Suggs Johnson Honored for Rapid Growth

December 5, 2013 – In the heart of Clemson Tiger and Carolina Gamecock territory, a Bulldog heart beats loudly.

SuggsJohnson, LLC, a CPA and business consulting firm based in Anderson, has been named to the University of Georgia Alumni Association’s Bulldog 100 Rankings for 2014, the prestigious annual ranking of organizations that combine the highest compounded annual growth rate in revenues for the last 3 full years and which are also owned or operated by UGA Alumni. 

SuggsJohnson’s Brian Johnson is a co-owner 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.

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.

Honorees will be introduced and celebrated at a banquet January 25, 2014 at Atlanta’s Marriott Marquis, keynoted by Hall of Fame NFL quarterback and University of Georgia alumnus Fran Tarkenton.

SuggsJohnson was one of three South Carolina businesses named to the 2014 Bulldog 100 ranking, joined Blake and Brady Boutique of Anderson and Westside Veterinary Hospital of Spartanburg.

“As we continue to expand and enhance our practice in Anderson County and across the Upstate, we are pleased to be recognized by the University of Georgia with this honor,” said Johnson.  “It means that we are doing a good job of serving clients and helping them achieve success, and we are grateful for the growth of our firm that accompanies that commitment.”

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