Frazier & Deeter’s Business Beat: Dee Barnes, Evans Tool & Die, Inc. and Evans Metal Stamping, Inc.
Dee Barnes, CEO of Evans Tool & Die, Inc. and Evans Metal Stamping, Inc., joined this edition of “Business Beat” with host Roger Lusby and special guest David Deeter, Frazier & Deeter Co-Founder. Dee discussed the evolution of the family-run business, the effective planning Frazier & Deeter advised on, recent shifts in production due to the pandemic, planning for the next generation, and much more. Business Beat is presented by Alpharetta CPA firm Frazier & Deeter.
Evans Tool & Die, Inc. and Evans Metal Stamping, Inc.
Evans is a one-stop metal manufacturer that reduces supply chain risk for OEMs.
Seventy years ago, in 1948, Leonard L. Evans, Jr. established Evans Tool & Die, Inc. in Decatur, Georgia. Leonard and his wife Mary Alice Evans had four children: Len III, Dale, Craig, and Fran. Leonard and Mary Alice were both tool & die makers who began their first shop in their daughter’s playhouse. As the business grew, with much hard work and dedication, it expanded to later incorporate Evans Metal Stamping, Inc.
The second generation of the Evans family that would lead to their success through the next years included Len III, Craig and son-in-law Ray Duensing. The company has expanded several times at its Conyers location which now boasts 200,000 square feet of manufacturing space with a full-service tool & die shop and over 67 punch presses. The company is now in its third generation of leadership with Dee Barnes, granddaughter of Leonard Evans, as President and CEO. Leonard and Mary Alice Evans, as well as Craig Evans, passed away in 2013, 2011, and 2010, respectively. The legacy that they began lives on. While Evans Tool & Die and Metal Stamping has grown in size and influence, our values, inspired by Leonard and Mary Alice Evans, remain the same – Integrity, Accountability, Excellence, and Generosity.
Dee Barnes, President/CEO, Evans Tool & Die, Inc./Evans Metal Stamping, Inc.
Deanne “Dee” Barnes has served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Evans Tool & Die/Evans Metal Stamping, Inc. since 2011. Dee is the granddaughter of company founder, Leonard Evans, Jr., and represents the company’s third generation of family leadership. A seasoned industry leader, she is the driving force behind Evan’s ongoing commitment to “Made in the USA” manufacturing and delivering the highest caliber of customer service.
After attending Georgia College and State University, Dee has contributed in every aspect of the company for more than 30 years. Now as CEO, she continues the family legacy as an example of prosperous domestic manufacturing since 1948.
David Deeter, CPA, Founder & Tax Partner, Frazier & Deeter
As a co-founder of Frazier & Deeter, David Deeter has a major role in facilitating the growth of the firm. From 2001-2009, during his term as Managing Partner, the firm experienced an average growth of 20% annually and became a Top 100 Firm in the U.S. In a recent survey conducted by Inside Public Accounting, David was recognized by his peers as one of the 5 most admired leaders in U.S. accounting firms.
Most of David’s work centers around income tax and financial planning. He is advisor to many of Atlanta’s leading families. He has extensive experience with companies in the real estate, entertainment, finance, manufacturing, services and non-profit industries.
Frazier & Deeter
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Roger Lusby, host of Frazier & Deeter’s Business Beat, is an Alpharetta CPA and Alpharetta Office Managing Partner for Frazier & Deeter. He is also a member of the Tax Department in charge of coordinating tax and accounting services for our clientele. His responsibilities include a review of a variety of tax returns with an emphasis in the individual, estate, and corporate areas. Client assistance is also provided in the areas of financial planning, executive compensation and stock option planning, estate and succession planning, international planning (FBAR, SFOP), health care, real estate, manufacturing, technology, and service companies.
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