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Posted: 3/4/2020
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Posted: 3/3/2020
Axis Presents The Perch at 2020 Mitsubishi Electric Classic

This year we are delighted to present a new addition to this year’s PGA TOUR Champions tournament/Mitsubishi Electric Classic. The Perch is a covered, open-air hospitality (or hopsitality®) venue that will provide fans with unobstructed views of the 10th green and the par-3 11th hole as legends of the game play through. Individuals and businesses purchasing tickets to The Perch will offer guests specialty brewed local craft beers and delicious food.

“The Perch is an amazing addition to this year’s tournament,” said Mitsubishi Electric Classic Executive Director Monte Ortel. “It gives individuals unparalleled viewing options and businesses the opportunity to host and entertain their customers in a unique setting. We are excited to partner with Axis Companies to make this highly anticipated venue a reality for our tournament guests.”

The Perch invites guests to enjoy a true craft beer Hopsitality® experience provided by StillFire Brewing and Slow Pour Brewing Company. In addition, StillFire Brewing will feature an IPA called Hoppy Gilmore and a Pilsner called Par 3. Slow Pour Brewing will feature a hazy IPA called Nebula Gold. The two Gwinnett County-based brewers also have collaborated to create a signature brew called Ace Azalea made specifically for the tournament. In addition, food from local purveyor Tequila Mama Taqueria will be provided as part of the experience. Additional beer, wine and liquor will be available for purchase inside the venue.

Axis Companies’ eye for design, commitment to creating sustainable and innovative places and decades of consulting experience made them the perfect partner to design and create The Perch. The Perch will only be available during the Mitsubishi Electric Classic and limited seating is available.

Daily passes for The Perch are available for $125 from Friday to Sunday, or $375 for the three days of competition. Tickets include two complimentary specialty beer vouchers and a complimentary lunch. Tickets are available now on the Mitsubishi Electric Classic website.
Posted: 2/13/2020
Axis Companies Spearheads Charlotte Nash Community Fund

Dean Collins had an idea.

“I was sitting with some community leaders talking about Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners Chairwoman Charlotte Nash’s retirement,” said Dean, founder and president of Axis Companies. “A little later, I started thinking about our conversation. What could we possibly do as a community to thank her for her leadership? When you talk to Charlotte, you quickly realize how much she loves this community.
“Suddenly, a light bulb popped on in my head. What better way to thank her than to give back to the community, and who can help us do this that is also committed to Gwinnett? The answer was obvious – The Community Foundation for Northeast Georgia. So, I called Randy and pitched the idea. The rest is history.”

When Randy Redner, president and CEO of the Community Foundation, heard the idea he knew it was a good one.

“It made complete sense to honor Charlotte by creating a fund that would honor her name in perpetuity,” Randy said. “So, working with Dean and other community leaders, the Charlotte Nash Community Fund was created here at the Community Foundation. It is an endowment fund that will, in perpetuity, provide support to charitable organizations addressing critical needs in Gwinnett County. We appreciate the privilege of making that happen here – it just makes perfect sense to honor her legacy through giving to issues she cares about.”

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Posted: 11/19/2019
Axis Companies Seeks Senior Accountant/Comptroller
We are looking for an experienced financial controller, or comptroller, to undertake all aspects of financial management, including corporate accounting, regulatory and financial reporting, budget and forecasts preparation, as well as development of internal control policies and procedures. The individual will provide senior management with strategic financial input. The individual will also ensure accuracy in all our financial activities. Additional finance controller responsibilities will include financial risk management.
To ensure success the individual will provide management with sound advice and manage accounting activities with the goal of visibly reducing costs. The individual selected will demonstrate confidence and competence, while displaying a positive and analytical mindset.

