Tennessee based accounting firm adds fourth location with Augusta acquisition
In a continued national expansion effort, Lawhorn CPA Group, Inc. (Lawhorn CPA) of Knoxville, Tennessee has finalized its acquisition of Baird and Company CPA’s, LLC (Baird CPA) of Augusta, Georgia. The acquisition creates a fourth location for Lawhorn CPA, with the other three being in Knoxville, Tenn., Jefferson City, Tenn. and Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
Founded in 1927 by George Baird, Baird CPA has provided businesses and individuals with tax, accounting, and audit services for 90 years in the Augusta and surrounding areas in Georgia and South Carolina. The new firm—Lawhorn-Baird CPA Group, LLC—is a wholly owned division of Lawhorn CPA, and will remain in its current location at 4210 Columbia Road, Building 10 and will be managed by the Partners Jason Lawhorn of Lawhorn CPA and Brenda Carroll, formerly of Baird CPA. Additionally, audit services formerly offered by Baird CPA will continue to be provided by The Baird Audit Group, LLC, which will be managed by Partner Rep Whiddon, formerly of Baird CPA.
“This acquisition, while a part of our overall vision for the firm, is a very big step for us. We’re excited about entering the Augusta market and partnering with this well-established firm.” said Jason Lawhorn, the President and CEO of Lawhorn CPA. “This new iteration of the Baird CPA firm as Lawhorn-Baird CPA Group will continue to serve the great clients that Baird, along with it’s partners and staff, have exceptionally serviced for 90 years, as we bring additional expertise and expanded services that we’ve provided at Lawhorn CPA since 1979.”
To ensure confidence in the transition with clients and the community, John Gillion, Jr., along with Brenda Carroll and Rep Whiddon, as well as the current Baird team will remain at the Augusta location to serve existing and new clients.