Manufacturing Insurance That Keeps Your Business Running

Insurance for Manufacturers


All businesses need insurance to protect their success and their future. Without quality insurance coverage, small trade manufacturers are vulnerable to the harmful impact that workplace accidents or property loss can have on workers, facilities, and profits. R&R Insurance Group will partner with you to protect the people, equipment, property, and overall financial well-being that keeps your business going strong.


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R&R Insurance Group tailors coverage to address your unique set of needs.

  • Equipment Breakdown: Repairs or replaces lost or damaged core equipment. Extended coverage also covers:

      • Extra expenses so you can keep operating

      • Lost income in case of a temporary shutdown

      • Lost income in case of power or other utility loss

      • The value of contaminated or spoiled products


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  • Contract Penalty: Covers the cost of penalties you are required to pay if you are unable to deliver services or products as agreed.


  • Consequential Loss Assumption: Protects you in the case of catastrophic events that may damage part of your inventory and reduce the value of undamaged inventory.


  • Operational Replacement Cost: Covers the replacement of damaged, lost, or stolen equipment/property with new, comparable equipment/property.


  • Selling Price: When your business suffers a covered loss, you will receive the finished stock value at the selling price, minus expenses and discounts.


  • Product Recall Costs: In the case of product recalls, this coverage protects your income in the face of expensive notifications, warehousing, shipping, and additional personnel.


  • Extra Expense and Loss of Business Income: If you are forced to shut down due to a direct loss, you can get help with expenses that arise from the loss, and you will be compensated for the income you would have otherwise earned.


  • Additionally Acquired or Newly Formed Entities: If you hold a majority interest in a newly acquired business to streamline service or production, or in a new location, your liability coverage can be stretched to include the new acquisition or entity.


R&R Insurance Group can offer you additional coverages:

  • Cyber Liability and Data Breach: Protects you if your business gets hacked by covering the cost of managing public relations, securing legal defense, and notifying customers and business partners who are impacted.


  • Commercial Automobile: If your company experiences an accident involving one of your vehicles, the cost of the vehicle damage is covered, and you are protected in case of legal action that may be taken against your business.


  • Manufacturer’s E & O: Protects you if a manufacturing error leads to product malfunction that causes loss to your customers.


  • Workers Compensation: If one of your employees gets hurt on the job, this will help to cover medical costs, lost wages, and return-to-work support.


  • Umbrella: This additional layer of protection ensures that you are covered beyond general liability and commercial auto coverage in the case of a large lawsuit or claim.


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With R&R Insurance Group’s risk control services, you can learn to prevent accidents. We can assess your manufacturing business to identify vulnerabilities and come up with practical, sustainable changes that will mitigate risk and safeguard your people, property, and profits.


With R&R Insurance Group’s dedicated staff, you can expect to receive the ideal outcome on every claim. We are always here when you need us to do what’s right, offer practical solutions, and ensure that everything goes as smoothly and easily as possible. We can address your concerns through the life of the claim, so you can focus your attention where it is really needed—on your thriving business.

Call us today, (706) 991-9832, for a no strings attached Free Risk Assessment of your business.

We will review and offer solutions:

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  • Loss Controls

  • Worker’s Compensation Discounts

  • Reduce Premiums

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Hospitality Insurance That Keeps You Protected 24/7

Insurance for the Hospitality Business

When you work in the hospitality business, you need protection 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The independent risk managers of R&R Insurance Group understand the far-reaching impact that unforeseen events like a flood or elevator malfunction can have on your business. We may have the expertise, but we also take the time to get to know the individual complexities of your business, so that we can offer the ideal protection for you, your staff, your guests, and your financial future.

We provide coverage that is customized to the unique characteristics of the hospitality business and to your unique situation and goals. Whether you are a small B&B or a nationwide chain of resort hotels, we can offer you the kind of security that allows a business to thrive.

