Stephen Wallick & Associates (SW&A) announced today that it had acquired Eric Tuthill CPA’s practice in Dickson, TN. Eric and his wife are expecting their first child and will be transitioning into a new opportunity within the area.
Tuthill received multiple offers but chose SW&A for their commitment to their clients, our community and the high level of service they provide to all of their clients.
This move comes just a month after Jonah Wallick announced opening his new Chattanooga, TN location, further expanding the family’s reach as tax professionals.
We sat down with Stephen Wallick and asked him a few questions about the acquisition and what it means for his clients.
Q: What made you decide to acquire Eric Tuthill CPA’s practice?
“We are always looking to expand our services and serve more of the people in Tennessee who need professional accounting help. When we heard that Eric was expecting his first child and transitioning into a new opportunity, we realized this was the perfect opportunity to acquire his practice,” said Wallick.
“I’ve known Eric for years and I’m excited to be able to offer his clients the same quality of service and expertise they’ve come to expect from him.”
Q: What services will you provide in the Dickson area?
“We’ll be providing the same full-service accounting, tax, and financial planning services that we offer in our other locations. We’ll also be offering IRS issue tax resolution and employee retention tax credits to individuals and businesses,” Stephen said.
Wallick added, “We’re committed to providing the highest quality services to our clients, and we look forward to making this transition as smooth as possible for Eric’s existing clients. Aside from different faces, they won’t notice too much of a difference in the services they receive from us.”
Q: How will the acquisition benefit your current clients?
“Much like Eric’s current clients, our current ones won’t see any difference in the services they receive from us. However, they will benefit from our expanded service area and increased capacity to serve clients in Dickson,” Stephen said.
Wallick adds, “We are excited to have the opportunity to serve more clients in Tennessee and look forward to building strong relationships with our new clients in Dickson.”
This acquisition marks yet another milestone for SW&A, which serves individuals and businesses throughout Tennessee. With the addition of Eric Tuthill CPA’s practice, Stephen Wallick & Associates continues to grow and develop its services in the state of Tennessee.
“With Jonah now managing the Chattanooga location and this acquisition, we’re slowly spreading our reach throughout all of Tennessee,” Stephen said. “We look forward to continuing to serve the people of Tennessee and providing them with quality accounting services.”
Q: What is your main goal with the acquisition?
“Hmm, that’s a great question. Our main goal is to provide the highest quality services to our clients while expanding our service area and providing more value to our current clients,” Stephen said.
“We look forward to continuing Eric’s legacy of excellent client service in the Dickson area.”
Q: What advice do you have for people looking to transition into a new career?
“I’d suggest researching your options and taking time to figure out the right path for you. It’s important to find something that will give you satisfaction and joy. Take your time, be patient, and make sure you’re making the right decision for you,” Stephen said.
Q: What advice would you give someone looking for an accounting firm?
“Make sure to do your research and find an accounting firm that will meet your needs. Look for a firm with experience, expertise, and a commitment to delivering top-quality services. You should also talk to the team members and make sure you feel comfortable working with them,” Stephen said.
Next, we asked Stephen some questions about his plans for the future:
Q: What are your plans for the next few years with SW&A?
“We plan to continue expanding our reach and providing top-quality services to our clients. We’ll also be investing in technology, increasing our staff, and hiring more experienced professionals,” Stephen said.
“Our goal is to provide the best possible services to our clients and make sure that we can meet their needs in any situation.”
Q: What else would you like to tell us about SW&A?
“Our team is committed to providing top-notch service, and our clients come first. We are focused on helping businesses and individuals succeed, no matter their goals,” Stephen said.
“We are excited about this acquisition and look forward to continuing to serve Eric’s clients in the Dickson area with the excellent service they are accustomed to.”
Q: Are there any other plans for the future that you would like to share?
“Yes, we’ll be continuing our commitment to giving back to the community. We believe in making a positive difference in our communities and are always looking for ways to do more,” Stephen said.
Steven added, “Any company that’s not focused on giving back is missing out on a huge opportunity to make a real impact in the lives of their clients and the world around them.”