The backbone of many economies is local family owned and operated businesses. These are the oldest form of business organizations and range in size from huge corporations to smaller operations. Family-owned businesses provide families with a unique opportunity to support their local community but also their families. When considering your next purchase whether it be goods or services consider some of the following locally-owned businesses for your support.


Located at the corner of 6th and Ellis, Hildebrandt’s has been a downtown staple for over 137 years. They have stood the test of time. It started as a local grocery store and over the years evolved into the highly sought after lunch spot in downtown. It has remained in the family the whole 137 years and is now run by a 4th generation family member. Their sandwiches are german inspired but with just the right amount of southern charm. They are handcrafted with just the right mix of bread and meat to fill you up but not overwhelm.

Pizza Joint
The Pizza Joint has been an Augusta staple since 1996. They have two locations to serve you in the Augusta area, one in Evans and one on Broad Street in downtown Augusta Georgia. Known for their fresh ingredients and all pizzas, strombolis are cooked in a traditional brick oven. The eclectic design of their locations is a favorite for many patrons. Their goal is an exceptional experience that you will tell all your friends and family about.

The French Market Grill
An Augusta tradition for over 35 years, The French Market serves authentic Cajun and creole food. Some favorite menu items include crawfish etouffee shrimp Po’po Boys and gumbo. Don’t leave without trying their peanut butter pie. Located in Surrey Center, this restaurant features a New Orleans style atmosphere and a dining experience you will not soon forget.


Finuf Sign Company
For over 40 years they have been serving the Augusta area with full-service signs services. From quality sign creation, repair, lighting, awnings, and enclosures. Their signs can be used for storefronts, vehicles, windows, or even freestanding signage. They also offer vinyl lettering services for your doors and windows. Free consultations are available and your satisfaction is guaranteed.

Borden Pest Control
Started in 1960 by the Borden family, this company has been serving Augusta and the surrounding areas ever since. Offering both residential and commercial services. Their services include pest control for both inside and out from your routine pests such as ants, roaches, and spiders to more occasional creatures like crickets and millipedes. Superior customer service has been the heart of their business and what has kept them as a trusted pest control provider for over 50 years.

Greenkeeper Landscaping
Residential and commercial landscaping services provided by Tracy and Tamera Davis. Known for their dependability, integrity, and quality services. With over 30 years of experience in the landscaping business, they know what it takes to maintain your lawn. With their well-trained staff, they use the most up-to-date equipment. All lawn service and maintenance are professionally done at an affordable price. Licensed and insured, be sure to consider them for your lawn needs.


American Journeyman
Locally owned and Veteran owned and operated, this unique shop features vintage furniture pieces that are refurbished to last a lifetime. Their shop offers quality one of a kind furnishings made with superior craftsmanship. Their goal is to bring back the story of all these antique pieces. They also carry home goods and gifts for every occasion. All goods are American made to support the store owner’s desire to support American workers. Visit them today.

The Swank Company
Local boutique for all your up to date trends in apparel shoes handbags and gifts. They also feature styling appointments. It started in 2014 by Rafy and Hannah Bassali. Over the years, this boutique has expanded its merchandise offerings and also their Augusta footprint. They are located off Furys Ferry Road along with a location in Surrey Center. You can also purchase online.