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HISTORY

KPM has been serving clients since 1966. We are proud of the rich history that helps define our firm.

May 1966

Herb Cohen & Harry Kirkpatrick form Cohen, Kirkpatrick & Company; located in the Commerce Terrace Building at 2200 E. Sunshine Street.
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May 1973

Cohen, Kirkpatrick & Company relocates to the Plaza Towers building at 1736 E. Sunshine Street.
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January 1978

Cohen, Kirkpatrick & Company merges with Lipscomb & Company to form Lipscomb, Cohen, Kirkpatrick & Co.
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December 1978

Lipscomb, Cohen, Kirkpatrick & Co. relocates to a new building at 2003 E. Sunshine Street.
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April 1979

Herb Cohen leaves the firm & the firm name becomes Lipscomb, Kirkpatrick & Co.
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January 1989

Lipscomb, Kirkpatrick & Co. merges with Phillips & Miller to become Kirkpatrick, Phillips & Miller; the office at 2003 E. Sunshine Street is expanded & remodeled.
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January 1989

Mike Phillips is named the first managing shareholder of Kirkpatrick, Phillips & Miller.
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November 1992

A second office is opened in Branson, Missouri to meet growing client needs; located at 208 E. College Street in the Hauck Town Centre.
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March 1993

Kirkpatrick, Phillips & Miller join CPA Associates International, an international association of select independent accounting firms in major cities across the U.S. & around the world.
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May 1996

Steve Hufham is named the second managing shareholder of Kirkpatrick, Phillips & Miller.
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October 1999

To meet the growing client need for outsourced information technology services, Kirkpatrick, Phillips & Miller launches an affiliate company, KPM Technology, LLC.
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June 2007

Joy Ward becomes the first female shareholder of Kirkpatrick, Phillips & Miller.
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November 2007

Kirkpatrick, Phillips & Miller is first named as one of Springfield Business Journal’s ‘Choice Employers’. Read more

May 2008

Mike Redmon is named the third managing shareholder of Kirkpatrick, Phillips & Miller. Read more

May 2009

Kirkpatrick, Phillips & Miller hits a revenue milestone of $10 million dollars.
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January 2011

Kirkpatrick, Phillips & Miller changes its name to KPM CPAs, PC.
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January 2011

To meet the growing client need for financial, wealth, & insurance planning services, KPM CPAs, PC launches an affiliate company, KPM Wealth Advisors, LLC.
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December 2011

KPM CPAs, PC receives The John C. Rush Award from the United Way of the Ozarks for a 15 percent or more increase in employee contributions to their annual campaign.
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November 2013

KPM CPAs, PC breaks ground on a new headquarters building in Springfield, Missouri located at 1445 E. Republic Road. Read more

January 2014

KPM CPAs, PC merges with Davis, Lynn & Moots, PC, a firm with an emphasis in governmental & non-profit accounting, & adds a location at 3828 South Avenue. Read more

May 2014

Jim Lewis is named the fourth managing shareholder of KPM CPAs, PC. Read more

November 2014

KPM CPAs, PC merges with Hlavacek, Morris, McIntyre, Yates & Danielson, a firm with an emphasis in accounting outsourcing, & adds a location at 1200 E. Woodhurst Drive. Read more

November 2014

The new headquarters building opens for business; KPM CPAs, PC celebrates with a ribbon cutting with the Springfield Chamber of Commerce & an open house. Read more

November 2014

KPM CPAs, PC is renamed KPM CPAs & Advisors to better reflect the firm's consulting practice; in addition, all KPM companies are rebranded & brand elements across all firms are updated with a clean, straightforward, & modern design.
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March 2015

KPM CPAs & Advisors is named sixth among the ‘Fastest Growing Accounting Firms in the U.S.’ by Accounting Today.
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March 2015

KPM CPAs & Advisors is ranked as one of Accounting Today’s ‘2015 Regional Leaders’ for the first time.
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May 2015

KPM CPAs & Advisors hits a revenue milestone of $15 million dollars.
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August 2015

KPM CPAs & Advisors launches a new community-focused firm initiative, KPM CARES (Community Action Requires Engaged Societies). Read more

September 2015

KPM CPAs & Advisors is named to the INSIDE Public Accounting ‘Top 300 Firms’ list for the first time. Read more

January 2016

KPM CPAs & Advisors is recognized in 417 Magazine as the ‘Face of Certified Public Accountants’ in 417-land. Read more

February 2016

KPM CPAs & Advisors joins The Leading Edge Alliance; the second largest international association in the world, creating a high-quality alliance of 220 firms focused on accounting, financial, & business advisory services. Read more

May 2016

KPM CPAs & Advisors celebrates 50 years in business.
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