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Coverage Customized for You by R&R Insurance Group

  • Guest Property in Safe Deposit Box- You want your guest’s property to be protected as closely as your own, and we can make sure that happens whenever your guests use a safe deposit box at your place of business.


  • Umbrella- If a guest is seriously injured by a slip and fall on your premises, and requires multiples surgeries that prohibit them from working, we can provide liability coverage above your primary limits.


  • Guest Emergency Evacuation Expense- We can cover any expenses incurred due to emergency evacuations directed by a civil authority.


  • Bodily Injury Redefined- Our coverage can address costs related to any sickness, disease, death, injury or mental anguish experienced by an individual while on your premises.


  • Food Contamination and Associated Coverage- If food contamination leads to a mandated closing from the Board of Health, we will cover the cost of replacing contaminated goods and cleaning your equipment and kitchen. Additional expenses can be covered as well, such as advertising to restore your reputation.


  • Damage to Patron’s Vehicles- Your guest’s vehicles and the contents inside will be covered when they are left in the control, custody, or care of a hired parking attendant.


  • Lock Replacement and Lost Key Coverage- With today’s digital locks and magnetic stripe readers, the cost of replacing keys, installing and programming new locks, or rekeying or reprograming locks to accept new keys can be considerable, but we can cover you in the event of a damaged or lost master key.


  • Equipment Breakdown- Not only will we cover the repair or replacement of any lost or damaged equipment you need to run your business, we can cover your loss of income in case of a temporary shut-down of all or part of your business, as well as the cost of utility service interruption, extra expenses incurred, or contaminated or spoiled products.


  • Medical Payments- Whether or not you are legally liable, we can cover the medical expenses of a customer who gets injured on your premises.


  • Each Location General Aggregate Limit- If you have a portfolio of multiple hotel properties, we can apply the general aggregate limit separately to each location you rent or own.


Your business is one of a kind, and it needs better than cookie-cutter coverage. We take the time to get to know your unique hospitality business so that we can provide you with customized coverage that will protect your best interests.

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Protecting You by Dealing with Accidents Before They Happen

As independent risk management advisors, R&R Insurance Group works with you to protect your income, property, and employees, by conducting a smart assessment of your business and any potential exposures to risk. We then make practical recommendations that allow you to mitigate those risks and avoid problem situations before they can occur.

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R&R Insurance Group Provides the Best Possible Result for Every Claim

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Our job is to be there when you need us, provide you with advice and solutions, and make all aspects of the insurance claims process as smooth as possible. We will manage your claim with experience, knowledge, and courtesy. We keep the lines of communication open and will always make sure to inform and reassure you so that you can concentrate on business as usual, confident that we will deliver the best possible outcome.

Call us today, (706) 991-9832, for a no strings attached Free Risk Assessment of your business.

We will review and offer solutions:

  • Loss Controls

  • Worker’s Compensation Discounts

  • Reduce Premiums

Name *

6 Essential Boating Tips To Keep Your Kids Safe On The Lake

6 Essential Boating Safety Tips for Parents and Grandparents


For families in Georgia’s Lake Country, boating is a major element of summertime fun. To ensure that you and your loved ones continue to enjoy summer boating for decades to come, you have to understand the rules of boat safety.


Wear a life jacket, and make sure it fits.

This tip is first for a reason. Not only is it one of the most important rules for boat safety, it is also too frequently ignored. Too many people skip life jackets because their children are good swimmers, but there are a hundred different kinds of accidents that can happen out on the water that will interfere with your child’s ability to swim.

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Get a U.S. Coast Guard approved life jacket (not a tube or water wings) and make sure it is buckled up and fits snugly—e.g., it shouldn’t hit your child’s ears or chin when they raise their arms in a touchdown signal. Don’t bring babies out onto a boat until they are large enough to wear their own snugly-fitting floatation device, and always hold them in your arms while wearing your own life jacket—car seats sink.

Go over the rules in depth.

