We are very excited to team with Ed Rishebarger and his talented group of professionals in San Antonio, and we are confident that our Dallas and San Antonio clients will benefit from our regional presence and the greater depth of services we now offer
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Dallas (Vocus) October 1, 2009
The combined organization will operate as TravisWolff Independent Advisors & Accountants, representing approximately $25 million in annual revenue. The merger blends TravisWolff's staff of 130 with Burnside & Rishebarger's staff of 25, creating one of the largest independent accounting firms in Texas.
"We are very excited to team with Ed Rishebarger and his talented group of professionals in San Antonio, and we are confident that our Dallas and San Antonio clients will benefit from our regional presence and the greater depth of services we now offer," said Ken Travis, TravisWolff's board chairman.
Rishebarger, managing and founding partner of Burnside & Rishebarger, added, "Merging with TravisWolff expands our capabilities, both in numbers and expertise, allowing us to better serve our existing and prospective clients. We look forward to extending our client relationships in San Antonio and south-central Texas under the TravisWolff name. And, we think this will be a great opportunity for our staff to be part of a larger organization."
"This merger is part of our long-term growth strategy designed to better serve our current and prospective clients," said Harold Gaar, TravisWolff's managing principal. "We have been very fortunate to work with great clients over the years, and we believe this merger positions us well for the future, allowing us to even more effectively serve the growing needs of our client base."
Gaar explained that TravisWolff and Burnside & Rishebarger had casually discussed a merger several years ago at an industry association meeting and began serious conversations in February 2009.
TravisWolff was founded in 1991, while Burnside & Rishebarger has been in operation since 1985. TravisWolff's Dallas office is located at 5580 LBJ Freeway and its San Antonio office is at 8700 Tesoro Dr.
TravisWolff is an independent accounting and advisory firm that offers a full range of attest and tax services to large, formal business enterprises; entrepreneurial/owner-operated businesses; and successful individuals. Its industry specializations include real estate, construction, financial services, health care, manufacturing, not-for-profit, oil and gas, professional services, restaurant/retail/hospitality and technology. Additionally, TravisWolff provides specialized professional services in the areas of IT auditing (SAS 70), employee benefit plan audits, business valuation, litigation services and forensic accounting, estate planning and compensation and benefits consulting.
With more than 150 employees, TravisWolff has offices in Dallas and San Antonio and serves clients and their subsidiaries, operating companies and manufacturing facilities throughout Texas, the U.S. and offshore. As a member of the Moore Stephens association, TravisWolff extends its services to the global market. TravisWolff is a registered firm with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB). For more information, please visit http://www.traviswolff.com.