150 Years of Excellence

Serving Tuscaloosa and West Alabama since 1867.

Our Timeline


1867

Banking House of J.H. Fitts forms J.H. Fitts Insurance Co.

1907

J.A. Duckworth is hired by J.H Fitts Co. and moves to Tuscaloosa.

1918

J.A. Duckworth and Charles Morris purchase the Fitts’ interest and change the name to Duckworth-Morris.

1920

Real Estate and Rental Departments were established.

1925

Duckworth-Morris establishes a savings and loan under the name Tuscaloosa Building and Loan

1929

Clemson Duckworth graduates from The University of Alabama and goes to work for Duckworth-Morris as a bookkeeper.

1935

Tuscaloosa Building and Loan name changed to First Federal Savings and Loan. Mr. J.A. Duckworth retires and becomes Chairman of the First Federal Board of Directors and Clemson Duckworth becomes president of First Federal Savings and Loan.

1949

Clemson Duckworth returns from WWII and rejoins First Federal as President.

1957

Johnny Duckworth returns from service in Air Force and goes to work for Duckworth-Morris and Real Estate Firm.

1964

Joe Brown Duckworth grades from the University of Alabama and goes to work for the firm as a real estate agent.

1966

Joe Brown Duckworth goes to work for First Federal Savings and Loan.

1969

Joe Brown Duckworth takes over Duckworth-Morris Real Estate and sets it up as a separate company.

1985

Duckworth-Morris Insurance moves to 1701 McFarland Blvd and is now the USI insurance agency.

1991

Warner John goes to work for Duckworth-Morris Real Estate as a property manager.

1992

First Federal Savings and Loan Foundation purchases property and donates it to the City of Tuscaloosa for Capital Park.

1996

Duckworth-Morris Real Estate moves to 1312 Greensboro Avenue.

1999

Joe Duckworth, Jr. goes to work for Duckworth-Morris Real Estate as a commercial sales agent.

2015

Duckworth-Morris Real Estate and partners form Keller Williams Tuscaloosa.

A Parting Note

There is no particular virtue in age unless growth and honor go with it. Although Duckworth-Morris was developed from an enterprise that began in 1867, we have never lost sight of our objective to deliver fair and intelligent service to our clients.