Painter, Russell & Associates Becomes Carter, P.C.

ASHEVILLE, NC – Painter, Russell & Associates, PLLC has announced it will gain two new leaders and a new name, Carter, P.C. The new leadership is provided by brothers, Richard and Rob Carter. Since 1975, Painter, Russell & Associates PLLC has grown a broad-based accounting and advisory practice, with a focus on audit and tax services. The practice will remain headquartered in Asheville, servicing client relationships throughout Western North Carolina.

“The combination of talented professionals at Painter, Russell & Associates and the new leadership team will allow us to expand Carter P.C.’s service offerings into management consulting, in addition to the traditional accounting and tax services already being provided. We believe have a combination that will greatly benefit our clients,” said Richard Carter, CEO of Carter, P.C.

“As we grow our business, the diverse skills and experience of our staff will remain in place to continue to deliver deep industry expertise with personalized attention to tax and accounting matters,” said T. Ladd Painter, CPA, Principal of Painter, Russell & Associates, PLLC.

Carter P.C.’s newly combined capabilities will provide audit services, tax services, tax resources for assistance with tax issues, and management consulting services for financial decision-making issues. The only change clients will experience is the practice’s new name, Carter P.C.

Painter, Russell & Associates, PLLC ‘s Principal, Charles E. Russell, CPA, said, “I am extremely proud of what we have built, and I am equally excited about the services that the firm will be able to provide with the leadership of the Carter brothers. Clients are increasingly looking for the best expertise and the most effective solutions. We believe the combined company will provide just that.”

Carter, P.C. specializes in certified public accounting services including audits, bookkeeping and taxes. Located in the historic Drhumor Building in downtown Asheville, Carter, P.C. delivers financial expertise for individuals and all types of businesses. For more information, call (828)259-9900 or visit