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Three-13 Salon, Spa & Boutique

The Cobb Chamber named Three-13 Salon, Spa & Boutique the 2020 Small Business of the Year at the its Small Business of the Year Awards event on Aug. 10, presented by LOUD Security Systems and S.A. White Oil Company.

Three-13 Salon, Spa & Boutique recently celebrated 46 years as trailblazers in the beauty salon industry providing a world-class, full-service experience. The Marietta-based salon and spa is proud to offer a complete staff of highly-trained service professionals, and complete hair extension and spa departments. Three-13 has built a brand and culture that boasts the qualities of innovation, integrity, and quality—and remain committed to professional services and client satisfaction.

With a motto of “Be Your Best You,” Three-13 welcomes in partners, employees and customers from every imaginable background with open arms. They also host an annual “Angels of Life” event, which has raised awareness and $560,000 over the past nine years for The Georgia Transplant Foundation, an organization near and dear to managing partner Lester Crowell, whose own two heart transplants have given him new life and determination.

Committed to innovation, creating a welcome atmosphere and working closely within their community, partners Lester Crowell Jr., Marian Crowell, and Joseph Tony Lacey are excited for the future of business in Cobb County.

As the Chamber’s 2020 Small Business of the Year, Three-13 Salon, Spa & Boutique will compete in the state’s small business of the year competition.

 

2020 Top 25 Small Businesses of the Year

Congratulations to the following companies who were recently named the 2020 Top 25 Small Businesses of the Year. Read more on these companies below.

All Roof Solutions
Artisan Custom Closets
Brookwood Christian School
CFO Navigator
CROFT & Associates
Deluxe Athletics, LLC
Digital Yalo
DynamiX
Eclipse Networks, Inc.
Fulfillment Strategies International, Inc.
Georgia Trade School
Governors Gun Club
id8 Agency
InPrime Legal
Janice Overbeck Real Estate Team
K Mike Whittle Designs Inc.
Manay CPA, Inc.
Mills Specialty Metals, LLC
The Partnership of Atlanta, Inc.
Ruby-Collins, Inc.
Southeastern Engineering, Inc.
Stablegold Hospitality, LLC
Three-13 Salon, Spa & Boutique
Vertisys
Win-Tech, Inc.


2020 Businesses to Watch

The Businesses to Watch are Cobb’s brightest business stars and up-and-coming businesses—achieving incredible growth while launching just 3 years ago or less. Congratulations to the following companies:

BaseCamp at Kennesaw Mountain
Chinese Southern Belle LLC
Studio Bungee
The Auto Accident Attorneys Group

 

Top 25 Profiles

All Roof Solutions

In Their Own Words
All Roof Solutions is a third-generation roofing company established in 2006. Honesty, quality, dependability, and customer service are the main pillars of our business, with dedicated project managers always on hand to offer personalized services to ensure delivery on every one of our promises.

All Roof Solutions’ success comes as a result of quality hiring practices, training, and a united mission to serve our community. ARS understands the importance of a strong community network, and we have increased our presence in schools, local charitable events, Chambers and Associations by hiring a dedicated team to focus on community development. In January of 2019, ARS added a second location in Bethlehem, GA, and we are beginning the search for a larger building for our Kennesaw location.

What Makes All Roof Solutions Special?
Roof installations are loud and can cause distress in animals—specifically dogs—that are in the home. In order to provide a solution for their customers with dogs, ARS have partnered with local Doggy Daycare to offer a negotiated discounted rate on boarding/daycare for the day of the installation.

All Roof Solutions boasts a strong list of core values:

  • Be Accountable - honor commitments to clients and one another.
  • Be Professional - be competent, reliable, and respectful.
  • Be a Team Player - serve customers and each other's needs while working towards a common mission/goal.
  • Be Humbly Confident - lead in a way so that everyone wins.
  • Demonstrate Integrity - do what is right when no one is watching.

Learn More About All Roof Solutions
Owners: Roger Marlan & Bart Black
Year Established: 2006
Location: Kennesaw

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Artisan Custom Closets

In Their Own Words
Artisan Custom Closets designs, manufactures and installs custom storage solutions in (primarily) residential homes, proudly "[not] just selling closets, we are solving problems for people in their homes." We have been awarded the Consumer's Choice Award for Business Excellence for 8 consecutive years, and have the only designers in Atlanta certified by ACSP (The Association of Closet and Storage Professionals). We pride our on educating their customers, not just selling a product.

As a custom company (no two closets are alike!), Artisan offers free in-home consultations to craft a unique plan for every customer. We are as detailed as measuring the width of shoes to know exactly how wide to make a shelf to accommodate every favorite pair of shoes. Our state-of-the art manufacturing facility uses screen-to-machine technology, and the 3D designs that are shown to the customer are realistic, exact replications of the actual product.

ACC is currently in the process of hiring our first person in Nashville, Tennessee, for a new expansion, and we are planning an expansion in Charlotte, North Carolina, as well.

What Makes Artisan Custom Closets Special?
Over 300 projects leave Artisan’s shop every month, and without the teamwork between sales, engineering, production and installation, nothing would happen. For 300 projects with an average of 300 parts, 90,000 pieces of wood leave ACC’s facility monthly.

Artisan recently began to work at Must Ministries as a team to provide and serve lunch. They have also been involved with the Calvary Childrens's Home in Powder Springs, providing gifts and working to make their annual Christmas Party a reality.

