ATHENS — The University of Georgia Alumni Association has unveiled the 2020 Bulldog 100 list of fastest-growing businesses owned or operated by UGA alumni. More than 533 nominations were submitted for the 2020 list.

The 2020 Bulldog 100 includes businesses of all sizes and from industries such as technology, cosmetics, entertainment and education. Companies are based as far north as Virginia and as far west as Nevada. Of the 100 businesses, 84 are located within Georgia.

This year’s list of fastest-growing businesses, in alphabetical order, is:

♦ 100 Percent Financed, College Park, Georgia

♦ A Signature Welcome, Charleston, South Carolina

♦ Ad Victoriam Solutions, Alpharetta, Georgia

♦ ADD’s Personal Care Pharmacy, Bogart, Georgia

♦ AGH Strategies, Washington, D.C.

♦ Agora Vintage, Athens, Georgia

♦ AHT Cooling Systems USA Inc., Ladson, South Carolina

♦ American Tank Maintenance LLC, Warthen, Georgia

♦ Ansley Atlanta Real Estate, Atlanta, Georgia

♦ Applied Resource Group, Alpharetta, Georgia

♦ ASW Distillery, Atlanta, Georgia

♦ Biren Patel Engineering, Macon, Georgia

♦ Bitstream, Atlanta, Georgia

♦ BOS Security, Athens, Georgia

♦ Buckhead Beans, Atlanta, Georgia

♦ Calhoun Sands Valuation & Advisory Inc., Atlanta, Georgia

♦ Carroll Media Services Inc., Atlanta, Georgia

♦ Castlegate Property Group LLC, Atlanta, Georgia

♦ Charlotte Lucas Interior Design, Charlotte, North Carolina

♦ Chicken Salad Chick, Auburn, Alabama

♦ Christopher’s Bridge Home Care, Watkinsville, Georgia

♦ Conway Law, Dunwoody, Georgia

♦ Crawford and Boyle LLC, Monroe, Georgia

♦ Crescent Equipment Co. Inc., Crescent, Georgia

♦ Currie Design + Build, Roswell, Georgia

♦ Dental ClaimSupport, Savannah, Georgia

♦ Eagle Christian Tours, Rome, Georgia

♦ EastWest Bottlers, Austin, Texas

♦ Epperly Travel, Atlanta, Georgia

♦ Expert Technical Solutions, Atlanta, Georgia

♦ Fairway Insurance Group Inc., Acworth, Georgia

♦ Forest Heights Pharmacy, Statesboro, Georgia

♦ Forum Communications, Gainesville, Georgia

♦ FTM Travel, Brentwood, Tennessee

♦ Georgia Grinders, Atlanta, Georgia

♦ Glass & Robson LLC, Atlanta, Georgia

♦ Globe Trotter Properties, Falls Church, Virginia

♦ Greater Athens Properties, Athens, Georgia

♦ Hardy’s Peanuts Inc., Hawkinsville, Georgia

♦ Irvin Retail Group of Marcus & Millichap, Atlanta, Georgia

♦ J&M Pool Company, Senoia, Georgia

♦ Jackrabbit Technologies, Huntersville, North Carolina

♦ Jennings Mill Drug Company, Watkinsville, Georgia

♦ JETT Business Technology, Roswell, Georgia

♦ Kabbage, Atlanta, Georgia

♦ LeaseQuery LLC, Atlanta, Georgia

♦ Lightmark Media, Athens, Georgia

♦ MAB Corporate Advisors, Marietta, Georgia

♦ Macallan Real Estate LLC, Marietta, Georgia

♦ Madison Financial and Associates, Acworth, Georgia

♦ Maggie Griffin Design, Gainesville, Georgia

♦ Margaret Long Designs, Atlanta, Georgia

♦ Mark Spain Real Estate, Alpharetta, Georgia

♦ Markert Motor Works, Lawrenceville, Georgia

♦ Matre Forestry Consulting Inc., Albany, Georgia

♦ McMichael and Gray, Lawrenceville, Georgia

♦ Middle Sister Marketing, Marietta, Georgia

♦ Millstone Homes Inc., Bishop, Georgia

♦ Moore Civil Consulting Inc., Hawkinsville, Georgia

♦ Murray Osorio PLLC, Fairfax, Virginia

♦ Nicely Built, Atlanta, Georgia

♦ On My Watch Inc., Athens, Georgia

♦ oneRepSALES LLC, Athens, Georgia

♦ Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Services, Savannah, Georgia

