New Jersey’s Top Rated Local® Accounting Firm Award Winner: E&Q Tax Accounting and Business Solutions

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that E&Q Tax Accounting and Business Solutions

A 94.00 Rating Score™, a 4.90 average star rating on verified sites, and more than 150 online ratings make E&Q Tax Accounting and Business Solutions the number one accounting firm in the entire state of New Jersey. This is just one of the fabulous reviews they’ve received:

“Forget the big box stores, or online software, this is the only place I’ll do my taxes! I’ve been coming to Edward for over 20 years. He’s always giving useful advice, answering questions, and this year he prepped me on the upcoming tax changes for next year’s return.” -Mo S.

A One-of-a-Kind Accounting Firm’s Secret to a Strong Online Reputation

Grace Lopez, the marketing Director of E&Q Tax Accounting and Business Solutions, took some time to speak with us about the business’ success.

Grace credits the company’s stand-out reputation to the diversity within their staff. “Diversity separates us from our competition, when you come in you’ll notice that we have a younger crowd of employees that has expertise in all studies all facets of finance,” she said. “We help a lot of younger adults and even cater to that demographic more than our competitors. We’ve developed an App to help them with their taxes but also ensure we’re assisting the younger demographics to improve all aspects of their financial future. We provide more modern experience than other CPA/accounting firms and treat every client with Excellence and Quality (E&Q).”

During our conversation with Grace, it became clear that the team at E&Q Tax Accounting and Business Solutions hold themselves to a high standard when it comes to client care. In Grace’s words, “One of the biggest keys to our success is how we treat our clients here. We always ask if they’ve had a great experience to leave a great google review. Google is a big driver for new business and their testimonials earn additional trust for the potential clients recognizing them on Google.”

Making the World a Better Place By Putting The Client First

The team at E&Q Tax Accounting and Business Solutions truly cares about their clients. “Our mission is to deliver financial solutions to business and individuals through superior experience in excellence and quality,” Grace said. “Customer experience is our main priority. We greet each client that comes in to make them feel special. We also hold a commitment to helping them besides taxes, any other need their client may have to assist them in any way possible from payment processing, credit repair, taxes, accounting for businesses and any other need a business may have.”

Here’s Grace’s advice to other businesses that want an excellent online reputation:

“Focus on customer service and be authentic. Monitor your competitors and stay a step ahead of them. Offer your customers the best experience you can because that is how they’ll remember you! When you have fun with your work and take a genuine approach to helping your customers, you’ll go a long way!”


Thank you so much for speaking with us, Grace! Congratulations to the team at E&Q Tax Accounting and Business Solutions for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner!

Alabama’s Top Rated Local® Accounting Firm Award Winner: Randall M. Hancock, CPA, PC

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Randall M. Hancock, CPA, PC is a 2019 award winner!

“[They were] very knowledgeable and helpful with letting me know all of my options so that I could get the most out of filing my taxes! I am a first-year independent contractor and at my appointment, Mr. Hancock was very helpful in making sure I would be on course for filing next year as well.” -Dorothy D.

That’s just one of the many phenomenal reviews Randall and his team have received, giving them not only a 93.00 Rating Score™ and a perfect five-star rating average, but a spot among the top three accounting firms in the entire state of Alabama!

Not Your Average Alabama Company

We got a chance to speak with Randall Hancock himself about his business’ sensational online reputation.

Randall got in to the accounting business to continue a family legacy. “My dad was a CPA, and I wanted to follow his footsteps,” he said. “He encouraged me to follow my dreams and become an entrepreneur. Owning my own business allows me to better understand my clients. When I hire someone, I make sure that we maintain that culture by taking care of our employees. We are constantly trying to improve our service so we use feedback to make things better.”

As for the difference between his office and that of other accountants in the area, Randall will tell you it all comes down to customer service. He told us, “We take great care of our clients. There’s a personal touch to every relationship we build with our clients. In a large firm, you might have to deal with a new person every year, and that’s tough for a business owner. We serve our clients year-round, so we build strong relationships with them. We still have clients from when I started in 1987.”

