Roger Manis of the Manis Business Center and Jimmy Byars of Hardy Realty

Roger Manis is a retired logistics executive, cattle farmer, and real estate investor. Manis spent most of his life in the freight transportation and trucking industries. In 1994, he and his wife Diane started Scott Logistics Corp. in Rome, and over 25 years built it into a business that was generating about $175 million per year in gross revenue when they sold it earlier this year.

Born in raised in northwest Georgia, Manis spent his childhood in Subligna and his teen years in Armuchee. He is a graduate of Darlington High School and the University of Georgia.

Roger and Diane have supported a variety of charitable causes over the years. They provided title sponsorship for the Scott Logistics Rome Celebrity Dance Challenge to benefit the Sexual Assault Center. They have been involved with the Coosa River Basin Initiative, and Relay for Life. In 2015, they donated $25,000 to the Floyd County Police Department for the purchase of 62 body cameras for their officers.

Jimmy Byars, CEO/Broker of Hardy Realty, has been the owner of the company since 1994. Hardy Realty is a full service brokerage company specializing in residential and commercial sales and leasing, as well as property management. Hardy Realty, founded in 1925, is the oldest and largest real estate company in Northwest Georgia.

A native of Rome, Georgia, Jimmy graduated from Darlington School and Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. He has been a licensed Realtor since 1994 and an Associate Broker since 2002. In 1996, Jimmy obtained the prestigious CCIM designation, which is one of the most recognized and coveted designations in the field of commercial real estate. The CCIM’s rigorous course work and portfolio requirements demonstrate the designees as leaders in the field of commercial real estate.

For over 22 years, Jimmy has helped countless local, regional and national clients achieve their goals. With proven experience in leasing, selling and managing real estate, as well as his broad knowledge of the local market, Jimmy has positioned himself as an expert in the Rome and Northwest Georgia real estate market.