Bayou Business Monthly Interview: Tony Alford


Q: What is the key to being successful in business?

“I think it’s to work hard and be dependable and valuable to your customers.”

Q: How much has your industry changed from the time you started to now?

“It has changed tremendously for customers and me.”

Q: Did you see yourself in this position as a child?

“Not at all. I wanted to be an athlete of some kind when I was a child growing up.”

Q: What advice would you give any aspiring businessman looking to start a company?

“That’s a good question. I’d tell them to be humble and work hard.”

Q: What is your greatest accomplishment as a businessman?

“My greatest accomplishment is my volunteer work in building Morganza to the Gulf. That will help keep this community safe – now and into the future.”

Q: The local economy is struggling. How has your company adjusted? 

“We’ve worked hard to cut cost and work harder to make the best with what we have.”

Q: Do you think the economy will rebound soon? 

“Yes, it is starting to stabilize. I think better days are ahead.”

Q: What makes a good CEO?

“I’d have to say it’s listening to your key people.”

Q: If you could describe your company in one word, what word would you say? 


Q: What are plans for the future of Alford and Associates?

“We will continue to deliver unparalleled service to our customers along with the opportunity to expand ourselves into the future.”


Read the article at Bayou Business Monthly.