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After thirty-seven years in the practice of public accounting and eighteen years with Thomas & Gibbs, CPAs, PLLC, Bruce L. Thomas, CPA, Esq. announced his retirement effective December 31, 2019.

As a founding member, Bruce was instrumental in growing the firm's assurance practice. Following Bruce's retirment, partner and founding member, Kenneth D. Gibbs, CPA, Esq. and audit partner Shawana T. Hudson, CPA continue the firm's legacy of quality and client focused professional service throughout North Carolina. 


Thomas & Gibbs CPAs, PLLC, an independent public accounting and business consulting firm headquartered in Durham, NC, announced today that Thomas E. Spivey CPA, PA will combine operations with Thomas & Gibbs CPAs, PLLC effective June 1, 2018.

 More than 40 years ago, Thomas E. Spivey, CPA, PA set out to provide professional accounting services the old fashioned way, with a focus on building long-term relationships, developing experienced, high quality staff, and honoring their commitments. Thomas & Gibbs CPAs, PLLC is honored to continue that tradition of service.

 The combined firm will employ more than 18 people, including 3 partners, and 6 CPAs. Thomas E. Spivey and members of his staff will remain with the continuing firm. “We are very excited to join forces with T&G,” said Thomas E.  Spivey. “T&G is a growing firm that shares our values and commitment to quality. People come first, and T&G shares this sentiment. It’s important that relationships remain intact.” He continued, “The firm and I look forward to continuing to serve our clients and further strengthen opportunities in North Carolina.”

 The acquisition will extend T&G’s presence in the Triangle and surrounding area with an emphasis on serving individuals, businesses, and nonprofit organizations. T&G partners, Kenneth D. Gibbs, CPA, Esq., Bruce L. Thomas, CPA, Esq. and Shawana T. Hudson, CPA released a statement noting “Through this relationship, we believe we can provide even greater value to our clients through shared technology, process efficiency, and a depth of expertise”.

 Thomas E. Spivey CPA, PA will continue to operate from its current office located at 3308 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd, Suite 165, Durham, NC 27707 through May 31, 2018. After which, beginning June 1, 2018, the combined firm will be located at 6114 Fayetteville Rd. Suite 101, Durham, NC 27713.

 Founded in 2001, Thomas & Gibbs CPAs, PLLC is a full service CPA firm serving the needs of individuals, businesses, and non-profit organizations throughout the state of North Carolina. More information about this exciting news and all of the services T&G offers can be found at