Knoxville, Tenn.-based Lawhorn CPA Group of has acquired Baird & Co. CPAs of Augusta, Ga.
The Georgia firm will become Lawhorn’s fourth location, after Knoxville and Jefferson City, Tenn., and Jackson Hole, Wyo.
“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,” Jason Lawhorn, president and CEO of Lawhorn CPA, says in the announcement. “This new iteration of the Baird CPA firm as Lawhorn-Baird CPA Group will continue to serve the great clients that Baird, along with its 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.”
The new firm, Lawhorn-Baird CPA Group, will be a wholly owned division of Lawhorn CPA, managed by partners Lawhorn and Brenda Carroll. Audit services formerly offered by Baird CPA will continue to be provided by The Baird Audit Group, managed by partner Rep Whiddon, formerly of Baird CPA. John Gillion Jr. and the current Baird team will stay on at the Augusta office.