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Partner Profile

Chester L. Stewart, CPA
Chet is a partner in the firm and has been since 1982 when he started the company as Chester L. Stewart & Company. He graduated from the University of Illinois with a Bachelors degree in Accounting in 1961 and received his CPA certificate in 1965. After working for a national CPA firm for 4 years, he joined a local firm in Muncie, IN where he became a partner. He remained there until 1982, the year he started what is now Stewart, Peck, Hueston & Thomas, LLC.

Chet has served on several local boards including the Anderson Banking Co., Chamber of Commerce, and the St. John’s Health System Board of Trustees, serving 7 years as the Board Chairman. He has also been active in his profession, serving as President of the Muncie Chapter of the Indiana CPA Society, member of the Board and Secretary of the Indiana CPA Society, and was appointed by Governor Orr to serve on the State Board of Public Accountancy.

E-mail: cstewart@sphtcpa.com

Richard B. Peck, Jr., CPA
Dick is a partner in the firm and has been in public accounting since 1978. He graduated from Indiana University in 1976 with a Bachelors degree in Accounting and lives in Anderson with his wife, Cindy.

Dick has served on various for-profit and nonprofit boards of directors, and his professional focus has been in the area of small business start-up companies, business strategy, accounting systems, taxation, planning and personal income taxation.

E-mail: rpeck@sphtcpa.com

Richard E. Hueston, CPA
Rick is a partner in the firm and has been a certified public accountant since 1992. He began his career in South Bend, IN, in 1989 where he was employed by a large regional CPA firm. He is a graduate of Anderson University with a Bachelors degree in Accounting and lives in Anderson with his wife, Beth and three children, Drew, Allie and Dane.

He as served on several local boards in the community, is a graduate of the Madison County Leadership Academy, and has been active in his profession by serving as President of the Muncie Chapter of the Indiana CPA Society. Rick’s professional focus has been in the area of small business start-ups and consulting, financial reporting, and tax planning and preparation.

E-mail: rhueston@sphtcpa.com

Timothy A. Thomas, CPA
Tim is a partner in the firm and has been a certified public accountant since 1989. He began his career in Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1986 where he was employed by a large regional CPA firm. He returned to Anderson in 1987 when he joined his father's firm. Tim was a founding partner with his father of Thomas & Company CPA's, which subsequently merged with the firm that is now Stewart, Peck, Hueston & Thomas, LLC. He is a graduate of the Indiana University with a Bachelor's degree in Accounting and lives in Anderson with his wife Starla.

Tim has served on several boards, including Anderson Madison County Convention and Visitor's Bureau and Paramount Heritage Foundation. His professional focus has been working with small to medium size business in the areas of start-up, financial reporting, tax planning, budgeting, profit improvement and business valuation.

Email: tthomas@sphtcpa.com