Timeline
1913
A.C. Upleger, the 42nd Certified Public Accountant in Texas, founds Upleger and Falk with partner Henry Falk

1950
Continued growth after WWII prompts the move into a new 4,250-square-foot office building

1965
Following a merger, the firm takes the name Main Lafrentz & Co., later to become part of KMG Main Hurdman

1978
Main Lafrentz & Co. makes its foray into the digital age, obtaining its first computer

1989
Waco partners Larry Jaynes, Mike Reitmeier, Gary Boyd and Jim Therrell acquire KPMG’s Waco division, marking the start of the modern-day JRBT

2000
JRBT launches its Resource Benefits Administration division

2002
Payroll Systems, JRBT’s payroll processing division, begins serving clients

2013
JRBT celebrates 100 years of service in Waco

2017
JRBT merges with Coker, Wommack & Company, adding six new shareholders

2018
The JRBT Bank Consulting division begins operation, serving 10 percent of the community banks in Texas

2020
JRBT modernizes and expands its offices with its most extensive remodeling project in four decades

2021
JRBT is named to Inside Public Accounting’s Top 300 Firms listing for the fourth year in a row

About Us

When AC Upleger began serving his very first clients shortly before the outbreak of World War I, he couldn’t possibly have imagined that his modest, Waco-based accounting firm—nor the town in which it was born—would reach the level of recognition and sophistication both enjoy today.

Since its founding in 1913, Upleger’s firm saw its fair share of growth and change, eventually becoming part of the national firm of KPMG. The modern era of JRBT’s history can be traced back to 1989, when partners Larry Jaynes, Mike Reitmeier, Gary Boyd, and Jim Therrell acquired KPMG’s Waco office, establishing JRBT.

These days, JRBT’s team of more than 100 professionals assists clients with tax consulting and compliance, audit and assurance, business support and payroll, employee benefits, and business valuation. Clients come in all sizes, from individuals to small businesses to large corporations.

JRBT is also an independent member of the BDO Alliance, which is among the industry’s largest associations of accounting firms. With the vast network of resources we’re able to access through the Alliance, there is no accounting need too large or complex for us to handle, whether you’re doing business domestically or internationally. While our clients enjoy the close, individualized attention typically associated with a smaller firm, our alliance with BDO gives them the benefit of services that are global in their scope.

Although we’ve grown from rather simple beginnings to become one of the most modern and diversified accounting firms in the country, we’ll admit to steadfastly clinging to certain vestiges of our past­. The values that built JRBT more than a century ago still define us today as much as they did back then—qualities like honesty, trustworthiness, and kindness.

Our Mission

To be the region’s most trusted accounting firm by serving our clients with integrity, investing in our employees, advancing our profession, and improving our community.


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