Acquisition Expands Firm Operating Footprint in North Carolina to Three Locations

Newport News, VA  (12/08/2022) – PBMares, LLP, a Top 100 accounting and consulting firm, is expanding its footprint in North Carolina with the acquisition of the Wilmington, N.C., office of RSM US LLP (RSM). As of Dec. 2, 2022, PBMares acquired substantially all the assets of RSM’s Wilmington location, and the Wilmington team is now serving clients as PBMares.

PBMares CPAs and Consultants is headquartered in Newport News, VA, with offices across Virginia, Maryland, and North Carolina. The addition continues PBMares’ expansion into North Carolina which began in 2020 with the acquisition of RSM offices in Morehead City and New Bern.

“Our shared philosophy and commitment to client service will continue to be our guiding principle as we welcome the Wilmington team into the Firm,” said Harvey L. Johnson, Partner and CEO of PBMares, LLP. “We have benefitted from a strong and enduring relationship with RSM and look forward to a strong future for the benefit of our clients,” Johnson added.

“We look forward to our future with PBMares,” said Rob Wagner, partner and leader of the Wilmington office. “We carefully considered the opportunity, with the right fit for our Wilmington clients and people as our highest priorities. Our similar firm culture, client service focus and service offerings, coupled with the successful integration of the Morehead City and New Bern offices, makes PBMares an exciting choice for us.”

As a result of the acquisition, five members of the Wilmington team are elevated to Partner at PBMares. They are Rob Wagner, Jeremy Roberts, Robert Parker III, Charles Craft, and A.A. Rickey Godwin.

The former RSM team will continue operations at its office, rebranded as PBMares, at 300 N. 3rd St. 5th floor, in Wilmington. The RSM US Alliance is a premier affiliation of independent accounting, consulting and professional services firms.

About PBMares LLP
PBMares is a Certified Public Accounting and consulting firm focused on serving the audit, tax, accounting and consulting needs of companies and individuals. Founded in 1963, the firm serves clients across the United States from 12 offices located in Virginia, Northern Virginia, Maryland, and North Carolina.  PBMares represents companies ranging from closely-held private businesses to leading non-profits to Fortune 500 multinationals. PBMares has industry practices specializing in construction, financial institutions, government contracting, healthcare, hospitality, insurance, manufacturing, not-for-profit, real estate, restaurant, retail, state and local government and technology sectors. Its services include cybersecurity, cloud accounting, and wealth management services. PBMares is an independent member of the RSM US Alliance. For more information, visit, like us on Facebook, and connect with us on LinkedIn.

RSM’s purpose is to deliver the power of being understood to our clients, colleagues and communities through world-class audit, tax and consulting services focused on middle market businesses. The clients we serve are the engine of global commerce and economic growth, and we are focused on developing leading professionals and services to meet their evolving needs in today’s ever-changing business environment. RSM US LLP is the U.S. member of RSM International, a global network of independent audit, tax and consulting firms with 51,000 people across 123 countries. For more information, visit, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and/or connect with us on LinkedIn.