Our History

2003

Cheryl Jefferson & Associates Founded

Cheryl Jefferson & Associates Founded

Cheryl Jefferson Cooke started the firm on a part-time basis from her home.

2004

First Employee

Hired the first employee and CJA became a full-time business.

2006

New Office

Moved to the 1,000 sq ft office on Old Annapolis Road.

2007

Staff Grows

The staff had grown to 4 full-time and 1 part-time professional staff.

2008

Expanded Office

Expanded its offices to 2,000 square feet.

2011

Continued Growth

Continued Growth

Seven employees and over 40 clients.

2012

Expanded Services

Expanded services to small medical practices and small construction contractors.

2013

10 Year Anniversary

10 Year Anniversary

We celebrated our 10 year anniversary!

2014

Settled in at our current office location

…along with a complete website overhaul to better accomodate our growing clientele!

2015

100% Virtual!

Our engagements went paperless and we began utilizing secured client portals for the transfer of client files and information.

2017

Serve SMART clients

Fine-tuned our services to focus on clients in the fields Science, Math, Architecture, Research & development, and Technology.

2018

15 Year Anniversary

15 Year Anniversary

Proudly served for another 5 years!