Creating Opportunities. Driving Innovation. Celebrating Culture.

Creating New Opportunities for Creativity and Employment Throughout the Mid-South

Creating Opportunities.
Driving Innovation.
Celebrating Culture.

We are a multi-faceted development company focused on restoring historic Memphis properties, bringing new energy to existing Memphis businesses, and tapping into the amazingly rich and varied cultural wealth of the region.

Founder William B. Townsend (his friends call him Bill) is a Memphis native and entrepreneur with a passion for cultivating opportunities for creativity and employment in his hometown, throughout the Mid-South, and beyond.


Big Star Barbeculture

Bill was raised on big Memphis flavors and grew up eating the best barbeque the Bluff City has to offer—which motivated him to create Big Star Barbeculture. The brand continues to grow and includes award-winning Memphis Marinades™ along with a soon-to-be-introduced collection of premium seasonings, blends and sauces.

Bill believes the room for expansion is limitless and looks forward to collaborating with other Memphians to curate a specialty food line that’s interesting, relevant and above all, delicious.

Best Productions and Location Services

From gritty urban neighborhoods to Victorian mansions dating back more than a century; from the mighty Mississippi to an historic downtown, the architecture and natural beauty of Memphis is both unique—and underutilized.

Best Productions restores and maintains a broad portfolio of iconic Memphis properties for use in photo and film shoots. We work hand in hand with state and local film and entertainment commissions and companies to create appealing, authentic and historically accurate settings than can’t be replicated on a sound stage.

College Rover

College Rover is a powerful search tool designed to help prospective college students—and their parents—find the school and setting that best fits them. Incredibly robust, College Rover brings thousands of data points to one place and presents them in an easy-to-understand format. With College Rover, users can instantly find schools that match their unique criteria, compare schools side- by side—and even download and save a spreadsheet with their results.


10% of Townsend Development Company Profits go to support:

  • Educational and job skill training programs
  • Neighborhood improvement initiatives
  • Nutritional and health initiatives
  • Animal rescue and welfare services
  • Local arts, culture and music programs

These are just a few of the exciting things happening with Townsend Development.

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    Townsend Development LLC
    272 Court Ave
    Memphis, TN 38103

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