Fireside was started by Timothy P. Singo in 2004 as a freelance paralegal business. The name came from the fireplace in the basement room where Tim started out. The logo is actually a picture of this fireplace. It soon became apparent that the business needed another location to grow and moved into Canton Centre Mall for about 5 years before moving across from Central Catholic where the business is today.
Tim was very experienced in probate which primarily entailed dealing with the complicated taxes and accounting of estates. Over time more and more people relied on Tim to do their taxes and accounting. Tim discovered he loved doing this and had a talent for it. He has since attended additional courses obtaining an accounting degree in addition to his prior degrees. Tim’s combination of reasonable price and great service has led to steady growth even when the number of paid preparer returns has declined.
Since around 2012 when the decision was made to turn the business into a full-service accounting firm, Fireside has provided payroll, bookkeeping and accounting services to a growing number of businesses, many of whom Fireside has helped from their founding to grow into million dollar revenue businesses.
Today, Fireside Tax is dedicated to using state-of-the-art software and personal consultations to provide accurate returns and financial documents. We’re always growing our knowledgeable staff. Our staff currently includes a total of 4 accountants and two administrative assistants.
Whether you’re a full-time employer, a sole-proprietor, a freelancer, or a retiree, Fireside Tax is fully staffed and equipped to help you. Schedule a consultation today!
Why the Fireplace?
I am often asked why I named my business Fireside and use a brick fireplace for a logo. The fireplace depicted in the logo is the fireplace in the home office that I started the business in. As I searched for a name that would invoke positive images of my business, I was sitting in this room dominated by a fireplace that I enjoyed very much. I often read books on a cold winter night with a fire burning as well as toasting marshmallows and s’mores with my wife and kids. The answer was obvious and using a digital camera I created the logo and named the business Fireside Services. I later renamed the business Fireside Tax to avoid confusion with a provider of fireplaces or a chimney sweep.
I then moved into the Canton Centre Mall and quickly realized something was missing. With a little creativity I constructed a stage prop fireplace. It made every move with me and today sits in the waiting room at my current location at 4945 West Tuscarawas Street which is across the street from Central Catholic High School and St. Joan of Arc.