About Us

Welcome to Turlington and Company, L.L.P.

Large enough to navigate the complex financial issues that many of us face today, yet small enough to provide personal guidance tailored to your unique circumstances. We focus on delivering value-adding services while providing a familiar and dependable resource to support you along your way.
You determine where you want to be; we will help get you there.


Turlington and CompanyThe firm opened in September 1945 in Lexington, North Carolina as an independent affiliate of the Frank P. Buck Company, a CPA firm located in Salisbury, North Carolina. W.H. Turlington started the firm in one room located in a second floor office on Main Street in Lexington. The new accounting firm consisted of one table (no desk), one chair, and one typist. Mr. Turlington, the holder of CPA Certificate # 619 issued by the North Carolina State Board of Accountancy, grew the firm quickly and added two professionals during the first year.

In the early years, the firm’s main focus was on client tax preparation and consulting. Mr. Turlington was spending approximately 50% of his time on tax consulting, especially with local dairy farmers, and the remaining time running the office. Mr. Turlington instilled a conservative, common sense approach to client relationships. He built client relationships by providing sound advice without getting overly complicated and aggressive. Consequently, the firm grew quickly. By the end of 1955 Turlington and Company, L.L.P. had grown to include six accountants.

Also in 1955, Mr. Turlington changed the name to Turlington and Company, L.L.P., which is still utilized today. In addition to the name change, the firm began offering new services. Audit and accounting services became a staple of the firm’s services in its early years. In addition, new services have been added throughout the years to meet the demand generated by new laws, regulation, and a changing world.

Throughout its history, Turlington and Company, L.L.P. has maintained the philosophy of its original owner. Turlington and Company was created by building long lasting client relationships, which is still the practice of the firm today. Turlington and Company still builds client relationships based on a common sense approach to accounting. These lasting client relationships are the backbone of the company’s history and the future as well.

Community and Industry Involvement

Turlington and Company, L.L.P. has long had a commitment not only to the betterment of employees but also to the communities we serve. We understand that success brings a certain amount of responsibility to give back to those who may be less fortunate. Turlington and Company, L.L.P. encourages our employees to give back to a cause that they believe in. We allow our staff the time and resources necessary to make the communities we live and work in a better place. The individual organizations are too many to list, but we believe that the commitment to our community is one of the best footprints we can leave.
Turlington and Company, L.L.P. belongs to a variety of industry-specific organizations which we feel strengthen our knowledge base not only for ourselves but our clients as well. Several of the professional memberships we are members of are:

  • Telergee Alliance
  • North Carolina Bankers Association
  • Carolina-Virginia’s Telephone Membership Association
  • NC Telecommunications Industry Association
  • AICPA Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center
  • Lexington Chamber of Commerce
  • Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce
  • High Point Chamber of Commerce
  • Asheboro/Randolph Chamber of Commerce
  • Rowan County Chamber of Commerce
  • Yadkin County Chamber of Commerce