Our mission is to create value for our customers while providing excellent customer service. We work toward sustainable land management and always adhere to best management practices. We strive to create value in our products and services while actively looking for future business opportunities around the world.
We maintain a flexible business model to be able to position ourselves to the ever-changing world while having the best impact economically and environmentally. Throughout the years, under the direction of Tom, the company established a variety of business entities that offer clients different products and services. Giving back to the community is important to us and we are committed to having this continue.
CHOW FOR NOW
Chow For Now, the brainchild of one of the Mims children, Patrick Mims, was inspired by a dear family friend who thought it would be great to have a canned food drive associated with the event. Everyone who comes to Red, White and KaBoom is encouraged to bring a canned food item or two and turn it in to the multitude of teen volunteers pushing grocery carts around the event. VISTE, Volunteers In Service to the Elderly, is the recipient of the cans. “VISTE does an amazing job of helping the elderly members of our community who have many unmet needs, including a severe lack of nutritional support,” says Paula Mims. Although Patrick has passed the torch on, T. Mims Corp. is still an avid supporter of the program and is committed to its mission.
For years families have come together to share picnic blankets, listen to lively music and celebrate Independence Day with Lakeland’s Red, White and Kaboom Firework Show and accompanying festival atmosphere. In 2009 the economic downturn found the event without a major sponsor and the city commission had no choice but to call the show off for lack of partnership funding. The day the event was canceled, Tom Mims called the City of Lakeland and told them to keep moving forward with the plans for the celebration. He and his wife Paula could not bear to let the festivities die, particularly at a time when so many needed free, fun outdoor activities. Tom and Paula, long supporters of community events, wanted to continue the tradition of families coming together to celebrate our nation’s history and also show support to our troops and their families. “We love our country and our community and wanted a time for families to come together and celebrate,” remembers Tom Mims.
Tom and Paula Mims believe in giving back to our community. Passion and belief are what motivates impacting our community in a meaningful way. We are proud to support these organizations with whom we partner: