With seamless service and expert execution, Colbert/Ball Tax has built a powerful reputation of excellence. Founded in Houston, TX, by first cousins Al Colbert and Yrejali (Ja Ja) Ball, the company was founded upon the principles of hard work and business loyalty. The organization opened its first location on January 2, 1995 in the Third-Ward area of Houston, TX and has matured into one of the largest tax companies in the U.S. After 270 returns in their very successful inaugural year, Colbert/Ball upgraded to a professional corporate office centrally located near the Astrodome.
By 2000, Colbert/Ball expanded to four office locations and processed over 4,000 returns. As the company exploded in growth, Al Colbert and Ja Ja Ball started a franchise program to provide opportunities for other entrepreneurs to own and operate their own Colbert/Ball Tax business.
In December 2002 and February 2003 , Colbert/Ball Tax Service was recognized by the distinguished Black Enterprise Magazine for having one and Ebony Magazine respectively for its franchise program and entrepreneurship prowess. In 2004, Black Enterprise Franchise 500 ranked Colbert/Ball Tax Service as the 59th fastest growing franchise system in the nation. By 2007, Colbert/Ball Tax Service had exceeded expectations by beating their projected goal of 75,000 returns. After, reaching their goal, the company has taken a huge step toward becoming the fourth largest tax Preparation Company in the United States.
Currently Colbert/Ball Tax Service, with its corporate headquarters in Houston, Texas, has added over 350 locations in 28 states. Their success garnered CBTS the Pinnacle Award from the Houston Citizens Chamber of Commerce. CBTS is the fourth largest tax preparation company to franchise in America.
With a consistent record of peerless service, consistency and inspiring entrepreneurship, Colbert/Ball has clearly set itself apart from the industry’s competition. The future is bright for this expanding company, and we invite you to experience our excellence for yourself and your business!