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Two Nashville-Based Companies Create Strategic Alliance


LBMC Employment Partners and The Crichton Group are proud to announce a strategic alliance that will not only allow each firm to better serve their clients, but also encourages growth and local business partnerships.

LBMC Employment Partners, headquartered in Brentwood, with offices in Chattanooga and Knoxville, provides a comprehensive suite of HR related services to businesses ranging from five to 1,500 employees across a variety of industries. Services range from a full-service HR solution with their Professional Employer Organization (PEO) services, to a certified HR Professional to assist with HR Outsourcing (HRO), to payroll, employee benefits and managing employee-related matters.

The Crichton Group, headquartered in Nashville, provides personal and commercial lines of insurance for companies and individuals seeking health, life, auto, property, and casualty policies. The firm has an exclusive relationship with Assurex Global. The Crichton Group’s experienced team of insurance professionals has access to quality products from many of the most well-respected insurance agencies in the world.

“The primary purpose of this strategic alliance is simple; provide comprehensive business solutions to our current and future clients,” said Ron Perry, Partner, LBMC Employment Partners. “We are continuously looking for ways to help the companies we work with build a better business, and we feel The Crichton Group will help us provide the best insurance options on the market. They have an intentional approach to offering top service and represent all of the top carriers in the marketplace, and this was a big part of our decision to partner with them.”

“We want to be a resource provider to our customers, and strongly believe in the PEO and HRO models for companies,” said Jimmy Ward, CEO, The Crichton Group. “By partnering with LBMC Employment Partners, we will be a comprehensive business solution for our clients. We can now offer HR support for employee-related matters, or access to payroll management services, or even access into a larger employee benefits pool through the LBMC PEO.”

As part of this agreement, the two companies will not only begin cross-selling their services to their respective clients, but will also become mutual clients of each other, giving their own employees access. 

“We were looking for a partner who could help not only our clients, but also our employees,” said Sharon Powlus, Partner, LBMC Employment Partners. “Each of our respective companies offer employee-centric services, and we are thrilled to be able to provide meaningful support to those who make our businesses successful.”

About The Crichton Group: 

The cornerstone of the agency began in 1979 with the founding of The Crichton Company. The firm rapidly grew and expanded through development and acquisition and by winning the loyalty of clients through personal and customized service.  Today, The Crichton Group is Middle Tennessee's largest independent insurance agency. The firm partners with its clients to provide insurance advocacy, intelligence, guidance and understanding. To find out more visit

About LBMC Employment Partners: 

Since 1998, LBMC Employment Partners has provided comprehensive HR services, as a PEO and HRO, to businesses of all industries with five to 1,500 employees. Headquartered just outside Nashville in Brentwood, Tennessee, with offices in Chattanooga and Knoxville, LBMC EP services companies across the state of Tennessee. Find LBMC EP online at to contact the office in your region. LBMC EP is a member of the LBMC Family of Companies.

About LBMC: 

The LBMC Family of Companies, headquartered in Brentwood, TN, consists of Audit, Tax and Advisory, Employment Partners, Staffing Solutions, Technology Solutions, Information Security, Investment Advisors, Physician Business Solutions and Business Process Solutions.  LBMC elevates businesses and provides a full spectrum of professional services using real world expertise. 

Two Nashville-Based Companies Create Strategic Alliance