to Egleston in Atlanta via ambulance, and over the next 18 months we were periodically required to visit Egleston for checkups and monitoring of her recovery. Thankfully, today she is a beautiful 18-year-old woman beginning her own collegiate experience. I relay this story to emphasize the fact that the people of Draffin Tucker supported us throughout the ordeal. Money was raised to help us offset the cost of medical care. I was able to be there with my young family only through the extended family support of our firm. I knew then Draffin Tucker was the place for my family and my career.
I enjoy living in Albany. It is my hometown and I am proud to be a lifelong resident. It’s a great place to raise a family. Recreational opportunities are abundant: youth sports, golf, hunting, fishing, etc. Albany is conveniently located between 3 and 4 hours from the Georgia coast, the Florida Gulf coast, the Georgia mountains, Atlanta and most importantly, ATHENS!
I am a University of Georgia football season ticket holder. Fall Saturdays in Athens are an opportunity to relive the precious moments I spent in God’s Country. There’s not a more beautiful campus in the country. We attend games as a family with our extended family, the BULLDOG NATION! I love the University of Georgia and all it represents. This is evidenced by my office decor. Once you visit my office there will be no question where my allegiance lies. GO DAWGS!