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Our Team

Every member of the BUSINESS HOUSE, provides personal attention and supervision to each and every client from the initial meeting to after the final transaction.


jeff-merryJEFFERY E. MERRY SR., MBA, J.D.
-Corporate Office

After employment by a Fortune 100 company, Jeffery Merry, began the BUSINESS HOUSE, inc.SM. Since its inception over 20 years ago, the BUSINESS HOUSE, inc. SM has become one of the most successful business brokerage firms in the Southeast.

As a Business Intermediary, Jeffery has been involved in over 200 mergers and acquisitions that have ranged in acquisition price from $60,000.00 to over $15,000,000.00. Jeffery specializes in serving the manufacturing, distribution, veterinary, service, and medical industries.

Jeffery is a lifetime member of the Georgia Association of Business Brokers (GABB) prestigious Multi-Million Dollar Club and was the first Georgia broker in the GABB to receive the Phoenix award for being in the Multi-Million Dollar Club for 10 consecutive years. Jeffery and the BUSINESS HOUSE, inc. SM has been a member of GABB for 20 plus years and has held the Presidency and Board of Directors positions numerous years.

Jeffery holds a Bachelors Degree from Mercer University, a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Illinois, and a Juris Doctorate from Atlanta Law School. Jeffery is also a licensed real estate broker in Georgia and Florida. Further, he is an Adjunct Professor of strategic management, accounting, and finance in MBA programs.

Contact Jeff at:
Phone: (770) 540-8199


dana tbh 004DANA B. CHITWOOD
-Corporate Office

Dana Chitwood has been with the BUSINESS HOUSE, inc.SM since 2002 and brings a great deal of expertise to the business.  Administratively, Dana manages the office on a day-to-day basis and additionally, she is the president’s, Jeffery Merry’s Executive Assistant; further, she facilitates due diligence and closing packages, manages funding packages to financial institutions, manages buyers, coordinates with sellers to develop business analysis on available companies for circulation to prospective buyers, and manages the company’s invoicing, and scheduling.  With an educational concentration in Computer Science, Dana is fluent in an extensive variety of software packages, as well as computer network operations.

Past experiences include over fifteen years in research, development, senior administrative and direct interface contact with customers.  As well as over seven years experience in outside sales with a major clothing manufacturing company where she received numerous sales awards and commendations of excellence including nomination to the Leadership Board for the company.

Contact Dana at:
Phone: (888) 534-6630 Ext. 411


jon merry tbh 001JON L. MERRY, CMEA
-Corporate Office

Jon Merry has been with the BUSINESS HOUSE, inc.SM since 2004 as a C.B.A.  He has a keen understanding for the buying and selling process and has assisted our staff of Senior Brokers with numerous M&A transactions.  In 2012, Jon obtained his Real Estate License and now excels as a Senior Business Broker.  Jon is well versed in the industry and handles a wide range of deal making activities to help meet our clients’ needs.  Jon is also member of the Georgia Association of Business Brokers where he received recognition for achievement into the Multi-Million Dollar Club for 2012 and 2013 for closed M&A transactions. Further, Jon is a member of the International Society of Business Analysts (ISBA).

In addition, Jon has been a Certified Machinery/Equipment Appraiser (CMEA) with the National Equipment Business Builders Institute (NEBB Institute) for over 10.  A CMEA is intensively trained in the legal requirements involving the USPAP standards, as well as the methodology approach employed in establishing fair market value, orderly liquation value, and force liquation value in any market condition.

Contact Jon at:
Phone: (678) 427-0004