WRHILTON HEAD, SC. (June 7, 2013) —WebsterRogers LLP is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Hilton Head, SC practice of Cherry Bekaert LLP effective June 3, 2013.  As part of the acquisition WebsterRogers welcomes new partners Raymond E. Warco, CPA and Steven E. Miller, CPA along with a full-time staff of seven.

The Hilton Head practice brings strong experience in serving the hospitality and resort industries, including private clubs and homeowners associations, as well as construction and real estate development,  restaurants, closely-held businesses, not-for-profits, trusts, employee benefit plans and individuals.

“WebsterRogers has served clients in the Hilton Head market for many years.  Having the experience of Ray and Steve within WebsterRogers will enable us to significantly increase our ability and expertise in serving a greater number of clients with a wider range of specialized services,” Debra A. Turner, Managing Partner of WebsterRogers said.  “Both Ray and Steve are well known and respected in the community and look forward to continuing to serve their clients as partners of WebsterRogers.”

Mr. Warco’s public accounting career spans over 40 years and includes experience working with individuals, trusts & estates, closely-held businesses, employee benefit plans,  and hospitality and resort organizations such as private clubs and homeowner’s associations.  His experience includes both tax compliance and financial reporting.

Ray graduated from Clarion University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration.  He is a member of the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (SCACPA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

Ray is a respected member of the community serving on the board of directors for the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce and the Children’s Center.  He is also a member of the Vanlandingham Rotary Club and the Greater Island Committee.

Mr. Miller has brings with him over 30 years of public accounting experience with an emphasis on tax consulting and compliance.  Steve provides skilled tax planning and compliance services to closely-held businesses, not-for-profit organizations, construction, real estate development and retail entities, among others.  He also brings with him a wealth of experience working with individuals in the areas of tax and estate planning.

Steve graduated from Appalachian State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting.  He is a member of the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (SCACPA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).  Additionally, he is a member of the Hilton Head Council of Estate and Financial Advisors, Rotary Club of Bluffton and serves on the board of the Bluffton Public Development Corporation.

With the acquisition WebsterRogers LLP has 23 total partners serving clients from 9 offices throughout South Carolina.  Serving a wide range of clients, this acquisition will provide WebsterRogers broader and deeper expertise in serving closely-held businesses and their owners.

About WebsterRogers LLP
WebsterRogers LLP is a leading South Carolina-based accounting and consulting firm that provides a broad spectrum of assurance, tax and advisory services to our clients. Founded in 1984 on the principles of quality, integrity and dedication to client service, our success is directly related to our strong commitment to our people and our clients.  WebsterRogers offers the degree of personal attention, responsiveness and accessibility our clients expect and deserve—coupled with resources that can satisfy their needs.

WebsterRogers has a staff of over 140 professionals, including 23 partners, serving a variety of industries and individuals from 9 offices across the state of South Carolina.  For more information, visit www.websterrogers.com.