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History of ERCPA

History of ERCPA


In 1973, Gordon Elliott established a public accounting firm whose purpose was to provide quality services to family-owned businesses in the Springfield community. He started with limited staff, but unlimited drive. From the beginning Elliott, Robinson & Company, LLP Certified Public Accountants has been committed to providing exceptional service to individuals and small businesses.

Today, the number of passionate and skilled professionals in our firm continues to grow as our services expand. With a professional staff of accountants, Elliott, Robinson & Company, LLP offers tax and auditing services in addition to tax credits, business valuations, and fraud examination. Even as our firm expands, we remain devoted to meeting your needs accurately, effectively, and on time.

Our commitment to our clients is:

  • We will take the time to listen and get to know you and your business to help you prosper.
  • We will offer sound, confidential, guidance and consultation.
  • We will provide prompt and personal attention to your individual needs.
  • We will never forget our top priority: You.

We take pride in what we do, which results in the positive impact we have had on the families and businesses we serve. Elliott, Robinson & Company, LLP has a strong history of proven success, and we are looking to the future. We seek new ways to meet our clients’ changing needs, and constantly reach new levels of expertise with qualified staff. We credit our success mainly to the way we’ve done business for nearly 50 years: placing the highest value on our clients, every step of the way.

  • 1973

    The Beginning

    Established in 1973 by Gordon Elliott.

  • 2013

    40th Anniversary

    Our staff and clients joined together on an evening to formally celebrate 40 Years serving the Springfield metropolitan area!

  • 2014

    New Headquarters New Building New Location

    ERCPA headquarters moved into a newly constructed 14,287 square feet standalone building on November 21, 2014. With over 200 guests in attendance on December 9, 2014, the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce conducted a ribbon cutting ceremony followed by an open house celebration for the unveiling of the new ERCPA headquarters. After 41 wonderful years on the 9th Floor in The Plaza Towers, the firm headquarters relocated to 2305 S. Blackman Road, Springfield, Missouri, in the TerraGreen Office Park.

  • 2015

    ERCPA Merges with Gary Fenton, CPA, P.C.

    Effective November 16, 2015, ERCPA merged with Gary Fenton, CPA, P.C. of Springfield, Missouri. Bob Helm, Managing Partner at ERCPA stated, “After 40 years in the Plaza Towers, our substantial growth in recent years combined with moving into a newly constructed building one year ago strategically positioned our firm to collaborate with other local accounting firms. Our merger with Gary Fenton, CPA, P.C. will further strengthen and expand our tax and business practices.

  • 2015

    ERCPA Merges with Lindy Maus, CPA

    Effective December 1, 2015, ERCPA merged with Lindy Maus, CPA of Republic, Missouri. Bob Helm, responds, “Merging with Lindy Maus, CPA, two weeks after our first merger only made sense. For thirty-five years Lindy has predominately built her business from the best source, referrals from clients. Her excellent reputation for quality and personalized client services in Republic is admirable so when approached about the merger we were honored. It was a matter of the right timing to align with Lindy. We’re thrilled to maintain the Republic location and provide a wider array of resources.”

  • 2018

    ERCPA Acquires Office in Branson, MO

    Effective October 1, 2018, ERCPA opens an office in Branson, MO through an acquisition as part of a succession plan for Jeffrey S. Long, CPA, PC. The Branson Chamber and Convention & Visitors Bureau conducted a ribbon cutting with a warm welcome to Branson, MO on November 6, 2018. The ERCPA Branson Office is located at 215 W. College St., Branson, MO, 65616.

  • 2018

    ERCPA Republic Office Relocates to Wildwood Plaza

    Effective November 30, 2018, the Republic office relocated to the newly constructed Wildwood Plaza as the first tenant encompassing two suites and doubling office space from the previous location. The Republic Area Chamber of Commerce conducted a ribbon cutting on December 11, 2018 followed by an open house celebration. The ERCPA Republic office is relocated at 760 East U.S. Highway 60, Republic, Missouri, 65738, totaling 3,000 square feet consisting of eight offices, a conference room, kitchen/break room, processing space, and an additional workspace area.

  • 2020

    Accounting Today’s Best Accounting Firm’s to Work For

    Named as one of Accounting Today’s 2020 Best Accounting Firms to Work for, ERCPA was awarded among 100 companies that excelled in creating quality workplaces for employees.The awards program utilized a survey process designed to identify, recognize and honor the best employers in the accounting profession, benefiting its economy, workforce and businesses.

  • 2020

    Partner Mike Pruett Retires After 35 Years of Service

    The firm warmly congratulated P. Michael Pruett, CPA/ABV, CVA, on a happy retirement for 35 Years of Service in Public Accounting all of which were devoted at ERCPA with the last 22 Years serving as Partner!

  • 2021

    Biz 417's Best Places to Work in Southwest Missouri

    Named as one of the 2021 Biz 417’s Best Places to Work, ERCPA is one of 20 area companies to make the list. The regional survey and awards program is designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in southwest Missouri, benefiting the region’s economy, workforce and businesses.

  • 2023

    Celebrating 50 Years

    Thank you to our staff and community for supporting Elliott, Robinson & Company for 50 years! Founded in 1973, Elliott, Robinson & Company, LLP, Certified Public Accountants is a full service accounting firm serving businesses and individuals nationwide. Watch our celebration video!

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