Lisa Malone and the staff at Companion CPA Group are amazing! My business partner and I had never owned a business, so when we went to Lisa, she had her hands full (and still does by the way)! Having Lisa do our Payroll and all our other taxes has lifted such a burden!

They have held our hands and walked us through the maze that is small business ownership. They have been patient with us during the learning curve and have offered MANY helpful tips. I have known Lisa and her husband for many years and would HIGHLY recommend her services.

Darrell Jones

Co-owner--The Village Kitchen 


I am truly so grateful to you for taking the anxiety out of tax time for me! I very much appreciate your time and attention to detail!

Dianne R.

This is by far the most honest and down-to-earth CPA group you will ever find.  

The personal and professional service provided by Companion CPA Group instills a high level of trust within each customer.  These enduring qualities directly translate into peace of mind for the citizenry they serve during tax season as well as throughout the year.  Lou Alice and the group consistently give sound advice. 

Kudos to Lou Alice, her partners and staff for keeping their clients' best interests at heart!  Thank you...

Dr. Webb C. Wilson, MPH, DO FACEP

Lou Alice has helped us walk through the business setup, payroll, taxes, and--most importantly in the medical profession-- insurance credentialing process. This allows us to focus on the important part--seeing  patients and worrying about their outcomes rather than focusing on the business side as much.  We would be lost without her guidance through this whole process of starting our new business.  I highly encourage anyone starting a new business or medical practice to give Companion CPA Group a try.  You will be rewarded with excellence.


Barry Davidson, CP, LPO--Owner
Tennessee Limb and Brace

Working with my business can be a challenge!   My business involves managing multiple projects located in different states, and occasionally different countries. Lou Alice and staff have coached us toward technologies that allow our interaction to be largely paperless and accessible from anywhere.  Companion CPA Group provides me with budgeting, financial management, payroll, bill payment, bookkeeping, tax preparation and other unclassifiable handholding.   They have brought me true peace of mind.


Allen Branton, CEO
TriCity Photon Research

Companion CPA has been critical component in our success as new business owners in a highly competitive market.  Lou Alice provided us with most valuable research and advice during the acquisition of our Physical Therapy Practice and continues to assist us with taxes, payroll reporting, and accounting.

We appreciate her willingness to help us whenever we have accounting/tax questions even when they may seem trivial.  We highly recommend Companion CPA to anyone considering becoming a business owner.   

Marsha Bowman, PT & Lisa West, PTA
Cumberland Physical Therapy

Lou Alice Funk and her associates are a delight to work with!

They do what they say they’ll do, on time, and at a reasonable price. They save me hours of work.

I recommend them VERY highly.


James B. Talmage MD
Occupational Health Center

After outsourcing our payroll and payroll reporting to Companion CPA Group, my life is so much less stressful! 

I had been spending countless hours working late into the evenings to take care of our business finances.  Trying to run the business during the day and work the books in the evenings was exhausting.  Handling the accounts receivable and accounts payable were time-consuming enough, but payroll always seemed to be right around the corner along with tax forms and state forms needing to be filled out.  I stayed tired and felt like I was always behind.

Now, not only do I have a professional to call for advice who responds courteously and promptly, I have so much more time and energy to run the business itself.  Most of all, they offer invaluable advice and support when I need it.  No more worrying over accuracy in the books, filling out state forms, taxes and payroll.  Whew!  What a relief it's been to have them as my partners in running a small business.

Brenda Kimbrough
Creative Learning, LLC

Companion CPA has provided the Tennessee FFA Foundation, Inc., a Tennessee non-profit, with professional and timely work.  As a volunteer worker and treasurer of the FFA, Companion has made my job much easier.  I highly recommend their services!

Tim Chowning, Treasurer
Tennessee FFA Foundation, Inc.

When we outsourced all of our financial management, payroll, accounts payable, grant reporting and budget development, it seemed like an impossible puzzle to complete; but not for the staff at Companion CPA.  They took our not-for-profit business and offered the same quality, dependable professional service that they offer to each customer.  No matter how small or how large, you can count on this company on every level--from the receptionist to the staff accountants to the owners, Lisa Malone and Lou Alice Funk, you will always be number one.

Rebecca Magura, President and CEO

Our relationship with Companion CPA began in 2002. We were a new business and called on several local CPA firms before deciding on Companion CPA. We rely heavily on Lisa Malone and her staff. They are very professional, knowledgeable and are always there to help.

Odessa Wilson, Office Manager
Jet-Fab, Inc.

Companion CPA Group has provided our medical practice with excellent, high quality financial services. They are very responsive to both our immediate and long term needs and work with us on special projects that require detailed financial analysis. We look forward to a long standing business relationship with Companion and would highly recommend them to any business for accounting and other financial services.

Ty T. Webb, MD
Cumberland Family Care PC

Companion CPA Group has been an integral part of the management of our Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine Practice for seven years, and have assisted us in a variety of ways. Their expertise in office billing, accounting and personnel management have helped us to maximize profits through a multitude of practice changes over that time period. They have also assisted in business negotiations with several outside organizations, with outcomes that have uniformly been positive for our practice. The variety of experience, knowledge, dedication to details and networking capabilities they possess, combined with honesty and personal and professional integrity, have truly made their organization one we would recommend highly to anyone.

Tina Dudney, MD
Upper Cumberland Pulmonary Group, PLLC