In 2006, Chris Porter began operating a home-based tax firm and prepared his first tax returns on his kitchen counter. The firm experienced incredible growth during its first few years, obtaining clients in over a dozen states. In 2012, a new corporation was formed called Porter & Company. In January 2013, a new office was opened at 1100 Jadwin Ave in Richland, WA.
In June 2014, Walter Kinney left a large local firm to partner with Chris, and the company was renamed PorterKinney to reflect their new partnership. Walter had previously spent the last 8 years working for two of the larger local CPA firms in the Tri-Cities area and brought with him a strong background in construction, agriculture, and small business market segments.
Michelle Boddy, who has an accounting degree from Texas Tech, joined the firm in 2014. Michelle became a CPA (Certified Public Accountant) in January, 2017 and is a certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor. Amelia Reams, formerly the office manager at Pacific Crest Planning, joined the PorterKinney team in December, 2015. Frank Hogenhout, an accountant with more than 30 years of experience joined the firm in 2016. In 2017, Monique Hauck, an MBA and certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor joined the PorterKinney team.
In addition to strategic tax preparation, we provide a full range of accounting services including bookkeeping, payroll, business consulting, and financial statement preparation. Our experience covers a wide range of market segments, from farmers’ fields to physicians’ offices.
Our philosophy is simple: Tax preparation should be more than just data entry. If you would like a data-entry specialist then any accounting firm will do. If you would like a CPA who will carefully search for additional tax deductions and explain tax strategies in plain English then give us a call.