Elliott Davis Expands Columbia Office, Celebrates 20th Anniversary

COLUMBIA, S.C., Oct. 22, 2012 Elliott Davis, LLC, one of the largest accounting, tax and consulting services firms in the Southeast, is pleased to announce the addition of Shareholder Bill Quattlebaum and Senior Manager Russell Quattlebaum to its Columbia office.

Founded in 1925 in Greenville, S.C., Elliott Davis has offices throughout the state and also in N.C., V.A. and G.A.  The Quattlebaums join the firm as it celebrates its 20 year anniversary in the Columbia market.

A certified public accountant with more than 30 years of experience, Bill Quattlebaum will provide tax services to high net-worth individuals and closely-held businesses. His son, Russell Quattlebaum, will provide assurance services to clients across a wide-range of industries.

“Bill and Russell are excellent additions to our Columbia team and have a strong track record of serving diverse clients in the Midlands region,” said Rick Davis, firm managing shareholder for Elliott Davis. “The expansion of our talent pool through lateral hiring helps to support our continued expansion while upholding our high level of service.”

Due to its continued growth, Elliott Davis recently renewed and expanded its presence at the Bank of America Plaza in downtown Columbia. The firm has leased additional space and soon will occupy 25,000 sq. feet of the building.

“We opened this office in 1992 with seven people with the goal of being the largest accounting firm in the city. That objective was met in 2000; and today, we continue to have the largest local bench in this market,” said Columbia Office Managing Shareholder Jason Caskey.

Elliott Davis recently marked its 20th anniversary milestone at an event held at the Columbia Museum of Art. The Sept. 19 celebration drew more than 200 clients and friends.

“This community has been tremendously supportive of our success and we have always been committed to its success,” said Caskey.

During the past two decades, Elliott Davis has given more than $1 million to support local causes, and many of the firms’ professionals hold leadership positions on community boards and donate time to various charitable organizations.

According to Caskey, “We know that we are fortunate to live and do business here. Giving back is an important part of our culture.”

In its most recent United Way of the Midlands campaign, the office had 100% participation by its employees and has been routinely recognized with the organization’s Chairman’s Award for its dedication to the annual fundraising campaign. The firm also recently pledged a five-year $150,000 gift to USC’s School of Accounting at the Darla Moore School of Business.