♦ PDI, Alpharetta, Georgia

♦ PeopleSuite, Mooresville, North Carolina

♦ PharmD on Demand, Watkinsville, Georgia

♦ Puppy Haven, Sandy Springs, Georgia

♦ Queen Bee Designs, Alexandria, Virginia

♦ Quickpath, San Antonio, Texas

♦ RCS Garage Doors, Charlotte, North Carolina

♦ RES IPSA, Atlanta, Georgia

♦ Rev Coffee, Smyrna, Georgia

♦ RGX, Cornelius, North Carolina

♦ Roadie, Atlanta, Georgia

♦ Roam, Atlanta, Georgia

♦ See.Spark.Go, Athens, Georgia

♦ Sole Boutique and Dish Boutique, Statesboro, Georgia

♦ Samet Corporation, Greensboro, North Carolina

♦ SculptHouse, Atlanta, Georgia

♦ SEOteric, Watkinsville, Georgia

♦ SFB IDEAS LLC, Atlanta, Georgia

♦ Smith Planning Group, Watkinsville, Georgia

♦ Sock Fancy, Atlanta, Georgia

♦ Southern Baked Pie Company, Gainesville, Georgia

♦ Southland Pediatric Therapy Services, Savannah, Georgia

♦ Telecom Innovations LLC, Athens, Georgia

♦ Terminus, Atlanta, Georgia

♦ The Brogdon Firm LLC, Atlanta, Georgia

♦ The Brokery LLC, Macon, Georgia

♦ The Mullins Companies, Augusta, Georgia

♦ The Service Fort LLC, Atlanta, Georgia

♦ The Sign Brothers, Bogart, Georgia

♦ The Southern Coterie, Sea Island, Georgia

♦ Three Tree Coffee Roasters, Statesboro, Georgia

♦ Tier4 Group, Alpharetta, Georgia

♦ TurnKey Compliance, Marietta, Georgia

♦ Vert Digital, Atlanta, Georgia

♦ VeryVera Enterprises LLC, Augusta, Georgia

♦ Tape King, Las Vegas, Nevada

Applicants were measured by their business’s compounded annual growth rate during a three-year period. The Atlanta office of Warren Averett CPAs and Advisors, a Bulldog 100 partner since the program began in 2009, verified the information submitted by each company.

Eleven University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences graduates were recognized among this year’s Bulldog 100 list during the 11th annual celebration at Sanford Stadium.

“It’s a great venue and mechanism to recognize the university — I think it’s a great way to get everyone energized,” said Mike Lewis, president of American Tank Maintenance. This is the second year that his business, which is headquartered in Warthen, has been recognized.

Lewis, who earned his bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics in 1986, says he uses many of the business processes he learned while at CAES and appreciates the value of his education.

“It carries some weight in the marketplace,” he said. “[The university] is a great place to have a degree from, especially in the Southeast.”

The CAES alumni honorees in the Bulldog 100 rankings, listed with their degrees and position in the rankings, include:

— Moore Civil Consulting Inc. (27), Robert Moore, BSAE 2004;

— Southland Therapy Services (57), Dee Dee Mesaros, BSA 1993;

— American Tank Maintenance (41), Mike Lewis, BSA 1986;

— Two Maids and A Mop Franchising (42), Ron Holt, BSA 1997;

— Hardy’s Peanuts Inc. (60), Brad Hardy BSA 1996, Ken Hardy BSA 1993;

— Smith Planning Group (65), Ed Lane, BSAE 2005;

— Irvin Retail Group of Marcus and Millichap (72), Marc Irvin, BSA 2004;

— Three Tree Coffee Roasters (79), Philip Klayman, BSA 2011;

— The Sign Brothers (94), Justin Seibert, BSA 2002; and

— Georgia Grinders (99), Jaime Foster, BSA, 1999.

“Bulldog 100 honorees truly embody the best that UGA has to offer,” said Suzanne Griffeth, CAES director of alumni relations. “We are proud that these CAES graduate-owned businesses represent a variety of industries that have a positive impact on the economies of their communities, the state and the world.”

Three Tree Coffee Roasters of Statesboro is a CAES-graduate owned company with both a local and global mission. New to the Bulldog 100 this year, owner Philip Kayman says he enjoys meeting the farmers that he buys from face to face and donates proceeds from his business to efforts to end human trafficking.

“From farming and food production to franchising and consulting, these individuals and their businesses provide an exceptional example of what a CAES degree and hard work can achieve,” Griffeth said.

Each year, the UGA Alumni Association partners with the Atlanta office of Warren Averett CPAs and Advisors to review nominated businesses’ financial records to determine the ranked list. Nominations were accepted between February and May 2019 for the 2020 list.

The Bulldog 100 recognizes the fastest-growing businesses, regardless of size, by focusing on a three-year compounded annual growth rate. The average compounded annual growth rate for this year’s Bulldog 100 businesses was 59 percent.

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