Monday, March 6, 2017
Southern Demolition and Environmental ranked No. 52 on 2017 University of Georgia Bulldog 100 list Atlanta, Ga. – Southern Demolition, LLC (d/b/a Southern Demolition and Environmental), based in Atlanta, Georgia, was recognized as the No. 52 fastest-growing business owned or operated by a University of Georgia graduate during the 2017 Bulldog 100 Celebration February 4 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis in downtown Atlanta.
Gina Cambardella Ragsdale (Terry College of Business ’97) has put her entrepreneurial spirit to work launching multiple business ventures relating to demolition, deconstruction, and upcycling. Southern Demolition and Environmental, which she runs with her husband, Matt Ragsdale, is the flagship business, driving the growth of three sister companies: The Deconstructed House, an architectural salvage and antiques shop; Vintage Bricks, supplier of authentic reclaimed brick and brick tile; and Bolton Freight, a neighborhood event facility and salvage design showcase.
“Being named to the Bulldog 100 is affirmation that we are on the right path by providing responsible demolition and abatement services, limiting landfill waste, and participating in documented LEED projects,” said Ragsdale, who is both president and co-founder of Southern Demolition and Environmental. “Even though we are in the business of demolition, we focus on opportunities to build up our community, including through our workforce training program for at-risk Atlanta residents.”
The Bulldog 100, coordinated by the UGA Alumni Association, recognizes the 100 fastest-growing businesses owned or operated by UGA graduates.
To be considered for the Bulldog 100, each organization must have been in business for at least five years, experienced revenues in excess of $100,000 for the calendar year 2013, and be owned or operated by a former UGA student. The Bulldog 100 recognizes the fastest-growing businesses regardless of size by focusing on a three-year compounded annual growth rate.
“The UGA Alumni Association is excited to honor our graduates who are founding and leading these prosperous enterprises,” Ruth Bartlett, president of the UGA Alumni Association board, said. “It is inspiring to see the influence these businesses have on our students. Student participation in Bulldog 100 allows our scholars a unique opportunity to network with these accomplished business leaders, and to observe the best examples of success from people who once were where they are now.”
To view the complete list of 2017 Bulldog 100 businesses, photos from the event or nominate a business for the 2018 Bulldog 100, see www.alumni.uga.edu/b100.
About Southern Demolition and Environmental
Southern Demolition and Environmental (www.southerndemo.com) is a woman-owned demolition and asbestos abatement contractor. Located in Atlanta, Georgia, and founded by Matt and Gina Ragsdale in 2007, the firm specializes in residential and commercial demolition, asbestos inspections and abatement, estimating, permitting issues, grading, soil remediation, recycling and/or crushing, and erosion control. Southern Demolition and Environmental also offers deconstructing consulting and contracting services. Licensed and insured, they are a recognized DBE contractor by the Georgia Department of Transportation and MARTA; an FBE recognized by Fulton County and City of Atlanta; and a federally-recognized EDWOSB contractor.
The firm participates in documented LEED projects requiring recycling and/or crushing. The firm has safely and successfully wrecked over 300 residential and commercial projects with diversion goals fitted uniquely to each project, recently crushing and recycling concrete associated with large development projects.
Southern Demolition and Environmental seeks to reduce its environmental impact on landfills through its sister companies, The Deconstructed House (www.thedeconstructedhouse.com), an architectural salvage store, and Vintage Bricks (http://www.vintagebricks.com), a supplier of reclaimed antique bricks and custom-cut brick tile. The companies are also committed to providing workforce training and employment opportunities for at-risk Atlanta residents.
The UGA Alumni Association supports the academic excellence, best interests and traditions of Georgia’s flagship university by inspiring engagement through relevant programming, enhanced connections and effective communications. For more information, see www.alumni.uga.edu.
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Headshots and other photos for Southern Demolition are available at https://www.dropbox.com/sh/wuvinm2t0wbfdbk/AADlwiCGs7FmQdg2VUPZ2xSWa?dl=0
The 2017 Bulldog 100 photo is available at https://ugadar.smugmug.com/AlumniAssociation/Bulldog-100/2017-Bulldog-100-/i-5bkDL2f/A
The full album is available here https://ugadar.smugmug.com/AlumniAssociation/Bulldog-100/2017-Bulldog-100-/