Copper Advisors acquires the accounting firm of Edwards & Hedrick CPAs

May 16, 2023

Copper Advisors, a full-service accounting firm in Greenville, has acquired the full-service tax and accounting firm of Edwards & Hedrick CPAs in Greer. The acquisition expands the services footprint of Copper Advisors beyond Greenville to include the Greer market. Retirement plans for both Bobby Edwards and Joe Hedrick, former partners with Edwards & Hedrick, prompted them to sell the CPA firm to Copper Advisors.

Additionally, Dan Cruice is joining Copper Advisors to manage the Greer office. Dan joins Copper Advisors from Elevate Financial where he has built relationships with clients throughout the Upstate and beyond with his 19 years of experience. Through these transitions, former Edwards & Hedrick clients will continue to receive the same level of service quality as previously experienced without changes or interruptions. Copper Advisors is structured as a robust accounting firm that handles day-to-day accounting tasks and tax services that enable business owners to focus on running their businesses. Real-time views of financial data is provided through a secure website platform for client convenience and workflow efficiency.

“Earlier this year, my partners and I made the strategic decision to expand our practice and spent months getting to know Bobby and Joe at Edwards & Hedrick,” says Pepper Horton, CPA, Managing Member of Copper Advisors. “Their firm has been serving the same type of clients in the same way as our team which makes this acquisition a win-win for everyone. We are excited about the opportunity to work in the Greer market and look forward to providing local businesses with the accounting and tax services they need.”

Both Bobby Edwards and Joe Hedrick added, “We spent a great deal of time and effort searching for the right firm to continue servicing the accounting and tax needs of our clients with the level of integrity and high-quality services they deserve and expect. Copper Advisors met every criterion we set for a qualified buyer of our practice. Not only do they have the experience needed to assist and advise our clients in all areas of tax and accounting, but they are also good people that we are confident our clients will enjoy getting to know.”

Dan Cruice, CPA, Principal at Copper Advisors adds, “I look forward to offering enhanced services with a broader range of offerings and continuing the legacy of excellent customer service.”

Copper Advisors is located at 777 Lowndes Hill Road, Building 2, Suite 102 in Greenville and 1109 West Poinsett Street, Suite C in Greer.


About Copper Advisors

Copper Advisors is a full-service accounting firm that provides accounting and tax services to service-based businesses and professional service providers. Our team handles all of a client’s day-to-day accounting tasks so they can focus on what’s important—running their business. Our advanced, secure website platform provides real-time financial data views at any time to support highly efficient workflows. Bundled services in a fixed, predictable monthly fee allow clients to budget effectively. For more information, visit