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Helping clients succeed for 100+ years
Creating opportunities for success
Hancock Askew is built on a proud tradition of service, technical expertise, and innovative thinking. Our vision is to put others first and find the best solution for our clients by adhering to our core values.
Whether we are advising our clients, leading our people, or serving our communities, we strive to be a trusted advisor by always seeking to do what is best for others.
We are passionate about the work we do and the opportunity we have to serve others.
We are proactive and engaged in the businesses of our clients, the lives of our people, and the communities we serve. We strive to plan and consider what is best for you rather than just reacting as events unfold.
We desire to do what is best, be our best, and seek best solutions for all we are privileged to serve.
100+ years of history
Charles Neville left the electric industry to start his own accounting and auditing firm, The Charles Neville Audit Co. His office was located in the Savannah Bank and Trust Building at 109 Gwinnett Street in Savannah, Georgia. Four years later, Neville changed the name of the firm to Charles Neville & Co.
Mack H. Barnes, Sr. and J. T. McIver joined the firm as partners in 1918, changing the name of the firm to Neville, McIver, Barnes & Co.The firm operated under this name until Neville and McIver retired from the firm in 1933.
Barnes renamed the firm M. H. Barnes & Co. in 1934. That same year, Walter C. Askew, Jr. came to work for Barnes as an accountant. Askew was offered a position as partner in 1949, along with William A. Mills. The firm became Barnes, Askew, Mills & Co. and operated under that name until 1961. During that time, Walter C. Askew, III came to work for his father.
In 1945, Donald F. Stewart began his own accounting firm on Bay Street named Donald Stewart, CPA. The name was changed to Stewart & Hancock, CPA’s when James Hancock, Jr. joined the firm as a partner in 1956. Irwin Mazo started working there that same year and became a partner in 1957 after Stewart retired. The firm was renamed as Hancock, Mazo & Co. and operated under that name until 1965.
Askew, III joined with Hancock and Mazo to form Hancock, Mazo & Askew, CPA’s. After the offices at Factors Walk burned in 1973, the firm was moved to 570 E. York Street and J. Harry Haslam, Jr, joined the firm.
The name was changed one final time to Hancock Askew & Co., LLP in 1981. In 1986 J. Harry Haslam, Jr. was promoted to Managing Partner and was succeeded as Managing Partner in 2011 by Michael T. McCarthy.
Hancock Askew & Co., LLP moved to the newly constructed facility located at 100 Riverview Drive. The 3-story building and surrounding land provide the prestigious accounting firm with plenty of room for continued growth in the future.
Hancock Askew opened an office in Atlanta. In November 2011, the office merged with the CPA firm of Jackson, Reece and Scott, PC, which expanded the staff and firm service offerings in the Atlanta area.
Hancock Askew announced the official opening of its new office in Miami, Florida. The expansion accompanied the firm’s recognition of the need to provide additional infrastructure for its growing client base in the Southeast, as well as gain access to a growing international market
Hancock Askew announced a merger with The Brand Tax Group in Tampa, Florida. This merger further expanded the firm’s reach in the Florida marketplace.
Hancock Askew announces a merger with McElderry & Associates in Atlanta, Georgia. This merger expands the tax practice in Atlanta and adds a firm presence in Augusta, Georgia.
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