The Mullins Companies was recognized as one of two Augusta-based businesses on the 2018 Bulldog 100 list recently released by the University of Georgia Alumni Association.
The 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 list 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 in 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.
Joe Mullins, founder and CEO of The Mullins Companies, is an entrepreneur, leading multiple businesses focused on economic and charitable improvements throughout the southeastern United States, including renovating and restoring distressed properties across the region.
"I'm honored to receive this prestigious award, and I attribute it to my mother, who taught me to be persistent, to never give up and to never accept the status quo," Mullins said. "I'm very grateful that my mother and uncle encouraged me to go to the University of Georgia. And in doing so, it taught me that there were no goals that were unattainable."
Added Mullins: "The Mullins Companies has been able to look at distressed areas not for what they are, but for what they can be."
The Mullins Companies is the parent company of Mullins Management Inc., Mullins Sports & Entertainment and Mullins Properties.