Essential Duties:

  • Manage all accounting operations including billing, A/R, A/P, GL and counsel, cost accounting, inventory accounting and revenue recognition
  • Coordinate and direct the preparation of the budget and financial forecasts and report variances
  • Prepare and publish timely monthly financial statements
  • Coordinate the preparation of regulatory reporting
  • Research technical accounting issues for compliance
  • Support month-end and year-end close process
  • Ensure quality control over financial transactions and financial reporting
  • Manage and comply with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings
  • Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls
  • Additional controller duties as necessary
  • Maintain and enforce a documented system of accounting policies and procedures
  • Coordinate 401k activities
  • Hire, train and retain skilled accounting staff
  • Manage the budget process
  • Oversee the operations of the accounting department, including the design of an organizational structure adequate for achieving the department's goals and objectives

  • Issue timely and complete financial statements
  • Coordinate the preparation of the corporate annual report(s)
  • Manage the production of the annual budget and forecasts
  • Calculate variances from the budget and report significant issues to management
  • Oversee regulatory reporting, frequently including tax planning and compliance
  • Provide financial analyses as needed, in particular for capital investments, pricing decisions, and contract negotiations

  • Coordinate and ensure the prompt provision of information to external auditors for the annual financial audit
  • Comply with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings
  • Manage foreign entity registrations in states in which the company transacts business

Comptroller Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, business or finance
  • 8+ years related work experience
  • Proficient with QuickBooks and Deltek Ajera
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Outstanding knowledge and understanding of applicable laws and regulations
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to provide financial projections
Email your resume to or click here to apply.
Posted: 10/31/2019
Axis Companies Wins 2019 Gold MarCom Award
We're so excited to share that our B2B Hopsitality brochure recently won a gold Marcom Award. The award recognizes outstanding achievement by creative pros involved in the production of marketing and communication materials and programs. So, cheers to that. #Winning
Posted: 8/22/2019
Axis Companies Takes Top Honors in 2019 dotCOMM Awards Competition
dotCOMM Awards has named Axis Companies both a Platinum Award winner and a Gold Award winner in the international awards competition honoring excellence in web creativity and digital communication.

dotCOMM Awards' categories are the elements of the web's evolving tools. Interactivity, content, design, social media, video, apps, biogs and influencers are all important components of digital public relations, marketing and advertising campaigns.
Axis Companies won the Platinum Award for Website Creativity/Website Home Page Design for, the company’s site that was developed to promote its work in the brewery and brewpub industry. Axis also won the Gold Award for Website Creativity/Website Copy for

The awards program saw over 2,000 entries from throughout the United States, Canada and 14 other countries in the 2019 competition. Entries came from corporate marketing and communication departments, digital shops, advertising agencies, PR firms, production companies and freelancers. Entrants included designers, developers, content producers, digital artists, video professionals, account supervisors, creative directors and corporate executives.

Posted: 4/26/2019
Axis Companies Announced as Early Winner for Two Hermes Creative Awards

Hermes Creative Awards has announced early deadline winners for the 2019 international awards competition for creative professionals involved in the concept, writing and design of traditional and emerging media. Hermes Creative Awards recognizes outstanding work in the industry while promoting the philanthropic nature of marketing and communication professionals.

Axis Companies took top honors with a Platinum Award for its corporate image video, "The Elevator". In addition, the new Hopsitality brochure earned a Gold Award in the Publications|Brochure category.

Administered by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals, the international organization consists of several thousand marketing, communication, advertising, public relations, digital media production and free-lance professionals. More than 6,000 entries, across 200 categories, from throughout the United States and many other countries, enter the competition. Out of those, only about 15 percent of entries will win Platinum (the top award) and 20 percent will win the Gold Award. About 10 percent will earn an Honorable Mention.


Posted: 4/19/2019
Axis Companies Takes Rose Gold Honors with 2019 Muse Creative Award

Out of more than 2,000 submissions from 42 countries, Axis has won Rose Gold recognition in the 2019 Muse Creative Awards competition. The winning work, a brochure developed to showcase the Hopsitality brand, was created entirely in house.

The Muse Creative and Muse Design Awards are international competitions for creative and design professionals from all disciplines, who help push the evolution of their industry in a positive direction. “We recognize the breakthrough achievements of these true innovators, who live by the words, ‘make the world a better place for all’” said Kenjo Ong, CEO of both competitions. “They have earned this recognition.”

