Creating Significant Futures
112 West Academy St. Gainesville, GA

About Randy & Friends

Randy and Friends, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, envisions creating a community that gives each person the opportunity to reach their full potential and accomplish their dreams. Randy and Friends, Inc. began in Gainesville, Georgia and we have been blessed with growing our mission of helping individuals with disabilities into Forsyth, Fulton, Dawson and Lumpkin counties as we continue to serve in Hall county.  Our awesome job coaches tap into the individual strengths and creativity of each young adult with the end desire that they become successful, independent with a job. Our training programs are invaluable to developing life, social and job skills such as wood working, horticulture, outdoor sports, communications, customer service and other marketable skills.

Our Mission:

A Christian ministry providing adults with disabilities, opportunities to fulfill God’s plan for their lives.

Our History

Marty and Randy Owens founded Randy and Friends, Inc. in 2012 with a goal that every person be given the opportunity for a meaningful life by discovering their gifts, then developing them to serve in their community. Randy and Friends, Inc. has grown from serving one county, Hall County, to serving counties all around us.


Randy and Friends, Inc. continues to rapidly grow in order to serve the increasing number of associates and Hall and Forsyth counties. We would like to show how much we appreciate all of our staff and the hard work they do for our mission and our associates.

Marty Owens


Colleen Pirkle

Employment Specialist

Dexter Williams

Woodworking Co-Manager

Vicki Shroyer

Woodworking Co-Manager

Alan Wallhausen

Business Services

Marianne Thomas

HR Manager

Becca Bowker

Lead Job Coach - Hall County

Tracy Grindle

Transition and Community Coach - Hall & Forsyth Counties

Randi Ransom

Rooster's Perch Manager

Danny Tarver

Job Coach

Connie Hanna

Job Coach

Carlos Perez

Job Coach

Linda English

Job Coach

Shawn Wallhausen

Job Coach
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