Learn More Artisan Custom Closets
Owners: Lisa Carlquist & Thomas Tatzel
Year Established: 2008
Location: Marietta

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Brookwood Christian School

In Their Own Words
Brookwood Christian is a small private school with a focus on Dyslexia and other language processing disorders. Students typically have an IQ ranging from low average to gifted accompanied with various individual or multiple learning disorders such dyslexia, reading & language processing disorders, auditory processing disorders, attention deficit disorder, neurological disorders, and other specific learning disabilities.

BCS uses a specialized curriculum, including Wilson Reading System, Fast ForWord Reading, Handwriting Without Tears, Keyboarding Without Tears, American Guidance Service and The Critical Thinking Company to help students overcome difficulties.

What makes BCS truly unique is our multi-age groups that allow students with similar learning styles, needs, and abilities to work at their own level. Students usually gain between 1.5 to 2.5 years in reading scores every year.

Our business practices have earned the Guidestar Seal of Transparency in 2017 and the 2018 Top-Rated Nonprofit award from Great Nonprofits. Our founder and director, Kim Wigington, has won awards such as 2014 ABA Business Person of the Year, 2016 Acworth Citizen of the Year, and 2018 Leadership in Literacy Award from the Georgia branch of the International Dyslexia Association.

What Makes Brookwood Christian School Special?
Individual learning styles are nurtured while specific deficits are remediated. BCS strives to improve its students' quality of life through academic, physical, emotional, cultural, social and spiritual growth.

Because of its students' difficulty in functioning within a normal school setting, they offer specialized methods and materials recommended by doctors, occupational therapists and speech language pathologists.

In 2017, BCS started a #GivingTuesday partnership with Acworth & Lake City Animal hospitals and now run #GivingTowelTuesday, where they collect gently used towels & blankets for their work with Road Trip Home Animal Rescue. So far they have collected and donated over 300 towels & blankets.

Learn More About Brookwood Christian School
Year Established: 2004
Location: Marietta

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CFO Navigator

In Their Own Words
We provide accounting and financial advice and guidance to "tween and teen" size privately held and not-for-profit organizations (revenues $2M- $20M) that ensure they have the same full-service financial components, functions and roles in their organizations that a mature "adult' sized business has.

A "tween or teen" size organization has the same financial need to trust and understand (in non-accounting terms) what the numbers are telling them and how to use them to make better decisions.

We provide clients with a dedicated "Fractional CFO" to assess, implement and ensure the essential financial activities, structures and strategies are in place to produce meaningful information that guides ongoing performance.

CFO Navigator demonstrates the value of accounting is not in simply counting; but rather navigating the numbers that drive business.

What Makes CFO Navigator Special?
With traditional approaches to accounting, clients are left to their own devices to decipher and analyze what the financial data means. As most leaders of organizations are not accountants, the analysis to understand what the numbers are telling them and what actions may be required to improve them never actually happens. While CFO Navigator also produces financial statements, they go to the next level, analyzing and communicating to the leadership team (in monthly financial review meetings) what the numbers mean and how they can use them to make and validate decisions that impact the future financial performance of the organization.

Learn More About CFO Navigator
Owners: Janet & Robert Stephens
Year Established: 2009
Location: Marietta

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CROFT & Associates

In Their Own Words
CROFT is an award-winning, national, multi-disciplinary architecture and engineering firm that serves clients across diverse public and private sectors. Licensed in 42 states, but with active projects around the world, our key market sectors include education, church, local and state government, federal, mission critical, industrial and commercial, mixed use, hospitality, retail and residential. We attribute our business success to the daily pursuit of our mission and a commitment to our values. We are dedicated to utilizing our insight to create sustainable solutions that capture each client's vision while providing an environment that grows our people and positively impacts our community.

The CROFT mission is to serve clients with excellence, create an environment of growth for its team, and manage the company as trustworthy stewards. Work Diligently. Win Together. Give Abundantly.

What Makes CROFT & Associates Special?
CROFT has evolved their services and practices over the years to help seamlessly bridge the design side with construction. Their project managers guide designs through the entire build process and maintain engagement with the construction team through the project's finish. This practice is not typical and has become a CROFT signature.

CROFT cares for their associates, including covering 100% of their associates' health insurance, providing after hours enrichment opportunities, and giving an annual allowance for charities of their choice.

CROFT has received a number of awards, including the Zweig Letter 2011 Hot Firm List; Associated General Contractors (AGC), Project Award, Cobb Senior Center; AGC, 1st Place Build Georgia Awards; Structural Engineer Award - Yanmar EVO Training Center; Commercial Construction Magazine; Convenience Store News, Best Travel Plaza Design; Hospitality News Top 100 and 2017 Winner Atlanta's Best and Brightest Companies to Work For.

Learn More About CROFT & Associates
Owners: Jim Croft & Mark Jackson
Year Established: 2004
Location: Kennesaw

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Deluxe Athletics, LLC

In Their Own Words
Deluxe Athletics is an organization which has the unique capability to self-perform many different aspects of athletic construction projects. Deluxe Athletics is comprised of three specific branches with Deluxe Grading for all civil work, Deluxe Surfacing for track and tennis courts surfacing, and Deluxe Athletics for turf installation.

The organization can handle projects of any size with all aspects of design and planning through execution and customer service under one roof. A satellite office is located in the Mid-Atlantic region which has expanded not only our capabilities, but territory. Our different branches provide our clients a full turn-key operation of athletic facility construction focusing on synthetic and natural turf, running tracks, bleachers, scoreboards, netting and other facility amenities.