Building Success By Nurturing Relationships

So, what’s Randall’s secret to success? In his words, “We keep in touch with our clients after they work with us to ensure that they get the best service possible. We ask our clients to refer other clients and leave reviews through automated email journeys. We try to encourage people to talk to us first if they have an issue. We want to make sure everyone is heard.”

As an award-winning business owner, Randall knows what it takes to excel as an accountant. Here’s his advice to other CPAs that want to improve their online reputation:

“Establish relationships with your accountant, attorney, and banker because you need a strong team to count on and work with. As a business owner, you quickly realize you need to wear lots of hats. You tend to be an expert in your trade, but there are business aspects that need to be taken care of, and you need support for your weak areas.”


Congratulations to Randall M. Hancock and his team for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much for taking the time to speak with us!

California’s Top Rated Local® Accounting Firm Award Winner: Fairchild Tax Service

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Fairchild Tax Service is a 2018 award winner!

Having helped to lighten the financial burden of countless clients, Fairchild Tax Service has earned a 97.63 Rating Score™, a 4.96 average star rating, and tons of positive online reviews. All of these things combined give Fairchild Tax Service a spot among the top 10 accounting firms in California. These are just two of the tremendous reviews they’ve received:

“Dr. Fairchild and his beautiful wife are the most wonderful people to work with. I recommended a lot of my friends and they were happy as well. He does everything in his power to get you your money back that you deserve. Plus he is so wise, has written so many books, and can give you amazing advice if you’re feeling stuck in life or business. Call and make an appointment. You will be satisfied 100-percent and more. Every time I leave this office I feel like a million bucks. I think it’s all the positive vibes in there. Thank you, times a TRILLION, Dr. Hal and Heather Fairchild!” -Sanaz A.

“Dr. Halford Fairchild and his wife, Heather, are the best! Fairchild is the easiest and fastest place to file your taxes. I had a very bad experience the year prior with a different tax service, and I was very hesitant to trust anyone this year. But, as soon as I walked thru the door I was out at ease. Heather was warm and welcoming. Halford was an expert! And he even took his time to answer every question I had. And believe me, I came in loaded with questions because of my prior experience. He comforted me and actually even taught me a few things. I left empowered and uplifted. I am not going anywhere else ever again! Fairchild has my business for life!” -Adena D.

Not Your Average Accounting Company

Our team spoke with Dr. Halford Fairchild, who owns and operates Fairchild Tax Service with his wife, about their fabulous online reputation.

As an award-winning business, they are clearly doing something right. That’s why we asked Dr. Fairchild what sets his business apart from competing accounting services. “We have over 34 years of experience and provide a quality service at a fair price,” he said. We are customer oriented and always focus on doing what is right for the customer.”

Making the World a Better Place

During our conversation, it became abundantly clear to us that Dr. Fairchild and his wife are passionate about helping others (both in regard to their tax service and in their everyday lives) making them trustworthy and caring tax experts. In his words, “We help clients with their emotional well-being by taking care of their taxes, giving them the peace of mind that it is done with their best interest in mind and done correctly.”

This is Dr. Fairchild’s advice to other business owners that want to maintain a positive reputation:

“Always operate your business with honesty and integrity and provide a quality service at a fair price.”

As part of his mission to work toward world peace and create true change, Dr. Fairchild has written several books, which can be found here.


Thank you for speaking with us, Dr. Fairchild! Congratulations to the team at Fairchild Tax Service for being a 2018 Top Rated Local award winner!

Virginia’s Top Rated Local® Accounting Firms & CPAs Award Winner: GreatCPA®

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that GreatCPA® is a 2019 award winner for accounting firms and CPAs in Virginia!

If you’re looking for an experienced CPA who can help you with your taxes this year, look no further than GreatCPA in Richmond.

GreatCPA has received dozens of reviews with an average rating of 4.80 stars, earning them a stellar Rating Score™ of 90.00 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 10 accounting firms and CPAs in all of Virginia!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“David has been my accountant for over 20 years! He has an almost encyclopedic knowledge of accounting and tax law. He is consistently very helpful and available for questions throughout the year. I have had some complex returns due to multiple properties, divorce, passive losses and other challenges. David consistently provides me with the best planning and advice. He gets my taxes done very quickly. He truly is ‘MyGreatCPA!’ I would highly recommend David!” – Ron V.

