Message from the CEO
As I continue to grow in relationship with new and potential clients, I feel it’s important to share a personal reflection about how Gray CPA, PLLC (formerly Gray CPA Solutions) came to life.
My career path has been full of many forks, twists, and turns. Oftentimes the path was smooth and rewarding while other times presented challenges. Before establishing GCPA, I stood facing another fork in the path. As I reflected on which path to take, I remembered Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken.” (See below.) I, too, chose the road less traveled and am glad I took a chance.
When I established GCPA, I embarked on a path of tremendous opportunity. I am proof that a person can be successful without compromising his values and integrity. It took some failures, self-reflection, and a willingness to trust God to guide and season me for my ultimate calling. My experiences in the military and in business prepared me for this opportunity, and I embrace it fully.
Although the business world is changing rapidly, one thing is certain: Trust in business matters. We strive to be a trusted advisor and business partner, and pride ourselves in developing relationships that transcend business. I value the relationships that have developed through GCPA. They provide a level of personal and professional satisfaction that I never thought possible. For my clients and friends, I am always grateful.
Les D. Gray, CEO
The Road Not Taken
By Robert Frost
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that, the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
two roads diverged in a wood, and I --
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.