Diversified Contractors, Inc. started in 1999 when a Fortune 100 Company approached Perry Towns about filling a need to provide a unique value added warehousing service for their retail customers in the Alabama market. Thirteen years later that unique need is still being met by DCI, as well as the customized warehousing and distribution needs of many other customers.
Sustained and controlled growth over the past decade has been a result of the family orientation of the business, and the concerted desire of every employee to be a “difference maker” within the customer supply chain. All associates are trained on the business of the particular account in order to better understand their supply chain and the role DCI plays. That in turn helps the customer have a partner who is looking out for their best interest and helping to resolve daily obstructions that may occur in the supply chain process. In short, that is what some call Customer Service, we call it CARING. We all care about our customers and their success, and do what it takes to make them successful.
That philosophy has seen DCI grow over the past decade to become a full service 3PL offering a menu of warehousing and distribution services from two locations in Birmingham, AL and Huntsville, AL.
- Vendor Managed Inventories
- US Customs clearance validation for Air and Ocean Freight
- Cross DockingAssembly/Subassembly
- Consolidation/DeconsolidationLast Mile Delivery
- Ocean Container Devanning and Distribution
- Long and Short Term warehousing
- Pick and pack
Perry D. Towns – President
Graduate of University of Alabama – Tuscaloosa with a degree in Transportation Management his career began in 1982 with Intermodal Transportation Services one of the nation’s first intermodal marketing companies and trucking entities geared toward the development of intermodal transportation. This background served him well as he continued to develop the intermodal concept with companies such as American President Lines, and Hub Group where he served for 11 years as Sr. Logistics Manager.
His career also included start up motor carrier operations such as Comtrak and Diamond Express both carriers servicing the intermodal markets for intermodal marketing companies (IMC) as well as railroads and steamship companies directly.
During his tenure with Hub Group, Perry developed warehousing operations to fulfill the unique needs of existing customers where seasonality of sales required large inventories to be manufactured in advance of large promotions requiring inventory to build then be shipped rapidly to the end user with time definite deliveries.
This background allowed Perry to start Diversified Contractors, Inc. along with his brother Tim Towns, to serve those customers needing unique services and partners to meet the challenges the market today brings to the supply chain. Thirteen years later, the customers remain loyal, the challenges continue to be met, and DCI continues to grow.