Austell Based Yancy Bros Co Recieves Family Business Of The Year Century Award


KENNESAW, Ga. (Nov 22, 2015) — Austell-based Yancey Bros. Co., the nation’s oldest Cat dealer, has been named the 2015 recipient of the Georgia Family Business of the Year Century Award, honoring a family-owned business that is at least 100 years old.

Now in its 24th year, the Georgia Family Business of the Year Awards is an annual event hosted by the Cox Family Enterprise Center at Kennesaw State University’s Coles College of Business. The awards honor family firms who have proven business success, exhibit a strong family/business linkage, with multi-generational family involvement, contribute to industry and community and demonstrate innovative business practices and strategy.

The award recipients are chosen annually by a team from the CFEC, led by Dr. Gaia Marchisio, Associate Professor and Executive Director of the CFEC, and Dr. Joseph Astrachan, professor and Wells Fargo Eminent Scholar Chair of Family Business.

Jim Stephenson, Yancey’s CEO and chairman of the board, along with Trey Googe, Yancey’s president and COO, accepted the award on behalf of the company at the ceremony.

Yancey Bros. Co., founded in 1914 by brothers Goodloe and Earle Yancey, is now in its third generation of family leadership under Stephenson.

The company, which celebrated its Centennial anniversary in 2014, offers Caterpillar and Blue Bird products, parts and service across the state of Georgia through 25 facilities in 19 communities.

-Marietta Daily Journal