Not Your Average Accounting Firm

Back in 1993, David B. Robinson, CPA and Principal at GreatCPA, secured the url “greatcpa.com,” and then created a brand around it. Every day, David woke up saying the words “great CPA,” and he has lived up to that branding ever since. And in 2016, David made it legal by making GreatCPA a registered trademark.

We asked David why he does what he does at GreatCPA and how he works to make the world a better place. Here’s what he had to say:

“[I do this] to enable my clients to reach the highest level of success at what they do. The biggest risk is not knowing what you don’t know. [I make the world a better place by] helping clients reach their goals by advising or nudging clients in the most successful direction and ensuring that they are protected.”

Building Success by Under-Promising and Over-Performing

David credits GreatCPA’s strong online reputation to his commitment to under-promising and over-performing. David ensures that he maintains trust with his clients by always doing what he says he’ll do, and that includes returning every phone call before leaving for the day and having an incredible memory.

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, David has grown GreatCPA through mostly word of mouth; although, he was also an early adopter of the internet, and that certainly hasn’t hurt.

We asked David what advice he has for the many other business owners out there looking to grow their business and build their online reputation. Here are the words of wisdom he shared with us:

“Claim your Google listing, and have a good website that is genuine and sincere. Treat people with respect and as equals, and understand that everyone you talk to has great power over you because of their ability to increase or tarnish your online reputation.”


Congratulations to the team at GreatCPA for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, David, for taking the time to speak with us!

If you’re looking for a CPA who can help you manage the ins and outs of filing your taxes this year, we highly recommend working with David at GreatCPA. Visit him online today!

Texas’ Top Rated Local® Accounting Firms & CPAs Award Winner: H&R Block

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that H&R Block is a 2018 award winner for accounting firms and CPAs in Texas!

H&R Block in Waco has received more than 100 reviews from three verified review sites with an average rating for 4.99 stars, earning them a fabulous Rating Score™ of 95.92 and a 2018 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 10 accounting firms and CPAs in all of Texas!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“I’m happy with the service I have received. I’ve been a customer for more than 15 years, and I have always been treated like family.” – C.A.

Not Your Average Accounting Firm

The tax professionals at this HR Block location in Waco go through hours of training prior to each and every tax season, enabling them to learn any changes or new laws they need to abide by in order to help customers complete their taxes properly.

Customers enjoy a second viewing screen when they turn to H&R Block, giving them the high level of transparency they need during the process and keeping them in the know about what their tax professional is doing every step of the way.

Last but certainly not least, the team at H&R Block makes it a point to break down pricing with a customer before preparing their taxes, ensuring that the client is fully aware of the cost ahead of time.

We sat down with the Carrie Brewster, an Area Manager at H&R Block, to find out why they do what they do and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s what she had to say:

“H&R Block started 55 years ago with two brothers who set out to make taxes simple and affordable. We really believe in their people and values. We want people to feel comfortable getting their taxes done and make sure they get the maximum return possible.”

Building Success Through Referrals, Community Involvement and Requesting Feedback

Carrie credits H&R Block’s strong online reputation to their competitive prices, their ability to conveniently assist their clients remotely and their commitment to asking each client for review after their taxes have been completed. They also encourage family and friends to come in.

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, H&R Block has grown through community involvement, including being a member of the Chamber of Commerce and participating in local events, referrals, flier distribution, business partnerships, radio advertisements and activity on LinkedIn. Furthermore, they have an in-house team who handles all of their digital marketing online.

We asked Carrie what advice she has for the many business owners out there looking to grow their business and build their online reputation. Here are the words of wisdom she shared with us:

“Take really good care of your clients, encourage people to promote you, and make it simple for someone to review you right on the spot.”


Congratulations to the team at H&R Block in Waco for being a 2018 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Carrie, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend turning to H&R Block for all of your tax preparation needs in Waco! Visit their website today.