While many of our competitors are trying to acquire their specific portion of the project (mainly providing materials and hiring the most economical subcontractors to install), Deluxe Athletics offers our clients a full team solution from the ground up while utilizing only properly tested and certified materials. With the ability to provide other site amenities such as netting, fencing, track surfacing, and tennis courts under one roof, it has led to the successful procurement of several larger scale contracts with excellent margins as every other contractor we compete against has to use several subcontractors and cannot maintain proper margins to overcome us on higher level projects.

What Makes Deluxe Athletics, LLC Special?
Deluxe Athletics is heavily involved in the community, including with The Cobb Center for Children and Young Adults where they donate a monthly contribution toward needed supplies, offer work study programs to provide potential full time employment with Deluxe Athletics, and donated a synthetic turf recreation field on campus; with Paulding County Schools Foundation, where they initiated a scholarship fund which has been in place since 2014; with Keep Cobb Clean, where they donated of time and resources as well as an "Adopt a Mile" program executed near the main office; and with The Atlanta Mission, where they donated time and resources to help feed the homeless.

Learn More About Deluxe Athletics, LLC
Owners: Chris Daniluk
Year Established: 2004
Location: Marietta

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Digital Yalo

In Their Own Words
We are a full service marketing agency that provides marketing services to enterprise customers in the US. We have offices in Atlanta, GA and Cleveland, OH. Our approach is unique in that we draw inspiration from film, arts, music, and sports to create atypical ideas when addressing our clients marketing challenges and achieving new heights with them.

In Fiji, where the vibe is chill, the word yalo means soul. To us, soul is your core essence and passion. Ours is rooted in the experiences that connect and move us all: film, art, music and sports. We use these realms as inspiration for creating marketing that rocks. We deliver a wide range/variety of creative and content marketing activities for our clients including websites, campaigns, events, sales materials, videos, print and anything in between. We are unlike other agencies because our use of film, art, music, and sports produces atypical ideas that are truly memorable and unique. Defy. Fly.

What Makes Digital Yalo Special?
Yalo has a very relaxed work environment and culture, including all employees working from home, with only commutes to the office for client or internal internal meetings. At Yalo, it goes: "Beach, bar or bed, I don't care where you do the work, as long as it is getting done."
Recent awards Yalo has won for their marketing and creative efforts include 11 Horizon Awards and AVA Digital Awards for various website designs, campaigns and videos, Best in Category award for Horizon Awards 828 Website out of 350 competing client websites, and the Technology Association of Georgia's (TAG) Marketing Agency of the Year for 2019.

Learn More About Digital Yalo
Owners: Arnold Huffman
Year Established: 2012
Location: Atlanta

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DynamiX

In Their Own Words
Most companies struggle to generate business online. We develop engaging websites that help our clients attract better customers, close more sales and stay ahead of competitors. Founded in a dorm room in 2005, DynamiX has grown into (by all accounts we can measure) the most awarded and one of the most accomplished website development companies in the country.

Everything about our business is centered around pushing the envelope, doing it better and inventing the tools and processes that will give our customers an unfair advantage over their competitors.

That spirit is seen most clearly in our Octane software, which we developed from the ground up to be an engine that allows our clients the control they lack from other platforms to continue to expand their vision, brand and website.

The market response has been phenomenal, and allowed us to work with some of the premier brands in the country including Proctor & Gamble, Chick-fil-A Foundation and Zerorez as well as incredible local brands such as Findlay Roofing, Superior Plumbing, Resurgens Orthopedics, Marlow's Tavern and many more.

What Makes DynamiX Special?
DynamiX is extremely focused on being family-first, and they live and breathe that throughout the organization, offering unlimited approved PTO for all employees who have been with the company for more than 2 years, and the ability to work where and when it makes the most sense to them.

Learn More About DynamiX
Owners: Jeff Jahn
Year Established: 1974
Location: Kennesaw

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Eclipse Networks, Inc.

In Their Own Words
We help small and medium sized organizations run their business by providing Fully Managed IT Support Services, Responsive ServiceDesk Support, Quality On-Site IT Support, Network Installations and Upgrades, Support for Windows, Mac & Linux, Security Audits, and On-Premise to Cloud Convergence. We include our Virtual CIO Services, and can function as your outsourced IT department, or we can Supplement your Existing IT Department. We also offer Cloud Hosting Services in our own in-house Cloud Data Center.

Today, Eclipse Networks offloads the design, implementation, and ongoing management of an Organization's IT infrastructure needs. This is accomplished with a blend of in-house and Cloud based services - that allow an Organization to spend their time directly on their Mission. Doing this makes Eclipse a partner in the Organization's ongoing Mission and Success - which is what we live for - and why we still exist 31 years after we started.

What Makes Eclipse Networks, Inc. Special?
Over 31 years of business, Eclipse has been through four recessions and, as a result, have had a few key customers declare chapter 11 bankruptcy. They worked with them to try and not cut off their computer service. In some cases if we did cut them off, it would put them completely out of business. Close relationships kept both parties going through difficult times, and Eclipse still has those businesses as customers today.

Eclipse also supports a school in south Atlanta called the Atlanta Youth Academy. Their Mission is to provide low-income urban students with a quality education -and prepare them for the best possible college career - and beyond.

Learn More About Eclipse Networks, Inc.
Owners: Steven & Kathy Ryerse
Year Established: 1989
Location: Atlanta

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Fulfillment Strategies International, Inc.

