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Three Savannah Business Brokers Achieve GABB 2019 Million Dollar Club

Keith Turner, Dean Burnette, and Brian Judson, all business brokers with Best Business Brokers, each achieved more than a million dollars in sales of businesses. Mr. Burnette is the founder of Best Business Brokers and also the president of GABB in 2019 and 2020.

Three Savannah business brokers were named to the prestigious Million Dollar Club of the Georgia Association of Business Brokers.

The GABB Million Dollar Club Awards is a program that spotlights industry sales professionals recognizing business achievements of 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 and Commercial Real Estate-related transactions and CE Credits.   

“GABB members have resources and experience that can smooth out the complicated processes involved in business acquisitions and mergers,” said GABB President Burnette. “Our business brokers are committed to a code of ethics in buying or selling a business in Georgia.” 

Keith Turner Best Business Brokers
Keith Turner Best Business Brokers

KEITH TURNER joined the B3 Brokerage Team (Best Business Brokers) in Savannah in 2017 as a licensed Business Broker. He holds a Real Estate License in Georgia, is a member of the Savannah Area Realtors (SAR), and the Real Estate Commercial Alliance (RCA). Keith was the Vice President of Armor Metals, a small manufacturing plant in Savannah. In 1995 he and his brother-in-law, Kevin Stanford, started Savannah Tank, another manufacturing plant that was eventually sold in 2013. Keith is active in local business groups and organizations including BNI’s, The Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce, Effingham Chamber of Commerce, and Savannah Small Business Chamber. Mr. Turner is a graduate of Georgia Southern University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Keith is an active volunteer with United Way, LIFE of Savannah, GAP Ministry and GLOW Ministries in Effingham County, and he has supported many foreign and local mission trips. He lives in Rincon, Ga., with his wife of 35 years, Wendy Johnson Turner, and they have two daughters and six grandchildren. Keith’s hobbies include being a numismatist, a coin and currency dealer.

Dean Burnette Managing Broker

DEAN BURNETTE is the founder of Best Business Brokers (B3) in Savannah. More than three decades of business ownership and management experience in various industries have given Dean a wide range of experience and business knowledge. These experiences contribute to his abilities to help identify and qualify appropriate buyers, put together sales prospectuses, negotiate terms of a sale, recognizing the importance of confidentiality in these types of business transactions. He has been a member of the GABB Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Club. Dean is excited about the many opportunities that the current economic conditions and recent economic events have created in Georgia. He is a sponsor of the Georgia Logistics Summit, a member and past president of the Savannah Small Business Chamber, also is a member of the Savannah CFO Council, Savannah Traffic Club, Savannah Real Estate Commercial Alliance, GAR, NAR, and serves on the Education Advisory Committee for the Georgia Real Estate Commission. He is married, has two children and four grandchildren.

Brian Judson Senior Business Broker
Brian Judson Senior Business Broker

BRIAN JUDSON is a senior business broker with Best Business Brokers of Savannah. He has more than a dozen years of experience in business assessments and sales and 30 years of operations management in the service sector. He is active in the Savannah Chamber of Commerce and the Small Business Chamber, and in 2020 will be installed on the board of Buy Local Savannah, while continuing to mentor high school students and serve on the board for TEDx Savannah. Brian has served on the Historic District Board of Review, United Way Funding Review Panel and is a Master Docent for the Telfair and Jepson Museums of Art. His wife, Liza, works as a coordinator in student success advising for SCAD, they have a daughter, and are active in Savannah’s art community.

The Georgia Association of Business Brokers (GABB) is the state’s only professional organization dedicated to buying and selling businesses and franchises.  The GABB’s website t 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.

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 website has more than 400 business-for-sale listings. Find a professional business broker today at 

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