Thursday, January 26, 2012

Two Maids & A Mop Named 57th Fastest Growing Company In The Nation!!

Two Maids & A Mop Named to the
Bulldog 100: Fastest Growing Bulldog Businesses
Class of 2012

Athens, Ga. – Two Maids & A Mop, based in Birmingham, AL, was honored on January 21, when the UGA Alumni Association announced the rankings of the 2012 Bulldog 100: Fastest Growing Bulldog Businesses at a celebration in Atlanta.

Two Maids & A Mop, helmed by 1997 UGA graduate Ron Holt, ranks as this year’s 57th fastest growing Bulldog business. The firm specializes in residential house cleaning services throughout the southeastern United States..

“This is a tremendous honor for me personally. UGA has always held a special place in my heart and I have no doubt that my business‘ success is a direct result of my education at UGA,” said Holt. “I started this business over nine years ago in Pensacola, FL and it’s amazing that we could grow from just two part-time employees to more than 100 hard working professionals today. What an amazing ride!” continued Holt.

The Atlanta CPA firm, Gifford Hillegass and Ingwersen, LLP has annually partnered with the UGA Alumni Association since the inception of the program three years ago to verify the information that was submitted by each nominated company. GH&I then ranked the companies based on compounded annual growth rate.

Nominations were collected between January and June 2011. To be considered for the program, an organization must have been in business for at least five years, had revenues of $100,000 or more for the calendar year 2008, and be owned or operated by a former UGA student who owns at least 50% of company or be the CEO, President or Managing Partner. The program recognizes the fastest-growing businesses regardless of size by focusing on a three-year growth rate average.

Nearly 800 nominations were submitted for this year’s program. The class of 2012 includes companies ranging in all sizes and services, from athletics equipment producers to web design and internet marketing firms. Several different areas of the country are represented, including companies from Connecticut, Nebraska, and New Mexico.

UGA alumni and friends celebrated the 2012 Bulldog 100 honorees at a special event held at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis on January 21, 2012. The evening began with a reception, followed by dinner and the awards ceremony. Keynote speaker, Deborah Norville, anchor of “Inside Edition” and 1979 UGA graduate, led attendees to the highlight of the evening—the release of the final rankings and countdown of the 2012 Bulldog 100.

“The UGA Alumni Association is thrilled to honor our graduates who demonstrate an entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to excellence that bring honor to their alma mater,” said Deborah Dietzler, executive director of the UGA Alumni Association. “We are proud of the accomplishments of these alumni, whose achievements during the Great Recession are noteworthy indeed.”

Nominations for the 2013 Bulldog program will open January 30. The full listing and rankings of the 2012 honorees and photos of the celebration can be found here >> 2012 Bulldog 100 Rankings.

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