Firm Profile

Firm History

The practice was established originally as David R. Hawkes, CPA in August 1987 at 75 State Street in Ellsworth. The first employee was Marion Hessert and many of the clients came from Brooks & Carter, CPAs. The practice moved to 204 Main Street in 1991 and again in 2003 to 270 High Street and to our present location on the third floor of the former Union Trust Main Office at 66 Main Street in July of 2009.

There has been a continued growth from client development and the purchase of the practice of John Martin, CPA in Blue Hill. In June 2008, the practice changed to Hawkes & Quirk, LLC with the addition of Tricia Quirk. Throughout these many years, our Clients are at the center of our business philosophy.

David R. Hawkes, CPA

David is the founder of the firm bringing over forty years of experience in corporate, individual and estate taxation.

Prior to establishing this firm, David worked with national and local firms, including Price Waterhouse & Co. in Boston, Ernst & Ernst in Portland and Brooks & Carter in Bangor.

He received a B.S. in Accounting from Thomas College and an M.B.A. from Babson College. He is a member of the AICPA and the Maine Society of CPAs. David frequently lectures in his area of expertise.

David lives in Ellsworth.

Patricia K. Quirk, CPA

Tricia is a transplant from California drawn back to Maine after a visit in 1975.

As partner in the firm with over 30 years experience she focuses in individual, trusts, estates and small business.

She received her B.S.C. in Marketing from Santa Clara University and an M.S.T from Golden Gate University.

She is a member of the AICPA, the Maine Society of CPAs and a and Board Member on Blue Hill Heritage Trust.