Phil Best Sr. is a Licensed Broker in the State of Georgia and is the Qualifying Broker for Premier Properties of Dublin. Along with his roles at Premier, served as an elected official for the City of Dublin from January of 1994 – June of 2021. While in office he chaired on the Economic Development Committee, served as the President of the Georgia Municipal Associations 9th District, and has been appointed to the Governor’s Board of Work Force Initiative. Phil Best has also served on the Laurens County Board of Health, GMEBS Board of Trustees, the Military Affairs Committee in Warner Robins, and on the GMA Board of Directors (until June of 1997). He is a member of the GMA Hall of Fame. Some of his past services include serving as a director for the Dublin Rotary Club, the Dublin-Laurens County Chamber of Commerce, and the Dublin Country Club. Phil Best has recently served as President of the Georgia Municipal Association.
He and his wife, Cile, attend First United Methodist Church of Dublin. Phil enjoys entertaining and spending time with his grandchildren.
George Best is a licensed Realtor® in the state of Georgia and Million Dollar Club Life Member. He founded Premier Properties of Dublin alongside his father and brother and works to continue to grow the business, serving the Middle Georgia area in commercial and residential real estate and property management. He is a very motivated, goal-oriented individual with a wealth of local knowledge and resources.
His servant’s heart matches Premier’s motto, Service is Our Culture. George’s priority is to make the buying or selling process an enjoyable time for his clients while he handles the tough parts, keeping their best interests in the forefront. George is a hardworking, reliable agent, and he is proud to be able to work in the family business alongside his father and brother as well as his coworkers whom he considers to be family.
George married his wife Kristen in September of 2020, and they reside in Dublin. When he’s not working, he enjoys playing golf, traveling, and attending concerts.
George is heavily involved in the community and serves on several boards including the Dublin Rotary Club Board of Directors (Membership Director), the Dublin Board of Realtors (Past-President and Executive Board Member), the Boys and Girls Club of Laurens and Johnson Counties Board, the City of Dublin Race Relations Task Force Committee, and the Dublin First United Methodist Church SPRC Committee.
Director of Marketing
After becoming a licensed Realtor® in the state of Georgia, Kristen Best formed our first real estate team with her husband, George. They now sell residential and commercial real estate as Best & Best Real Estate Team. Kristen is a Dublin native and has a passion for helping the Dublin community flourish. She has quickly jumped into life at Premier, helping George & Phil Best, Sr. grow the business. With a Master’s in Business Administration from Mercer University paired with a background in retail sales, Kristen has a unique and refined skill set that make her an asset for the Premier team.
Kristen’s passion for the Dublin community is directly reflected in her local involvement. She has served in leadership of several community organizations including Dublin Girls’ Cotillion (Director of Decorum), Young Professionals of Dublin (Co-Marketing Chair), Dublin Junior League (Historian), and Dublin St. Patrick’s Arts N Crafts Festival (Co-Chair).
Kristen married George Best in September 2020 and they currently reside in a historic bungalow in Stubbs Park. In her spare time Kristen enjoys working on projects at “The Best Bungalow,” spending time with family and friends, listening to varieties of live music with her husband, getting involved with their church, First United Methodist Church of Dublin, and practicing calligraphy, hand lettering, and graphic design.
Michaela Rowland is a licensed Realtor ® in the state of Georgia and a Million Dollar Club Life Member. From a young age, Michaela had a passion for real estate, and she obtained her real estate license when she was 19 years old while still studying in college. After graduating from Georgia College & State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, she dove straight into her real estate career.
Michaela is hardworking, kind, and devoted, and her goal is to serve her clients with honesty and integrity. She strives to do the best for her clients by using her knowledge of the area and the business to achieve their goal, whether it be buying or selling their home or property.
She is a native of East Dublin, giving her years of knowledge about Laurens County. Michaela and her husband, Tyler, are active members of East Dublin Dayspring Worship Center, and she strives for her faith to show through all aspects of her life and career.
Shelly Dollar is a Realtor® at Premier Properties of Dublin. Originally from Alston, Georgia, Shelly moved to Dublin in 1991 where she has since worked and raised her family. She has two children, Devin Dollar and Michaela Rowland, a son in law, Tyler Rowland, and a new granddaughter, Annaleigh Grace Rowland. Her daughter Michaela is also a Premier Properties Realtor, and we are happy to have this mother daughter duo continue our tradition of being a family business!
For 20+ years Shelly has worked as an accountant, and she also teaches fitness classes as Fairview Fitness where she holds a certification from AFAA. When Shelly isn’t working, she enjoys baking, spending time with family, and traveling.
Shelly attends East Dublin Dayspring Worship Center where she is the church treasurer as well as plays keyboard and sings for the Praise Team.
Chess Thigpen is a licensed Realtor® in the state of Georgia, who has had a successful real estate career in both Dublin and Atlanta. Chess was born and raised in Dublin and is a graduate of Dublin High School. After high school, Chess earned a Bachelor’s of Business Administration with a major in real estate from Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson School of Business. He began his real estate career in Dublin, before moving to Atlanta to work for a leading luxury boutique real estate firm. When Chess returned to Dublin, he joined Premier Properties of Dublin. Along with his years of success in the industry, Chess also brings with him a strong skillset of working with complex, high-end transactions.
