Estle Sanders formed Sanders Associates Inc. on January 1, 1969. He originally worked from his home, but as the business grew he moved it to Dayton Blvd. In 1972 he purchased a house at 1939 Dayton Blvd, which he remodeled, himself, into the office that Sanders Associates is still located in.
In July of 1974 Ed Eaves was hired as an accountant by Mr. Sanders. He along with another employee, Bill Gates purchased the business from Estle in 1979. They ran the business together until Mr. Gates retired in 1993.
Anthony Ridley was hired as an accountant in 2003 and then he and Ed Eaves became partners in 2007. At the end on 2016 Ed Eaves sold his shares of the business to Terri Unger (an employee since 1985), Carl Long (an employee since 2011), and Kevin Massey, who is new to the business. The new ownership will continue to run Sanders Associates Inc. with the same integrity and customer service as Mr. Estle Sanders had formed it with and Ed Eaves, Bill Gates and Anthony Ridley had continued through the years. Ed Eaves with remain on staff through the 2018 tax season.