Explain boat safety guidelines like no running on the boat, and always stay inside while the motor’s running, to children in advance, but explain the reasons behind the rules, too. Kids are more likely to remember and obey if they understand what could happen if they don’t.

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Don’t drink and boat.

This boating safety rule is pretty simple. Fatal boating accidents happen every summer, and most of them are due to boating under the influence.

Take a CPR class.

Learning CPR is useful, and it can actually be a fun activity for the whole family.

Choose swimming spots wisely.

Be careful about letting children swim in areas with lots of jet skis and water-skiers zooming past, and make sure they understand that swimming in a lake is not the same as swimming in a pool. There are sunken trees, rocks, and other unseen obstacles under the water, so it’s important to always be cautious and to let an adult check out a swimming area first.

Think carefully about what responsibilities your children can handle.

Whether it’s letting your teenager drive the boat, or letting your child swim without you by their side, you need to carefully and honestly consider if your child is prepared for that level of responsibility. If you decide they are, go over the rules, then ask them to repeat the rules back. They will probably be annoyed, but it will help them remember what to do to stay safe.

 The Oyler Family

The Oyler Family

Thanks so much for taking the time to read over these very important boating and water safety tips.  We wish everyone a fun and safe summer on the lake!

If you are looking for marine or personal watercraft insurance, please feel free to call us (706) 991-9832 or online by clicking here.

Donnan Oyler, President

Construction Insurance Policies (You Needed Yesterday)

Artisan Contractor Insurance for your Business


The foundation of success in any business is security and stability. For a contractor, that means partnering with independent risk advisors like those at R & R Insurance Group. We understand how important it is to keep things running smoothly on a project, even in the face of equipment malfunction, employee injury, or job site accidents.

We safeguard your workers, your projects, and your financial future with customized insurance coverage designed to fit your business’s unique needs and goals.



Property Insurance


  • Contractor’s equipment- coverage protecting the equipment used on projects, both while on the job site, and in transit or in storage. From hand and power tools to generators and compressors, we provide options to cover the value of loaned, rented, or owned contracting equipment.


  • Builder’s risk- coverage that protects your supplies, materials, and the structures you work on for all kinds of jobs from beginning to end.


  • Contractor’s amendment of pollution exclusion- this coverage protects your liability for property damage or bodily injury related to the accidental pollution of a job site by the contractor.


  • Equipment breakdown- If your equipment malfunctions, breaks down, or is lost or damaged, this coverage not only covers repair or replacement, it compensates you for the loss of income you may experience due to work delays, the value of contaminated products, or any unforeseen expenses incurred as a result of the breakdown.

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  • Employees’ tools- insurance covering the loss or damage of employee-owned tools, up to $1,000 per tool and $25,000 per occurrence.


  • Property off-premises-  coverage that protects your business property while it is away from the described premises. This can be expanded to include electronic data up to $50,000.


  • Installation- business property insurance that also covers property you intend to install somewhere away from your primary location of business.




  • Contractor’s errors and omissions- coverage against claims for damages that result from an error or omission made by you or an employee in your work. Provided on a claims-made basis, this coverage has available limits up to $1,000,000/$1,000,000.


  • Additional insured- blanket additional insurance coverage required by permit or contract agreement, covering those for whom you work, business equipment, or the people from whom you rent or lease your business premises.


  • Primary noncontributory- to help you comply with construction contracts which require it, we offer primary and noncontributory coverage for an additional insured.

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  • Limited pollution –liability coverage for property damage or bodily injury caused by the use, application, or storage of herbicides, pesticides, or fertilizers by landscape gardeners.


  • Construction projects- with a general aggregate per project, this coverage applies to individual construction projects with separate aggregate limits.


Additional Coverages


  • Workers compensation- coverage for an injured employee’s medical costs and lost wages, including return to work support, for jobsite or workplace injuries.


  • Cyber liability and data breach- coverage for the cost of securing legal defense, notifying affected clients, and managing public relations if any sensitive data is compromised.


