In 1946, S. Berton Heard, Charles McElroy, and Charles Vestal founded Heard, McElroy & Vestal, LLC in Shreveport, Louisiana. Heard led the firm as Managing Partner focusing on taxation as well as his peers by serving as one of the first Chairman of the Louisiana Certified Public Accountants (LCPA). McElroy expanded the firm’s services from regional to state by opening an office in south Louisiana. Vestal provided accounting and legal expertise as he obtained certifications and practiced in both fields. Together, this trio of professionals established the firm as a pillar of trust, integrity, and competence, with the mission to provide opportunities for our clients, our people, and our communities.
For more than 75 years, Heard, McElroy & Vestal has maintained a reputation for accounting excellence and high ethical standards earning the unconditional confidence of our clients through our core values of Commitment, Integrity, Teamwork, and People.
To this day, our firm has been an integral part of the growth and development of the business communities located throughout Northwest Louisiana. The firm is in its third generation of leadership and continues to build toward the future.