Firm Profile


Founded in 1973 by Harold Dycus and Donald Schmidt, our first office opened in Carbondale in 1974.  In 1978 Doug Bradley joined the Firm as a partner and, after Mr. Schmidt left the Firm in 1991, Scott Draves became a partner in 1992.  In 1998 Mr. Dycus retired from public accounting leaving behind a successful practice that is well respected in the community.  We moved from Carbondale to Marion at the end of 2007 and in 2008 Shawn Odum joined the Firm as a partner.  In 2012 Shawn left the Firm to pursue a career in private accounting.  We have been around for several decades and throughout the years have had the privilege of working with clients in numerous diverse industries.

Industry Expertise

We currently have the pleasure of serving clients in the following industries:

            Automobile Dealerships                   Construction Contractors       

            Financial Institutions                        Funeral Homes                       

            Governmental Entities                      Insurance Agents

            Law Firms                                       Manufacturing Companies     

            Medical / Dental Practices                Pharmacies     

            Real Estate Agents & Developers      Restaurants

            Retail Stores                                   Veterinary Clinics


Peer Review

Dycus, Bradley & Draves, pc proudly participates in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountant's Peer Review Program.  Peer review helps assure users of CPA services that their CPA firm meets the profession's high standards of professionalism and is committed to improving the quality of its practice.  Click here to view a copy of our most recent peer review report.

Internship Program

For the past several years Dycus, Bradley & Draves, pc has hired an intern from Southern Illinois University of Carbondale during the Spring semester to help with the busy tax season.  This is an excellent opportunity for college students to gain experience in their chosen field while working under the guidance of an experienced professional.  This is also an opportunity for the partners of Dycus, Bradley & Draves, pc to identify potential candidates for employment opportunities.