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  • Commercial automobile- vehicle insurance that covers physical damage, as well as liability in the case of collisions or accidents.  


  • Umbrella- coverage that goes beyond general liability and commercial auto limits, to provide additional protection for your contracting business in the event of a lawsuit or large claim.

Protecting You by Dealing with Accidents Before They Happen


As independent risk management advisors, R&R Insurance Group works with you to protect your income, property, and employees, by conducting a smart assessment of your business and any potential exposures to risk.

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We then make practical recommendations that allow you to mitigate those risks and avoid problem situations before they can occur.


R&R Insurance Group Provides the Best Possible Result for Every Claim

Our job is to be there when you need us, to provide you with advice and solutions, and to make all aspects of the insurance claims process as smooth as possible. We will manage your claim with experience, knowledge, and courtesy.

We keep the lines of communication open and will always make sure to inform and reassure you, so that you can concentrate on business as usual, confident that we will deliver the best possible outcome.


Call us today, (706) 991-9832, for a no strings attached Free Risk Assessment of your business.

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We will review and offer solutions:

  • Loss Controls

  • Worker’s Compensation Discounts

  • Reduce Premiums

Name *

Restaurant Insurance Policies You Need (ASAP)

Getting started in the restaurant business is exciting, and possibly a little bit scary. Making sure that you are thoroughly covered in the event of unforeseen disaster will not only safeguard your future, it will give you peace of mind in the present.

Restaurant Insurance Policies Needed ASAP

The Business Owner’s Policy

All businesses, no matter the type, need to be covered by a Business Owner’s Policy, which is a combination of three essential types of business insurance: Property, Liability, and Loss of Income.

Property Insurance

Property Insurance will protect you against damage to restaurant property. If a leaky pipe rots the flooring by the dishwasher, or a freak hail storm tears up your roof, you will be able to afford the necessary repairs and replacements.

General Liability Insurance

General Liability Insurance covers you in the case of a customer claiming bodily injury or damage to their property due to their interaction with your restaurant, e.g. a broken leg from a slip-and-fall accident, or a full-length fur that gets damaged in the coat room. These kinds of claims can range from less than a hundred dollars to multi-millions, so you’ll want to be prepared.

Loss of Income Insurance

Loss of Income Insurance protects you so that a disaster such as flood or fire won’t put you out of business. A big enough property insurance policy may allow you to rebuild your restaurant from the ground up, but it won’t make up for the loss of income you’ll experience during construction.

Food and Drink Policies


Insurance coverage related to food and drink protects the heart of what gives your restaurant meaning.

Food Contamination Insurance

Food Contamination Insurance will cover your costs if you have to replace all your produce due to an e-coli recall, or if all the meat in your refrigerator goes bad after a power outage in the heat of August.

Liquor Liability Insurance

Liquor Liability Insurance protects you in case a customer who gets drunk at your establishment causes accident or injury due to intoxication after they leave.

Employee Theft Insurance

Employee Theft Insurance

Employee-related Insurance

Employee Theft Insurance covers all forms of employee dishonesty, from inventory stolen from you, to a credit card number stolen from a customer.

Worker’s Compensation Insurance

Worker’s Compensation Insurance is required in Georgia for any business with three or more employees, and that’s a really good thing. Anyone could get injured on the job—even you—and this coverage will make sure that all those unexpected medical and rehabilitation bills are paid for.

Employment Practices Liability Insurance

Employment Practices Liability Insurance protects you in case a former employee sues you for improper termination, discrimination, or harassment. Considering the high turnover rate in the restaurant industry, this is smart coverage to have.

Vehicle Insurance

Commercial Auto Insurance

This one may or may not apply to you, but if you have any company vehicles, or if your restaurant delivers food to customers, you’ll need Commercial Auto Insurance.

R & R Insurance Group can help you find the right combination and level of insurance coverage for your restaurant, making sure your dream stays a reality for you and your hungry customers.

