Having moved away from a Big 8 accounting firm to Walthall, I couldn't be happier with the service, individual care, and interest in my business that has been shown to us.
Always interested in stepping in and being a part of the decision making, rather than sitting back and watching the outcome.
Bob Gale, Mid-West Forge Corp.
Walthall & Drake has been our accounting firm since the days of its founding by Orville Walthall and John Drake. My father was a personal friend of John Drake and they both started their businesses together. From discussions at the dinner table, being the son, I am well aware of the help, assistance, and concern Walthall & Drake had for our company. We would not exist today without their advice.
Through the many years I ran our business and with my son, now in charge of our company, we have continued our happy and successful relationship with Walthall & Drake. We congratulate them on their 65th anniversary and wish them continued success in the future.
Reynold E. Bookman, Chairman Forest Corporation
I have been a client of Walthall, Drake & Wallace LLP for more than 25 years at several different companies. Wherever I have been, the partners and staff have taken the time to understand the company, and in doing so, have been able to give sound business advice. That, I believe, is their biggest strength - knowing their clients, and responding to their needs.
Anthony J. DiVita, III, DiGioia-Suburban Excavating, LLC
Kurtz Bros. has been a client of Walthall & Drake for many, many years. The associates at WD&W are extremely knowledgeable, quick to respond to our questions and timely in meeting our 401(k) audit and review statement deadlines. The staff at WD&W are uniformly caring and competent. We value the firm’s expertise in tax planning, IRS audits, business valuation, and much more. We are happy to be a WD&W client, and look forward to working with the firm for many years to come.
Lisa Kurtz, Kurtz Bros.
I have been affiliated with WD&W for more than seven years and have consistently received valuable accounting and tax advice at a reasonable price. The breadth of services offered by WD&W is a great fit with our organization, and fills needs that we would otherwise have to fill ourselves. The timing of services provided is impressive and consistent.
Joe Ottaviano, Carton Service
I have had the pleasure of working with Walthall, Drake & Wallace for more than 17 years. I couldn’t be happier with the quality of their work, their professionalism, level of communication, and how proactive they are when it comes to understanding my needs and adding additional insight.
They have always exceeded my expectations in the work that they have performed. The relationship started when they were hired to handle my company’s business needs and now includes the handling of my personal affairs. I trust them completely to handle all of my needs and value not only the services they provide but their advice and friendship.
Craig Manchen, Novelty Investments
Walthall, Drake & Wallace has been our accounting firm for more than 25 years. I cannot think of any work that they have performed for us that has not met our expectations. The partners and employees are very accommodating and make you feel that you are more than just another client.
Rick Gould, Ohio Envelope
We have been a client for 45 years, both personally and for our business, through good times and bad. The wide range of services, help, and advice from the dedicated WD&W people keep us on track through these changing times.
Rod Semrad, Cleveland Ignition
In our more than 100 years in business we have used several accounting firms. Without question, our decision to use Chuck Battiato, partner, at WD&W, for the past years was a sound business decision.
I would certainly recommend WD&W to anyone in need of high-quality accounting services.
Ray G. Hauck, Ray C. Hauck & Son, Inc.
For 45 years we have experienced a wonderful professional relationship with all partners and employees of WD&W. Their voice of experience gives great counsel.
Paul & Ruth Wills, Sr.
I really appreciate the personalized attention that our company receives from the WD&W team of professionals. They always take the time necessary to understand our needs and concerns and then help us develop a plan to achieve our goals.
Steve J. Persons, Creative Benefit Strategies, Inc.
I have been associated with WD&W since the mid-80s both for my personal and corporate work. As a result of this relationship, I have referred WD&W to many friends as well as businesses, and all are happy customers. I have been very fortunate to have WD&W looking out for my best interests for many, many years.
Gent Machine and Walthall, Drake & Wallace have worked together for three generations over the past 50 years. We at Gent Machine rely on them not only for tax and financial statement preparations but for advising us through large transactions.