In Their Own Words
FSI provides fulfillment services for corporations, agencies, printers, promotions companies and entrepreneurs to distribute their product, whether direct to consumers and/or retail stores/distributors. Our work can be divided into two distinct categories:

Order Fulfillment (Pick/Pack/Ship) - Clients create a campaign or product and FSI provides the logistical expertise to deliver it. We store, manage inventory, and ship products including marketing material, POP displays, literature, apparel, electronics, etc.

Kit Assembly - On a project basis, FSI builds custom kits and distributes them to the client's audience. This could include press kits, gift bags, POP displays and subscription box clubs.

Our goal is to meet and exceed the expectation of our clients and their customers through our services. We will succeed through a commitment to efficiency, flexibility, innovation and personal attention.

In pursuit of this goal we attach a particular importance to the quality of our employees whose careful recruitment and training ensure our future.

What Makes Fulfillment Strategies International Special?
FSI works closely with the following charities: American Red Cross, Paulding Pregnancy Services, CRU, Hosea Feed the Hungry & Homeless, African American Association, Toys for Tots, and more to benefit their community.

Learn More About Fulfillment Strategies International
Owners: Ken, Forrest & Jason Marbutt
Year Established: 1996
Location: Marietta

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Georgia Trade School

In Their Own Words
The average age of a GTS student is 19, a decade younger than the average technical or vocational school. GTS also prefers quality over quantity. Our student- teacher ratio is 12 to 1 and 3 of our instructors are Certified Welding Inspector.

Welding Journal says GTS produces ready to work grads. The Fabricator claims GTS is where the best welders go, and the Welder Magazine declared GTS a top notch welding school. Around Acworth and MDJ readers have awarded GTS Best of categories and the Cobb County Schools CT AE department named GTS their partner of the year.

GTS instructors have been featured in magazine articles and on prominent welding YouTube channels. GTS Sr. Instructor Elaine Waters was named National Teacher of the Year by Practical Welding Today and GTS Recruiting Director Sidni Hinesley was recently featured on a podcast at FabTech, the largest welding and metals conference in North America. GTS spent four years as the technical chair for Skills USA Georgia. GTS Founder Ryan Blythe serves on the Board of the Gulf States Shipbuilders Consortium, the Fabricators and Manufacturers Association Education Council and the State of Georgia NonPublic Postsecondary Education Commission. Mr. Blythe's columns also appear in Around Acworth, Welding Digest and the Cobb Business Journal.

What Makes Georgia Trade School Special?
Georgia Trade School graduates have worked on iconic stadiums from Mercedes Benz to Truist Park, music venues from the Roxy to Ameris Bank Amphitheatre, film and television sets from Stranger Things to the Walking Dead, Fast N Furious and Tyler Perry Studios, and built ships for the Navy, Coast Guard and Marines. With 800 graduates across 20 states their welders are truly "Rebuilding America"

Learn More About Georgia Trade School
Owners: Joanna Vinson & Ryan Blythe
Year Established: 2012
Location: Acworth

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Governors Gun Club

In Their Own Words
Governors Gun Club offers members a chance to join, belong, and connect to a friendly and welcoming community of like-minded shooting enthusiasts, and be a part of a special family where you can be yourself without reservation. Our one of a kind indoor gun club and entertainment venue provides instructional courses, training and both public and Private Member Social Events. Both locations offer an exclusive shooting, dining, retail and training experience never seen before. In 2019 Governors Gun Club's restaurant won Best in Cobb in three categories. This year Governors Gun Club was nominated in eight categories.

Governors Gun Club's mission is to provide superior retail service and products to our customers, a team-oriented workplace, and a superior range facility that will provide an unmatched indoor recreational experience for the sport shooting enthusiast while in a clean and safe environment.

What Makes Governors Gun Club Special?
GGC offers educational classes on gun safety and proper technique to ensure that each individual is properly trained, providing education on responsible gun ownership and safety to the community. Governors realizes that shooting enthusiasts have varying degrees of exposure to firearms; therefore, instructors are carefully chosen and can communicate effectively on all levels, demonstrate patience, possess a helpful attitude and show respect to all clients, regardless of their experience.

GGC also offers a variety of ranges, including 15 yard, 25 yard, 100 yard and the nation's only indoor clay shooting facility. Their virtual Tl system allows individuals to practice technique, form and safety on a "life­like" practice firearm. This system is used by both Kennesaw Police Department and Cobb Police Department for training simulations of an on-duty officer. Their archery department provides hands-on training for customers interested in learning how to shoot cross or compound bow.

Learn More About Governors Gun Club
Owners: Bert & Kristina Brown
Year Established: 2013
Location: Kennesaw

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id8 Agency

In Their Own Words
Founded in 2000, id8 is an award-winning branding agency located in the heart of Marietta, Georgia, recognized for developing conceptual brand experiences based on customer experience and sound strategic planning. Our purpose is to apply the vehicle of design as a vital force for cultural transformation. We have won over 50 awards from Graphic Design USA and over 20 awards from American Graphic Design & Advertising, and this success is due to the people we work with, both internally and externally. Our collaborative approach to every project allows us to create brands that have lasting impacts.

id8 applies design thinking to solve bigger problems. If a company is struggling to succeed, just developing new marketing materials won't solve the issue. Instead, we work with businesses to help translate their unique brand experience into a design that is both sustainable and reflective of their core value in the marketplace.

