Cook & Co. Tax Advisors

Since 1957

A Small Firm, in a Small Town

We've been at the same location since 1962.

Our ability to provide timely and convenient service to the client is due to our major investment in technology; computer hardware, software and the knowledge and training of our staff members. Although our clients spend a short amount of time being interviewed, the various staff involved collectively devote on average 5.5 to 7.5 hours to complete the finalizing and filing of each tax return processed through this office.

Our job requires special people who are willing to dedicate themselves 100% during Tax Season. Not everyone can make the commitment it requires. Read about our Semicentennial, 50 Year Anniversary back in 2007, see the two page newspaper story here.

Greg Cook, EA, CPA Accredited Tax Advisor desk plate
Founder Al LaGrone, EA, PA

Bara Business Service

In December 1994, Greg purchased the practice from retiring founder, Al LaGrone. Due to state regulations governing Greg's CPA license, the firm name was changed from Bara Business Service to Cook & LaGrone during the transition. LaGrone continued to work with the firm until his death in March 1996. State regulations required that the LaGrone name be dropped from the firm two years after his death, so in 1998 the firm was registered as Cook and Company.

Our Success

The People We Employ

We do what we do because we are passionate about helping our clients.

Our specialty is tax and has been since 1957.

We are a small firm in a small town, but we do a big job for a lot of people. We are located in Arab, Alabama and although we serve clientele in all fifty states and nineteen foreign countries, our primary market is Nashville to Birmingham.
  • Bara Business
    1957 - 1993
  • Cook & LaGrone
    1994 - 1997
  • Cook & Co.
    1998 - Present
Do I have to make the trip to Arab to file my taxes?
No. We have approximately 400 clients that we work with long distance. In fact, we have numerous clients that have been clients for many years that we have never met face to face. With technology today, it's easy and secure.
Are you accepting new clients?
Yes. We lose a number of clients each year to various reasons like death, they move away and are uncomfortable with the long-distance relationship, or their daughter marries a CPA, so we need to take on new clients due to this attrition.
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