Auto Dealership Niche Expands For Dixon Odom

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One of the largest CPA firm auto dealership niches, that of Dixon, Odom & Co., a top 30 CPA firm, continues to grow with the expected June 1, 2002 merger of the George B. Jones Companies.

Dixon Odom's North Carolina-based Dealer Services Group expects the Memphis-based George B. Jones Companies will provide expansion in its depth of service offerings and experience to the dealership industry.

George B. Jones & Co., P.C., a CPA firm, provides a wide array of accounting and consulting services exclusively to the automotive industry. From the firm's beginning in 1927 as a field office for General Motors, George B. Jones has focused exclusively in servicing the dealership industry. Today, the firm serves several hundred dealership clients in over 40 states. George B. Jones Consulting Co., a sister company of the accounting firm, was formed in 1993. The purpose of this company is to help dealers with the acquisition of dealership data processing systems. In 1996, George B. Jones Dealership Sales, LLC was started with the goal of bringing invaluable experience to those interested in buying and selling dealerships. The company's services include dealership valuation, tax benefit maximization and locating potential sellers and or buyers. GBJ Lace Service Company, LLC was formed to give the dealers a source of information regarding human resources and other dealership regulatory issues. This group performs on-site compliance reviews of current policies, procedures, paperwork and record keeping to comply with federal, state and local legislation. GBJ AutoPeople, LLC provides executive recruitment solely for automotive dealerships nationwide.

"The merger is a perfect fit for both organizations," says Bobby Rice. "This merger will allow us to continue to expand the spectrum of services that we can offer to our dealership clients. George B. Jones has a wonderful heritage as a CPA firm wholly dedicated to dealership services. For a long time they have been the measuring stick for the rest of us in the industry." Dixon Odom's Dealer Services Group, the firm's largest industry practice section, is currently comprised of over 60 professionals who serve over 450 dealerships of all sizes nationwide.

Jeff Sacks Dixon Odom Consulting LLC (JSDO), which became a part of the Dealer Services Group of Dixon Odom in January of 2001, is an automotive management consulting firm with offices in La Jolla, California; Atlanta, Georgia; Birmingham, Alabama; and Raleigh and Charlotte, North Carolina.

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