WD&W has steered us through two ownership changes. They laid out various options for the ownership change and explained, in detail, the different tax implications of each. Ultimately, a creative solution was decided on that benefited all parties.
It is this expertise, commitment, and creativity toward finding a beneficial solution that sets WD&W apart from other firms. I rest comfortably at night knowing that my business is supported by such professionals.
Richard Gent, Gent Machine
We have been working with Tom Scharf at Walthall, Drake & Wallace for more thanr 20 years, and he and the firm have always given us the best advice as business people, not just accountants.
This has been an invaluable asset to all the business ventures we have been involved in.
Michael J. Sherwin, Columbiana Boiler Co.
I want to thank you WD&W for the outstanding work you have provided the Kirtland Country Club for the past six years. The professionalism and skill level demonstrated by your team is exceptional.
Richard LaRocca, General Manager, and Margaret Barmann, Controller, Kirtland Country Club
For more than 10 years, WD&W's knowledge of partnership structure and tax law has been instrumental in guiding key decisions for our company's expansion.
Paul DiGiorgio, 3D Real Estate Partners LTD
WD&W is a supermarket for high value and reasonably priced services for the private equity investor, including audit, valuations, tax planning, and partnership accounting.
Simply stated, the services and partners are the best in terms of prompt delivery, service, accuracy, and price.
Thomas F. Dougherty, Dougherty Capital Partners L.P.
My 20-year working relationship with WD&W has been nothing but positive. Over the past years, Drs. Hill & Thomas Co. has engaged WD&W to prepare various tax returns as well as perform financial statement and benefit plan audits.
I feel they provide quality service and would certainly recommend their services to others.
Patty Bittel, Controller, Drs. Hill & Thomas Co.
The Erie Group of Companies is a road materials and paving construction conglomerate located in Sandusky, Ohio. We have been in business formore than 40 years and do large ODOT, country, municipal road, and commercial site work projects.
A couple of years ago, after considerable and consistent growth, we found ourselves in need of better tax and accounting advice. Jim Sprague of Walthall, Drake & Wallace was recommended to us among others. After a series of interviews we came to realize that he and his firm offered us exactly what we needed. Jim came to the table and immediately offered significant and meaningful guidance, which included a tax refund to the tune of nearly a half million dollars!
He has since provided the professional and sophisticated financial insight that we, like all companies, need in these challenging economic times. Jim is now one of the chief advisers to our board of directors. Moreover, we are confident that he and his group of highly qualified CPAs, accountants, and technicians will continue to be an important part of Erie’s growth and success into the future. We appreciate him and we give Jim and his company our highest recommendation.
Dean Wikel, Chairman and CEO, Erie Group of Companies
Cindy has been my accountant through my one-man startup, an acquisition of another company, and the buyout of my partner. She is always there for me - no question too big or small - very personalized service.
I could never have expected WD&W's service would be as good as it is. They're very attentive, knowledgeable, and thorough.
BRIAN LOVE, Santa's Own
WD&W is there for us when we need them, and has been great partners with us for decades.
CHARLES RINNE, Concord Reserve Lutheran Home
I could not be more pleased with the level of engagement and support. WD&W has been an immeasurable help to me. They provide peace of mind and the confidence that we are doing business correctly.
Whenever I have a question, they give sound advice based on the fact they understand our industry, our type of customers and suppliers, and our business model.
WD&W continually monitors the legal, tax, GAAP, and HR landscape to keep us informed and in compliance. They take the initiative to keep us informed of changes, and suggest new opportunitites.
GEOFF BROWN, Active Plumbing Supply Co.
I would highly recommend WD&W's services, quick feedback, and excellent tax advice. Tom Scharf is very proactive and has a lot of timely, practical advice. We are pleased with every part of the relationship!
JIM SOVACOOL, Heat Seal Co.
Back in 1985 we received a recommendation for Marty Hrabik from several people, and Marty is still our personal accountant as well as family friend.
Why the long relationship? Competency, availability, and good personal chemistry.
RICHARD OSTENDORF, Emergency Department Group and Urgent Care Center