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Dillard Companies: Excellence in Service for Greater Jackson’s Thriving Community

Dillard Companies, founded by John Dillard as Dillard Door & Specialty Co in the 1940s, has grown from those roots to become a premier provider of a wide range of products and services. From its humble origins, Dillard has grown far beyond its glass door roots. The company now offers cutting-edge solutions that exceed industry standards, serving as Tennessee’s leading provider of security systems. Dillard Companies has become known for its unwavering integrity, reliability, and innovative solutions, offering clients top-of-the-line doors and gates, access control, surveillance, and total security solutions. Recent acquisitions have also added in-house glass and electrical capabilities.

Dillard Companies has consistently demonstrated leadership in delivering superior products and services. The company continues to set itself apart from the competition. It leads the way through expertise, dedication, and a relentless pursuit of excellence.  

Instead of quick but flimsy fixes, Dillard provides reliability. They excel in finding solutions and solving challenges, and specialize in developing comprehensive security solutions for commercial and residential applications. To achieve these goals, Dillard collaborates extensively with property owners, architects, and engineers. Each solution they provide is tailored to the unique client’s needs and requirements. 

Community service is ingrained in the DNA of Dillard. It was at a Memphis Rotary meeting in 2000 that founder John Dillard entrusted the company to Chris Bird. John passed down more than a legacy of excellence and customer service — he further fueled the spark and commitment in Chris to making a positive impact on the community. 

That dedication to community development is unwavering. CEO Chris Bird actively participates in various church and community organizations. He serves on the Memphis Rotary Club Board, the Memphis Heritage Board, and the Regional One Health Foundation Board of Directors. Further, he participates in the Calvary Episcopal Church Vestry and the NFIB State Leadership Council, among others.  

Likewise, John Rountree, Chief Revenue Officer at Dillard, is involved in numerous initiatives. John serves on the Board of Directors for Jackson State Community College, as well as on the Board of Directors for the Ronald McDonald House. 

Dillard Companies’ commitment to quality and community betterment in Greater Jackson is unwavering. That commitment has made the company a trusted partner for businesses and residents alike. When Dillard makes a promise, they follow through with exceptional service. To learn more about Dillard Companies and the causes they support, please call 901.775.2143 today.

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