For years, LaRossa & Co has been providing quality, personalized financial guidance to local individuals and businesses. Our expertise ranges from basic tax management and accounting services to more in-depth services such as audits, financial statements, and financial planning.
LaRossa & Co is one of the leading firms in and throughout the area. By combining our expertise, experience and the team mentality of our staff, we assure that every client receives the close analysis and attention they deserve. Our dedication to high standards, hiring of seasoned tax professionals, and work ethic is the reason our client base returns year after year.
Our mission is to help clients maintain financial viability in the present, while taking a proactive approach to achieve future goals. This requires open communication to reach an understanding of our clients' needs through research and sound analysis. LaRossa & Co is dedicated to meeting these goals with high standards of excellence and professionalism. We have been a staple of the area's business community for years, and pride ourselves on the level of esteem we have earned.
Our dedication to hard work has earned the respect of the business and financial community in and around the area. We believe this to be a direct derivative of our talent and responsiveness to our client base. Whether you are a current or prospective client, rest assured that individuals and businesses who choose LaRossa & Co receive competent and timely advice.
Garry graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1979 from Virginia Tech with a B. S. degree in Business and a major in Accounting. He became a Certified Public Accountant in 1981 (VA Certificate #6739) and obtained his MBA degree in 1983 from Old Dominion University. Garry spent six years working for Price Waterhouse (now Price Waterhouse Coopers) before starting his own practice in 1985. During his many years of practice, he has acquired a vast array of professional experience. Garry is a member of the AICPA and the VSCPA and specializes in individual and Corporate income tax planning/preparation and Estate/Trust planning/preparation.
Mike graduated from Old Dominion University in 1989 with a B.S. degree in Business Administration and a major in Accounting. He joined LaRossa and Company at the end of 1989 and became a Certified Public Accountant in 1994 (VA Certificate #18421). Mike has worked with many businesses and individuals over the years providing tax return preparation, financial statements, payroll and payroll taxes and tax planning. Many of Mike’s business clients rely on him as a trusted business advisor.
Don is a 1965 graduate of American University in Washington, D.C., with a BS degree in Accounting. He is a Certified Public Accountant. After successfully completing his CPA designation in 1969, he spent many years in the public accounting, banking and the Financial Services industries. He has worked with LaRossa & Co. on a part-time basis since 2007 and can now be seen as a regular since retiring as a Registered Representative and Investment Advisor in April 2013. Don’s primary focus is working with small and medium size businesses and individuals performing financial audits, financial statement reviews and compilations, as well as, corporate and individual income tax returns. He is a member of the Virginia Society of CPAs and the Tidewater Chapter of the VSCPAs, the Financial Executives Institute where he served on the Board of Directors and as President of the local chapter and the Society of Financial Services Professionals where he served on the Board and as President of the local chapter. Don has been active in the community serving on the Board of Advisors for the United Way, the Investment Committee of the United Way Foundation, the Executive Board of the Tidewater Council of the Boy Scouts of America and on its Endowment Committee. He is also a member of First Lutheran Church, where he has been a member of the Finance Committee, Lay Leader and a member of the church council. Don has served on the Board of Directors of Cavalier Golf and Yacht Club, where he assisted with long-range planning, membership and finance. Don is an Eagle Scout with a bronze palm and has been a long-time resident of Virginia Beach but is now living in Suffolk, VA. Don and his wife Margel have enjoyed ballroom dancing, traveling and spending time with their grown children and grandchildren.
Pamela joined LaRossa and Company in 1995. In addition to seeing that the office runs as smooth as possible, she provides bookkeeping, payroll and payroll tax services and works closely with several of our small business clients. She has over 30 years bookkeeping and payroll experience and is proficient in using QuickBooks and Peachtree software systems.
Barbara is the first voice you will hear and the face you will see when you contact our office. She joined LaRossa and Company in 2015. Barbara provides administrative support to all of our staff and excellent customer service for all our clients.