Our Firm in the Community

Crouch, Harwell, Fryar & Ferner, PLLC, has been a fixture in the Springdale community since 1947. Washington County and Northwest Arkansas aren't just where we do business—it is home for our attorneys, staff, and firm. Our clients aren't just files or a source of revenue—they are our neighbors and friends.

Just as the homes in which we grew up supported us, this community has supported our firm, helping us to grow and thrive so that we can be of service to others. And just as we care for our homes and families, we enjoy taking an active role in keeping our community vibrant and strong.

Here are some of the ways that we work alongside our neighbors in giving back to Springdale and the Northwest Arkansas community:

Springdale Chamber of Commerce


The firm is a proud and active member of the Springdale Chamber of Commerce, one of the strongest in Northwest Arkansas. The Chamber of Commerce highlights all that is best in the community and offers support, guidance, and networking opportunities to local businesses and residents. Jim Crouch has served the Chamber of Commerce as its Chair and won the 2020 Civic Service Award, and Matt Fryar is a graduate of the Springdale Chamber of Commerce Leadership Academy.

Rotary Club


The Rotary Club of Springdale, Arkansas, is an organization of business and professional leaders. An affiliate of Rotary International, the group (also known as Club 2449) upholds that organization's goals of providing humanitarian service, encouraging high ethical standards in all vocations, helping to foster goodwill and peace in the community and the world, and daily putting service above self. Jim Crouch and Matt Fryar are both Past Presidents of the Springdale Rotary Club and remain active members.



The Kiwanis Club is a service organization, active in 80 countries and dedicated to serving the particular needs of the communities in which each Club is located. Kiwanis is all about making friends, and an impact, in the local community. Steve Zega is a Member of the Kiwanis Club.

Single Parent Scholarship Fund of NWA


The Single Parent Scholarship Fund of NWA provides scholarships to low-income single parents who are pursuing post-secondary education in preparation for skilled employment. Jim Crouch is a former board member and Past Chair of the Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Northwest Arkansas.

Springdale Public Schools Education Foundation


Springdale Public Schools Education Foundation provides scholarships to graduates of Springdale High School, Har-Ber High School, and the Don Tyson School of Innovation. It also awards classroom grants to teachers in the Springdale School District and coordinates the Springdale Partners In Education program. Matt Fryar is a former member of the SPSEF Board of Directors.

Habitat for Humanity


Habitat for Humanity is an organization that partners with residents in the community to build homes for those in need, with recipients of the homes themselves working alongside, providing "sweat equity." Habitat's vision is a community in which everyone has a safe, affordable place to call home and a world in which the cycle of poverty has been broken. Matt Fryar and Charles Harwell are both past members of the Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity of Washington County.

Life Styles


Life Styles is a local organization that believes that community life is for everyone, and supports individuals with disabilities in participating and contributing to the community. Charles Harwell is a Past President of the organization and has served on its Board of Directors.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Arkoma


Ronald McDonald House Charities are well-known for supporting the families of children who are undergoing medical treatment away from home. Jim Crouch has served as an officer and is a past board member of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Arkoma.

Arts Center of the Ozarks


Support for the arts is essential for any truly vital community, and our firm is proud to support the Arts Center of the Ozarks, which offers arts education for the region, and provides a home for visual, musical, and other performance arts to flourish. Jim Crouch is a Past President of the ACO, and William Clark have served as a member of the Board of Directors. Jim's wife, Cathy, is also a former member of the Board of Directors.

Springdale School District


The attorneys and staff of Crouch, Harwell, Fryar & Ferner, PLLC, place a high value on education and are committed to supporting the Springdale School District that educates their children and grandchildren and those of their neighbors and friends. Members of the firm have volunteered in many capacities within the school district, including guest-lecturing, and often sponsor school district events.

Springdale Public Library

The Springdale Public Library, a fixture in the community for nearly a century, provides local residents with access to information, resources, educational materials, and the opportunity to gather with neighbors. Charles Harwell is a former member of the board, and Matt Fryar currently serves as a Library Board Member.

Our attorneys and staff are active in a myriad of other community organizations and churches. You can read more about our firm's community involvement in our attorney profiles. We are delighted to be able to offer something back to the community we call home.