In 1953, our father Dr. Paul Maddox, serving as the only doctor in impoverished Wolfe County, began treating his neighbors, the permanently poor, for everyday aches and pains, pregnancies, and life ending diseases. A half of a century later, working nearly 24/7, seeing more than 100 patients a day, serving in excess of 1.5M people, and delivering over 6,000 babies, Dr. Maddox received the prestigious “Country Doctor of the Year” award.
You see, where we’re from is not just a place, it’s a point of view, centered around people and doing what’s right. It’s a place holding on to the best parts of a bygone era, one where giving your word is a promise. Caring for others is a human gift without any strings attached. Things are not done for money, merit, or medals; but out of compassion for our neighbors, just because they need it. There are no automated phone banks, no escape clauses, and no golden parachutes—no nonsense. We’re a family-owned, American-built company, born from a helping heritage.