 If you have any questions regarding your current policies, please feel free to reach out to me.

Thanks for reading,


Donnan G. Oyler, President
Phone: 706-991-9832

10 Shocking Things Covered by Your Homeowners Insurance

Might Surprise You!

Volcano Eruption

Homeowner’s Insurance doesn’t only protect your assets, it protects your day to day quality of life, by making sure you will continue to have a safe and comfortable place to lay your head. Some of the things it covers are only a little unexpected, such as loss of use, which will pay for storage, transportation, hotels, and any other expenses incurred because you’re unable to live in your home while it’s being repaired. Some other things covered by your homeowner’s insurance are downright shocking—like the volcanic eruption that made your home unlivable in the first place.

Keep in mind that homeowners insurance policies aren’t made on an assembly line in a factory, so don’t gamble on anything being automatically included, or on the coverage limits or deductibles automatically matching up with your preferences. Talk to your insurance agent to be sure that you have the volcano coverage that you need.


Animal Stampedes

It may sound like an animated cartoon scenario, but animal stampedes do happen, and when they do, you’re going to need some serious cash to cover the damages.


Crime Scene Cleanup

Let’s say a murderer breaks into your home while you’re on vacation and uses it for a two-week killing spree. There’s going to be a lot of blood, and when the police are done processing, you’ll be left with the cleanup—and this is going to be some really nasty cleanup. The good news is there are professionals who do this for a living, and your homeowners insurance will foot the bill.


Identity Theft

This one is a little easier to imagine happening—in fact, most of us genuinely fear of having our identities stolen. If it does happen, and your homeowner’s policy covers it, you’re all set to call the best lawyer in the field without worrying about the hourly rates.



No one expects a riot, but they do happen, and if your home is caught in the middle of one, there’s going to be a big mess.



Have you ever put your foot in your mouth in such a major way that you briefly feared you might get sued? Well, many homeowners policies will cover a slander lawsuit, even if you badmouthed someone while away from home.


Counterfeit Money

Counterfeit Money

Counterfeit money may seem like another cartoon scenario, but if you’ve ever had a retail worker use a money marker to verify a fifty-dollar bill, then you’ve seen proof that counterfeit money is an actual, real-life problem.


Kidnap and Ransom

With number seven, we’ve moved from cartoons to action movies—but kidnapping does happen, and if it does, you might be asked to come up with a huge amount of money very fast. In 2012, the average ransom demand was two million dollars. Odds are, your policy doesn’t currently cover this. But if you or your family members frequently travel, you might want to talk to your insurance agent about adding it.




Even the sweetest, cutest pets can sink their teeth into someone they view as a threat, but the parents of an injured five-year-old boy are not going to care that their little darling was trying to pick up your cat by her tail and swing her around his head at the time of the bite.


Home explosion


Action movies again! And yet, explosions could theoretically happen to anyone. Thankfully, explosion coverage comes standard on most insurance companies’ homeowner policies.


Meteorite shower


This one sounds like science fiction, but meteorites are literally out there, and can come plummeting to earth, creating enormous craters, at any time. The Lonar Crater in India was formed by a two-million-ton meteorite 50,000 years ago, and if a similar meteorite hit your home today, you probably won’t be too comforted to know that in a few thousand years the crater may be filled with beautiful blue water and surrounded by a lovely forest and charming wildlife. Of course, how you feel about it will depend a lot on whether you were home at the time of impact…

Homeowner’s insurance can save your financial life, and calm your nerves in some of life’s most stressful situations. It’s comforting to know that whether your jewelry was lost on a trip, or the prize piece in your art collection was stolen from your living room, or lightning struck your roof and burned out the whole top half of your house, your insurance coverage will fund replacements and repairs.

How many of these 10 crazy incidents that could be covered by your Homeowners Insurance... did you know?  If you have any questions regarding your current policy, please feel free to reach out to me.

