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UGA Alumni Association announces ninth annual Bulldog 100 list

The University of Georgia Alumni Association has released the 2018 Bulldog 100. This annual program recognizes the fastest-growing businesses owned or operated by UGA alumni. More than 500 nominations were submitted for the 2018 list.

The 2018 Bulldog 100 includes businesses of all sizes and from industries such as veterinary medicine, dining, IT consulting and fashion. Several areas of the country are represented, including companies from as far north as New York and as far west as California. Of the 100 businesses, 81 are located within Georgia.

The Atlanta office of Warren Averett CPAs and Advisors verified the information submitted by each company and ranked the businesses based on a compounded annual growth rate during a three-year period.

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

6 Degrees Group, Alpharetta, Georgia
Activekidz and Adult Therapy Services, Monroe, Georgia
Adaptive Medical Partners, Irving, Texas
Agora Vintage, Athens, Georgia
Ansley Atlanta Real Estate, Atlanta, Georgia
Applied Resource Group LLC, Roswell, Georgia
Athens Running Company, Athens, Georgia
Avid Bookshop LLC, Athens, Georgia
Banks Street Partners LLC, Atlanta, Georgia
Biren Patel Engineering LLC, Atlanta, Georgia
Blackjack Paving, Sealcoating and Striping LLC, Atlanta, Georgia
Books for Keeps, Athens, Georgia
Boyce Design and Contracting LLC, Atlanta, Georgia
Burney-Campbell Investments LLC, Watkinsville, Georgia
C2 Medical Solutions, Athens, Georgia
Calder & Colegrove Investment Group, Suwanee, Georgia
Calhoun Sands Valuation & Advisory Inc., Atlanta, Georgia, Brooklyn, New York
CareWire Inc., Excelsior, Minnesota
Charlotte Lucas Interior Design, Charlotte, North Carolina
Chattanooga Allergy Clinic, Chattanooga, Tennessee
Cheeky Peach Boutique, Athens, Georgia
Chicken Salad Chick, Auburn, Alabama
Classic City Bakeries, Athens, Georgia
Crate Services Inc., Atlanta, Georgia
Crisp Video Group, Atlanta, Georgia
Cruise Planners, Decatur, Georgia
Cutera Inc., Brisbane, California
EOC1, Bainbridge, Georgia
Evans, Simpson & Associates, Snellville, Georgia
Extra Special People, Watkinsville, Georgia
Georgia Civil Inc., Madison, Georgia
Haven Insurance Group, Atlanta, Georgia
Home Team BBQ, Charleston, South Carolina
Indusa Hospitality Group, Phenix City, Alabama
Inspect-All Services, Conyers, Georgia
J&M Pool Services, Newnan, Georgia
Jackrabbit Technologies, Huntersville, North Carolina
Kabbage Inc., Atlanta, Georgia
KB Voiceovers, Atlanta, Georgia
Kellis Vegetation Management Inc., Columbiana, Alabama
King’s Pharmacy, Murphy, North Carolina
Liberty Technology, Griffin, Georgia
Li-Lac Chocolates, New York, New York
Lincoln Capital Advisors LLC, Roswell, Georgia
Map Dynamics, Athens, Georgia
Mark Spain Real Estate, Bogart, Georgia
Markert Motor Works, Lawrenceville, Georgia
Microf LLC, Albany, Georgia
Milestone Internet Marketing Inc., Santa Clara, California
Mindful Transitions LLC, Marietta, Georgia
The Mullins Companies, Augusta, Georgia
Old Guard Graphics, Athens, Georgia
Onward Reserve, Atlanta, Georgia
Parisleaf, Gainesville, Florida
PharmD on Demand Inc., Athens, Georgia
Piedmont Equine Associates, Madison, Georgia
Pineapple House Interior Design, Atlanta, Georgia
Powell Dentistry, St. Simons Island, Georgia
Precise Systems Inc., Lexington Park, Maryland
Precision Frameworks LLC, Tucker, Georgia
Professional Benefits Consultants, Woodstock, Georgia
RAC Properties of Athens INC, Bogart, Georgia
Red Barn Veterinary Hospital, Dahlonega, Georgia
redbpower Company Inc., Statesboro, Georgia
RE/MAX Legends, Buford, Georgia
Resource Alliance LLC, Alpharetta, Georgia
Rev Coffee Roasters, Smyrna, Georgia
Rhodes Risk Advisors, Atlanta, Georgia
Riverbend Environmental Inc., Watkinsville, Georgia
Robinson Key, Milton, Georgia
Rumor Boutique, Macon, Georgia
Saucehouse BBQ, Athens, Georgia
Sawyer & Latimer, P.A., Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Sellect Realty LLC, Marietta, Georgia
The Service Fort, Atlanta, Georgia
The Sign Brothers, Athens, Georgia
Smith Planning Group LLC, Watkinsville, Georgia
Southeastern Trust for Parks and Land Inc., Marietta, Georgia
Southern Insurance Advisors, Roswell, Georgia
The Spanish Academy LLC, Atlanta, Georgia
Specialized Veterinary Services, Fort Myers, Florida
stable | kernel, Atlanta, Georgia
Stanton Law LLC, Atlanta, GA
Starnes Publishing, Birmingham, Alabama
The Stitchery, Rome, Georgia
The Vine, St. Simons Island, Georgia
Turnkey Facility Maintenance, Gainesville, Georgia
Turnkey IT Solutions, Marietta, GA
Two Maids & A Mop, Birmingham, Alabama
Ultra Car Wash, Lawrenceville, Georgia
Universal Servo Group LLC, Dawsonville, GA
Verisail Partners, Atlanta, Georgia
Vert, Atlanta, Georgia
Warner Robins Martial Arts, Warner Robins, Georgia
Wier/Stewart LLC, Augusta, Georgia
Williams Teusink LLC, Decatur, Georgia
Woodall Realty Group, Watkinsville, Georgia
XINNIX Inc., Atlanta, Georgia
Your Pie Franchising, Athens, Georgia
Zeus’ Closet, Atlanta, Georgia

The public, including UGA alumni and friends, is invited to celebrate the Bulldog 100 honorees at the Atlanta Hyatt Regency on Jan. 27. Registration is open at

The awards ceremony will feature a keynote address by alumna Amy Smilovic, founder and creative director of women’s clothing and accessories brand Tibi, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. After graduating from UGA with a degree in advertising and a minor in art, Smilovic worked in marketing for Ogilvy and American Express. In 1997, she moved to Hong Kong to turn her love of art into a career in fashion. Today, Tibi is a renowned lifestyle brand and has been featured everywhere from New York Times fashion photographer, the late Bill Cunningham’s On the Street column, to Elle Netherlands.

Following Smilovic’s remarks, the Alumni Association will recognize alumnus Michael Bryan, owner of Vino Venue/Atlanta Wine School-the only business to make the Bulldog 100 list eight consecutive years. Bryan passed away earlier this year after a long battle with cancer; the Michael Bryan Entrepreneurship Award, which will become an annual award, will be given to a 2018 Bulldog 100 business.

Members of the Student Alumni Council will lead the highlight of the evening-the release of the final rankings and countdown of the 2018 Bulldog 100.

“The energy in the room is infectious and the anticipation of finding out the rankings makes it one of my favorite nights of the year,” said Meredith Gurley Johnson, executive director of the UGA Alumni Association. “The alumni that we celebrate at this event are movers and shakers, and they are proof of what is possible with a University of Georgia education.”