Spend a few minutes with Hilda Abbott, and you quickly sense her energy, drive, and passion for building a high-impact business while helping others create the lives they want. Her persistent leadership in business and the community has been recognized with many awards, including being named one of the 50 Most Influential Latinos in Georgia in 2022, 2021 and 2020, with an honorable mention in 2019. This year, she was one of seven Gwinnett County women business leaders to win a Moxie Award, recognizing significant impact at work and in the community.
Abbott is the Founder & CEO of Duluth-based Rudhil Companies, a rapidly growing real estate firm that serves clients in residential, commercial, investment and rental real estate markets. She launched her company after two decades in the real estate industry when she saw a need for a fully bilingual firm in Gwinnett’s multicultural community. In just over a year, her firm has grown to include a dynamic team of Multi-Million Dollar Club members who now mentor newer agents, sharing expertise and ensuring excellent customer service.
Education of agents and clients is a top priority at Rudhil. “When someone saves up and decides to move to put their kids in a different school district, it’s a big deal,” she says. “They need to fully understand the process and know what is going on in local counties, cities, new and existing communities, and specific subdivisions so the investment they make in a home can work to their advantage. We want to empower people with education,” she says.
Abbott’s personal commitment to education is easy to see. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in real estate at Georgetown University’s online program, and she previously earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and management from St. Leo University in Florida.
Along with her focus on education, Abbott places a high priority on the impact her company has in the community. “Realtors touch the community daily. We care about our clients and the people who live in the communities across our area. Our community service gives us the chance to give back and help increase the overall standard of living,” she notes.
Abbott personally participates with charities like Making Strides Against Breast Cancer and the Certified Breast Cancer Initiative, where access to screening and education for those diagnosed are key initiatives. Abbott’s own family has been impacted by breast cancer, driving her to help other families facing the same. She is also active with autism awareness charities and business groups including Realtor associations on the local, state, and national levels. Abbott is a member of both the Gwinnett Chamber Chairman’s Club and the Georgia Hispanic Chamber, the latter of which named Abbott the 2020 Hispanic Businesswoman of the Year.
“I’m passionate about uplifting the Hispanic community and, in particular, helping other Latina women elevate their careers,” she says.
Looking forward, Abbott sees so much growth and opportunity in this area and emphasized that she “loves Gwinnett and sees it as a beautiful kaleidoscope where various cultures work together so well.”