Our History

EP is one of the oldest public accounting firms in the nation. Our generations of experience are a strong legacy for your benefit.

The Firm was founded in 1919 by Charles P. Fuller. Mr. Fuller’s knowledge of mutual water companies and citrus packing houses was a major asset and resulted in acquiring many of these organizations as clients in the early years.

William H. Eadie became a full-time employee in 1921 and was admitted as a partner in 1922. In 1928, Judd K. Payne became associated with the Firm and he became a partner in 1931. In 1939, the Firm name was changed to Fuller, Eadie and Payne. In 1953, when Mr. Fuller retired as a partner, the Firm name was changed to Eadie and Payne, LP. Since then EP has grown successfully, including a few mergers with other firms. EP merged or acquired Thomas Moss and Company of San Bernardino in 1969, Victor R. Mott of Ontario in 1974, and Robert Blumenthal of Redlands in 1975.

The Firm’s office was originally located on the second floor of the Security Bank Building in San Bernardino on the corner of Third and E Streets. It was moved to Arrowhead Avenue in San Bernardino in 1960 and to North D Street in San Bernardino in 1973. EP opened its second office in Ontario in 1974 and its third office in Redlands in 1975. In June 2001, the Firm combined the San Bernardino and Redlands offices and relocated to Redlands.

In 2017 the Firm moved to Downtown Riverside, the center of Inland Southern California’s business community. The Firm celebrated its 100th anniversary at the Riverside Convention Center in 2019. We foresee the City of Arts and Innovation as being our home through the Firm’s next 100 years.

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