Los Alamos CPAs Lorraine Hartway and Beth Breshears Launch New Partnership

New partners Lorraine Hartway and Beth Breshears of Hartway & Breshears, CPAs, LLC gather with their staff  Tuesday in their new offices at 1350 Central Ave., Suite 301. From left, Valerie Idler, Trisha Barks, Yang (Jenny) Jin, William J. (Bill) Whitty, Lorraine Hartway, Shelia Barks, Beth Breshears, Lori Thompson, Verlene Stam and Diana Lincoln (not pictured: John Puckett.) Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
Los Alamos Daily Post

New year, new business, new location … Lorraine Hartway, CPA, LLC of Los Alamos just became Hartway & Breshears, CPAs, LLC. Los Alamos Certified Public Accountants Lorraine Hartway and Beth Breshears launched their new business Jan. 1 in their new location at 1350 Central Ave., Suite 301 on the third floor of the office building adjacent to Bradbury Science Museum.

Hartway moved to Los Alamos in 1966 and has been in business in the Small Business Center for 25 years. She earned her BBA and MBA from UNM. Her husband Bill Whitty, an Enrolled Agent with 13 years of experience preparing taxes, works at the company as well.  

“When Beth came on board four years ago, she enhanced to company so much,” Hartway said. “She is highly competent and brought with her many years’ experience with large firms. We really complement each other and that’s what makes it so special.”

Breshears moved to town in 2002 with her husband Scott Breshears who went to work as an engineer at Los Alamos National Laboratory. The couple has two children in college, a son at UNM and a daughter at Savannah College of Art and Design.

Breshears graduated in 1988 with a BA from Furman University in Greenville, S.C. She worked at KPMG for two years before joining a southeast regional CPA firm where she worked for 16 years. She spent two years employed at Los Alamos National Bank and then joined Hartway’s firm in January 2010.

“Lorraine has created this business with such a wonderful atmosphere and work-life balance and I am excited to be a part of it,” Breshears said. “Verlene Stam is our office manager and she does an incredible job. Every member of our team is a vital part and does tremendous work.”

Hartway, Breshears and their staff, 11 in total, moved into their new offices Jan. 4. The 2,000 square foot space is about 50 percent larger than their old location.

“We are just so excited about the new partnership,” Hartway said.

Hartway & Breshears, CPAs, LLC provides professional services in:

Tax return preparation and planning:

  • Individuals
  • Partnerships
  • Small businesses
  • Corporations – estates and trusts

Accounting and bookkeeping:

  • New business setups
  • Financial statements
  • Business consultations
  • Payroll services

The Hartway & Breshears, CPAs, LLC office telephone number, fax number and email addresses remain the same as before: main number 505.662.3122, fax number 505.662.0094. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.