Estess and Associates LLC has been helping businesses and individuals succeed since 2001. In 2010, Estess acquired another firm in Luling, La., adding a second location. We refer to these companies as Estess CPAs.
We understand the challenges of managing small, family-run businesses because we’re one too! We’re happy to lend our expertise and knowledge to help make your life easier.
Our mission is to help you achieve your financial goals through proper planning and shared knowledge gained from working with hundreds of businesses just like yours.
Meet the Team
Estess CPAs boasts the expertise and credentials of larger firms without compromising the personal service our clients have come to appreciate.
We believe information and planning enhance success. The key to successfully managing any business starts with well informed accounting and payroll systems. Accurate and timely data empowers companies to analyze and react to upcoming needs and changes. Our professionals are experts at keeping accounting systems and payroll processes running smoothly.
John Estess, CPA is the majority owner of Estess CPAs, with two offices located in Belle Chasse, and Luling, Louisiana. He is a graduate of Southeastern University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and received his CPA certification shortly thereafter. After initially working in Banking and Governmental Accounting, he changed course in 2001 to partner with a local tax attorney and open a Bookkeeping/Tax Practice in Belle Chasse, LA. This laid the groundwork for what is known today as, Estess CPAs. After Hurricane Katrina hit the New Orleans area in 2005, John branched out solo into his own full-service Accounting Firm. In 2010, he expanded his firm to include a Luling office. John has served as Financial Secretary / Treasurer for numerous charitable committees and was nominated as a board member for his local area school. He is a member of the Rotary Club, a member of Plaquemines Parish Association of Business and Industry, and a member and officer of a local BNI Group. Most notably, he recently held the position of President for PASBA, a national group of Small Business Accountants for over 200 firms nation-wide. John has been married to his wife, Lori, for 30 years. They have 2 grown children and enjoy vacationing and spending time with family.
Lori Estess, is a co-owner of Estess CPAs, with two offices located in Belle Chasse, and Luling, Louisiana. She is a graduate of Southeastern University and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting in December,1990. She began her post-college career with a local Oilfield company and for the next 16 years worked as an Administrative Services Manager in charge of all Payroll, Human Resources & Accounting. She changed course in 2007 to partner up with John at Estess CPAs in Belle Chasse, where she now handles both accounting and administrative duties for both the Belle Chasse and Luling locations. Lori and John have been married for 30 years and have 2 grown children. She, too, likes to vacation and spend time with family and friends.
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John M. Estess, CPA
Lori P. Estess
** John is available at either location by appointment
Belle Chasse Office
Ashley Boudreaux, EA
Lori P. Estess
Kyna Larousse. CPA
Initially I was a little apprehensive about switching accountants. After a short period of time, I was convinced that using Estess CPAs for our accounting needs was the right decision. I continue to be completely satisfied with their work.
John and his team at Estess CPAs take care of everything for my business, from Quickbooks questions to tax payments. Now I can concentrate on the care of my patients.
I have been using Estess CPAs for my personal and business needs for many years. They have been invaluable in monitoring my finances and making timely suggestions that have lowered my tax burden.