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BerganKDV Acquires Carlson Hartsock & Guither PLC

December 13, 2016

BerganKDV is excited to announce they have acquired Iowa City, Iowa based Carlson Hartsock & Guither PLC as of December 5, 2016. This partnership brings together two firms with a strong synergy for putting clients and relationships first.

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

For BerganKDV this means growing their Iowa footprint by expanding their presence in Iowa City and Coralville while continuing their commitment to helping clients solve complex business, financial and technology challenges. This move will give clients access to a deeper level of experts while continuing the personalized attention they’ve come to expect.

“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” added Carlson Hartsock & Guither’s managing member, Bruce Guither.

Following this merger, BerganKDV will employ around 300 full-time employees in seven offices across Iowa and Minnesota.


About BerganKDV: BerganKDV was formed when three successful firms merged—Bergan Paulsen, Networking Solutions and KDV. Combined, their roots trace all the way back to the 1940s.

From humble beginnings as trusted business advisory firms, they have expanded and adapted to now offer business planning and consulting, tax, audit and accounting, technology, payroll and wealth management services throughout the Midwest. They employ nearly 300 people with seven offices across Iowa and Minnesota.