Don and Jeri Beckham have lived in Justin since 2002. They chose to move to Justin because of the small-town charm. Jeri has been in the accounting and tax industry since 1982, working for a CPA and as an accountant for a large credit union in Odessa. After moving to Justin, Jeri opened up the Beckham Tax and Bookkeeping business which ran out of her home until 2010.
Jeri then rented the building at 111 W.5th Street, using only half of the building for her business and sub-renting the rest. Jeri’s first employee, Terri Henson, was brought on board during this time. This was a turning point where Don and Jeri decided to purchase the building and make Justin their forever home.
We have been so blessed by God and this community’s support. We love Justin and are excited to see what the future has in store for our community.— Jeri Beckham
By 2013 the business had expanded to the point that franchising became an option. That same year the business became Beckham Tax and Bookkeeping in association with H&R Block. They were one of 10 new franchisees nominated for “Rookie of the Year” during their first tax season with H&R Block and have been in the top 100 Franchisees with H&R Block three times.
The business continued to grow and moving to a bigger location was on the horizon. Jeri moved into a new space in 2018 and were ready to serve clients by 2019. They currently have three accountants, two IRS enrolled agents, three tax advisors, and five tax associates. They have additional locations in Rhome, Sanger, Bowie, Pampa, and Perryton. Jeri’s business is able to provide tax preparation advice for business, estate, trust, and individuals. They also provide full bookkeeping and payroll services for individuals and small businesses.