About Us

The firm was created and continues with the philosophy that the firm shall outlast its ownership, thus providing opportunities for future generations of professionals to provide services to our clients on a long-term basis. This is evidenced by the clients still served by the firm who are on their third generation of family ownership.


Purvis, Gray & Company Team


The Firm was founded in Gainesville in 1946 by Roy Purvis and Howard Gray, two University of Florida Accounting Professors. Since then, we have established other offices in Ocala, Tallahassee, and Sarasota, all are "home grown," created without merger or acquisition. Despite our growth we still operate as one cohesive firm with a single culture; doing things the Purvis Gray way!

The firm’s philosophy is based on the fundamental concept that our reason for existence is to be of service to our clients. This is accomplished by being sensitive to the needs of our clients, and by providing a high level of quality through the development of educated and trained professionals.

We believe that if we help our staff and clients to be successful, the firm will continue to grow and will fulfill the goals and visions of its founding members, Roy Purvis and Howard Gray, and all the others to follow.