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  • 950 Tharp Road, Bldg 100, Suite 101 - Yuba City, CA 95993
  • 530-674-1150

Our History


George & Leonard Meyer founded the firm in Marysville, California.

Office relocated to Yuba City, California.

David Shaw joined the firm.

Susan Growney joined the firm.

David Shaw became Vice President and partner.

David Shaw became President/CEO and the firm evolved into Shaw & Associates and relocated into its current state of the art facility

Susan Growney becomes Vice President and Partner..

Awarded Favorite Financial Advisor Best of Yuba Sutter.

Awarded Best Tax Service, Best Financial Advisor, Favorite Accounting Firm, Favorite Accountant, and Favorite Wealth Management Firm.

Awarded Small Business of the Year by the Yuba Sutter Chamber of Commerce.

Awarded Best Tax Service, Best Financial Advisor, Best Accounting Firm, Favorite Accountant, and Best Wealth Management Firm.

Awarded Favorite Tax Service, Best Financial Advisor, Favorite Accounting Firm, Favorite Accountant, and Best Wealth Management Firm.

Shaw & Associates — Improving Lives One Person, One Family, One Business at a Time

When George and Leonard Meyer founded Meyer Bookkeeping behind a hardware store in Marysville, California, they never dreamed it would become one of the top successful firms in the area. In 1985, a second location was opened in Yuba City, California and in 1989 the two offices were combined into a new office in the heart of Yuba City. Today the third generation of that firm operates as Shaw & Associates and serves clients on a global scale.

In 1992, David Shaw joined the firm after serving in the United States Air Force. He served as the firm’s chief operating officer and manager until 2004 when he became Vice President and partner. Leveraging his background in tax and accounting, David realized financial stability in a client’s life was best addressed by covering all areas that impact finances —now and in the future. In 2010, David became President/CEO and relocated the firm’s headquarters to a new state of the art facility in the thriving business district of Yuba City where they could better serve their clients worldwide.

Susan Growney went to work for Shaw in 2000 and became Vice President and a partner in 2010. Joined by Gayle Heffley until her retirement, Shaw and Growney built a team of tax and accounting specialists, advisors, and business consultants to provide personalized assistance and resources in one location with more than 30 years of experience. Together they have set the firm’s mission of changing lives and exceeding the expectations of our clients at an industry high.

By focusing on Tax-Smart Planning Concepts that are important to every family, Shaw & Associates mission is: We change lives and inspire our clients to build “true wealth”— one person, one family, one business at a time. This focuses our firm to guide families and business owners on ways to potentially create, accumulate, protect and transfer wealth to the next generation. Our multi-faceted team is here to address retirement, tax preparation, college planning, asset management*, risk management (insurance) and business solutions (accounting, payroll, and consulting) for our clients.

Since 2010, Shaw & Growney have taken the firm to new heights.  They are deeply involved with their community and support various non-profit organizations.  In addition, they have been voted Best of Yuba Sutter in multiple categories seven years in a row and was awarded the Chambers Small Business of the Year in 2017.

“There is no greater honor than being trusted as the go-to source when a client needs help making financial decisions,” explains Shaw. “The synergy created between our clients and our team allows us to offer comprehensive financial services so he can help people live more abundant lives.” 

*These services offered by David Shaw  and Susan Growney through their affiliation with Avantax.