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Who We Are

Rick Spellins​


      Rick Spellins is an Arkansas native and has resided in Northwest Arkansas for the past 36 years. Rick graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1984 with a BSBA in Accounting.  He was employed for over 30 years with Tyson Foods in accounting and commodity purchasing. He and his wife Patti raised their two sons in Rogers.

   Andrew and his wife, Genesis, reside in Bentonville where Andrew works for Hewlett Packard.

   Andy & Gen are the proud parents of a 3 year old Vander and 2020 addition Lucas.  Rick & Patti are enjoying spoiling their grandchildren! 

   Christopher is a recent graduate from the University of Arkansas and is working for Environmental Enterprise Group.  In addition, Chris assists in managing the family’s rental real estate business Choice 1 Properties.

   Rick’s career with Tyson led him into many aspects of purchasing, risk management, commodities trading and negotiations.  In these many years of business experience he always appreciated the accomplishments associated with helping others in meeting their financial goals, whether business or personal.  Tax planning is instrumental in reaching many financial goals and Rick would like to be there for you during these stressful decisions. 

Our Firm

   Rick Spellins acquired the James Lockhart Company in 2019. Jim Lockhart’s tax and bookkeeping firm had been a mainstay in the Fort Smith / Van Buren area since the early 1990’s. The firm continues to provide quality, professional service and guidance. We offer individual, business, trust, and estate planning and tax preparation services. Business accounting offerings include general ledger and financial statement preparation, payroll processing and reporting, business sales and use tax preparation, and computer accounting software assistance. 

Our Mission

   Our mission is to help clients maintain financial viability in the present, while taking a proactive approach to achieve future goals. This requires open communication to reach an understanding of our clients' needs through research and sound analysis. Spellins Tax Service is dedicated to meeting these goals with high standards of excellence and professionalism. 


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