Both the Muse Creative and Muse Design Awards are administered and judged by International Awards Associates (IAA), and stellar panels of internationally-recognized professionals from both fields. IAA oversees awards and recognition programs, assembles judging panels, and sets rigorous standards for both competitions.

This year’s Jury Panel included 42 renowned, experienced, and brand new Judges from 22 countries worldwide. Judges hail from leading companies in the creative and digital industry from all corners of the globe, and include professionals from such power brands as Grayling, DMG, McCann Worldgroup, Stewards of Wildlife, United Nations Children's Fund, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, etc.

Entries in all categories were ranked according to industry-best standards. During blind judging, panelists evaluated the effectiveness of creative and design concepts, selecting winners from a deep pool of international submissions.

The 2019 competition included entries from United States, Canada, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Republic of China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Honduras, Hungary, India, Italy, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Latvia, Lebanon, Malaysia, Macau, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States and Yemen.

Numerous entries from international brands and top agencies from around the world were received for this year’s award program. The amount of time and passion dedicated to producing such astonishing works is truly admirable. Entries submitted by agencies for companies and brands such as Netflix, FOX Networks Group Spain, Walt Disney, Disney Channel, Warner Brothers, Audi, Ford, Kia, Jaguar Land Rover, Mitsubishi, Toyota, Dell EMC and McLaren, Bank of America, Dell Technologies, Coca Cola, Carlsberg, Longines, AIA Singapore, Taiwan Tourism Bureau, Nu Skin, Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board, Morris Animal Foundation, French American Chamber of Commerce are among some of the winners from this year’s award.

“Winning a Muse Award can be a career-boosting event,” Ong said. “With vetted panelists, tough criteria, blind judging processes, and strict bylaws limiting the number of winners, only the best entries receive this coveted statuette. Year after year, IAA remains inspired by the high quality of craft and art submitted. We can’t wait for 2020.”


Posted: 3/6/2019
Axis Companies Seeks Electrical Engineer
Axis Companies is currently seeking an electrical engineer to be based in the corporate office in Alpharetta, Georgia. Interested candidates should complete the employment request form on the Work With Us page of our website.

  • Support the company with the design of complex electrical systems
  • Designing and drafting commercial electrical systems, including lighting, power distribution and building systems
  • Prepare 3- and 2-dimensional construction documents using Revit and AutoCAD
  • Prepare documents and calculations for the LEED certification process
  • Coordinate design efforts working closely with our in-house disciplines, architectural clients, and building owners
  • Verify and validate aspects of system designs to ensure conformance with functional specifications and customer requirements
  • Plan project production process
  • Perform short circuit, overcurrent protective device coordination and arc flash studies
  • Perform lighting calculations
  • Perform contract administration duties of site visits, submittal review and contractor assistance
  • Possess a Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering
  • 3+ years experience working on Lighting & Power Design
  • EIT or PE a plus
  • Demonstrate proficiency with AutoCAD and Revit
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Experience in the electrical consulting business, including power and lighting, a plus
  • Ability to work independently and as a strong team player
  • Proven ability to work on multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Have a solid technical base with the desire to learn, lead, and grow into senior engineer or project management positions
  • Must prioritize effectively, have good follow-through, and practice self-implemented quality control measures
  • Able to communicate well in writing, as well as verbally
Posted: 3/6/2019
The Elevator
Posted: 10/30/2018
Axis Companies Wins 2018 Platinum MarCom Award
MarCom Awards has named Axis Companies a Platinum Award winner in its 2018 international awards competition. The annual awards program sees more than 6,000 entries annually from across the globe.

Axis Companies won the award for its 2018 corporate image video titled “It’s Not That Complicated,” in which it collaborated with Mighty 8th Media of Buford, Georgia, in concept and production.

MarCom Awards recognizes outstanding achievement by creative professionals involved in the concept, direction, design and production of marketing and communication materials and programs. Entries come from corporate marketing and communication departments, advertising agencies, public relations firms, design shops, production companies and freelancers.

