When was your company/business founded? In 1919, and it has always been headquartered in Montgomery. Jackson Thornton was founded by Harold Crane, Lanny Crane’s grandfather. Lanny served as managing principal for many years and helped found Jackson Thornton Asset Management. He was the one who encouraged our company to relocate to downtown Montgomery (Lower Commerce Street) in the early 1980s.
How many employees do you have in the River Region? About 150
What are your primary products and services? Accounting, tax, audit/assurance, outsourced accounting services, advisory and consulting services, wealth management and technology services/consulting/cybersecurity.
What sets your company apart? The willingness of our people to really walk side by side with our clients, hearing their challenges and helping them find solutions. And we’ve certainly seen unprecedented challenges for our clients over the last two years. Whether a client needs help navigating a new federal program, wants to outsource their CFO/accounting functions, sell a business or plan for retirement, we want to be the one they call. In fact, all of our sister companies were initially founded to serve the growing needs of our client base. From accounting to wealth management to technology, we partner with our clients in whatever ways they need us.
Milestones & Accomplishments: Through the years, we’ve been honored by Inside Public Accounting as a “Top 200 Firm,” Accounting Today’s “Firms to Watch,” recognized by CNBC in their “Top 100 Financial Advisors List,” named Large Business Winner of the River Region Ethics in Business and Public Services Awards, named twice as Forbes Best Tax & Accounting Firms in the U.S., winner of the Frank Plummer Award by the Montgomery Area Business Committee for the Arts, and named an Auburn University Top Tiger company.
Headquartered in Montgomery with six offices in Alabama and Tennessee