Thanks for reading,


Donnan G. Oyler, President
Phone: 706-991-9832


Lower Your Rates and Save Lives at the Same Time

We're all in this together...

Distracted driving is the greatest cause of auto rate increases in the Southeast—and a rates increase is one of the best things that can happen out of a distracted driving accident. You could total your car, injure yourself or others, or worse—in fact, according to the DMV, distracted driving accounts for nine deaths every day.

Although anything that takes your attention from the road qualifies as distracted driving—eating, changing music, putting on makeup—one of the most common and most dangerous distractions is talking or texting while driving. We are trained to jump every time our cell phones make a noise, so it can be difficult to resist responding, even in situations where we know we shouldn’t. Luckily, there’s an app for that.




This app’s GPS monitoring and reward system can not only help you break your distracted driving habit, it can provide family members of teens or elderly drivers with more peace of mind. LifeSaver blocks you from using your phone while driving, and then notifies loved ones after you arrive at your destination. There is also a dashboard where parents can set up rewards that their teens can earn with safe driving behavior.



This free app automatically tracks the car trips you take, giving you points for every minute that you resist typing, swiping, or taking calls. At 300 points, you get to spin a prize wheel that gives you the chance to win gift cards to Starbucks, Amazon, or Dunkin’ Donuts. Another plus to Mojo is that you can invite friends to compete with you in a safest driving contest.


TrueMotion Family

This is another free app that tracks how safely you’re driving, giving you a trip score that rates your drive and points out moments when you were likely driving distracted. TrueMotion Family can also compare driving scores within families and show you real time locations for family members, as well as trip history—a big plus for parents of teen drivers.


AT&T Drive Mode

This free app will block calls and texts as soon as your car reaches 25 mph, and will send a customizable reply to incoming emails, calls, and texts, letting people know that you can’t respond because you’re driving. You can also create an allow list of five contact numbers that the app won’t block, and 911 can be contacted with one touch at all times.


Apple’s Do Not Disturb While Driving

This one isn’t an app, but rather a built-in iPhone feature that’s free, easy to use, and automated. All you have to do is go into settings and enable the feature, and your phone will silence all notifications, calls, and messages while you are driving, although it will allow calls to come through on hands-free calling. You can customize an automatic reply that will go out to anyone trying to reach you, and in cases of emergency, the person can reply “urgent” to the automated message and you will be notified. Otherwise, all messages and notifications will be hidden from you until you pull over or reach your destination. If you are a passenger in the vehicle, you can just tap “I’m Not Driving” and be free to use your phone.

We hope that you will take advantage of one of these five apps to ensure safer driving for you and your family.  If you would like to learn more about how you can help keep your family safe and lower your auto insurance rates, please call us today at (706) 991-9832 or email us at


Donnan  Oyler


Accidental Needle Stick Injury: Comfort and Compensation

Comfort and Compensation After an Accidental Needlestick Injury

The fear felt after an accidental needlestick injury in the workplace is natural and undeniable for everyone involved, but you can minimize your panic by having a worker’s compensation insurance policy in place, and by taking immediate action.


If you or your employee experiences an accidental needle stick, follow your workplace guidelines for immediate wound care, and make sure you understand what is expected next regarding blood tests, and possible medications to ward off infection. Make sure to report the incident to the manager or supervisor, or the appropriate department in your place of work, such as infection control, or occupational health.

Next, make sure to report the accidental needlestick to your insurance provider, and let the trained claim professionals guide you through the compensation process. A good workers comp insurance policy will pay for the cost of diagnostic blood tests for any patients and employees involved. Once you know if there are any bloodborne pathogens to be concerned with, you can proceed with informed procedures and avoid implementing any unnecessary treatments. In most cases, there will be no infection present in the patient’s blood, and nothing to worry about. In cases where there is HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis B or C, or other infection present in the patient’s blood, knowing exactly what you’re up against will allow you to reduce risk and target treatment.

