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Commitment to Excellence for 100 Years

We’ve provided exceptional services to Alabama and the Southeast as a whole for more than a century. 

Our Firm

Needless to say, we are not new to this business, and we realize that many accounting firms offer the same services. So, what makes us different? To us, it is about making a connection, understanding you, your business, your goals and giving you the guidance to achieve them.

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Our History

  • 1922

    William Howard Borland, Sr. founds the firm in 1922 and moves into the City Federal Building on 2nd Ave North in downtown Birmingham.
  • 1948

    Mr. Borland, one of the early leaders in the Alabama Society of CPAs, becomes president of the organization.
  • 1951

    Mr. Borland, forms a partnership with his son and the firm operates as William Howard Borland & Son for 20 years.
  • 1972

    Mr. Benefield forms a partnership with David C. Crawford, and the firm operates under the name of Borland, Benefield & Crawford.
  • 1972

    Joseph T. Benefield enters into the partnership.

    Mr. Borland passes and shortly thereafter, his son, Howard, withdraws from the firm.
  • 1977

    The firm merges with Webster & Associates, a sole proprietorship owned by Sheldon B. Webster.
  • 1977

    Borland, Benefield, Crawford & Webster welcomes William J. Jeffares as a name shareholder.

    The firm moves from its Office Park, Mountain Brook location to new offices located in Homewood, Alabama.
  • 1978

    Borland Benefield establishes the Government Audit and Compliance Services team, led by Mr. Webster.
  • 1980

    The firm affiliates with BKR International, a worldwide association of independent accounting firms with more than 130 member firms in 300 offices located in over 60 countries around the world.
  • 1983

    Allen D. Collins, CPA, merges his practice into Borland, Benefield, Crawford, Webster and Jeffares, P.C. and becomes a shareholder.
  • 1984

    The firm opens its Florence, Alabama office.
  • 1985

    The firm is saddened by the death of William Jeffares. In light of his passing, the shareholders returned to operating under the name Borland, Benefield, Crawford and Webster, P.C.

    After a long and distinguished career, Mr. Benefield retires.
  • 1993

    Michael L. Johnson, CPA, merges his practice with Borland Benefield.
  • 1998

    Jeffrey D. Chandler becomes a shareholder.

    To accommodate growth, the firm relocates to the Southbridge Parkway location.
  • 2000

    The Borland Benefield Nonprofit Group is created to serve the needs of Alabama nonprofits, associations and benevolent organizations.
  • 2003

    The firm mourns the passing of Mr. Benefield.

    John M. Wilson becomes a shareholder.

    Mr. Webster accepts the role and serves as worldwide chair of BKR International.
  • 2005

    Dena Davis becomes firm shareholder and later assumes charge of the Florence office.
  • 2006

    Mr. Crawford retires after 40-plus years of service to his profession and community

    Charles Polmatier becomes a firm shareholder.
  • 2007

    Dede Hutcheson joins firm to fulfill the role of Chief Operating Officer.
  • 2009

    The Birmingham, Alabama office moves to 2101 Highland Avenue South.
  • 2010

    Mr. Webster retires after 33 years with Borland Benefield, P.C.
  • 2017

    Lovoy, Summerville & Shelton Merger
  • 2019

    The Birmingham, Alabama office moves to 800 Shades Creek Parkway.
  • 2022

    The Firm celebrates its Centennial.

Steady. Accurate. Consistent.

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