The genesis of Blair, Bohlé & Whitsitt began in 1999 during a graduate course taught by Dr. Hughlene Burton at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. John Blair, CPA, a sole practitioner rendering public accounting services in Charlotte and Bryant Whitsitt, CPA, an experienced Tax Manager with a large international accounting firm, attended a business course together and began to develop a plan to turn their continuing education into a new opportunity. Their idea was simple. People trust their CPA to help them make decisions. If a local firm possesses top-quality talent and a willingness to collaborate and communicate with clients and each other, they could offer additional value for service as accountants and trusted business advisors.
John and Bryant joined forces with George Bohlé, Jr, CPA to form Blair, Bohle & Whitsitt, a local partnership with the mission to serve as accountants first, advisors foremost. The Firm expanded its tax and assurance practices with the addition of four other partners: Steven Johnston, CPA, Sylvia A. Warren (retired), D. Keith Hendrix, CPA, and M. Andy Spittle, CPA. The Firm has steadily grown for over 15 years, now employing over 20 full time professionals near the Ballantyne area at the interchange of I-485 and Providence Road. Partners, professional staff, and interns work in a team-based, open environment to enhance the value of services rendered to clients.
In 2011, Blair, Bohlé & Whitsitt was named the #5 Best Place to Work in the Small Business Category by the Charlotte Business Journal, the top ranked accounting firm in its class. The Firm continues to focus on collaboration and garner positive feedback from its collaborative service model, receiving a 98% client satisfaction rating from a 2012 third-party administered survey. As business expands, BB&W remains dedicated to giving back to the local community and developing young talent. Each year, the Firm invites outstanding students from UNCC and neighboring universities to participate in their Spring internship program. Their first visit to the office includes a meeting in the Burton Conference Room, named in honor of the professor who contributed to the firm's formation.