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Richards has been our consultant since the inception of Westmark
Enterprises, Inc. twenty-two years ago, and for several years before that.
Larry’s organization set up our accounting systems in the beginning
stages of our business. He has been instrumental in the conversion of
those systems to our computerized accounting program over the last several
years, and helped us with Westmark’s buy and sell agreements. Larry has
also advised us in tax matters and other business related ventures.
The most striking aspect
about Larry Richards is the humanness he has shown to me. He treats me as
a friend and he truly cares about my wife and me.
Ronald L. Beauman
The reason Orange Bang has had a
relationship with Larry Richards for over 25 years is because he is a
personable individual, is easy to get long with, and has a comprehensive
technical knowledge and a practical understanding of how business works.
As an example, in the early years of our relationship, Larry devised a simplified bookkeeping system that we have used until the computer age. Since then we have even retained his original simple control systems.
When we were setting up a computerized but complex inventory system, Larry patiently guided us over a period of years to understand certain of the intricacies of the system.
About 10 years ago when
we became dissatisfied with our large regional accounting firm, our
attorney recommended we try Lawrence Richards, CPA. We have never looked
Hyo Gap Pang
I have used the services of Larry Richards since 1976, when I first started my garment manufacturing business. Throughout the years I have sought his counsel regarding my bookkeeping system, to obtaining loans from the bank, to obtaining the property I run my business out of, and to obtaining a pension plan. Over the years his advice has been very helpful.
Nineteen years ago Larry Richards advised me on incorporation, hired my first bookkeeper, trained her, and set up my accounting system. He hired and trained our present bookkeeper ten years ago, and she is first class.
Our accounting and office systems are running smoothly. The record keeping system and workpapers Larry developed for our use have worked so well that our bank holds our systems out as a model to others.
Formula Plastics has their injection molding machines in a plant in the United States and one in Mexico. The plant in Mexico operates under the Maquiladoras program, which Larry understands. Over the years I have asked Larry about tax laws pertaining to our employees in Mexico who have certain involvements in the United States for which I received accurate information. He understands the depreciation and sales tax rules for U.S. property in Mexico.
Over the years, as we have grown, Larry has kept pace with us and provided sensible advice to our business situations. The pricing of his services has been reasonable relative to the expert value he provides.
It hardly seems that
Lawrence L. Richards has been our tax accountant and advisor for almost
30 years. An important reason our relationship has lasted so long, is
because we are comfortable with him: we trust the advice he has given
us, believe in his integrity and professionalism, and we know he has our
best interests at heart.
unsatisfactory experiences with other CPA's and business consultants, I
turned to Larry Richards for a complete overhaul of my business's tax
strategy, bookkeeping, payroll, and tax preparation. Larry takes a very
strategic approach geared towards realizing long-term business success
for his clients, and this became evident as he personally reviewed our
company records and identified potential areas of improvement and
opportunities for overall tax reduction. The exacting detail with which
he analyzed each element of the business gave me complete confidence
that no stone was left unturned. Mr. Richards also streamlined
communications with our legal team, established a new and improved
payroll system, implemented an improved bookkeeping system, and mentored
us on it's proper use. Our bookeeping and tax situation has never been
easier or more effective.
Larry Richards is a vital resource to my firm’s financial well being and individual peace of mind. During our first year of operation, Larry assisted us in putting the necessary financial records in place and organizing our bookkeeping. As our business grows, we are working with Larry on converting our firm from an LLC to a subchapter S corporation as well as other important issues. I would strongly recommend Larry’s services to any business owner who is serious about their financial well being.
Patrick J. Burns,
For a while, we
have been in search for an accountant to help with our business start
up. That all stopped when we met with Larry Richards. His dedication to
us and our success, his personal approach, the professionalism he
exhibits, and the genuine caring of us and our interests are all traits
we have yet to see with any other CPA. His long history of solid
experience can be seen with his strategic approaches and sound advice
that he is well known for. He has helped us structure our company, set
up our business accounting and bookkeeping, and set a great go-forward
path and plan towards a successful venture. Words cannot effectively
express the thankfulness we have in having Larry as our accountant,
business advisor and mentor, and friend. We count ourselves very lucky
in being able to find someone who is a very well established and
respected CPA as well as very knowledgeable in business formations,
operations, and risk mitigations. Larry has provided us with excellent
advice and consulting and we are now more confident than ever that this
business venture will succeed. Failure is not an option in Larry's world
and he will do all in his power to ensure that we are always in the
right path to never face that demise. We definitely look forward to a
long and successful relationship with Larry.
Larry Richards has been my tax adviser and has prepared and all my tax returns since 1978. The hallmark of our relationship is that Larry has been a friend as well as a consummate professional at all times. He listens, asks questions and understands my needs, and how they have changed over time. Larry's services also are guided by his thorough and up to date knowledge of the tax law and regs and what the IRS is focusing on at any given time. It's a winning combination.
As Larry knows, attorneys in solo practice are favorite audit targets of the IRS. Accordingly, the accuracy and strength of my tax returns are especially importantly to me. To Larry's great credit, I have been audited only once. That audit lasted 10 minutes, at which time the auditor fully accepted and approved the return Larry had prepared. Many of my colleagues tell harrowing stories of audits and ongoing tax disputes. A lot of them do their own taxes. Not me. My one and only audit could not have gone better, and I have Larry Richards to thank for it.
As Larry will tell you, no professional
can provide bullet-proof advice 100% of the time. But I've gotten
it from Larry, and I've gotten it when it counted most, fully justifying
the faith I place in him personally and professionally. And in
case you're wondering, everyone I've referred to him over the years has
thanked me for the introduction.
Bill and I want to tell you what a pleasure it has been dealing with you and your staff. If we hadn't had several bad experiences, we really wouldn't be able to appreciate you as much as we do because we wouldn't know what an unusually competent organization we had found Anyway, we appreciate everything that you have done, are doing, and will be doing! From our first conversation with you, your questions were direct and to the point... we had never experienced such in depth questions regarding our business and felt instantly that you were going to be outstanding as our accountant. I want to compliment you on the businesslike manner you had in stating what records you needed from us, an approximate range of your fee, and your contract... everything was up front and very well presented by your staff, Katy and Rachael. In other words, you have a very happy client!
L. Jean Donnely,
Larry Richards has been our CPA for almost three years. We were unhappy with the service of our previous CPA, and searched for a new CPA firm that was knowledgeable and gave good service. After extensive research, we found Larry's website. I contacted him, and after a brief discussion I immediately felt comfortable. As an accountant myself, it was important for me to find a CPA that has in depth knowledge of all the accounting rules, as well as new tax laws.
Larry filled all these criteria's. Moreover, Larry is very easy to talk to, and provides quality service.
Michael R. Rhodes, Founder/CEO