• “At the end of our sales tax audit, UPTG lowered our liability by more than six figures, which was about a 42% reduction of tax and interest. I would certainly recommend this company for any business going through an audit in the State of Texas.”

    Pat Thompson
    Vice-President, Colo4
  • “Being our first audit, we were not sure what to expect. UPTG stepped in and within a couple of days wrapped up the entire audit with the State. We came out not owing a dime, paying only a minimal fee to UPTG and never even had to see or speak to the auditor.”

    Dwayne Thomason
    Owner, Thomason Funeral Home
  • "UPTG has provided extraordinary property tax service and fantastic results. The larger firms are hesitant to send their top people to meet with clients and gather data over several days. However, UPTG did just that with us. This dedication resulted in saving our franchisees over $100,000 each year over the last three years.”

    Glen Quon
    IHOP Inc. (Former Tax Manager)
  • "During these last three years United Paramount has saved our bank and several of our affiliated banks substantial sums, well in excess of $500,000 in property taxes. These savings go straight to our bottom line."

    Deborah B. Wilkinson
    First State Bank of Texas


Paul Hargrove
Sales & Use Tax Consultant


Growing up in Louisiana, Paul received his bachelor of business administration from the University of Louisiana at Monroe with a major in accounting and a minor in government. As a 30-plus year veteran in state and local tax, Paul has extensive experience leading organizations in the private, public and civic sectors. His career began at CenturyLink, where he spent nearly 20 years managing all aspects of state and local tax policy, planning, compliance and audit management. In 2002 Paul took his skills public after being elected to serve as the District A member of Ouachita Parish Police Jury, representing 24,000 citizens of Ouachita Parish Louisiana. After serving in this role for six years Paul was appointed by Governor Bobby Jindal to serve as one of five members of the Louisiana Tax Commission. Here he adopted and administered uniform guidelines for assessing taxable property, conducted ratio studies, appeal hearings and presented information to the administration and members of the Louisiana Legislature regarding tax policy. In 2011 Paul started his own tax consulting firm, where he assisted businesses in navigating the complexities of the various incentives offered by state and local government and provided a full range of sales & use tax, business license and property tax services. As a sales & use tax consultant for UPTG since early 2014, Paul brings immeasurable value to the clients he serves. Whatever the industry and regardless of size, when a company is selected for an audit in the State of Texas, Paul not only provides limitless sales & use tax knowledge but also the ability to communicate and work through issues with state officials. This combination results in a long list of satisfied clients.


Who We Are

Stan Blacklock
John Keizer
Chad Blacklock
Leann Qualls Richmond
Cindy Scott
Kristi Thomas
Paul Hargrove
Ryan Due
Shari Erdmann
Kari Atteberry
Penny Felton