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Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice Walls invest heavily in Boro with new office
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• Allgood Pest Solutions continues its growth in multiple Georgia markets with recent acquisitions of Allstate Pest & Termite Control (Augusta), E-Con Exterminating (Statesboro), and Ware County Critter Getter (Waycross). These partnerships bring 12 employees and nearly 4,000 customers to established Allgood service centers in these locations. Eddie Conway of E-Con Exterminating continues to serve his customers in the Millen and Statesboro areas, the most notable change being the Allgood logo on his truck. “The transition has been really smooth from my side and now I can offer my customers some new services as well,” he said.

• The Therapy Spot, 518 Gentilly Road, owned by Caroline Bowman and Lea Laner, has purchased 508 Gentilly Road, formerly Brannen Appraisal. They are renovating the new location and will relocate there in January. Once the renovation is complete, they will either rent out their current space at 518 Gentilly or sell it. They are currently seeking part-time or PRN OTs, PTs, and SLPs. The new location will include a state-of-the-art sensory gym and a fenced-in outdoor area for therapists to utilize for working with children in developing their motor skills and communication skills. They offer services including aquatic physical and occupational therapy through a partnership with Splash in the Boro Aquatic Center,  Integrated Listening, a multi-sensory therapy for autism, ADHD, sensory processing disorder and learning disabilities. They are also partnering with Babies Can't Wait, the state early intervention agency, in providing help to children ages birth to 3. You can reach them at (912) 681-7768.

• Farmers Market Vendor of the Week: Berry Farms providing seasonal produce.

Wall Orthodontics relocated to its new office this week at 1512 Brampton Ave., beside the new Parker's. It is beautifully designed, and I believe it will enhance their clients' experiences along with increasing efficiency.

"We know parents are busier than ever now," said Dr. Mike Wall. "Our goal with our new office is to make the child's experience as pleasurable as possible and help us be very respectful of their time by keeping our appointments on schedule and getting them in and out as quickly as possible."

The new office is filled with the latest in technology that may give Wall a competitive edge throughout the region.

"In years past, many people felt like they had to travel to Savannah for a higher level of care," said Dr. Marie Wall. "With the continued growth of EGRMC and the medical community we are seeing that trend reversed. Our practice sees patients traveling from an hour radius to us on a daily basis."

Drs. Marie and Mike Wall met in dental school at the Medical College of Georgia. After finishing his general dental degree, Mike Wall re-enlisted in the military and continued his education, becoming an orthodontist. He finished his military commitment in Germany and moved from there to Statesboro.

Both Walls grew up in Georgia, Marie in Savannah and Mike in Columbus. Knowing they wanted to return to Georgia, they picked several communities they thought would be good to open a practice.

"We sent 55 letters to orthodontists with existing practices throughout the Southeast who we thought may be considering retiring and looking for a succession opportunity. Thankfully, Dr. Jimmy and Pat High responded," Mike Wall said.

The Walls acquired Dr. High's practice in Statesboro in 2009 and a second orthodontic practice owned by Dr. Westin Fortson in 2010.

"The Highs embraced us and became like adopted parents," Mike Wall said. "They even hosted events for us in their home to introduce us to the community. There is no way we could have grown the practice as quickly as we have if it had not been for the continuous support and friendship of the Highs."

Marie Wall's grandmother, Yvonne Denitto, grew up in Brooklet. She was a founding member of St. Matthew's Catholic Church. And for Marie Wall, she said it is amazing how full circle life has been for her. They live in Bulloch County and are faithful member of St. Matthews.

"We could not imagine living anywhere else," Marie Wall.

They have also followed in the Highs' footsteps from a community involvement perspective. The Walls' founded a local orthodontic scholarship program called "Smiles for a Lifetime." Through this program, which is funded by the Walls', they give six scholarships per year to children who cannot afford orthodontic care. You can learn more about the program and apply through their website at www.StatesboroBraces.com.

I have had the opportunity to get to know the Walls since they first arrived in the community over five years ago.
They are a first class couple who really cares about the community and, as they have shown with the tremendous investment in their new office, they plan on being here for a while. Also, their staff is a reflection of their commitment to provide the highest level of care possible.

I encourage you to check out this new addition to our community and get to know Drs. Mike and Marie Wall.

Please email DeWayne at dgrice@statesboroherald.com or give him a call at (912) 489-9499.

 

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