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About Us

Our Firm

The firm of Axley & Rode, LLP was organized in 1949 with two partners, Branch L. Axley and Carl F. Rode. The original firm was located in Downtown Lufkin, Texas and has now become a firm with thirteen partners and offices located in Lufkin, Nacogdoches, Livingston, Jasper and Crockett, Texas. The firm has approximately seventy-five personnel (including partners) of which approximately 55 are professionals, including approximately 25 Certified Public Accountants.

Our growth has been driven by the mission and values described below together with a strong work ethic, focus on the client and hiring top professionals. Our dedication to these high standards is what will continue to lead us into an even brighter future.

Our Mission

Our firm mission can be summarized with the following points: to provide the finest auditing, accounting, tax, management services; to assist each client to reach their maximum potential; to be a firm that is enjoyable to work for and rewarding to work with; to contribute to our community and the profession to which we belong; and to grow, but never lose the local identity and personal relationship with our clients that is the foundation of our practice.


  • Integrity
  • Professionalism
  • Quality
  • Competence/Learning
  • Accessibility/Responsiveness/Service
  • Respect
  • Commitment

Quality Control

In order to assure our clients that our firm continues to meet professional quality control standards, we are members of the Private Companies Practice Sections of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). Representatives of the AICPA periodically perform reviews of our firm's quality control procedures related to the accounting and auditing services provided to our clients. Professional members of our firm are required to maintain a minimum number of hours of continuing professional education on an annual basis. This allows our professionals to keep abreast of standards related to our profession and the specific industries we serve.