Texas’ Top Rated Local® Accountant Award Winner: Don W. Anthis CPA

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Don W Anthis CPA is one of the top three accountants in Texas for 2018!

Working hard every day to “make your life less taxing,” Don Anthis has earned a 97.00 Rating Score™, a perfect 5.00 average star rating, and a 2018 Top Rated Local award! The following are just two of the phenomenal reviews he and his team have received:

“Don Anthis is the most professional CPA I’ve ever known. He has been our family CPA for too many years to remember. Don is honest and trustworthy, and one of the best Christian men I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting. His staff is very well-trained, helpful, and friendly. If you had offered me six stars to choose, I would have chosen six. One of my greatest fears is that he will someday retire, and I’ll have the daunting task of having to find another CPA that can stack up to him. I’ve told him he is not allowed to do that until I go home to be with Jesus. He cautioned me to be honest in my evaluation of him and his firm. I have been.” -Shirley G.

“Don Anthis has been my CPA for more than 30 years. I have been completely satisfied with his excellent work and have always felt he had my best interests in mind. Always dependable and trustworthy, he goes the second mile to serve his clients. I commend him without hesitation or reservation.” -John H.

Not Your Average Accounting Company

We spoke with Don Anthis himself about his business’ amazing online reputation and success within the community.

Of course, one of the first things we wanted to find out was what makes Don’s company different. When asked what exactly it is that sets him and his team apart from other accountants in the area, he said, “We are trustworthy and honest, and we try to create a friendship with our clients. We’re here for them at any time from home phone to cell phone to calls to the office. I have been in business for 44 years, and I have clients that have been here for over 40 years.”

Building Success by Building Community Relationships

Don and his team believe wholeheartedly in building strong relationships with other businesses and members of their community. When asked what he does to maintain his great reputation, he said, “We have relationships with small businesses and owners, and have a lot of professional experience in consulting and tax returns for small businesses.”


Thank you for speaking with us, Don! Congratulations to the Don W. Anthis CPA team for being a 2018 Top Rated Local award winner!

Washington’s Top Rated Local® Accounting Firms and CPA Award Winner: Olaru’s Premier Tax Services

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Olaru’s Premier Tax Services is a 2018 award winner for accounting firms and CPAs in Washington!

If you’re in need of accounting or tax preparation services in Vancouver, Washington, there’s no better company to turn to than Olaru’s Premier Tax Services.

Olaru’s Premier Tax Services has earned dozens of online reviews with an average rating of 5.00 stars, a stupendous Rating Score™ of 96.00 and a 2018 Top Rated Local award for being ranked among the top 10 accounting firms and CPAs in all of Washington!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“Yuliya is the best! I know she is busy with clients, but she always gets back to me and goes the extra mile to take care of me and my business. I appreciate how much she cares. I never feel like she is holding a stopwatch every time I call or watching the clock every email she reads from me. I can tell she truly cares about my success as a professional and my progress as a business. Her knowledge is worth every penny I’ve paid her! I would totally recommend her if you needed an accountant!” – Austin C

Not Your Average Accounting Firm

Many of the clients that Olaru’s Premier Tax Services works with have never had their tax returns reviewed with them before. They typically have just signed and were told the balance they owed. That’s not the kind of experience clients get at Olaru’s Premier Tax Services.

At Olaru’s Premier Tax Services, they take the time to really get to know their clients, so that they can help them find the right solutions for their needs. They are also highly focused on continuing education, and they work with many other firms to work through unique client situations.

Olaru’s Premier Tax Services also utilizes software that makes it easy for clients to provide them with necessary receipts. This makes for a much easier process for clients going through audits, and it lowers the chance of having deductions denied by the IRS. If an audit finds that deductions weren’t allowed, it could mean penalties and interest for as many years back as the client was audited, and for some people, those penalties can be large.

Yuliya Olaru, the owner of Olaru’s Premier Tax Services, is a part of the Vancouver Chambers and the Columbia Professional Alliances, which allows her to offer more services to her clients.

We asked Yuliya why they do what they do and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s what she had to say:

“Our mission is to provide knowledgeable and efficient accounting services with professionalism and affordability. We are good at what we do, and we believe we can help clients with our approach.”

