Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball, Chtd., a leading CPA and business advisory firm, has acquired the Jonesboro, Arkansas, office of EGP, PLLC, expanding its geographic reach and deepening its construction industry specialty.

“I’m excited to be part of the Adams Brown team,” said Mark P. Barnett, Jr., CPA, CVA, CGMA, CCIFP, MBA. “This was a great opportunity to bring significant additional resources and industry specialties to Arkansas businesses. We are now able to better serve them with many more of the complex issues they encounter in the construction industry.”

In addition to Barnett, the Jonesboro location is also led by Ron George, CPA. While they serve clients in numerous industries, they have built a significant construction and real estate practice across Arkansas. 

“Our deep industry experience will be expanded with this addition to the firm,” said Brian Staats, CPA, CGMA, managing partner of Adams Brown. “We are excited to have Mark help drive our strategic direction in the construction space at the same time we expand our geographic footprint into Arkansas. He and his team will be great additions to ours as we dedicate ourselves to serving Arkansas businesses.”

All six individuals in the former EGP Jonesboro office have joined Adams Brown, with Barnett taking on the role of partner and construction industry team leader. The office will remain at its current 2808 Alexander Drive, Suite B location.

Adams Brown, headquartered in Great Bend, Kansas, was the 165th largest CPA firm in the country last year.


About Adams,Brown, Beran & Ball

Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball, Chartered provides a wide range of traditional and specialized CPA and consulting services to clients throughout the central United States, including agriculture organizations, construction companies, feed yards, financial institutions, governmental and not-for-profit organizations, manufacturers, medical practices, oil and gas companies, professional service firms, real estate companies, and small businesses. Founded in 1945, today the firm maintains numerous office locations throughout Kansas and Arkansas. For more information about Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball, please visit