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About Us


Since 1995, The Summerhays Group has been providing quality, personalized tax guidance to individuals and businesses. The Summerhays Group's expertise ranges from basic tax return preparation and accounting services to more in-depth services such as representation for tax audits, resolution of tax liabilities, tax planning and business consulting. Recently, we merged with local firm Larson & Company, and have made our transition to join their office in Sandy. The additional resources available through Larson & Company will enable me to serve you more efficiently as your needs grow. 

By combining our expertise, experience and the team mentality of our staff with that of Larson & Company, we assure that every client receives clear communication and the attention they deserve. Our dedication to high standards, personalized service, and work ethic is the reason our clientÂ’s return year after year. 


Our Mission

Our mission is to help clients minimize their tax liabilities, maintain accurate accounting records and understand their financial statements. This requires open, clear communication to reach an understanding of our clients' needs. The Summerhays Group is dedicated to meeting these goals with high standards of excellence and professionalism. We have been a staple of Salt Lake City's business community for years, and pride ourselves on the level of esteem we have earned.

Whether you are a current or prospective client, rest assured that individuals and businesses who choose The Summerhays Group receive competent and timely advice.

Our Team

Karen Summerhays, EA (801) 281-3100

  • B.S. in accounting, University of Utah
  • Past President, Salt Lake Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners
  • Recipient of the 2000 SBA's Accountant Advocate of the Year Award
  • Member of National Association of Enrolled Agents
  • Fellow of National Tax Practice Institute
  • Admission to Practice in US Tax Court

Laura Harsh

Staff Accountant and Payroll Manager

Phone: (801) 281-3100

Kristy Parrish

Administrative Assistant and Bookkeeper

Phone: (801) 281-3100

Wanda Williamson

Quickbooks Pro Advisor and CPA

Email: wanda@the
Phone: (801) 281-3100

Cynthia Maw

Administrative and Bookkeeper

Phone: (801) 281-3100