Your Business Is More Than a Number.

Who We Are

Southern Payroll & Benefits (SPB) has positioned themselves as one of the fastest growing, and most innovative, Payroll/Benefits companies in the southeast. Headquartered in Chattanooga, TN, SPB has nearly 20 years of experience in assisting small and mid-size business owners. 

Partnered with the #1 ranked Payroll/HR software in the market, Gusto, SPB tailors its solutions to each business’s unique needs. We provide custom solutions unavailable from large providers.

SPB combines the backbone of the best payroll system in use today with our local Chattanooga-based team, giving you a superior product backed up by highly responsive customer service.


Payroll, HR & Tax Processing​

Payroll/HR technology for the entire employee lifecycle. Partnering with the Gusto platform, we deliver outstanding performance with local, direct customer service.

Health Care​

Small business or large, we have plans designed to fit your needs for medical and supplemental insurance.​

Accounting and Bookkeeping​

Knowing your numbers is crucial for the success of any organization. We shine a light on your profits and losses, giving your business financial clarity.​

Customer Service

We offer one month free Payroll to all clients, with no annual contracts, to make sure that we are exceeding your expectations on a daily basis. 

Our 2% initiative is something that we are extremely proud of, and 2% of all payroll proceeds will be donated to the 501(c)3 approved charity of each client’s choosing. 

At Southern Payroll & Benefits, your business is more than a number.


who we are

Our Founders

George Wilson + Aaron Dixon

SPB was established on the forefront of teamwork, collaboration, and community. That's why we combined our years of experience, professionalism, and work ethic in order to give our clients an amazing experience and real results.

We prioritized our talents to give you the ultimate team to work alongside. As the Payroll, Human Resources, and Tax Processing expert, George is able to make your business thrive. Aaron is on the Insurance/Benefits side of the business, and uses his expertise to find the best coverages for our customers unique needs at competitive rates. We have partnered with industry leaders in the area to provide additional services your business will need as you continue to grow.

In the end, teamwork leads to better products and services. Not only does teamwork improve our clients end result, it also makes work more interesting and fun. We're all about fun around here!

Southern’s team is a pleasure to work with. They’ve incorporated ‘southern hospitality’ into technology enabled HR and Payroll services. I’d highly recommend them, particularly to anyone considering a move to Gusto.
Blake Janover
Founder and CEO, Janover Ventures
Southern Payroll is at the top of the game for innovation in what seems to be a rather boring space. The team that they have put together can meet every need and fulfill every HR function you could need and then some. For a single source, there is none better.
Clay Posey
CEO & Founder, ClearBox Strategies
George Wilson has helped many of my clients with their HR and payroll needs. He is attentive to their needs and clients love working with him.
Nora McCorkel
Branch Manager, Pinnacle Bank
I have had an amazing experience working with George Wilson and his team at Southern Payroll & Benefits! George is always available to answer my questions and give me advice on how to structure payroll and benefits for my real estate team. If you're a small business owner who is looking for personal attention, amazing service, and a wealth of knowledge then I highly recommend George and his team for your payroll needs.
Mary-Catherine Weathers
President of The Weathers Team, Berkshire Hathaway
George Wilson and his team at Southern Payroll & Benefits are not only knowledgeable about HR needs, but they truly are saving clients money and time. The full suite of services they offer provide a peace of mind all business owners need so that they can focus on their business. I highly recommend them to handle your business's needs.
Leilah Parks
Sr. Digital Media Rep, Vivial Technology

How can we help You?

We’re here to help you in any way we can. Reach out to us anytime!

When you lose a client, it is rarely because your competitor’s product/service has a few extra bells and whistles. It is rarely because your competitor is a couple of dollars a month cheaper. It is rarely because of that amazing promo that the salesperson offered. In almost all instances, you lose a client because they feel neglected. Southern Payroll & Benefits won’t be touched from a customer-service standpoint, and we refuse to be outworked by anyone in the industry.”

– George Wilson


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