Back in 1950 when Horace Gray Williams of Anderson began providing accounting services and advice across the Palmetto State, he earned a reputation as a friendly, trusted, high-integrity advisor to many.
Since then, our firm has enjoyed consistent success serving clients ranging from individuals to start-ups to multi-state organizations. And we’ve enjoyed that success because we remain resolutely focused on helping every client achieve the highest level of success possible.
When Forest Suggs, Jr. joined his father-in-law’s firm in 1961, he greatly expanded the service offerings and technical resources available to clients. And in 1987, Gray Suggs, Sr. joined his father Forest in the practice, which later merged with a prominent regional firm.
Then, in late 2005 and after months of consideration, Gray partnered with noted CPA Brian Johnson and returned to his earliest roots, forming SuggsJohnson. Their mission? To return to the truly trusted advisor relationship with clients they both preferred. To get to know clients and their families and business issues more deeply than any regional firm could. To provide knowledge, integrity and value through personal service. To make a difference.
Later, in 2018, SuggsJohnson welcomed Chris Halkowitz as a partner to lead and expand its audit and assurance practice. His technical skills and expertise bring a wealth of knowledge to the firm and contribute substantial value to our clients.
The firm continues to thrive, and clients continue to succeed. And while neither Horace nor Forest are alive today, in a way, they’ve never left. And we’re confident that — if they were here still — both men would be pleased and proud of the firm and the legacy they’ve helped create.