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The Phillips Organization
The First Quarter Century

In the beginning there was one Phillips. Russ Phillips Sr. founded the firm in 1975 as a solo practitioner in Canton, Ohio. By 1984 his son Russ Jr. had joined the firm and we soon became Phillips & Phillips Certified Public Accountants.

Two years later, in 1986 they bought out another two-partner practice in the Canton area and embarked on a steady growth curve. Along the way Russ Jr. added the title Certified Valuation Analyst to his name after undergoing special training in business valuation consulting. They also began to work as Business Consultants for a number of clients who found their varied business and educational backgrounds helpful in their own businesses.

In 1997 they took another major step forward when Paul DeLuca, joined Phillips & Phillips as Staff Accountant soon after graduating from the University of Akron. By 2002 Paul's knowledge, enthusiasm and dedication to customer service led them to make him a partner of the firm.

To reflect this growth and the wider range of services offered to their clients they changed their name to The Phillips Organization in 2003. 

In 2008 the organization partnered with Butler & Correll LLC, another local accounting firm.   Carolyn Correll with her extensive background in auditing added even more strength and expereince to help our clients and their businesses grow even further.

Today there are three Certified Public Accountants on staff backed by an experienced and knowledgeable support staff. But some things have remained the same since 1975. The Phillips Organization still offers the same brand of highly involved client service and knowledgeable business advice. Now, with more than a quarter century of experience under their belts they have become trusted financial advisors to over 500 businesses and 900 individuals. Clients count on The Phillips Organization to handle all the traditional tasks you expect a Certified Public Accountant to do... from compliance and audit services to payroll and general ledger work. Some even hire The Phillips Organization to work as their Chief Financial Officers under a unique consulting arrangement  pioneered by The Phillips Organization. 

Whatever the client/customer relationships may be, The Phillips Organization continually strives for excellence in helping their clients meet and even exceed their business goals. 



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