Joe Hickman

Joe graduated from Texas A&M in 1954 with a BBA in Accounting. He worked with a national CPA firm in Dallas, Texas, and entered the United States Air Force in 1955. Ten years later, Joe graduated from Michigan State University with an MBA in Accounting & Finance. Following a career in the Air Force, he retired in 1978 and began a second career teaching at Texas State University, retiring the second time after 15 years of teaching. During this period Joe launched his third career in 1981 founding this CPA Firm.

Joe truly enjoyed building relationships with clients and has instilled that in our firm culture. It was a common occurrence to see him at the office on the weekends, usually just visiting with a client. For many people, Joe was much more than their CPA. He was a friend, confidant, mentor, and more often than not, all of that rolled into one. Joe had a child-like demeanor to him and remained rather youthful in the way of making jokes and telling funny stories. He had an impressive memory. He was blessed with an awesome sense of humor too. Joe had a warmth to him that could make anyone feel instantly at ease and he was always more than willing to accept interruptions to help his staff. Joe had a remarkable ability to connect with people of all ages, from people in their 80’s as he was, all the way down to toddlers and everyone in-between. Joe has a large family, so having grandchildren and great-grandchildren in his office happened often and was something that brought Joe a lot of joy.

Joe really is one of a kind and has touched the lives of so many in our community over the years. Joe went into the arms of our Lord on August 17, 2021. To say he will be missed is an understatement, but we are certain he had the most glorious of celebrations with the Lord.