Carr Riggs & Ingram Expands Operations in Florida

Enterprise, Ala.-based Carr Riggs & Ingram (FY16 net revenue of $235.8 million) acquired Bradenton, Fla.-based Shinn & Company.

Shinn & Company provides accounting and auditing, tax compliance and planning, business consulting, and small business accounting services with particular industry expertise delivered to agricultural, education, governmental, nonprofit, construction, and real estate clients.

“Increasing our footprint in Florida has been a part of our growth strategy for some time,” says William Carr, chairman and MP of CRI. “The Shinn & Company offices in Bradenton and Sarasota coupled with our current Florida offices strategically position our expertise throughout the Gulf Coast making CRI one of the best accounting resources in the state.”

“CRI is one of the fastest growing first-generation firms in the entire country,” says Allan Koltin, CEO of Koltin Consulting Group, who advised both firms on the merger. “Their ability to provide all of the resources that a smaller firm wants and needs, but to do it in a very entrepreneurial and culturally compatible environment is what sets them apart. In that same respect, Shinn & Company is one of Florida’s most prestigious and respected CPA firms, and they felt that CRI’s leadership, technology platform, depth of resources, and innovation were a perfect match for their clients.”