‘Still the CPA on 30A’: Brad Congleton reflects on past 10 years of success

Published: Friday, October 5, 2012 at 09:27 AM.

“It’s very casual,” said Congleton, adding the office atmosphere is just mirroring the area. “I like it here, it’s a really relaxed place to live.”

In the past decade, Congleton has watched the area emerge as a tourist-drawing travel destination from its less-developed state.

“It’s grown with me,” he said, recalling the days before Walmart and when the closest grocery store was 15 miles west.

Congleton has been living in South Walton since before he brought his business to 30A, but he has been a local Northwest Florida resident for more than 30 years. He moved to the area with his parents, Roger and Sandra, when he was in high school.  Aside from a few jaunts in his early adult years, he has not left the area since.

Congleton credits his parents with not only bringing him “home” but also for helping lay a foundation for his success.

“I wouldn’t be who I am right now if it wasn’t for them,” the 1981 Choctaw High grad said.

After high school, Congleton attended the University of West Florida and graduated with an accounting degree in 1991. He then worked in the title insurance industry at Acquire Corporation in Destin. After a few years there, Congleton made good on a goal he had set for himself in 1989.

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