HoganTaylor, LLP announced today a merger agreement with Hart, Chandler & Associates, PLLC (HCA) which became effective January 1, 2015 when HCA began doing business as HoganTaylor, LLP. HCA has served the Little Rock business community for more than 30 years and provides tax, audit and accounting services. The HCA merger adds a 4th location to HoganTaylor’s current presence in Tulsa, Oklahoma City and Fayetteville, Arkansas.
HoganTaylor is one of the largest public accounting firms in the Oklahoma/Arkansas region. The firm was recently recognized as a top 200 firm by INSIDE Public Accounting, ranking 120 in the nation based on size of accounting firms.
“Our Fayetteville office has been very successful and it has been our strategic goal to enter Little Rock to better serve our Arkansas based clients. This merger with HCA is a great cultural fit that will allow us to launch new service offerings to our wonderful clients, ” said Randy Nail, chief executive officer of HoganTaylor. “We’re excited that HCA has joined forces with HoganTaylor and we’re looking forward to getting more involved in the Little Rock business community.”
“The opportunity to merge with a nationally recognized firm like HoganTaylor will be of great benefit to our business community,” said Blake Chandler, former HCA principal. “Expanding our outreach will result in additional service and industry expertise for existing and new clients and also bring greater career opportunities for current and future employees.”
HoganTaylor announced another merger in late 2014 with Hartog, Kallenberger & Swarthout, PLLC, adding approximately a six percent growth to the overall size of HoganTaylor. The HCA merger brings HoganTaylor’s total number of personnel to approximately 210 which includes 29 partners.