In Atlanta North School's case, the superficial problem was low enrollment despite the school's superior academics, hard-working teachers, and vibrant, energetic culture. To solve the bigger, hidden problem, id8 dove headfirst into the customer experience from the parents' shoes - how did it feel to research the school, enroll the student, and walk the halls for the first time? This research uncovered a strong disconnect between the real and perceived school culture among the greater marketplace. So, we developed a rebranding strategy that clearly conveys why they are the superior choice for education. This rebrand, based on Experiential Design, resulted in an extraordinary return on investment of over 2,300%.

What Makes id8 Agency Special?
iD8’s vision and core values:
1.          For us, family comes first.
2.         Our accomplishments occur collectively, not separately.
3.         We believe if you help others achieve their dreams, you will achieve yours.
4.         We work hard and enjoy life.
5.         The spirit of ever-improvement, an individual decision, is integral to success.
6.         We help our clients wow their clients.
7.         Insight coupled with action will trump inspir􀀜tion every time.
8.         We are committed to building the community around us.
9.         We will do everything possible to make a positive social impact.
10.       Everyone wins - our clients, employees, families, and community.

Learn More About id8 Agency
Owners: Kriston Sellier
Year Established: 2000
Location: Marietta

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InPrime Legal

In Their Own Words
We help small to midsized businesses gain the confidence and peace of mind to scale and scale big because they now have an entire legal team on their side, with a range of specialties from employment law to company structure, at a predictable monthly fee and focused entirely on their growth.

We know firsthand how a few catastrophic and expensive legal threats can ruin a business. So, we changed the traditional law firm model - entirely - to be proactive instead of reactive and to help our clients proactively eliminate and reduce little legal issues before they become big legal problems.

The old lawyer model has five fundamental flaws. First, hourly billing means an attorney has no incentive to solve a client's problem quickly. Second, the company pays for time spent, not results achieved or value gained. Third, lawyers aren't held accountable to giving the business more value than the company paid for. Fourth, every time the client calls the lawyer with a question-the clock is ticking, and the client gets a bill for tiny increments of time. It's splitting hairs. And fifth, because the client doesn't want to throw money down the proverbial legal rabbit hole, she tries every alternative before calling counsel. By the time the lawyer is brought in, it's too late and it's going to be expensive. So, at lnPrime, we created a new, revolutionary approach described in more detail throughout this application. One hundred percent (100%) of our success is due to this approach.

By breaking from this old model, we innovated new value never offered in our industry before-a predictable fee, proactive advice, and a demonstrated l0x return on investment. We helped our clients gain the confidence and peace of mind to scale and scale big.

What Makes InPrime Legal Special?
InPrime Legal has been heavily awarded for their work, including:

  • 2019 Georgia Small Business ROCK STARS Award - Service Sector - through the Georgia Department of Economic Development
  • 2019 Law Firm 500 Award Honoree ranking as 72nd on their list of fastest growing law firms within the United States
  • 2018 Law Firm 500 Award Honoree ranking as 33rd on their list of fastest growing law firms within the United States
  • 2019 Georgia Trend's Legal Elite in Business Law, recognized for the 5th consecutive year
  • 2019 Super Lawyers in the Rising Star designation for the 4th year in a row

In the community, InPrime has strongly supported Catholic Charities of Atlanta, the East Cobb and Rotary Foundations, and the Wellstar Foundation. The company founder, Jonathan Page, has taken an active role in all organizations, serving as President and overseeing the grants process for East Cobb Rotary, serving on the Steering Committee and as a mentor for the Catholic Charities Leadership Program, and serving as a member of the Wellstar Foundation Giving Committee.

Learn More About InPrime Legal
Owners: Jonathan Page
Year Established: 2013
Location: Marietta

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Janice Overbeck Real Estate Team

In Their Own Words
We are a real estate group aligned with Keller Williams serving the Metro-Atlanta and surrounding areas.We are staffed with both buying and listing specialists, a full­time office staff constantly working to market our clients homes, listing and transaction coordinators and an office manager. We bring expert knowledge and experience, blended with the latest technology and a well-defined marketing plan. We are built upon a cohesive network, filled with energy, enthusiasm and the excitement of a job well done for all of our clients. Proven through our record breaking sales numbers, we constantly deliver top of the line client experience and rock-solid results.

We market our listings through our database of prospective buyers and top producing agents. We utilize professional photography and 3-D mapping technology to get the best quality images and video. We then heavily market those listings through social media advertising such as Google AdWords, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. During the listing process, clients are kept up to date of all marketing and home showings through apps on their phone.

What Makes Janice Overbeck Real Estate Team Special?
JORET hosted or participated in just over 50 community events in 2019. These include but are not limited to: monthly low-cost pet vaccination clinics that raise money for The Homeless Pets Foundation to save homeless dogs and cats in Georgia; local school fundraising events and golf tournaments; appreciation lunches for Cobb County police and first responders; and sponsoring events at local senior centers and National Night Out. Their office has a non-profit arm called JO Gives, which helps raise money for pet rescue and local/international spay/neuter clinics. They also host fundraising events to raise money for the Emory ALS Center which is the research facility for ALS in the southeast. In 2019 alone, they raised $92,433 for these causes.

Learn More About Janice Overbeck Real Estate Team
Owners: Janice Overbeck
Year Established: 2012
Location: Marietta

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K Mike Whittle Designs Inc.