Building Success Through A Great Reputation and Word of Mouth

Yuliya credits her company’s strong online reputation to their willingness to ask their clients for reviews. They also post a lot of useful information on their website and in their blog, and they encourage their clients to utilize that information.

Word of mouth has been the biggest source of growth for Olaru’s Premier Tax Services. They also offer promotions to get new clients in the door, including a 10-percent discount on any first-time consultation and $50 off for filing with them for the first time.

We asked Yuliya what advice she has for other business owners looking to grow their business and build their online reputation. Here are her words of wisdom:

“Always make sure that you are asking your clients to post reviews.”


Congratulations to the team at Olaru’s Premier Tax Services for being a 2018 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Yuliya, for taking the time to speak with us!

If you’re in need of tax services, we highly recommend Olaru’s Premier Tax Services. Visit their website today.

Utah’s Top Rated Local® Accounting Firm and CPA Award Winner: Liberty Tax Service

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Liberty Tax Service is a 2018 award winner!

With an awesome 92.00 Rating Score™ and a truly impressive online reputation, Liberty Tax Service is one of the top 10 businesses of their kind in the entire state of Utah! Here are just a few of the reviews that got them here:

“John has been helping us with our taxes for the last 10 or so years. For me, it is so worth it to spend the money to pay John to take care of filing because I am so confident in his ability to find us breaks that will more than make up for what we are paying out — not to mention what a hassle it is to try and do it all yourself. John is ethical, thorough, and just an all-around good guy. I have recommended him to friends over the years and will continue to do so moving forward.” -Tara F.

“Liberty Tax is great! I was helping my in-laws with their taxes and then they ended up going to Liberty and they were able to find way more deductions on their taxes than I could on an online program. I will for sure have them file my taxes next year!” -George U.

“A close friend of mine was suddenly left a widow 4 years ago. She was beyond devastated by this tragic loss, as her husband had always handled all of their financial affairs. Her brother-in-law helped her find financial records and so forth and recommended Liberty Tax Service to her, as Tax Day was fast approaching. She has never stopped talking about how kind, professional, helpful, and understanding the employees were to her then and since then. She could never have believed they would provide so much loving support during the darkest days of her life. Kudos to this wonderful company!” -Trudy T.

Not Your Average Tax Service

John Crandell, president of Liberty Tax Service, took some time to speak with us about his business. When asked what the Liberty tax Service difference is, he said “We don’t worry about our competition. We focus on being the best we can be at what we do. Our mission is to help people not be scared of the IRS or tax system. We have the knowledge of the tax code, and use it to help our customers, and ease their fear. We focus on our customer experience and making sure our customers are happy each and every time they work with us.

Building Success Through a Focus on Customer Satisfaction

The secret to success for Liberty Tax Service seems to be simple. When we asked, John just said, “We ask all of our customers to give us a review.” As for his advice to other businesses that want to improve their online reputation? “Always put your customers first and genuinely care about their success.”


Congratulations to the team at Liberty Tax Service for being a 2018 Top Rated Local award winner!

Utah’s Top Rated Local® Accounting Firms and CPA Award Winner: Madsen and Company: Certified Public Accountants

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Madsen and Company: Certified Public Accountants is a 2018 award winner for accounting firms and CPAs in Utah!

If you’re looking for tax, accounting or consulting services for you or your small business in South Jordan, look no further than Madsen and Company: Certified Public Accountants.

Madsen and Company: Certified Public Accountants has earned dozens of online reviews with an average rating of 4.84 stars, a wonderful 94.44 Rating Score™ and a 2018 Top Rated Local award for being ranking among the top 10 accounting firms in all of Utah!

Not Your Average Accounting Firm

The team at Madsen and Company caters their services to small businesses and real estate investors, but they also offer high-quality tax services to individuals.

No matter how big or small the service may be, in everything they do, Madsen and Company focuses on providing great customer service to their clients. They also work hard to help their clients save more money than what they pay Madsen and Company in fees.

