Joe Kraft was born to Boruch and Fannie Kraft in South Nashville in 1925. He graduated from Vanderbilt University where he played basketball. Joe and his wife Elsie had a son, Lee, and a daughter Julie.
Joe Kraft, CPA was founded.
Kraft & Associates name was adopted.
Leonard Esstman became partner.
Cyril Kraft became partner.
Maxie Patton became partner.
Firm moved to Parkway Towers.
Kent Harrell became partner.
Kraft Bros., Esstman, Patton & Harrell name was adopted.
Opened office in Columbia, Tennessee.
KraftCPAs brand name was adopted.
Received the Academy for Women of Achievement Corporate Award.
Formed Kraft Technology Group, LLC.
Vic Alexander was named chief manager.
Formed 2nd Generation Capital, LLC with Mike Collins.
Opened office in Lebanon, Tennessee.
Received the first Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA) Pathfinder Award.
Received Nashville Business Journal Award for Excellence in Customer Service.
Formed Kraft Asset Management, LLC with Stephen High.
Received HR Facet Award for Excellence for “Employee Satisfaction.”
Firm moved headquarters to 555 Great Circle Road.
KraftCPAs PLLC name was officially adopted.
Acquired interest in Axis Accounting Systems, LLC, now Kraft Enterprise Systems, LLC.
Received the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Public Service Award.
The first year the firm received the Best Places to Work Award from the Nashville Business Journal.
The firm was selected as one of the Ten Most Dependable™ Accounting Professionals of the Southeast by Goldline Research.
Supported the Pencil Foundation for the firm’s 50th anniversary community service project.
The first year the firm received the Accounting Today Best Accounting Firms To Work For Award.
Formed Kraft Analytics, LLC with Glenn Perdue.
Received the American Society of Women Accountants Education Foundation Balance Award, presented to three firms across the United States.
Formed Kraft Healthcare Consulting, LLC with Scott Mertie.
Received the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA) Public Service Award.
Received the Better Business Bureau 2018 Torch Award for Ethical Commerce in the extra large category. In 2017, named a finalist in the Better Business Bureau Torch Awards for Ethical Commerce.
Acquired a firm in Chattanooga, Tennessee.