McGrath & Co. was established on September 1, 2009 by Mark McGrath, who determined that after 30 years of experience the best way to serve his clients was to establish a small niche firm that focused exclusively on special purpose districts. In 2009, Colette Garcia joined him as a partner in establishing the practice to specialize in providing auditing and agreed-upon procedure services to special purpose governmental entities, including municipal utility districts, management districts, improvement districts, water authorities, development authorities, and tax increment redevelopment zones in the Houston, Austin, and Dallas areas.
Since 2009, our client base has grown organically from 100 clients in 2009 to over 190 clients as of today, solely from referrals rather than mergers and acquisitions, which demonstrates the strength of the relationships that we have built with our clients over the years. Tayo Ilori and Crystal Horn became partners in January 2017 and Tim Applewhite and Greg McGrath became partners in January 2022. Our partners bring a wealth of experience in serving our clients.