Here is just one of the many five-star reviews Madsen and Company has received that demonstrates the caliber of service they provide:

“Steve has been our business and personal CPA for over 15 years now. He is honest, reliable and just an all-around great guy. He is always available to answer any questions we have, and he is always on top of everything we need. I would highly recommend him and his staff.” Michael W

We asked the owner of Madsen and Company, Steve Madsen, why he does what he does. Here’s what he had to say:

“I do what I do because I am good at it and I enjoy it! I love helping people with their accounting and tax needs”

Building Success By Taking a Proactive Approach

Steve credits his company’s impeccable online reputation to his team’s willingness to always ask customers to submit reviews after they have helped them.

This proactive approach has made reviews the number one source of growth for the company, because they compel potential clients to call and meet with them. The company also gets some referrals and utilizes Google AdWords to get their name out there during tax season.

We asked Steve what advice he has for other business owners who are looking to build their online reputation and grow their business. Here are his words of wisdom:

“Proactively ask for reviews, and provide good customer service at a reasonable price.”


Congratulations to the team at Madsen and Company: Certified Public Accountants for being a 2018 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Steve, for taking the time to speak with us!

Whether you have a tax issue with the IRS or the state, we highly recommend working with Madsen and Company. Visit their website today!

Arizona’s Top Rated Local® Accounting Firms & CPA Award Winner: Mesquite Tax, LLC

Top Rated Local® is proud to announce that, thanks to their wonderful 95.66 Rating Score™, Mesquite Tax, LLC is a 2018 award winner in Arizona!

Mesquite Tax, LLC has earned more than 100 positive online reviews, an exemplary Rating Score that any company would envy and a 2018 Top Rated Local award for accounting firms in Arizona.

“Listen, if you need tax help, go to Tyler. We’ve never really had our taxes professionally done but were really overwhelmed this year. We extended, and after unsuccessfully pursuing other recommended firms, Tyler was able to accommodate us right away. He answered every question and was patient with my less-than-ideal paperwork (read: a mess of documents) and on top of that, had our return completed in a couple of days. I’m happy to say we’ve found our tax guy!” – Hannah P

Hannah’s review is just one of the many five-star reviews Mesquite Tax has received from their satisfied clients, and it exemplifies the difference between this one-of-a-kind accounting firm and its competitors.

Mesquite Tax is Not Your Average Accounting Firm

Owner, Tyler Hamelwright, is the one-man team behind Mesquite Tax, handling everything from answering the phones to greeting customers as they walk in the door. As a small company, Mesquite Tax is able to provide a much more personal experience for its clients. He’ll even consult for free with his clients for 10 to 15 minutes over the phone.

In the accounting industry, many companies are behind the times and antiquated in the way that they do business. Mesquite Tax, on the other hand, makes it a point to keep up with all of the latest technology and practices. In fact, Tyler’s system is so efficient that it allows him to get a client’s tax return done in a single visit.

When asked why he does what he does, Tyler had this to say:

“A lot of people think of tax accounting as just numbers. I focus on the relationship and the events in my clients’ lives. I am genuinely interested in my clients’ success, and I enjoy working with return customers and checking up on them.”

Building a Strong Online Reputation Through Honest, Hard Work

Mesquite Tax’s impeccable reputation has come from its many online reviews, which are the result of always doing the right thing for the client. Tyler encourages his clients to leave reviews, and after every project, he’ll send out an email with a survey to gauge how the client felt about his service. He also offers discounts to clients who leave referrals.

In addition to growing the business through building a strong online reputation, word-of-mouth is a big part of the Mesquite Tax’s growth strategy. Tyler has also put on seminars with local groups and has provided information about filing options to neighborhoods in his community.

We asked Tyler what advice he had for other businesses that are working on growing their business and building their online reputation. Here’s what he thought we should know:

“The younger generation relies on reviews, especially when they are new in the area and checking out their options. Be open and willing to ask for feedback and reviews from your customers.”


Thank you so much, Tyler, for taking the time to share your wisdom with us, and congratulations to Mesquite Tax, LLC for being a 2018 Top Rated Local award winner!

If you’re looking for a trustworthy accounting firm in Mesa, we highly recommend choosing Mesquite Tax, LLC. Check them out online today!