With confidence in his community, his team of experts and the values of his family, Bradford Financial Center, founder and president, Jim Tausz, launched a dream in 1970. Fifty years later, we celebrate the impact on the community, the lives impacted and the future and stability of this Iowa company. 

Humble History to Financial Planning Success

On July 1, 1970 Jim Tausz started a one-man office in Eagle Grove, Iowa in a 10x10-foot room. A spacious start since there were no clients. But the pace of business shifted in 1971 when the company moved to a rented space in Clarion, Iowa. In 1975, the company purchased the first building for the growing financial planning firm.

Demand for more space continued and now Bradford operates six firms to serve the financial services needs of clients nationally, managing multi-millions in client investments:

  • Bradford Group
  • Bradford Financial Center
  • Bradford Insurance
  • Bradford Tax and Accounting Network
  • Bradford Business and Development
  • Bradford’s/Internet Auction Warehouse