Garland & Greenwood CPAs and Advisors, PLLC, a Little Rock-based accounting firm, has recently created a new Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) firm dedicated to financial planning and wealth management. This new division will be headed by Blake Abston and founding partner Mike Tuohey.
“Adding a financial planning division is a natural extension for us,” said Jake Froemsdorf, managing partner. “Many of our clients need ongoing financial consultation and long-term planning.”
Garland & Greenwood is the result of a merger of five CPA firms across Arkansas: FDV – CPA and Consulting Services, Bentonville; Gasaway & Company, CPAs, Little Rock; Mcllroy Keen Goodman, Little Rock; Prince & Tuohey, CPA, Hot Springs and Robert G. Schichtl II CPA, Conway. By combining, Garland & Greenwood became one of the top 10 largest accounting firms in the state. The creation of the financial planning division represents the next step in their growth and expansion of available services.
Blake Abston, head of the new division, is a graduate of the University of Arkansas Walton College of Business. Before joining Garland & Greenwood, Abston began his career with a fee-based comprehensive financial planning firm in Little Rock. Mike Tuohey, one of the founding partners of the merger, is a graduate of the College of William and Mary. Before the merger, he was a partner at Prince & Tuohey, CPA, Hot Springs.