Outside of his work, Chess enjoys spending time with his family and friends.
Matthew Vickers is a licensed Realtor® in the state of Georgia. He is from Laurens County originally and served six years of active-duty service in the United States Air Force after graduating from East Laurens High School in 2014. Matthew recently returned to Dublin to begin his career in the real estate industry. Through his years as a Unit Training Instructor and Joint Training Exercise planner in the Air Force, he discovered his passion for helping individuals and teams reach their full potential, and he now brings that same passion into his work at Premier Properties of Dublin.
Outside of work, Matthew enjoys spending time with his fiancé, Makenzie. He also loves grilling, spending time with family and friends, being outdoors, exercising, and traveling.
Jason Outlaw is a licensed Realtor® in the state of Georgia and specializes in land sales. In addition to working in farm management, timber, and transportation, Jason’s love and knowledge of the outdoors make him the ideal realtor to handle land sales and purchases.
Jason is a Johnson County native and currently resides in Wrightsville with his wife Janibeth and their four children (Judson, Jace, Jolie Rae, and Julia). He and his family are members at Wrightsville United Methodist Church, and when he isn’t busy working, you can find Jason riding a tractor, in a boat, or in a deer stand. He also enjoys playing the guitar and drums.
David Wood is a licensed Realtor® in the state of Georgia. He is a Laurens County native who knows the area well. David is attending Middle Georgia State University to obtain his Bachelor’s of Business Administration. His background in sales, as well as his strong interest in real estate investing, make him an excellent and knowledgeable agent.
David is a musician, and he currently uses his talents as part of the worship team at Connection Church Dublin. He is also in the band Woodland Rose, where he plays drums and bass guitar. Along with music, his other interests include reading and listening to podcasts.
Real Estate Assistant
Gracie Sterling is Premier Properties of Dublin’s Real Estate Assistant. Gracie is a 2021 honor graduate of East Laurens High School and currently attends Middle Georgia State University. She assists our realtors with a variety of needs and works hard to serve our clients and community.
When she’s not working or attending classes, Grace enjoys participating in community events, spending time with family and friends, shopping, and traveling. She attends Liberty Baptist Church.
With 50 years in management and 20 years in real estate, Dan Coxwell heads up our Property Management division. A blend of these two relate well to the management of over 150 residences and several office buildings. Dan has a wide knowledge of available resources that are required to maintain both homes and offices. He also assists in new agent training.
In 2010, Dan acquired Broker status and served as Qualifying Broker for over four years. He currently serves as an Associate Broker and is in charge of all leases, contracts, and commission payments.
Dan has been married to his wife Angela for over 36 years. They have two sons, Jesse and Ryan, and three grandchildren, Connor, Ella and Savannah. Dan and Angela have been residents of Laurens County since 1985. They are members of Pine Forest United Methodist Church. Both serve on numerous committees and are members of the CIA Sunday School Class.
Dan is a 1992 graduate of Dublin Laurens Leadership. He is a past President of Dublin Kiwanis Club, Past President of Dublin Board of Realtors, Former Member of Dublin Exchange Club, and Former Member of Dublin-Laurens Human Resources Association.
Dan enjoys fishing , golfing, and spending time with the grandchildren.
Tina Barfield joined Premier Properties of Dublin in 2020 as Office Manager.
Tina came with more than 19 years of financial and human resources experience.
She was born and raised in Dublin and has two children, Anna and Charlie. She was a founder of the Cub Scout Pack 65. Tina enjoys shopping, cooking, all sports, spending time with her family and friends, and attending Liberty Baptist Church.
Property Management Coordinator
Jane Wynn joined Premier Properties of Dublin in July of 2020 as our Property Management Coordinator. Previously, she worked in finance as a loan officer and manager for 19 years.
Jane is a lifelong resident of Laurens County and attended school at East Laurens. Jane is married to Jimmy, and they have a son, Sam. Her hobbies include cooking, fishing, and spending time watching Sam play baseball.
Jan Bryan joined the Premier Properties of Dublin team in November of 2022. She is our company’s Administrative Assistant and provides assistance to all of our team members and clients. Her favorite thing about working at Premier Properties of Dublin is the family atmosphere.
Jan is a member of Baker Baptist Church in Rentz, and she enjoys camping and spending time with her grandchildren.
Mascot, Treat Receiver
Max Best, fur son of Phil Sr. and Cile Best, is Premier Properties of Dublin’s mascot and the best office companion around. Max, a standard poodle, helps keep our team company at the office while they’re hard at work for our clients.
When he’s not snoozing under George’s desk or getting treats from Phil Sr., Max can be found wandering around, visiting team members. He enjoys long walks, any kind of treats, and making appearances on Premier Properties of Dublin’s social media. Next time you’re near our office, stop by and give Max a visit (and a treat)!
What Our Clients Are Saying
“New renovation with all the character and charm maintained! And a great place to do business as well!”
“Absolutely fantastic group to work with. We have purchased two homes and sold one through Premier, and I could not be happier with our experiences.”
“Fantastic people and service, made real estate as simple of a process as can be!”
“Knowledgeable and friendly customer service; we can’t recommend the team at Premier enough. As first time home buyers, they made our experience a true joy!”
“Best real estate team in Middle Georgia! Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Highly recommend Premier Properties if you’re buying, selling, or renting a home in the Dublin area.”