Firm History


2015 was a banner year for the firm as we became known as Tidwell Group. We could not be more excited to offer clients the talents that have joined forces to strengthen the firm in order to better serve clients. Our vision for the firm is value creation - providing unsurpassed, value-added personalized service at reasonable fees.

With its roots dating back to 1997, the firm was founded by Barry Tidwell and is recognized by industry trade groups as one of the fastest growing firms in the country - culminating in a number one ranking in 2005. In 2006, when the firm had grown to six offices and approximately 135 professionals, Tidwell Group’s upward growth trend continued as it further grew its real estate and construction practices and ultimately merged with a national real estate accounting firm that is now a top ten U.S. accounting firm.

In 2009, with the economic downturn and real estate developers struggling and requiring a more hands on approach from their accountants, Barry Tidwell envisioned a better way to serve clients. Tidwell joined forces with ten other partners after spinning off from the national firm to form what is known today as Tidwell Group. The formation of the new firm has been superbly received by the market. Why? With the firm’s partners bearing Big Four and national firm expertise, Tidwell Group is now in a position to offer its clients the expertise of a top ten firm but with a more efficient fee structure. By using a more hands-on approach with real estate developers and other clients and assisting them in navigating the difficulties with the economic downturn, the firm has continued its upward growth trajectory.

The firm continues to champion its mission of providing unsurpassed service and value creation to clients and to growing and developing future leaders of the firm. The synergy gained from the combined knowledge and business insights of Tidwell Group’s partner base empowers clients and provides them with the brain trust needed to surpass their business goals.   

Today, Tidwell Group is widely recognized as a national provider of audit, tax and consulting services to several industries across the country. Tidwell Group continues to pursue the mission of growing and protecting client interests. Surviving various economic downturns and the challenges and opportunities of organic growth, Tidwell Group has emerged with a strong position in the accounting industry as a trusted advisor in the business arena.