HHM CPAs Acquires Local Accounting Firm
November 15, 2018 | Laurie Holt
HHM CPAs, one of the Best of the Best Firms as ranked by INSIDE Public Accounting, is pleased to announce its acquisition of Grisham, Wildman & Work (GWW,) a firm based in Memphis, Tennessee, effective Oct. 1, 2018. The combined firms will operate as HHM CPAs at HHM’s Memphis location, 1755 Kirby Parkway, Memphis, TN 38120.
Prior to starting their own firm, Dave Wildman and Jerry Grisham spent more than 15 years working at George B. Jones, one of the first CPA firms to specialize in the automotive industry. They took their experience and began their own practice in 1993, working with local dealerships in the Memphis area as well as dealerships across the nation, from Tennessee to California.
“The automotive industry experience Dave and Jerry bring to the table will complement the depth of service provided by HHM’s dealership group, and we are looking forward to strengthening the relationships with their clients that have been built over their long careers,” said HHM partner Darrin Yoder, who leads the Memphis office dealership practice.
The acquisition brings HHM’s employee total to 155, including the 30 team members in the Memphis office. All GWW’s employees were retained in the merger. Both Wildman and Grisham joined HHM as directors and will work diligently to provide a seamless transition for their clients.
“We are very excited to partner with Grisham Wildman & Work to expand our footprint in the Memphis area,” said Jason Martin, Managing Partner for HHM’s Memphis office. “The combined firm will offer us the opportunity to build new relationships while utilizing the expertise and professionalism the GWW staff has been known for through the years.”
HHM opened an office in Memphis in 2015, acquired Brundige Payne & Company in August of 2017, then moved to its permanent home on Kirby Parkway in late fall of 2017.