Houston CPA Firm Gainer Donnelly Merges with Regional CPA Powerhouse Carr, Riggs & Ingram (CRI)

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Additional accounting, tax, and consulting services delivered by regional accounting firm Carr, Riggs & Ingram are now available in the greater Houston area.

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Gainer Donnelly’s reputation for stellar client service and high quality accounting services align with CRI’s core values and business objectives, making this merger a natural fit and benefit for both of our firms.

Top Houston CPA firm Gainer Donnelly has merged with Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC (CRI), the 28th largest accounting firm in the nation and third largest accounting firm in the South. The Houston office on Two Riverway will now operate under the name of Carr, Riggs & Ingram.

The newly merged location will retain its current staff of 140 professionals while benefiting from the expertise of a regional accounting firm that delivers services to now more than 60,000 clients. George Hawkins will oversee local operations as partner-in-charge.

“Gainer Donnelly has served the Houston community for more than 60 years,” stated George Hawkins. “During that time, we’ve built a solid reputation as trusted business advisors while cultivating long-term client relationships. We will continue those traditions while now offering expanded services to our clients and the Houston market, as well as additional career opportunities to our staff.”

CRI offers ongoing training and career development programs designed to equip its staff with tools to better serve their clients and communities. CRI professionals also benefit from specialized career paths and opportunities for advancement across the South.

According to William H. Carr, chairman and managing partner of CRI, “CRI’s strategic growth plan has encompassed expansion in Texas—and specifically Houston—for some time. Gainer Donnelly’s reputation for stellar client service and high quality accounting services align with CRI’s core values and business objectives, making this merger a natural fit and benefit for both of our firms. We look forward to capitalizing on their local Houston connections and our regional firm expertise.”

CRI now has 41 locations throughout Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas. For more information regarding CRI, as well as news and tips applicable to both business owners and individuals, visit CRIcpa.com or the firm’s interactive blog, You'll Be Surprised by What We Know.

About Carr Riggs & Ingram, LLC
CRI is ranked as 28th largest accounting firm nationally and 3rd regionally in the South. Today, CRI has more than 1,000 employees in 41 offices throughout Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas and is recognized as one of the fastest growing CPA firms in the United States. CRI’s industry specializations include construction companies, governmental entities, financial institutions, healthcare entities, insurance companies, not-for-profit organizations, and manufacturing and distribution companies. CRI also offers specialized services including forensic accounting, employee benefit plan (EBP) audits, service organization control (SOC) reporting, and IT audits. For details regarding our service and industry specialties, please visit CRIcpa.com or our accounting blog available at http://blog.CRIcpa.com.

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