SJ Ranked Top 40 in Bulldog 100

The University of Georgia may have lost last seasonís collegiate football match-up to Clemson University.  But last week, the Bulldogs claimed a big win when Anderson-based SuggsJohnson CPAs was honored as the No. 38 fastest growing business owned or operated by a University of Georgia graduate during the 2014 Bulldog 100 Celebration at the Marriott Marquis in downtown Atlanta.

The University of Georgia Alumni Associationís 2014 Bulldog 100 Rankings consider businesses with the highest compounded annual growth rate in revenues for the last 3 full years and which are also owned or operated by UGA Alumni.  SuggsJohnsonís Brian Johnson is a co-owner of the firm and a 1995 graduate of the University of Georgia, where he earned a Masters of Accountancy degree with a focus in Taxation.  His partner in the firm, Gray Suggs, bleeds Tiger Orange and is a 1982 graduate of Clemson University.

More than 800 nominations were received for the 2014 Bulldog 100. The class includes companies of all sizes, providing services and products in a variety of industries, including accounting, advertising, staffing, real estate, retail and manufacturing. Companies as far west as Texas and Kansas, and as far northeast as New Jersey, made the 2014 list.

To be considered for honors, businesses must have been in business for 5 years or more, have verifiable revenues of $100,000 or more for the calendar year 2010, must be 50% owned by a former UGA student, and must operate in a manner consistent with the values and image of the University of Georgia, UGA officials noted in naming SuggsJohnson to the 2014 list.

SuggsJohnson, formed in 2005, provides a range of tax, assurance, small business and specialized consulting services to clients across the Southeast.  With clients ranging from individuals to multi-state and international organizations, the firm has particularly deep expertise in serving closely-held businesses and their owners, as well as those in the healthcare, construction, manufacturing, professional services and real estate arenas.  Visit them online at