Top 20 Nationally Ranked Carr, Riggs & Ingram (CRI) Expands Operations in Florida

CRI Merges Gulf Coast Firm Shinn & Company

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Top 20 nationally ranked CPA and advisory firm Carr, Riggs & Ingram LLC (CRI) has increased its investment in Florida, expanding its locations to serve clients there through the merger of Shinn & Company.

“Increasing our footprint in Florida has been a part of our growth strategy for some time,” stated William H. Carr, chairman and managing partner of CRI. “The Shinn & Company offices in Bradenton and Sarasota coupled with our current Florida offices strategically position our expertise throughout the Gulf Coast making CRI one of the best accounting resources in the state.”

Allan D. Koltin, CEO of Koltin Consulting Group, who advised both firms on the merger commented, “CRI is one of the fastest-growing first-generation firms in the entire country. Their ability to provide all of the resources that a smaller firm wants and needs, but to do it in a very entrepreneurial and culturally compatible environment is what sets them apart. In that same respect, Shinn & Company is one of Florida’s most prestigious and respected CPA firms, and they felt that CRI’s leadership, technology platform, depth of resources and innovation were a perfect match for their clients.”

Challenging itself to embrace agility and improve client service through its CRInnovate initiative, CRI has implemented such forward-thinking technologies as the CRI vSTAR™ process which allows the firm to virtually conduct audits.

About Carr, Riggs & Ingram LLC
CRI is a CPA and advisory firm located in more than 25 markets throughout Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. CRI’s industry specializations include construction, government, banking/financial institutions, healthcare, insurance, not-for-profit, manufacturing and distribution. CRI offers traditional and specialized services including audit and assurance, business consulting and support, forensic accounting, IT auditing, retirement plan auditing, SEC compliance, business valuation, tax planning, and trusts and estates work. Additionally, CRI’s portfolio companies deliver service organization control (SOC) reports, investment banking, management consulting and wealth management. CRI is a top 20 nationally ranked accounting firm. For additional information, please visit

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