PYA was built on the principles of outstanding client service, exceptional advice and insight, and timely responsiveness. What began as a promise to ourselves when we opened our doors in 1983 has evolved into an intrinsic daily philosophy. Our culture of HELP, a fundamental tenet of PYA, is based on a core value of helpfulness. We pledge to be impactful, uphold a standard of conduct that exemplifies the highest character, build lasting and trusting relationships, and perform with excellence. We are committed to conducting every aspect of our business with honesty, integrity, and accountability.


HELP is our culture.
Relationships are our passion.

In our hearts, we are a service organization—service to our clients, to our industries, to our communities, and to each other. Based on decades of our stories, these core values are what set us apart. They come from within—reflections of our people and our commitment to helping however we can. The PYA Way.

“I have had the pleasure of working with PYA for over 30 years. In fact, there is not a moment in my decades as an executive in which PYA experts were not partnering with me—providing objectivity, guidance, or a much-appreciated helping hand.It’s the relationships they forge that set them apart.”
– Marvin Eichorn, Chief Administrative Officer, Ballad Health

Habitat for Humanity 2020

The Firm donates thousands of hands-on service hours each year. Because community service is such a vital component of who we are, paid time off is provided to encourage employee volunteerism. We operate under the belief that developing relationships with our client partners and ensuring their success strengthens our communities.

Success starts at home. To that end, we believe in hiring and retaining top industry talent. The value we bring to clients is rooted in excellence at all levels of the Firm. Cultivating and leveraging the experience, knowledge, and expertise of our team results in quality deliverables, furthers the success of our clients, and adheres to our founding philosophy.

AHA Knoxville Heart Walk 2021
Tom Ballard Innovation Award Ceremony 2021