Swanson Developments, LP, is a multi-faceted, family owned, real estate company. We buy, sell, lease, trade and develop land. We also lease, manage and build commercial and residential subdivisions and buildings. Our company has been in the real estate business for over 50 years and we offer services to build and develop according to the needs of our over 400 clients, on over 120 properties.
A Family Tradition and Mission
Joseph Swanson is living a dream. His late father, Clifford Swanson, dreamed of having a family owned business that could be successful while helping promote Christian principles and family values.
The elder Swanson brought the dream to fruition in 1935. With his faith, resolve, hard work and the support of his family, the founding father started a company that sold printed Christian materials and gift items out of a small room above a grocery store in his home state of Pennsylvania.
Slowly, the fledgling company began to make a name for itself, and one success led to another success and then to another. In 1951, the elder Swanson moved his family and the business to St. Petersburg, Florida.
The youngest son, Joseph Swanson, purchased the business in 1963 and moved it the same year to Murfreesboro, Tennessee to be better located geographically. The business made a former church its home.
Thinking he could operate from the location for 5 or more years, with God's blessing of quick growth, Joseph realized he needed a larger building before those 5 years. He chose a property on Park Ave and built a building twice the size needed and leased half to a local business. This became the beginning of Swanson Developments.
In 2010, Joe Swanson realized his dream of passing on Swanson Developments to the next generation when Joe Swanon, Jr. with over 30 years of experience in real estate and construction, became CEO of the company.
Swanson Christian Products legacy lives on today as Victory Christian Center, a local church co-pastored by Adam Swanson, acquired Swanson Christian Products aquired the business in 2014. This business now operates as a not for profit entity.
Swanson Christian Products includes manufacturing and distribution of Christian products. The youngest of Joseph Swanson's children, Adam has overseen this operation since 2000. What began as a dream in a single room atop a store in Pennsylvania is now several diversified companies doing business around the world from Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
Our mission at the Swanson Companies is to help you build your future and turn your dreams into reality through professional service and personal relationships that have helped our company grow through its 75 year history while daily applying the Biblical principal:
In all that you do bring glory to God.
1 Peter 4:11