Through the 1990’s we expanded our offerings and our service area in order to help more businesses throughout Maine. Since that time One River CPAs has moved into the forefront of Maine accounting firms.
By 2000 we were busting at the seams of our Silver Street office and it was again time to make a change. In 2001, our Directors attended the ribbon cutting of FirstPark, the newest and most technologically advanced business park in the area. Not long after, on November 30, 2001 the Morning Sentinel’s frontpage headline read “FirstPark Lands It’s First Tenant”. That same year the Edwards Dam on the Kennebec River was removed, and much like the water, business from Jackman to Augusta came flooding into our doors. In 2003, the Mid Maine Chamber of Commerce recognized us as the Business of the Year.
Almost immediately the firm went from a local practice to one of the top firms in the State. By 2008 we had 15 team members, and after years of quietly supporting the community, we were ready to make a larger splash. The first One River CPAs’ half marathon & 5K hit the road in 2009 and raised $1,800 for Maine General. That same year we contributed over 1,000 hours of public service to our community. 2019 marked the 10th and final anniversary of the “Run the Numbers 5K”. This road race was contributed over $100,000 to local charities throughout its lifetime.
As the economy struggled in 2011 and 2012, we set our sights on expanding the practice a little further downstream into the more robust mid-coast Bath/Brunswick community. By October of 2012 we established our second office on the banks of the Kennebec River in Bath, ME. Just one year after opening the new office, the Southern Mid-Coast Chamber of Commerce recognized us as their Medium Size Business of the Year.
2021 marked the third phase of our expansion with the acquisition of the well-respected Augusta firm Gibson & LeClair.
View believe that it is always time to break new ground and reach beyond our banks. The days of simply following the same current are behind us as we continue to branch off and grow as a firm. Prior to COVID 19 we upgraded our technology to allow our staff to work from home. One River CPAs identity reflects resiliency, dependability, and the ever-changing environment of our business.
Like rivers in the distance, the firm, and the industry, look much as they did in the past. Also like rivers, the actual makeup of our firm is very unique and continuously changing.
Our future, like our past will steam ahead on the backs of team members who are willing to be not only industry leaders but community leaders as well.