Our Values

Our Mission

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.

Our History

How We Started

May 1, 1963
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.
May 1, 1963
Partner Additions
Through retirement and staff development the firm evolved through the years. Gentry B. Underhill Jr, and Wayne Smith were added as partners on January 1, 1997. Stephen B. Boyd joined in 2003 and Kevin Sizemore was admitted as a partner in 2011. Kellie Rowland became a partner in 2021.
Partner Additions
Second Location
In 2013 the firm opened an office in Murfreesboro, Tennessee to help our established and new clients in that locality.

Second Location
At the beginning of 2021 the firm acquired Rufus Gonder, CPA.
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 60 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.
What We Do

Industries Served

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


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