About Us

Lew Herman
Lewis Herman, Partner

Karla Schartz
Karla Schartz, Partner

Mark Barrett
Mark Barrett, Partner
Barrett, Herman, Ragland & Schartz, CPAs, formerly Barrett & Associates, was formed in 1982 with the intent to provide a quality product at a reasonable price. Our goal is and always has been very simple - we want to help you and your Company become as successful as possible. We have acquired some of the top area accountants, tax preparers and researchers, and feel we have the best to offer when it comes to your small business needs. We continue adding customer services that will save you time and money, with your best interests and convenience always at the top of our minds. We most recently launched our payroll processing division in 2006, which takes all of the time constraints and tax filing deadline concerns out of your hands and into ours. The challenges we have encountered and the things we have learned as BHRS grew from two employees in 1982 to twenty three employees this year will benefit all of our small and medium size clients. We have faced most of the challenges you will encounter, and can share how we dealt with those challenges with you.

We can also share the experiences of our larger clients as they grew their businesses to their present size. We feel our consulting services regarding business structure, financing, growth, and minimizing of income taxes will assist you in all stages of your business development. We can also be instrumental in helping you take your business to the next level through assistance with bank financing, business valuations, succession planning and much more.

We stress to our individual clients that future planning is just as important as the tax returns that are prepared to reflect what has happened in the past. It is our wish to help guide our individual clients as they attempt to achieve financial independence. Please allow us to provide our thoughts related to retirement planning, funding of college education, potential purchases of businesses, the transfer of your existing business, and any other opportunities you may encounter.

Our Commitment to You
Whether you are a big business or a small one, an individual with complicated affairs or relatively simple ones, you'll receive the attention you need - when you need it. As our client, we will offer you financial expertise, integrity, and imagination.