He was a disciplined and an ambitious man that had an expectation of excellence from his staff. He desired to have a company that would provide exemplary service to the Charlotte community and become a name that people could trust and respect. His desire to have a presence in the community was mirrored in the physical presence of his own office. When furnishing his first office in uptown Charlotte, he walked into the store and requested the largest desk that they had in stock. It was massive, it was a statement in and of itself. When the firm eventually relocated, the desk had to go with him and therefore had to be resized to simply fit through the doors of the new space. It is still present in the office today. It has stood the test of time, just as his name.
Mr. Foard’s active role in his church exposed him to the community’s need for qualified professionals to aid the growing not-for-profit industry in Charlotte. What started from meager beginnings has grown to a company that supports and aids over 300 not-for-profit organizations and churches as well as tax services for thousands of clients.