TRP Sumner celebrated the expansion of its Fayetteville location with an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony on June 9. The need for expansion came after TRP Sumner was formed in 2020 through the merger of CPA firms TRP and McFadyen & Sumner. They realized they needed more space to accommodate staff and operations in their Fayetteville offices.
With an innovative solution, they purchased and added more than 6,000 square feet to a building at 2401 Robeson St., thus creating the “Fayetteville campus” along with their existing Robeson Street office building.
TRP Sumner currently has 18 CPAs and a team of 80, counting seasonal staff at tax time. This includes personnel in the Dunn office of TRP Sumner, who provide a full range of services for clients in that area.
The June 9 event was more than a “bricks and mortar” celebration. Speaking to guests, Kelly Puryear, chief executive partner of TRP Sumner, noted that growth is indicative of success. “The secret to our success is our people,” Puryear said. “We have many talented people at TRP Sumner, and they have stayed true to the solid foundation and strong principles established by our founders.” He introduced the founding partners — Burney Rivenbark, Joe Todd, David McFadyen and Brent Sumner (still active as a partner at TRP Sumner) — who were all there to mark this milestone for the firm they helped create.
Puryear also credited the firm's clients for their role in TRP Sumner's growth and success. “We grow by helping them grow their business or personal financial wealth. We have many entrepreneurial clients and clients with diverse financial and operational needs. They have empowered us to expand the scope of services we provide,” he noted.
Partner Matthew Smith received special mention for his diligence in overseeing and managing all phases of the building expansion. Fittingly, Smith was given the honor of cutting the ribbon. Following the ribbon-cutting, guests enjoyed refreshments and had the opportunity to tour the new campus facilities and speak with staff members on hand.