In Their Own Words
We are a retail florist, offering a unique design and high quality product of flowers and gifts that we feel are the best in our community. We offer any type floral designs that a person could need or want for any occasion they may have. We offer a personal touch to each design. As one of our clients described us, we are "Traditional with a unique touch".

Our Team is the best in our area. We are innovative, creative and motivated by our passion for flowers.

K Mike, having been in the floral industry 40 plus years, opened the shop because of a need in the community that was expressed by several funeral directors, and business people in Cobb. And with God's help and by using the talents that God had given him, he has made a success from nothing. K Mike received his AIFD (American Institute of Floral Design) last year, which is the highest ranking in the world for a floral designer. So keeping up and ahead of the industry is very important to the Team at K Mike Whittle Designs.

What Makes K Mike Whittle Designs Inc. Special?
The company was named 2019 Small Business of the Year by the West Cobb Business Association and Florist of the Year by the Georgia State Florist Association.

In their community, they help as many nonprofits and organizations as possible, including floral gifts or financial scholarships benefitting the following: Cobb Executive Women, Center for Family Resources, Must Ministries, Strand Theater, Cobb County Police, Root House, Cobb Landmarks, Marietta High School, American Heart Association, and more.

Learn More About K Mike Whittle Designs Inc.
Owners: K Mike Whittle
Year Established: 2009
Location: Marietta

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Manay CPA, Inc.

In Their Own Words
M. Burcu (Bree) Manay has established her first CPA business in 2004 when she was leading financial operations and business strategy of an Atlanta based manufacturing firm. Since then, she has helped many local small businesses to become successful with advanced tax planning and investment strategies. In 2017, Mrs. Manay decided to apply her learnings and vision into empowering entrepreneurs with new business ideas by creating a global business development platform for investors and start-ups. Manay CPA Inc. staff grew more than 100% year over year since its establishment and now serving a client portfolio across the USA as well as international businesses in 3 different countries.

Manay CPA Inc. staff is composed of US and international professionals specialized in start-up consulting, business plan development, new business formation, financial and retirement planning, tax planning, and financial statement preparation, CPA financial statement review for VC investors and business valuation. The international staff speaks 4 languages removing the language barrier for international investors. Manay CPA serves the US Economy by making it easy for local and global investors to navigate within the tax, financial, and federal regulatory environment, and develop a roadmap for each entrepreneur across their growth journey.

What Makes Manay CPA, Inc. Special?
The company is a proud partner of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and The American Turkish Friendship Council (ATFC), with primary objectives of promoting education, increasing cultural awareness and knowledge, and facilitating human to human connections.

Learn More About Manay CPA, Inc.
Owners: Muruvet Burcu (Bree) & Atilhan (Ati) Manay
Year Established: 2017
Location: Marietta

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Mills Specialty Metals, LLC

In Their Own Words
We are a full-scale architectural metal contractor that provides design, drafting, fabrication and installation of any custom metal need in a commercial or residential application. We have become innovative in providing our customers with custom finishes. This includes custom patinas, blackened steel, copper patina on steel, mirrored brass and mirrored stainless steel. We have also become the company that successfully saves jobs where others defaulted.

Customer service is the utmost importance to us. We take time to call on all our customers and have quarterly meetings with them where we can provide cutting edged trends while helping to value engineer their project.

What Makes Mills Specialty Metals, LLC Special?
75% of management at Mills is Cobb County born and raised. They have a passion to see Cobb thrive. Everyone at the company has been involved with the annual Toys for Tots drive, while leadership is involved in mentoring youth at St. Catherine's Episcopal Church, First United Methodist Church of Marietta, First Baptist Church of Marietta and Marietta Baseball, as well as volunteering with Atlanta Mission.

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Owners: Virginia K. Moore
Year Established: 2010
Location: Marietta

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The Partnership of Atlanta, Inc.

In Their Own Words
The Partnership truly believes in partnerships. It's not just our name.

Our approach is to treat all of our clients like partners in order to create a deeper working relationship. So much so that we trademarked "Partnership over Presentation®," which is a process rooted in collaboration. We believe in identifying solutions and working together to solve business needs by creating a sense of belonging. Through this unique approach, we've successfully connected brands and audiences for over 40 years.

As Atlanta's oldest independently owned agency and one of the fastest-growing female-owned agencies in the Southeast, we've worked locally, nationally and globally to provide our partners with solutions. Our full-service branding, marketing, and public relations capabilities work well with global brands and start-ups, alike.

Our Partnership Over Presentation® process helps our partners grow their organizations by creating positive momentum in the marketplace and evolving their brands with effective, efficient management of their marketing and communications efforts.
Throughout our history, we've become indispensable advisors to our partners by understanding their core objectives: vision, customer value and operational capabilities.

Our Account Management and Creative teams are seasoned professionals, who provide an increased level of confidence for our partners. We help ensure our clients' success by being the partners that know, grow and evolve with them. Our professionals are trained in both traditional advertising and digital marketing, bringing with them unparalleled experience from agencies such as BBDO, JWT, LINT AS, Function, Publicis Sapient, The Community, Brown Bag, Digitas and Ogilvy and Mather, among others.

What Makes The Partnership of Atlanta, Inc. Special?
People feel like they belong at The Partnership. From home cooked meals from their CEO to logo socks - the team has a sense of belonging with each other. So much so that they even elect to spend time together outside of the office - hiking together on weekends and bowling together after work. When you have a small team - people get to know each other - and it's wonderful when they work together to solve problems, meet deadlines, and achieve excellent work for their partners.

