PHB Announces Merger and Adds a New Partner


Patterson Hardee & Ballentine CPAs (PHB) is pleased to announce that Stephen Nestor, CPA, of Franklin, Tennessee, owner of Nestor CPA Services in Westhaven, and his staff are merging with PHB. With this acquisition, effective immediately, Patterson Hardee & Ballentine will further broaden its growing list of clients.

The merged firms will be located at the current PHB offices in Cool Springs and keep the firm name of Patterson, Hardee & Ballentine P.C. Adding the Nestor staff to the PHB team will be a benefit to all of the clients, making PHB even more equipped to provide timely, high quality services.

We are also happy to announce the promotion of Kerry Garner, CPA, as Partner. Kerry will continue his focus on individual and business taxes in his new role. Kerry joined PHB in 2016 as Senior Tax Director after serving 10 years as the Tax Partner at Crowell & Crowell, PLLC. He has more than 31 years of experience in tax and accounting services with particular expertise in financial institution taxation, small to medium-sized business accounting, financial statement presentation and tax compliance, as well as individual taxation.

We are thrilled for these exciting changes at PHB. The added experience, expanded client base and involvement in the community promotes further growth of our firm and creates an even stronger brand.” said the firm’s Managing Partner, Lisa Patterson, CPA, CFE, CVA. “As we continue to spread our wings in the growing Nashville market, we believe these added talents will enable further business development.”

Patterson Hardee & Ballentine, P.C. (PHB) is a Middle Tennessee company based in Franklin, Tennessee. PHB is full-service accounting firm with over 100 years of combined experience and specific experience in accounting services for business, individual and non-profit clients. PHB specializes individual tax preparation, business tax preparation, bookkeeping, and audits. The firm has been in business for more than 28 years and the principals have worked together for more than a decade.