Jeffery Merry and Jon Merry, veteran business brokers with the BUSINESS HOUSE, inc. were honored by the Georgia Association of Business Brokers (GABB) with membership in the 2021 Million Dollar Club. They were among 14 GABB members who helped broker the sale of more than $86 million worth of small, medium and large businesses.
The GABB Million Dollar Club awards recognizes professional Business Brokers for successfully closing business acquisition transactions totaling one million dollars or more. The GABB has the only accredited real estate school in Georgia that focuses on business brokerage.
Jeffery Merry, founder of the BUSINESS HOUSE, inc. was among 2021’s top-five sellers, and Jon Merry, Senior Business Broker with the BUSINESS HOUSE, inc. was honored as a Phoenix Member of the Million Dollar Club for achieving more than a million dollars in sales for any ten years.
JEFFERY MERRY, Sr., M.B.A. J.D., past president of the GABB, has been the GABB’s top producer many times and has been a part of the Million Dollar Club since its inception in 1999. He is a GABB board member and will continue to be on the GABB board in 2022. Mr. Merry, owner and founder of the BUSINESS HOUSE, inc., is also a member of the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) and the Business Brokers of Florida Association. For more than three decades, his firm has specialized in serving the manufacturing, distribution, technology, service, veterinary and medical industries. As a business intermediary, Certified Exit Planner, and consultant, Mr. Merry has been involved in mergers and acquisitions that have ranged in acquisition price from $60,000 to more than $15 million. He is a member of the Advisory Board at the University of North Georgia and is a past adjunct instructor for their MBA program. Mr. Merry holds a bachelor’s degree from Mercer University in Macon, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Illinois Edwardsville, and a Juris Doctor degree from Atlanta Law School. Mr. Merry is a licensed Real Estate Agent in several southeastern states, a Senior Business Analyst, and a member of the Exit Planning Institute. Mr. Merry and his wife, Mary, reside in Suwanee. He has five children and five grandchildren and enjoys traveling, reading, and riding his motorcycle.
JON MERRY, a senior business broker with the BUSINESS HOUSE, inc., has been in the Business Mergers and Acquisition Industry for more than fifteen years. He specializes in serving the manufacturing, distribution, service, medical, and healthcare industries. He has a keen understanding of the buying and selling process and is well versed in the industry, handling a wide range of deal-making activities for the firm and assisting with numerous M&A transactions. Since 2012, Mr. Merry has been recognized as one of the GABB’s top five brokers for closed M&A transactions and is a former GABB board member. In addition, he has been a Certified Machinery/Equipment Appraiser (CMEA) with the National Equipment Business Builders Institute (NEBB Institute) since 2000 and became a Master CMEA in 2014. As a CMEA, he is intensively trained in the legal requirements involving USPAP standards, as well as the methodology approach employed in establishing fair market value, orderly liquidation value, and forced liquidation value in any market condition. Mr. Merry is a member of IBBA and the International Society of Business Analysts (ISBA). A native of Georgia, Mr. Merry was a professional umpire for Minor League Baseball for eleven years. He and his wife, RaeLynda, and their two sons, Jacob and Joseph, live in Historic Dahlonega.
The Georgia Association of Business Brokers (GABB) is the state’s only professional organization dedicated to buying and selling businesses and franchises. GABB broker members have represented thousands of business sellers and buyers, and the group has a dedicated membership of lenders, attorneys and other professionals to assist business buyers and sellers at every step of the process.
“The Georgia Association of Business Brokers is dedicated to improving the professionalism of our members through education, through the Board-Certified Broker program, and through our Code of Ethics,” explains GABB President Judy Mims. “Our members have the opportunity to network with others in this field and in supporting professions, which ensures smoother transactions.”
The GABB’s website lists hundreds of businesses and franchises for sale throughout Georgia in a variety of fields, including automotive, business services, child care, cleaning, construction, electronics equipment, fitness, flooring, floral, food, gas stations, landscaping, manufacturing, medical, shipping, restaurants, retail, security, signs, and businesses related to the internet.
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