Ed Wilkin, CPA and Ed Guttenplan, CPA established Wilkin & Guttenplan, P.C., a full-service accounting firm. “Two Eds are better than one. That’s what we said when we were starting out,” says Guttenplan, Managing Shareholder of the firm, “from the beginning, we met working together and believed there was a better way to treat and work with staff, and our vision grew stronger over the years and is still at the forefront today.”
TWO EDS ARE BETTER THAN ONE
ROOM FOR GROWTH
WG grew the practice and staff using talent as the main criteria, not hours worked or days in a seat. This approach opened the talent pool and allowed for parents to have a better work-life balance.
The Firm took advantage of another opportunity and decided to purchase the property in New Jersey where the Firm’s headquarters are located today. With a strong bank and the expertise of our partners, WG received final Township approval, constructed the building and took occupancy in mid-1986.
“We were in the right place at the right time with a niche nobody else knew existed: the condominium association industry. We had a solid group of clients when we started. The condo construction industry was booming in the area and we were getting three or more clients per week. We noticed that potential clients were interested in industry specific experts, so we built our growth strategy around creating industry and service line practice groups and experts to better serve their needs and to diversify our client base.”
Charles Jacobson acquisition 1986 to grow the commercial practice.
McDevitt & Company, P.C. merged with WilkinGuttenplan; this collaboration helped expand WG’s tax and business expertise and added great staff to the firm.
WG became an independent member of the BDO Alliance USA. This membership offers technical resources along with international reach, enabling WG to be fiercely and competitively independent.
Kleiman & Weinshank, LLP merged into WilkinGuttenplan to enhance the firm’s condominium and cooperative practice in New York City.
LET US (RE)INTRODUCE OURSELVES
After 35 years of business, the firm rebranded and redesigned our logo to reflect a more modern, clean look that embodies our culture and symbolizes our future.
STRONGER THAN EVER
The firm today has grown from 2 guys sitting on the floor creating a business plan in 1983 to today having an unlimited work options policy with over 130+ professionals working from multiple states. The firm is highly diversified, with 12 practice groups and clients all over the country.