Our Story


Scott and Candace Stadel began their journey as a young married couple in upstate New York when they purchased their first home in 1986. A mobile home proved to be the perfect beginning for the 19-year-old newlyweds. Soon after, they purchased a slightly larger home in the same community and decided to rent out their first one. A short two and a half years later, they purchased their first duplex and kept their first two homes as investment properties. This is where their love of passive income began. As their family grew, so did their number of rental properties. Their entrepreneurial spirits led them to purchase their first commercial property, a small printing company, which they managed and grew over a five-year period. In 1999, after a successful ride, they sold their business, packed up the family and made their way South for new opportunities.

The Stadels settled down in Loganville, Georgia, went back to working in the printing industry for Corporate America and raised their two daughters, Jessica and Ashley. Within two years, they had purchased their second home in Georgia following a similar pattern by converting the first to a rental property. Fast forward, and today they own more than 25 investment properties, both residential and commercial.

That same entrepreneurial mindset was apparent in their daughters, who were both armed with business administration degrees from Georgia College and State University. After graduating college, Jessica joined a large medical device distributor as a highly successful Executive Assistant until she was ready to apply those administrative and marketing skills to her own brand. Ashley worked for an established company as a talented Human Resources professional until she was ready to carve out a new path for herself. After gaining a wealth of experience in the “corporate world,” both Jessica and Ashley realized their potential for bigger opportunities and joined their parents in the formation of Top Shelf Property Management, Inc.

Today, we boast more than three decades of property management experience and a second generation on board to innovate for the future. Further bolstering the knowledge and credentials of the team, Candace, Jessica and Ashley all hold their Georgia Real Estate Licenses and Community Association Management Licenses.

Top Shelf Property Management was born from grit, grind, honesty and integrity. Our commitment is to hold true to these values treating our clients’ properties and tenants as we would our own. Imbued with an entrepreneurial mindset, coupled with a high level of commitment and knowledge in the industry, Top Shelf Property Management has set its sights on becoming Metro Atlanta’s premier property management resource!

In keeping with the name Top Shelf, we are committed to being the best of the best, and we find the ‘hard stuff’ to be our sweet spot. Like a fine-aged bourbon, we believe the main attribute of a ‘top shelf’ brand is the delivery of a high-quality experience that goes down smoothly. Not only are we willing, but we’re entirely capable of tackling all the bumps in the road that occasionally come with property management on your behalf. We understand the challenges that real estate investors face because that’s where we got our start. And as a result of our longevity in the industry, we’ve built a large roster of contacts allowing our clients the opportunity to leverage the relationships we’ve fostered to receive the best service at the best price. What’s more is with three licensed real estate professionals on the Top Shelf team, we are highly skilled at successfully marketing the properties we represent.

Candace, Jessica and Ashley


Candace Stadel


Ashley Stadel

VP Operations

Jessica Pilgrim

VP Sales & Marketing

Kyle Pilgrim


Ryan Padgett



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