BerganKDV has acquired Carlson Hartsock & Guither, a firm based in Iowa City, effective Dec. 5, 2016.

The deal enables St. Cloud, Minnesota-based BerganKDV to expand its presence in Iowa. The firm already has an office in Coralville, Iowa. BerganKDV formed from a merger last year of three predecessor firms: Bergan Paulsen, Networking Solutions and KDV. BerganKDV ranked 83rd on Accounting Today’s 2016 list of the Top 100 Firms, with $45.48 million in annual revenue.

BerganKDV CEO Chris Honkomp (left) and managing partner Loren Viere.
BerganKDV CEO Chris Honkomp (left) and managing partner Loren Viere.



“We’re excited by the opportunity to grow our presence in Iowa with a team that shares our core values,” said BerganKDV CEO Chris Honkomp in a statement.

After the merger, the combined firm will have approximately 300 full-time employees working in seven offices in Iowa and Minnesota.

“We look forward to being able to offer a broader range of services to our clients as well as access to an additional depth of expertise” said Carlson Hartsock & Guither’s managing member Bruce Guither in a statement.

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