Philip C. Travis

Philip

He graduated from The University of Florida in 2009 and earned a Master of Accountancy degree from the University of Phoenix in 2010.

Philip C. Travis joined the firm in 2010. Philip has over 13 years of experience in public accounting with a heavy concentration in construction and related industries. Philip provides audit, review, compilation, and tax services to clients. Philip adds significant value to clients by annual proactive tax planning. He is proficient in selecting and implementing the best tax method and strategies available that optimize cash flow for each client.

Hillious Sullivan

Hillious

Mr. Sullivan, a graduate of the University of Tennessee, began his career with M. C. West, Inc., a large excavating, mining, asphalt paving and limestone quarry construction company. M. C. West, Inc. was subsequently acquired by Rogers Group, Inc., where he became chief accountant of the Mid-South division.

In 1984, he entered public accounting with Cooper, Travis & Company, PLC. His area of concentration centers around heavy construction contractors and subcontractors to the building trades.

Timothy M. Cooper

Timothy

Mr. Cooper has practiced public accounting since 1996. He is native to Nashville and attended the University of Mississippi and graduated with a Bachelor of Accountancy in 1995 and a Master of Accountancy in 1996. He began his career with Price Waterhouse, LLP in the products and manufacturing audit division in Memphis, Tennessee and later became part of their prestigious transaction services team based in Atlanta Georgia.

Tim has been concentrating on accounting for construction and real estate development since 1999. He has taken an active role in advising on several mergers and acquisitions of construction companies. His primary passion is proactive tax planning for his clients as well as striving to provide any and all tax incentives available. He has become a proficient leader in the industry assisting qualifying contractors in obtaining well-deserved research and development as well as energy efficiency related tax credits and deductions.

Matthew Hale

Matthew

Matthew Hale joined the firm in 2012. Mr. Hale has been practicing public accounting with a heavy concentration in the construction and real estate development industry since 2005. He graduated from Lipscomb University in 2004 and earned a Master of Accountancy degree from the University of Tennessee in 2005. Mr. Hale served as the President of the Middle Tennessee chapter of the Construction Financial Management Association for 2017 and 2018.

Mr. Hale provides audit, review, and tax services to clients primarily involved in the construction and real estate industry. In addition to these traditional services, he has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions and helping clients establish and maintain proper internal controls. Mr. Hale adds significant value to clients by providing annual proactive tax planning. He is proficient in selecting and implementing the best tax method and strategies available that optimize cash flow for each individual client.

Philip T. Travis

Phil

Mr. Travis has practiced public accounting since 1977. He is a native Nashvillian, graduated from Stratford High School in 1973 and graduated from Middle Tennessee State University in 1977. He was married to his wife Karen in 1977 and has a daughter Brittany and son, Philip who joined the firm in 2010. He began his public accounting career with Richard L. Cooper, a partner at Tom Smith & Associates.

In 1981, Mr. Cooper and Mr. Travis formed a partnership which later became known as Cooper, Travis & Company, PLC. Phil has worked extensively over his 40-year career with many heavy highway contractors in the excavation, paving, bridge, quarry, and ready-mix businesses. He also works with numerous general building contractors and subcontractors in the electrical, plumbing, drywall, and mechanical trades. He also serves construction suppliers, architects, engineers and many other non-construction related concerns.

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