Our Firm


     Our company, E.J. Pelton, was founded in 1976, the year of our country's 200th anniversary in Chattanooga, TN. The company originated with the objective of helping businesses and individuals reach their financial goals. While we began with simple bookkeeping and tax services, through accumulated experience & time in the industry, we have expanded our services to offer the critical tools to be a leader in business and financial consulting in the Chattanooga Area.  We strive to offer the greatest value possible to small and closely-held businesses and individuals through comprehensive and diligent analysis at affordable prices.  Simply put, we will treat you like family, combining empathy, attention to detail, and your specific needs to assist you in attaining your long term aspirations.

Who We Are

Eric J. Pelton, CPA

     Eric Pelton first entered the business world in the early 1970s working for General Motors as a Warehouse Operator while simultaneously studying as an undergraduate at the University of Michigan and earning his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Shortly after graduation, Eric began what would become his lifelong vocation in tax preparation, payroll, and business consulting services. 

       In addition to his primary business in financial services, Eric began investing in Real Estate and opened his first restaurant "The Rustic Tavern" in Chattanooga, TN, which he operated for three years before deciding to consolidate his efforts with the knowledge and experience he accumulated to achieve a firm dedicated to helping individuals and small businesses.

       Forty years later, Eric Pelton is now among the Chattanooga Area's top Certified Public Accountants for small businesses and individuals.






Rhiannon Pelton
     Rhiannon Pelton graduated from Mills College Phi Beta Kappa with an bachelor's degree in Political, Legal, and Economic analysis. With over 13 years of experience at EJ Pelton, she has worked in depth with every facet of of the family business. A voracious multi-tasker with a keen attention to detail, you can trust Rhiannon to deliver trusted advice and outsanding service with a smile.
Marc Brock, CPA, Tax Manager     
Promoted to Tax Manager 2019

Jason Steele

Jason Steele is a proud native Chattanoogan, born and raised in Lookout Valley. Originally a religion major at UTC. Jason graduated from Western Governor's University in 2017 with a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting. After working for 2 years in private industry and completing all four sections of the CPA exam, Jason moved in to a new position as a staff accountant with the EJ Pelton and Company. 

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