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Owners: Amanda Lucey
Year Established: 1979
Location: Atlanta

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Ruby-Collins, Inc.

In Their Own Words
The lineage of Ruby-Collins, Inc., in its various forms, can be traced back to the late 1800s. Ed Ruby founded Ruby Construction, which became an incorporated company in 1952 in order to take advantage of the boom in business caused by the blossoming construction of the Eisenhower Interstate Highway System. This program alone had a value of over $425 billion dollars (adjusted for inflation) and was a fantastic incentive for businesses nationwide to incorporate themselves in order to contribute to this massive project.

Today, Ruby-Collins, Inc. is headquartered out of Smyrna, Georgia and mainly performs work in Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, and South Carolina. We are licensed in 11 states and have completed projects with budgets ranging from $25K up to $101M. Ruby-Collins, Inc. specializes in Water and Wastewater Treatment Facilities, Utilities of all sizes, Sanitary Sewer Systems, Storm Water Systems, Water Systems and Force Mains, Pump Stations, and Tunnels. Ruby­Collins, Inc. has been a part of Georgia's construction industry for many decades and continues to be one of the top leaders in the industry throughout the entire Southeast.

What Makes Ruby-Collins, Inc. Special?
The company participates in numerous activities as a group, including participating with or contributing to Sweep the Hooch, Braves FunRun, UNCF Golf Tournament and Gala, Must Ministries Golf Tournament, and GUCA Scholarship Foundation Skeet Shoot. Their President serves on the Chastain Park Conservancy, and their CEO serves on the GUCA Board, the KSU Construction Management Advisory Board and Congressman Barry Loudermilk Leadership Advisory Board.

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Owners: David A. Westrick, Scott N. Cline & Bobby Cates
Year Established: 1970
Location: Smryna

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Southeastern Engineering, Inc.

In Their Own Words
Southeastern Engineering, Inc. (SEI) is a privately held engineering firm providing an extensive range of services including traffic, transportation, environmental services, civil engineering, land surveying, landscape architecture, and 3D scanning to both private and public-sector clients including numerous municipal and county governments and state agencies. SEl's strength is in its versatility and commitment to meeting client expectations. Our success comes from providing exceptional designs on time and within budget, coupled with compatible, cooperative partnerships forged with clients. We have established a reputation for maintaining excellence in our project work and a strong commitment to our clients. SEI is a Woman-owned Business Enterprise (WBE) and certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) by GDOT Equal Opportunity Division and a Female Business Enterprise (FBE) by the City of Atlanta.

Client Satisfaction can only be measured by the Client. Our mission at SEI is to continue our success with our Clients by listening to what they say and offering options to realize their vision and reality.

We built this company on that premise and it has driven our success. This core belief applies to our Clients and Employees. Hire good people, offer them the opportunity of continued learning and manage, coach, mentor, and reinforce them on a daily basis.

What Makes Southeastern Engineering, Inc. Special?
As a service firm, SEI’s innovation revolves around the science of improving their Engineering and Survey techniques. They have implemented a couple of improvements that have had a positive impact on our clients and the industry, including building a custom Design Technology Platform. It incorporates high-performing servers, a 3D design environment, and visualization software. This allows their designers to consistently deliver better designs, faster, and under budget. Secondly, they invested in a fleet of drones to conduct different types of aerial surveys. This increases the safety of field crews by eliminating the need to stand in traffic or dangerous terrain for data collection. The technology also allows them to deliver our work faster than traditional methods.

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Owners: Teresa & Chad Epple
Year Established: 1996
Location: Marietta

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Stablegold Hospitality, LLC

In Their Own Words
A real estate investment company that specializes in affordable accommodations for low/no income individuals and families. It's CEO, Ali Jamal, decided to do something out-of-the-box for the hotel industry and took a page from Wal-Mart, placing focus on volume vs. room rates. This ingenuity has developed a unique business model that allows the company to serve a demographic most businesses shy away from and, in doing so, performs a service for the local community by saving and re-purposing buildings that might otherwise remain vacant.

What started in 2011 as one rundown and shutdown hotel is now a thriving business with approximately 1500 Metro Atlanta rental units - consisting of seven independently operated extended-stay hotels and single family residential housing - and employs more than 110 people in Georgia.

What Makes Stablegold Hospitality, LLC Special?
The company recently won the 2019 APEX Business of the Year Award by Dekalb Chamber of Commerce; developed a model that was showcased by Dekalb County Code Enforcement as a turnaround success story in 2017; made Atlanta lnno's List of Top 50 Most Innovative Companies in 2019; repurposed hundreds of empty or run down units into affordable homes for Atlanta's low/no-income population and, consequently, boosted the local economy with new jobs and business opportunities.; and opened the Candler Event Hall, one of the few event halls in Decatur that allows the community to facilitate their events at affordable rates. The space is widely used by many church groups and community organizations at discounted rates, as well as the local business community for office space.

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Owners: Ali Jamal
Year Established: 2011
Location: Marietta

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Three-13 Salon, Spa & Boutique

In Their Own Words
Three-13 Salon, Spa & Boutique is proud to celebrate 46 years as trailblazers who molded the Atlanta Beauty Industry. What makes Three-13 unique is the amazing Service Professionals that provide unparalleled dedication to their craft. Selected in the competitive world of beauty by L'Oreal Professionnel, Top 10 Salons-North America 3 consecutive years. Eleven nominations with three wins for the prestigious North American Hairstyling Awards, comparable to the Oscars. Proudly recognized as Top 25 Businesses-Cobb County by Cobb Chamber 3 consecutive years. Voted Best Spa, Hair, Makeup and Nail Salon multiple years by "Best of Cobb" Cobb Life Magazine, MDJ, Jezebel, Atlantan and more.