Source Patient Testing can be completed on-site, or by any lab facility or medical provider the patient chooses, although prompt testing and treatment is always the best course of action. In all cases, test results should be handled according to medical privacy legislation, which includes not sharing information related to Source Patient Testing with the insurance provider.


Bills for both Source Patient Testing and employee testing should be submitted as part of a workers comp reimbursement claim, and a claim professional will help you direct the bill for payment. Your insurance provider will have special procedures for handling these claims to make sure that the patient’s privacy is safeguarded. Like with any other kind of workers compensation injury, professionals will be available to answer questions and help you at every step along the way. Their job is to ease your mind by making sure that the injured employee receives the best treatment for their recovery.

Insurance is all about security, and your workers compensation coverage is there to keep you safe, both professionally and personally.

Donnon Oyler, President

1051 Village Park Drive, Suite 201

Greensboro, Georgia  30642


Meet Rylee Oyler by Josh Hudson

 Rhonda Bradley, owner of Fishtales, is pictured with the Oyler family at the “Coffee for a Cause” event which was held in support of the aHUS Foundation and Donate Life.

Rhonda Bradley, owner of Fishtales, is pictured with the Oyler family at the “Coffee for a Cause” event which was held in support of the aHUS Foundation and Donate Life.

When a young mind has a mission to accomplish, anything is achievable. This is exactly the case for Rylee Oyler, a sixth grader at Lake Oconee Academy. Rylee has had quite the year, after her mother, Robin, donated a kidney to her father, Donnan, in February. During the transplant, it was discovered that Donnan has an extremely rare disease called aHUS (atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome). In his recovery after the transplant, he started an online coffee and tea business, 50 Trails Coffee, with the purpose of drawing funds and awareness to the AHUS Foundation for Disease Research and Donate Life Georgia. Using his transplant as a platform to make a difference, Donnan turned his recovery into a way for him to save or improve the lives of others with transplants or AHUS. Rylee was inspired by her father and decided that she too wanted to help with the company; now, 50 Trails Coffee is a testament to the Oyler family’s resilience and desire to help others

Donnan’s life before his transplant was very limited, as he had trouble traveling or spending time with his family; therefore, Rylee couldn’t have been happier after the transplant to discover her dad becoming more active and free again. Now the family is able to go on family vacations, such as a recent trip to the beach, and spend a lot more time together. Despite the success of the transplant, the experience showed Rylee that people are often scared of organ donation, but Rylee knows and openly shares how one person, through donation, can save or better the lives of up to 70 people.

 Rylee with her mom Robin, dad Donnan, and brother Parker at the recent kick-off for 50 Trails of Coffee at Fishtales.

Rylee with her mom Robin, dad Donnan, and brother Parker at the recent kick-off for 50 Trails of Coffee at Fishtales.

When Rylee learned of her Dad’s idea for 50 Trails Coffee, she knew she had to help out in any way that she could. She advertised the business by word of mouth, through pictures on social media, and by attending events for the business. On July 1st, 50 Trails Coffee had their pilot event and open house at Fishtales; they used this venue to not only expand the business but to give their testimony and to tell the community of the project’s purpose. Rylee took this opportunity to reach out to the community about organ donation, and she led four people to sign up to be organ donors, potentially helping to save or improve up to 280 lives. Rylee’s motto when it comes to organ donation is to “never be afraid because God will always be there to protect you”. This community couldn’t be happier to support the AHUS Foundation and Donate Life Georgia, but we are most proud of the dedication of the Oyler Family. Through the perseverance of Rylee and her family, The Lake Country has become a stepping stone to help save countless lives. 50 Trails Coffee is sold locally at Fishtales, so be sure to get your choice of coffee or tea to support the Oyler family’s cause; the business also sells coffee online at

This article is from Inside The Gates | September 2017

If you would like to make a difference, please purchase coffee on Friday, September 24, 2017 from  All proceeds will go directly to the aHUS Foundation.

Thank you,