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About Us


In 1982, Carlton Thompson and Ken Davis merged their individual accounting practices to form Thompson & Davis, CPA's with the goal of providing quality professional accounting services to their clients. They dedicated their current building at 102 South Catawba Street, Lancaster, S. C. in 1983, naming it the James Alexander Building in honor of their fathers. Mr. Thompson passed away in March 2006.

Our Mission

Our mission is to help clients maintain financial viability in the present, while taking a proactive approach to achieve future goals. This requires open communication to reach an understanding of our clients' needs through research and sound analysis. Thompson & Davis CPA's is dedicated to meeting these goals with high standards of excellence and professionalism. We have been a staple of Lancaster's business community for years, and pride ourselves on the level of esteem we have earned.

Our dedication to hard work has earned the respect of the business and financial community in and around Lancaster. We believe this to be a direct derivative of our talent and responsiveness to our client base. Whether you are a current or prospective client, rest assured that individuals and businesses who choose Thompson & Davis CPA's receive competent and timely advice.

Our Team

Ken Davis (803) 286-8450, extension 202

Ken Davis is the Partner-in-Charge of Thompson & Davis, CPA’s. He is a native of Newberry, SC and graduated with a degree in accounting from Newberry College. Upon graduation, he joined Springs Industries as a staff auditor. Later he worked for Peat, Marwick, Mitchell, CPA’s as an accountant and for the Springs Company as their controller. He passed the CPA exam in 1972 and opened his practice in Lancaster in 1975. He is very active in the community and in First United Methodist Church. He and his wife Amelia have two children, a daughter Susan, and a son Andy.

Andy Davis (803) 286-8450, extension 207

Andy Davis is a partner in Thompson & Davis, CPA’s and is also the firm’s administrator. He has been with the firm since 2000. Andy is preparing for the Internal Revenue Service’s Enrolled Agent examination. He graduated from the Leadership Lancaster program. He is an Eagle Scout and a member of First United Methodist Church.

Jill Crenshaw (803) 286-8450, extension 200

Jill Crenshaw joined Thompson & Davis, CPA's in 1989. She graduated from the University of South Carolina – Lancaster in 1976 with an associate degree in Secretarial Science. She is currently the administrative assistant. Jill has one daughter and three grandsons. She is a member of Oak Ridge ARP Church and resides in the Elgin community of Lancaster.

Kim Hilton (803) 286-8450, extension 210

Kim Hilton is a staff accountant in the firm. She graduated from York Technical College and attended USC-Lancaster. Kim has 20 years experience in accounting services with over 15 years in the public accounting field. Kim has attained certification as a Quickbooks Pro Advisor. She is knowledgeable in various accounting & bookkeeping software including the implementation of & training in these software systems. Kim graduated from the Leadership Lancaster program. She lives in Lancaster with her two sons. They are active members of Destiny Bible Church.

Amber Carter (803) 286-8450, extension 205

Amber Carter joined the firm in November 2008 as a staff accountant. She graduated from York Technical College in 2004 with a degree in accounting. Amber has also completed a set of classes entitled “Mastering Quickbooks”. She and her husband Sammy live in Lancaster with their son. They are members of New Hope Baptist Church.

The current staff offers over 100 years experience in tax and accounting services and in estate administration. Among the professional organizations represented by members of the firm are the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants, the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants, the South Carolina Tax Council, and the American Institute of Certified Public Bookkeepers.