To our guests: We promise to passionately provide you with the best place to meet your beauty needs by delivering the most extraordinary, friendliest, most professional, caring and personalized service.

To our team members: We promise to passionately provide you with extraordinary training, coaching and resources to enable you to be the best in the industry.

To our community: We promise to passionately provide you with an extraordinary example of a successful business dedicated to serving the community's needs.

What Makes Three-13 Salon, Spa & Boutique Special?
Three-13 Salon, Spa & Boutique hosts an annual "Angels of Life" event, which is a Hair & Fashion Show with silent/live auction and cocktail reception held at the Cobb Galleria. The event raises money and awareness for The Georgia Transplant Foundation (GTF) which focuses on providing financial, educational and back to work assistance during a time that is often overwhelming for those adults and children waiting, undergoing or recovering from a transplant. "Angels of Life" donated $100,000 in 2019 and has raised over $560,313 in the past 9 years to support the Georgia Transplant Foundation. Our 10th Annual "Angels of Life" is October 18, 2020 and we would like to invite YOU!

In addition to the work they do with Georgia Transplant Foundation, the salon and spa provides out-of-salon services to organizations in need of hair and make up for charity events. Service Gift Certificates to almost every organization that reaches out to them for support. The organizations include: Alzheimer's Association, JCM Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer, Hearing Children's Voices, American Heart Association, Enduring Hearts, Center for Family Resources, Share our Strength, American Diabetes Association, CHOA, Kennesaw State University Retirees Association, and the Kennesaw State University Center for Young Adult Addiction and Recovery.

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Owners: Lester E. Crowell Jr., Marian E Crowell & Joseph Tony Lacey
Year Established: 1974
Location: Marietta

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Vertisys

In Their Own Words
Vertisys began by a series of unplanned events in 1992. Matt Baldwin, our founder, was the service manager for PC Warehouse. The company made some missteps that ultimately caused them to go from a $20M a year company to $0. Matt quickly realized that all of the companies that were currently under contract for their computer support, would be deserted without other clear options. He offered to service all existing contracts for the duration of their term, at no charge, in order to earn their trust for his new venture, and Vertisys was born.

Today, Vertisys continues to focus on the key elements of great customer service, products and security to insure customers can focus their efforts on running their businesses instead of worrying about the security of their IT environment. IT is a constantly evolving ecosystem and Vertisys is committed to being on the forefront of technology adapting those changes to best fit each client's needs.

We gain trust with our clients by working as a partner to impart our knowledge and experience in solving technology solutions. Our steadfast adherence to both best-of-breed technology and ethical and moral codes of conduct lends to our high degree of integrity.

What Makes Vertisys Special?
Vertisys maintains a private cloud facility that enables them to back-up clients’ critical data for business continuity and security. They have numerous engineers and techs that can address most any situation a customer is experiencing at any given time. Their people are constantly training to maintain a competitive advantage in an ever-changing market.

While maintaining the same business leader, Vertisys were acquired by a large accounting firm that aims to explode their cross marketing potential for new business opportunities. While staying in Cobb for the long haul, they expect their employee base to grow significantly as they gear up for future business in the pipeline.

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Owners: Matt Baldwin
Year Established: 1992
Location: Marietta

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Win-Tech, Inc.

In Their Own Words
Win-Tech is an aerospace precision machine shop supporting both defense and commercial industries. Win-Tech manufactures parts out of a variety of materials - from aluminum to titanium, stainless steel and plastics, developing efficient processes to deliver parts to customers on-time and on budget.

We have been recognized as part of the Lockheed Martin Ethical Supplier program. We have been awarded Lockheed Martin's Supplier Diversity Supplier of the Year and Meggitt Firearms Training Services Supplier of the Year. We are fortunate to have hardworking, passionate employees who feel a strong sense of pride in their company!

We are an aerospace machine shop certified to industry standards and we constantly strive to exceed customer expectations. Win-Tech celebrates its 32nd anniversary this year! After starting from a couple of manual machines in a small warehouse space making commercial parts, Win-Tech's 20,000+ square foot facility proudly supports companies like Lockheed Martin. We are a go-to shop for quick solutions, research and development products, and production parts for aircraft such as the C-130.

Because we are a small business, we can be flexible to customers' needs. We run a "lean" shop, and our employees are cross-trained and able to wear many hats. This has enabled us to take advantage of what would be less capacity.

What Makes Win-Tech, Inc. Special?
Win-Tech's management values its role in the community. While Win-Tech does not have a formal "Business Development" role, its managers wear this hat in their time devoted to volunteering, all while exceeding goals in their formal responsibilities at Win-Tech.

The company is a part of the CobbWorks Board of Directors, sponsored and volunteered with Mount Paran Christian School's Robotics Team events, participated in donating canned goods to The Center for Family Resources' Thanks for Giving, and supports Chattahoochee Technical College by way of event sponsorship, silent auction donations, establishing a scholarship with their Foundation, and offering representation on the Chattahoochee Technical College Foundation Board of Trustees.

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Owners: Dennis Winslow
Year Established: 1988
Location: Kennesaw

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