For a century, Jackson Thornton has been providing the expertise and experience that have forged decades-long relationships with clients across the Southeast.
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES: 205
WHEN WAS THE FIRM FOUNDED?
In 1919, and it has always been headquartered in Montgomery. We were founded by Harold Crane, Lanny Crane’s grandfather. Lanny is still a part of the firm and was the one who encouraged us to relocate to downtown Montgomery (Lower Commerce Street) in the early ‘80s.
HOW IS THE FIRM CELEBRATING ITS 100TH YEAR IN BUSINESS?
Giving back to the communities that have been so good to us is definitely top of mind. So, we have kicked off 100 Years | 100 Acts of Service. Each of our offices will be giving back in their own communities through service/time, and we have some firm-wide service opportunities planned. We also have some special events on the calendar throughout the year.
WHAT ARE JACKSON THORNTON’S PRIMARY SERVICES?
Accounting, tax, audit/assurance, consulting, wealth management and technology services/consulting.
WHO ARE THE FIRM’S PRIMARY CLIENTS?
We serve a variety of privately owned companies in the industrial, healthcare, utilities and construction
areas, among others. We also have a large personal tax, accounting and wealth management focus.
TO WHAT DOES THE FIRM CREDIT ITS SUCCESS?
Our firm’s business philosophy of doing the right thing when it comes to our people and clients as well as the consistent dedication and commitment of so many principals and staff.
WHAT SETS JACKSON THORNTON AND ITS SERVICES APART?
The willingness of our people to really walk side-by-side with our clients, hearing their challenges and helping find solutions. Whether it’s through a generational transition, the sale of a business or planning 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.
Decades of Distinction
Through the years, Jackson Thornton has been honored by Inside Public Accounting as a “Top 200 Firm;” Accounting Today “Firms to Watch;” Business Alabama “Best Companies to Work for in Alabama;”
recognized by CNBC as a “Top 100 Fee-only Wealth Management Firm;” and named Large Business winner of the River Region Ethics in Business and Public Service Awards.
Headquartered in Montgomery, with seven offices in Alabama, Tennessee and Kansas.