Bulldog 100 celebrates Top Dawgs in business

Dec. 31—The Bulldog 100 embody the best of UGA. These alumni are leading the way in business and building better communities. They are committed to their ideas, innovations and employees. They demonstrate the value of a degree from the birthplace of public higher education in America.

The annual Bulldog 100 Celebration is the university's chance to recognize the outstanding achievements of these entrepreneurs and change-makers, expand the Bulldog network and inspire one another in a shared pursuit of greatness

Whenever communities are looking for stronger leaders and whenever the world cries out for those who will bring better solutions, the Bulldog 100 are there to answer the call.

Among the 2022 Bulldog 100, a list that celebrates the 100 fastest-growing organizations owned or operated by UGA alumni, are two University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences alumni businesses.

"We are proud to recognize our incredible base of alumni who are leaders and innovators in their respective industries," Meredith Gurley Johnson, executive director of the UGA Alumni Association, said. "These individuals embody the best of what UGA stands for and represent the value of a degree from our university. They set forth an example of leadership for UGA students and alumni, and we are excited to celebrate these business leaders and the work they are doing to build better communities."

CAES alumni businesses in the Bulldog 100 rankings include American Tank Maintenance and Southern Belle Farm.

American Tank Maintenance specializes in professional service water storage tank asset management and maintenance programs.

Run by alumni Mike Lewis (BSA '86) and Sheldon Shelton (BBA '99) in Warthen, their team of proven professionals is committed to providing world-class customer service to clients.

Southern Belle Farm in McDonough, originally a dairy farm, now focuses on agritourism.

Run by alumni Jake Carter III (BBA '03) and Jimmy Carter Jr. (BSA '69, MS '73), guests come for school tours, corporate events or simply to enjoy the farm-fresh air. Seasonal events help spur visits by 400,000 visitors annually.

Each year, Bulldog 100 applicants are measured by their business' compounded annual growth rate during a three-year period. The 2023 Bulldog 100 list is based on submitted financial information for 2019-21. 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.

The nomination period for the 2023 Bulldog 100 was Aug. 1-July 31, 2022. The same dates will make up the nomination period for the 2024 Bulldog 100.

The 2022 list includes:

5Market Realty

A Signature Welcome

Abound Wealth Management

Abundance LLC

Ad Victoriam Solutions

Agora Vintage


Altamont Property Group

Amelia Island Getaways

American Tank Maintenance LLC

Ansley Real Estate

Anxiety Specialists of Atlanta LLC


Athens Real Estate Group

Atkinson Ferguson LLC

Backyard Escape Inc.

Baseline Surveying and Engineering Inc.

Bates Animal Hospital


Biren Patel Engineering LLC

Bitcoin Depot


Buckhead Preparatory School

Cabo Luxury LLC

Caplan Cobb LLC

Chicken Salad Chick

Cofers Home and Garden Inc.

Consume Media

Cozart Realty

Crawford and Breazeale Drug Company

Creditors Bureau Associates

Dental ClaimSupport

Divine Dermatology & Aesthetics LLC

enewton Design

Erica Davis Lowcountry

Fairway Insurance Group Inc.

Fiddleheads Garden Center

Forum Communications

Georgia Insulation LLC

Glass & Robson LLC

Golden Isles Pharmacy

Greater Athens Properties

Highgate Partners LLC

Impact Public Affairs

Imperial Fence Supply

J&M Pool Company

Lake City Chiropractic

Langford Allergy LLC

LangScapes Athens LLC

Laura Wilfong Realtor LWW Inc.

Lauren Elaine Interiors

Lightnin RV

Maggie Griffin Design

Marianna Lane Interiors

Mark Spain Real Estate


Martin Brothers CPAs

McMichael & Gray PC

MendenFreiman LLP

Milestone Construction LLC

Modern Image — Atlanta

Moore Civil Consulting Inc.

Murray Osorio PLLC

Nettuno Wealth Management

Nimmons Malchow Johnson

PDI Technologies

Personality Matters

PharmD on Demand

Poole's Pharmacy Inc.

Precise Systems Inc.


Rasmussen Wealth Management

RCS Garage Doors


Resolution Technologies



Roberts Civil Engineering LLC

Rugged Road LLC

Ryals Brothers LLC

Scott Construction LLC


Smith Planning Group

Southeast Aquariums

Southeastern Consulting Services Inc.

Southern Baked Pie Company

Southern Belle Farm

Stable Waters Financial

Staff Relief Inc.


Stratus Property Group

Telecom Innovations LLC

The Banyan Tree Center

Giving Kitchen

TRUE Automotive

UCW Logistics

UpTown Concierge Inc.

Village Micro Fund

XY Planning Network

Yancey Wire and Cable

Honorees will be recognized for their successes at the annual Bulldog 100 Celebration Feb. 18, when the university will reveal the No. 1 fastest-growing business.