Robert J. Houston, CPA, CFP
Building on the philosophy of “keeping them fed will keep them happy”, Robert has the ability to do both. Most mornings Robert opens the doors of Russell Thompson Butler & Houston and is the first one in the kitchen either mixing up a batch of scrambled eggs or making biscuits with Conecuh sausage. Breakfast at RTBH has become a part of its culture. Bringing together co-workers for a cup of coffee, some breakfast and a little chatter gets the day off to a good start.
Robert is a founding partner of RTBH and has over 35 years of accounting and business consulting experience. Beyond being a Certified Public Accountant he is also a Certified Financial Planner. The combination of both gives Robert a broad and unique perspective when evaluating businesses and counseling clients.
Robert graduated from UMS. He attended The University of Alabama where he majored in Accounting. Upon returning to Mobile, Robert started his career with a national CPA firm. In 1987, Robert, along with Buddy Russell, Mike Thompson and Jim Butler started their own Firm pledging to their clients a local firm committed to service, integrity and building businesses and lives together.
Today, Robert is married to Louise Glover Houston and together they have two adult daughters, Hill and Frances. Robert, like most southern men, is a huge fan of any sport.
When asked, “What part of RTBH and being a founding partner is most satisfying?” Robert responds, “To see a thriving business is quite an accomplishment and one I am very proud of, but what is truly satisfying and most important to me is our employees; to have people who want to work here and want to help other staff members serve our clients at the highest level.”
Areas of Practice and Specialties
Accounting & Auditing
Consulting Services, Business Valuation
University of Alabama
BS Accounting, 1977
Certifications and Memberships
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Certified Financial Planner (CFP)
American Institute of CPAs
Alabama Society of CPAs
International Association for Financial Planning
Mobile Estate Planning Council
Member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, former vestry member
Wilmer Hall, Auxiliary Board Member