Our mission is to provide exceptional tax, accounting, auditing, estate planning, and professional assistance to our clients. We work hard to develop our skills and are continually increasing our expertise to better serve present clients and to be prepared to give competent service to the increasing number and diversity of our clients.  Our primary goal is to develop relationships with clients that will allow us to provide the best services possible. We are dedicated to continual learning and growth within the business community.

We enjoy being involved and contributing to the communities of Murfreesboro and McMinnville, and participating in professional activities and organizations.

We value our friends and relationships. We view every client relationship like a partnership, and truly believe that our success is a result of your success.


TH&W CPA's has been providing tax, accounting and auditing services to our clients for over five decades.

James E. Totherow, Sr. opened the firm May 1, 1963 by acquiring from his then employer a branch office of Ernst and Ernst, one of the largest national accounting firms.  Totherow provided services to a variety of clients fin the McMinnville and the surrounding area including professional services organizations, banks, and rural telephone co-operatives, agriculture industry, medical service providers, hardwood manufacturing, as well as individuals. James D. Haile joined the firm November 1, 1965 as a partner, and on January 1, 1975 former employee James A Welch returned to the firm as partner.

Through retirement and staff development the firm has evolved through the years so that Gentry B. Underhill Jr, was added as a partner January 1, 1997 and continues to serve as the senior partner of the firm. Stephen B. Boyd joined him in 2003 and Kevin Sizemore was admitted as a partner in 2011.

In 2013 the firm opened an office in Murfreesboro, Tennessee to help our established and new clients in that locality.

Today, the firm continues to pride itself in leading the way to serve individuals and small to medium sized businesses. TH&W serves individuals, non-profit entities, nurserymen and farmers, manufacturing companies, construction contractors, telecommunication companies, and other small to medium sized businesses with the same pride in service and emphasis on relationships that the firm’s founding partner prioritized over 50  years ago.

Providing services to clients in a diverse range of industries, each with their own particular situations and needs is a challenge indeed. Recognizing this we approach each client with unique perspective and understanding. Our experienced staff can help you face your industry’s challenges and meet your unique goals.

Industries Served

Providing services to clients in a diverse range of industries, each with their own particular situations and needs is a challenge indeed. Recognizing this we approach each client with unique perspective and understanding. Our experienced staff can help you face your industry’s challenges and meet your unique goals.


TH&W CPA's serves all types of small businesses from home based businesses to established retail and professional companies.  We offer a wide range of services, which include:

  • Assurance services including audit, review and compilation of financial statements
  • Bookkeeping services
  • Payroll processing and preparation
  • Payroll tax reporting and compliance
  • Strategic planning

TH&W provides services to a variety of telecommunication companies in the Southeast. We are an industry leader in providing assurance services, tax consulting and financial consulting for companies in the telecom industry. TH&W has been serving the telecommunications industry for many decades, and continue to offer the following services:

  • Financial statement assurance services including audit, review and compilations
  • Income tax preparation and planning
  • Plant accounting analysis
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Budget analysis and implementation

Middle Tennessee is well known for its lush landscape. We’re a natural home for the booming nursery and greenhouse farming industry. Since we have an office in the “Nursery Capital of the World” we have supported many farmers through the years providing accounting and tax services. Our firm has the expertise and experience to consult with accounting setup, financial operations and cash flow analysis.  We can provide scalable accounting solutions and tax planning and preparation tailored to your specific needs.

Staying competitive in the global marketplace is essential to success in the manufacturing industry. We can help you create a game plan for cost reduction and increasing profit margin – advising on technological investments, labor shifts, and performing audits and internal control consulting to assist in production evaluation.

Construction contracting requires expert financial prowess to navigate the reporting requirements for proper licensing, which includes obtaining a new license or renewing your current license.  We can help you with the challenges of annual or bi-annual financial statement preparation for audits, compilations, or reviews.

No matter what role your organization has in the not-for-profit sector, managing costs, competing for funding, and generating and maintaining membership is a constant challenge. Our firm is ready and able to help your not-for-profit organization handle audits, reviews, tax-exempt issues and estate gifts.

Types of organizations we support include:

  • Cooperative organizations
  • Education foundations
  • Charitable institutions
  • Churches
  • Chambers of Commerce

The healthcare industry has ever-increasing challenges for the small-scale healthcare provider. Constant changes to government regulations, increasing paperwork, and dwindling reimbursements for services make meeting financial commitments and staying competitive in the market a challenge. The key to success is having an accounting partner like us, with the knowledge and experience to help you navigate all of the financial matters related to healthcare.


We absolutely love them! They have pulled us out of the fire due to our laziness. I just wish we had started we them when we started our business.

Definitely recommend them to everyone!

Beth Dunkerson

I have multiple businesses and have a generally difficult tax planning situation. In the past, tax returns have been a nightmare - having to call my accountant on April 14th just to be told that we were filing an extension, then calling again on 10/1 only to find that no progress had been made.... Since taking my business to TH&W - my bookkeeping is up to date, my returns are always filed on time, and I can get up to date financial reports at the drop of a hat. I wouldn't consider using anyone else for accounting services!

Gabriel Frazier

Farmers Insurance Agent

Kevin at TH&W is someone that you want on your team. I started my business this year, and he has helped guide my financial decision making the whole way. He keeps up with changes in the industry (no easy task) and he works with my best interest in mind. I highly recommend giving them a call if you need help with accounting, taxes, or general business questions (and you do).

Dean Heasley

Nashville Marketing Systems

As a seasoned entrepreneur I have always partially did my taxes over the years. It has gotten to the point that I can no longer devote the time to do them correctly. We hired TH & W 3 years ago and it just happened to be about the time I was audited by the IRS. Obviously, TH&W had not done that years taxes so I was a little nervous going in. They represented me in the audit and we came out with flying colors. I now use TH&W for my payroll and all of my tax needs. They have also advised me in ways to prepare for my retirement years by putting money back with a traditional IRA or a SEP IRA, while lowering my tax obligation. I would highly suggest TH&W for any small business professional who is looking for a very knowledgeable and straight forward CPA.

Chris Phillips


I've had TH&W CPA's do my taxes for the last two years. Kellie is great. She is willing to meet with me beforehand to make sure I have everything I need and when all is said and done it still comes out cheaper than H&R Block or one of those other places where the people are not really CPA's.
Get it done by the best!!

Brian Gilday