KINGSPORT -- Blackburn, Childers & Steagall (BCS) -- which has an office on Tusculum Boulevard in Greeneville and is the largest CPA firm in the region -- and Paul J. Rhoton, CPA, the eighth largest firm in the region, have announced that they will merge effective Jan. 1, 2014.
"We are excited to welcome Paul, the firm's employees and clients to BCS," said Tommy Greer, managing partner of BCS, in a news release.
"With the additional expertise of Paul and his staff, we will be able to expand our services in the Kingsport area and the surrounding region."
The merger will nearly double the size of BCS' Kingsport office.
"I believe BCS is a great fit for us and our clients. They have a reputation for quality and timely client service and for placing high emphasis on family, church and community involvement," said Paul J. Rhoton.
All clients served by the Rhoton firm will continue to be serviced at their current location for the present time.
Following a renovation and expansion of BCS' Kingsport office, Rhoton employees are expected to be moved by late 2014 to 1361 S. Wilcox Drive.
Serving the region since 1961, BCS has 10 partners and offices in Kingsport, Johnson City and Greeneville.
BCS and its related entities will employ more than 100, post-merger.
The firm provides tax, accounting and audit services locally as well as nationally.
More information about BCS can be found at BCScpa.com.