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Thomas H Schmitt, CPA Joins The VanderBloemen / MacDonald Group

WICPA State Tax Conference and Wisconsin Public Policy Tax Committees member adds even more tax expertise to Milwaukee area CPA Firm.

For the last 25 years, Thomas Schmitt has specialized in individual and corporate taxation and Internal Revenue Service taxpayer resolution in the Mayville and Greater Milwaukee Wisconsin communities. He has also provided many other professional services for his clients including but not limited to: Bankruptcy reporting, financial statement review, individual tax consulting, asset management, business start-up, business liquidation business and personal asset valuation and the preparation of business plans.

As a member of the Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants for more than 25 years, Tom has been extremely involved and has offered his experience and dedication to the State Tax Conference committee, which he chaired in 2006, and The Wisconsin Public Policy Tax Committee.

Tom has also strived to serve the community organizations where he lives and works. He is a current member and Past President of Rotary International of Mayville, WI. He also is a current director and Treasurer of The Business Improvement District 10 in Milwaukee, WI. Tom has also served on the boards of South Side Guadalupe, Inc., Smoke Free, Inc., Dodge County United Way and USA Rugby, Inc.

Schmitt’s successful CPA practice in Greenfield will take the name The VanderBloemen/MacDonald Group. The merger of these firms allows for nearly limitless service and expertise for their clients. The firm will be part of The VanderBloemen Group of companies who have offices in Fond du Lac, Mayville, Juneau, Greenfield, Waukesha, and Mequon, Wisconsin, as well as Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

For over 30 years, The VanderBloemen/ MacDonald Group are CPAs who are experts in the construction and manufacturing industry. They have specialized in providing a full range of accounting, financial, tax, bookkeeping and attestation services to small to mid-sized businesses in all industries and audits of non-profit and governmental entities.

Edward L. Foy, CPA. S.C. Joins The VanderBloemen/ Hietpas Group

The merger of these two CPA/ Business Advisory firms adds even more tax and financial capabilities and experience for their clients

For 40 years, Mr. Foy has been serving the tax and financial needs of business owners and individuals in the Fond du Lac area. Ed graduated from Michigan Technological University with a B.S. Degree in Business Administration (Accounting).

In 1981, Ed became a founding partner of Huberty and Associates, CPA’s. In May of 1986, Ed began the current firm with Mark Sondergard, CPA. In 1998 when Mark left public accounting, Deb Springborn, CPA, was added to the firm. Since 2017, it has been the firm of Edward L. Foy, CPA, S.C.

Mr. Foy is highly regarded in the accounting profession and the business community. He is a member of the Wisconsin Institute of CPAs and the American Institute of CPAs. Ed is committed to community service in Fond du Lac County serving as a current member and former Distinguished Club President (a national honor) of the Exchange Club of Fond du Lac. Ed has also been a board member for the City of Fond du Lac Housing Authority, a board member and chairman for the St. Francis Nursing Home, treasurer for the initial Samaritan Clinic house raffle, and treasurer for the Hospice Hope/Cancer Care golf outing. He has served as a member of the audit committee for the Fond du Lac Area Association of Commerce and was a member of the Fond du Lac Area Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors.

The merger of these firms will enable our clients as well as the communities we serve to benefit from the additional range of services the merged firm provides. The new firm will be named The VanderBloemen/ Hietpas/Foy Group, LLP. The firm will have offices in Fond du Lac, Mayville, Juneau, Waukesha, and Mequon, Wisconsin, as well as Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Andrew Dengel Joins VanderBloemen Hietpas Group

The VanderBloemen Hietpas Group Hired Andrew Dengel as Principal for the CPA firm’s offices in Fond du Lac, Mayville, and Juneau.

Andrew Dengel Brings more than 15 years of experience in the financial services industry. Over the years, he has held nearly all positions in retail banking in branches over Southeast Wisconsin and beyond. Most recently, Andrew was the Branch Manager at US Bank in Fond du Lac.

Andrew has spent most of his career improving customer relationships through personal service and with sound financial and business advice and serving the community through his volunteer work in many non-profit organizations. His passion for providing exceptional client experience, his community service as well as his extensive management skills, will be used to lead the firm’s offices in Fond du Lac and Dodge Counties and will be an asset to all seven of the VanderBloemen Offices in Mequon, Fond du Lac, Mayville, Juneau, Waukesha, and Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Andrew’s insight and skillset blend perfectly with The Hieptas Group’s commitment to always provide clients with the highest quality of professional services in a timely, responsive, cost-effective and professional manner.

Wealth Partners Partnership Announcement

Dear Client,

For over thirty years, The VanderBloemen Group of companies, including its’ founding partners Stephen VanderBloemen, Gib Hietpas, Thomas MacDonald and Tom Schmitt, have strived to provide the in-depth expertise and advice of a large firm with the personal service and attention of a small firm, in order to serve your business and personal accounting needs.

Over the years many of our clients have asked questions like: How much should I be contributing to my SEP or 401(k)? What amount of life insurance should we purchase for our company’s key executives and employees? What is the best life policy for me personally – permanent or term? What kind of retirement benefits should our company be providing? What are my disability insurance options? Have I saved enough for retirement? When should I begin succession planning for my business?

We have helped answer these questions and have done our best to educate and provide guidance related to each of these issues. We have provided assistance from our perspective as Certified Public Accountants and business advisors. Often, our counsel and services were shared as one portion of a plan, leaving the client responsible for coordinating all of the other parts. Outside insurance and investment advisors were counted on to provide assistance with various issues and to answer questions pertaining to their specific area of expertise. Unfortunately, in our opinion, and more importantly, in our client’s opinion, those advisors either failed to provide the needed services or failed in implementing the comprehensive plan that had been devised.

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