Several industries and organizations in Oklahoma have come to depend on the services of Cole+Reed PC over the past 60 years because it is committed to “adding more.”
Since its inception in the early 1950s, the company has grown in every way imaginable. After a modest start, it is now made up of 10 partners and 86 employees. It “adds more because you deserve more,” and this motto must reckon with a variety of businesses.
Cole+Reed is the premier provider for several industries, including construction, financial, governmental, higher education, insurance, manufacturing, nonprofit, oil and medical.
Offering the resources and services of a large national firm along with the personal dedication of a local firm, Cole+Reed has proven they can balance. The company provides audit, assurance, tax planning, compliance, consulting and accounting services to businesses of all sizes throughout Oklahoma and the surrounding areas. However, it realizes that the business is no longer just about preparing taxes and month-end accounting; it’s about building relationships.
The firm is focused on teamwork and doing what is right, and this dedication has helped it build up a reputation based on reliable, responsive and quality service. It will be there for clients long-term to ensure they achieve success.
“We deliver on this promise by providing more attention, more leadership involvement, more resources and more expertise,” says Don Phillips, marketing director.
Cole+Reed’s goal is to be the best professional services firm, he says. By creating opportunity for its staff and clients, as well as helping both to exceed their greatest expectations, it will be able to get there.
Hyde & Company CPAs PC
In a word: Knowledgeable
Hyde & Company CPAs PC is a full-service accounting firm that has served the Oklahoma City metro area since August 2002. The company that began with a modest three employees now employs 11 people with extensive backgrounds in tax work and accounting.
The staff of Hyde & Company specializes in the oil and gas, nonprofit, manufacturing, retail and service sectors. It partners with business owners and individuals in order to help these clients achieve their financial goals.
The company also provides information on which customers can base their financial decisions. Hyde & Company specializes in customized accounting, business and tax solutions and planning for small business owners and high-net-worth individuals.
BKD CPAS & ADVISORS
In a word: Integrity
Any accountant can do your taxes, but when a company is looking to grow and prosper, it needs the best when it comes to keeping the books straight and staying on the good side of Uncle Sam.
With the merger of three local firms in 2006, BKD CPAs & Advisors was born to meet that need. It is a branch of the national firm BKD. In Oklahoma, the firm strives for unmatched client service with a focus on serving the middle market.
Todd Lisle, managing partner, says Oklahoma City’s entrepreneurial spirit and healthy business climate have helped boost numerous middle-market companies. When many of those companies have tax, auditing or consulting needs, they come to BKD to ensure all their Is are dotted and Ts are crossed. The staff of 41, including four partners, offers clients experience in financial services, manufacturing and distribution, not-for-profit and government, employee benefits, construction and real estate, business valuation and litigation support as well as accounting outsourcing.
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