Echelbarger, Himebaugh, Tamm & Co., P.C. (EHTC), was established in 1977. Since then, our firm has grown and evolved to become one of the most successful local multi-service accounting firms in the Greater Grand Rapids, Michigan area. We are a recognized leader in the business community, accomplished through our work product and acknowledged for quality and completeness as well as our participation in professional organizations and volunteerism.
Our company's philosophy is to maintain the highest ethical standards and to provide value to our customers. We strive to build and maintain meaningful relationships with our customers by listening carefully to their needs and issues and suggesting opportunities for tax savings, business growth, and profitable changes. We successfully build partnering relationships with our customers. Our success is based upon being large enough to serve a wide diversity of customers but small enough to maintain personalized attention. Additionally, we endeavor to be a firm that values each employee, creates a congenial working atmosphere, and is known as a pleasurable place of employment.
EHTC has been a member of the Private Companies Practice Section (PCPS) of the American Institute of CPA's since 1977. This is a voluntary quality control organization that requires firms to be peer-reviewed every three years. Echelbarger, Himebaugh, Tamm & Co., P.C. has gone through ten peer reviews and received unqualified opinion reports each time. This indicates our accounting services adhere to professional standards, our firm maintains a commitment to quality, and our work product is complete and accurate. We are committed to the highest level of quality service for you. Using Echelbarger, Himebaugh, Tamm & Co., P.C.'s services ensures you receive personalized care and service on a long-term basis.
EHTC's professional team is highly trained to provide technical and consulting services in the areas of accounting, tax, strategic planning, technology solutions, litigation support, and business valuation. Our customer list includes individuals, service organizations, a wide diversity of businesses, and joint ventures with other CPA firms. Our team maintains the highest levels of continuing education through many venues. Many staff members achieve and maintain additional certifications requiring diligent study and ongoing training. The entire team strives for personal excellence in order to provide that excellence to all our customers and business relationships.
The firm became an independent member of the BDO Seidman Alliance in 2007. We're also members of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (Private Company Practice Section, Audit Quality Center, Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center), Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants, Financial Consulting Group, Information Technology Alliance, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, The Better Business Bureau, and the Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce.
The firm and its team members have received several awards over the past 30 years.
Dennis Echelbarger has been awarded the Chair's Service Award in 2006 and 2009, the CPA Ambassador Pin in 2004, and the Outstanding Task Force Award in 2003 by the MACPA.
Dave Echelbarger was honored by The CPA Technology Advisor as one of the top forty “Movers, Shakers, and Thought Leaders of Tomorrow” in 2006 and selected as one of West Michigan's Top Business Leaders under the age of 40 in 2004.
The Technology Solutions Division has received 5 of Microsoft’s Pinnacle Awards, and has consistently been named one of Accounting Technology Today’s Pacesetter Award winners.
In 1998, EHTC won the Pillar Award, which showcases local employers who empower women at work.
Today, EHTC is one of the top 20 privately-owned local accounting firms in the West Michigan area. Our service areas now include a diverse array of niches, in addition to our traditional tax planning and preparation, audit, and accounting services. Our mission, honed since 1977, is simple and direct:
EHTC is dedicated to helping our customers and
employees reach their potential.