JPS shareholder Lawrence Byerly retires

July 26, 2016

Johnson Price Sprinkle PA (JPS) announces the retirement of Lawrence F. (Larry) Byerly and the JPS Boone office new location at 1675 Blowing Rock Road, Suite 301 ~ Boone, NC 28607. 

The public is invited to an Open House to celebrate Larry’s retirement and see JPS’ new office location in Boone on Tuesday, August 2nd, 5:00 – 7:00 pm.  All are welcome!

JPS Shareholder Lawrence F. Byerly:

JPS Larry ByerlyLarry grew up in Charlotte, NC and attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. During his college years he began working in 1966 with a local CPA firm and later served his active duty time with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. After his graduation from UNC-Charlotte, Larry continued his public accounting career on a full-time basis, earning his CPA certificate in 1971.

Larry and his family moved to the NC mountains in 1973 where he briefly worked for a real estate developer. In 1975, he started his own CPA firm in Boone, which eventually went through a series of mergers, ultimately becoming the Boone office of Johnson Price Sprinkle PA in February 2009, when he became a JPS Shareholder.

For over forty years Larry has been dedicated to Boone’s clients, people, community and profession. He has logged many hours throughout the years providing taxation services and helping clients to Be Greater. He has been a strong community advocate and has served on many committees and boards of directors, most recently, Boone Chamber of Commerce, Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute-Small Business Center, Church of the Holy Cross, and the Episcopal Church Diocese of WNC.

“I have had a very rewarding career in public accounting, working with many wonderful clients and co-workers, and with many opportunities to give of myself to others. I hope to continue doing that, even in retirement, through my community and church activities. To my clients, I say thank you.” Larry Byerly.

In retirement, Larry looks forward to spending more time with family, staying active in the community, and, exploring new interests, activities, and ideas.

Benjamin C. Hamrick, JPS CEO and Shareholder, shares “Larry has provided tireless support to the firm’s clients and the Boone area throughout the years. His hand has touched many Watauga County efforts. On behalf of our entire firm, we thank and congratulate Larry and wish him the best in retirement.”