Whitesburg KY

Greer named to hall of fame



Jenkins native Phil Greer was recently inducted into the Kentucky Entrepreneur Hall of Fame.

With more than $200 million in annual sales, Greer Companies, of which Greer is chief executive officer, has more than 6,500 employees.

Greer Companies recently opened Coba Cocina in Lexington and is building a Hampton Inn opening near the University of Kentucky.

Greer opened his first Shoney’s in 1989, a Fazoli’s in 1994 and Chedder’s in 1996.

Greer’s son, Lee, has served as president of Greer Companies since 2002.

Greer is a graduate of Jenkins High School. As a scholarship football player for UK, Greer graduated with a degree in health, physical education and recreation.

Greer and Craig Dunn formed Dunn Greer Realtors in the 1980s. Greer has 40 years experience in real estate.

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