JDF Associates is a highly recognized and reputable sales, marketing, consulting and product awareness organization specializing in providing representation to best-in-class manufacturers. Our team of 49 sales, marketing and operational professionals provide representation in 35 Eastern US States. The channels we represent include Industrial/MRO, Construction, Safety, Fire/Rescue, Utility, Food Processing and Welding. For 33 years, we have placed a high value on our long and well-established relationships that we have created with our manufacturer and distributor partners by providing cost-savings, productivity enhancements and compliance solutions to our end-use customers.
Our Purpose Statement
At JDF Associates our mission is clear, to maximize the value we bring to each relationship. We do this by focusing on:
Unequaled responsiveness from our sales and support staff
Commitment to grow profitability
Multiple lines with complementary solutions
Cohesiveness of a large geographical coverage with local representation
Strong focus on end user relationships to drive demand
Strategic go to market plans and custom solutions driven for our manufacturer and distributor partners and end user customers
Our Value Statement
With a commitment to HONOR God in all that we do, by having RESPECT for ourselves and others, while acting with INTEGRITY to develop our people into LEADERS, give exceptional SERVICE to our customers, and return PROFITABILITY to our manufacturers by emphasizing TEAMWORK, delivering INNOVATION, and taking RESPONSIBILITY for quality to form lasting RELATIONSHIPS within our business, FAMILY and local COMMUNITY.
Jeff Fordham founded JDF Associates in the spring of 1986 working from a small one bedroom apartment in Alpharetta, Georgia covering the states of Georgia, Florida and Alabama. Ten months later, Billy Moore joined the organization covering the Carolinas and Tennessee. From there, JDF expanded to the Northeast and Southwest regions, followed by the upper Midwest.
JDF has experienced consistent compounded growth attributed in no small part to the leadership and success of the committed employees, established manufacturer and distributor partners, and the desire to be the leader in the manufacturers' representative industry. Jeff Fordham quotes, “The key to the organization’s early and sustained success has been the focus and the attention placed on solving problems and offering solutions to our end user customers.” What we are most proud of is the culture that our company has cultivated.
We believe that most of our success can be characterized by the fact that we have created an environment of teamwork, respect and commitment. The JDF team is comprised of all direct employees which enables us to direct and execute our go-to market plan. We're thankful for the ongoing dedication of our employees which has played a significant role in helping to bring our company to where it is today. JDF is committed to hiring the best and providing them with the resources they need to develop and succeed with excellence. Jack Welch said it best, "No company, small or large, can win over the long run without energized employees who believe in the mission and understand how to achieve it."