Johnson Price Sprinkle PA (JPS) announces the retirement of
Lawrence F. (Larry) Byerly and the JPS Boone office new location at
1675 Blowing Rock Road, Suite 301 ~ Boone, NC 28607.
The public is invited to an
Open House to celebrate Larry's retirement and see JPS' new office location in
Boone on Tuesday, August 2nd, 5:00 - 7:00 pm. All are welcome!
Lawrence F. Byerly:
up in Charlotte, NC and attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
During his college years he began working in 1966 with a local CPA firm and
later served his active duty time with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. After his
graduation from UNC-Charlotte, Larry continued his public accounting career on
a full-time basis, earning his CPA certificate in 1971.
Larry and his family moved to the NC mountains
in 1973 where he briefly worked for a real estate developer. In 1975, he
started his own CPA firm in Boone, which eventually went through a series of
mergers, ultimately becoming the Boone office of Johnson Price Sprinkle PA in
February 2009, when he became a JPS Shareholder.
For over forty years Larry has been dedicated
to Boone’s clients, people, community and profession. He has logged many hours
throughout the years providing taxation services and helping clients to Be
Greater. He has been a strong community advocate and has served on many
committees and boards of directors, most recently, Boone Chamber of Commerce,
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute-Small Business Center,
Church of the Holy Cross, and the Episcopal Church Diocese of WNC.
"I have had a very rewarding
career in public accounting, working with many wonderful clients and
co-workers, and with many opportunities to give of myself to others. I hope to
continue doing that, even in retirement, through my community and church
activities. To my clients, I say thank you."– Larry Byerly.
In retirement, Larry looks forward to spending
more time with family, staying active in the community, and, exploring new
interests, activities, and ideas.
Benjamin C. Hamrick, JPS CEO and
Shareholder, shares "Larry
has provided tireless support to the firm’s clients and the Boone area
throughout the years. His hand has touched many Watauga County efforts. On
behalf of our entire firm, we thank and congratulate Larry and wish him the
best in retirement."