Winners are selected from more than 300 categories in Print, Web, Video and Strategic Communications. A list of Platinum and Gold winners can be found on the MarCom Awards website at Judges are industry professionals who look for companies and individuals whose talent exceeds a high standard of excellence and whose work serves as a benchmark for the industry.

MarCom Awards is an international creative competition that recognizes outstanding achievement by marketing and communication professionals. The competition has grown to perhaps the largest of its kind in the world. A look at the winners shows a range in size from individual communicators to media conglomerates and Fortune 500 companies. The competition is so well respected in the industry that national public relations organizations, local ad clubs, and local business communicator chapters are entrants.

MarCom Awards is administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals. The international organization consists of several thousand creative professionals. The Association oversees awards and recognition programs, provides judges and sets standards for excellence.
Posted: 7/26/2018
Axis Companies Wins 2018 Videographer Award of Excellence
The Videographer Awards has named Axis Companies an Award of Excellence winner in its 2018 international awards competition, which recognizes outstanding achievement in video and digital production skills. The annual awards program sees more than 1,500 entries from throughout the United States and dozens of other countries.

Axis Companies won the award for its 2018 company image/culture video titled “It's Not That Complicated.” Axis collaborated with Mighty 8th Media of Buford, Georgia, in both concept and script development, and production.

The Videographer Awards is one of the most coveted awards in the video industry. Since 1994, thousands of production and communication professionals have entered their best and most creative work. The goal of the Videographer Awards is to identify and recognize the video artisans who excel in the scope of their own environment. Winners range from network news operations to local cable access... from large production companies to freelancers... from international advertising agencies to student producers.

Winners are selected from 166 categories under the headings of Video Production, Web Based Production and Television Production. The Award of Excellence is awarded to those projects that the judges deem are written, produced, shot and/or edited in an exceptional manner.
Approximately 13 percent of the entries usually win this award. The Award of Distinction is awarded for projects that exceed industry standards. Approximately 16 percent of the entries usually win this award. Excellence and Distinction winners are listed on the Videographer Awards website at About 6 percent of the entries ae expected to receive Honorable Mention designation for work that the judges felt was also worthy of recognition.

About the Videographer Awards:
The Videographer Awards is administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals ( The international organization consists of several thousand marketing, communication, advertising, public relations, media production and freelance professionals who have entered AMCP programs. The Advisory Board oversees awards and recognition programs, provides judges and sets standards of excellence.
Posted: 5/16/2018
Axis Companies Named a Winner at Gwinnett Chamber's IMPACT Regional Business Awards
Axis Companies was recently recognized by the Gwinnett Chamber as the leading organization in the AEC (Architecture, Engineering & Construction) sector at the IMPACT Regional Business Awards. Held on May 16, the program honored organizations in industries that drive economic development and job creation, while enhancing the community's quality of life.
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Posted: 11/25/2017
Meet Dean Collins, PE, Founder and President
By Staff
Dean Collins is the founder and president of Axis Companies. Dean began his career in 1989 working for a large engineering consulting firm, Bergmann Associates in the transportation and site development group. Within four years Dean was ready for a bigger challenge joining a start-up engineering firm, FRA Engineering.
Dean led the transportation design group where he prepared traffic studies, development plans, and roadway plans for McDonald’s, Rite Aid, CVS, Home Depot, Lowes, Walmart and several large shopping center developers around the country. In addition, he worked on single-family and multi-family residential, office parks, institutional, and manufacturing facilities.
In 2003, Dean made partner and moved to Georgia where he opened an office to expand FRA’s service offerings throughout the southeast. In 2007, FRA was acquired by T.Y. Lin International, an international consulting firm with 32 offices in the United States and 12 offices in China and Southeast Asia. As director for facilities, Dean was responsible for all vertical planning, design and construction-related services throughout the Americas, China and Southeast Asia.
Dean founded Axis Companies in 2016 and has once again found success in the construction development and management industry.
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