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Our firm originally began as Milligan & Waltman, CPAs in 1983 when Danford D. Milligan, CPA and Douglas A. Waltman, CPA joined. It has changed several times over the years, bringing in new partners and using those opportunities to learn and become better as a firm.

Doug Waltman was a founding member of the firm in 1983 bringing 8 years of experience in public accounting.
R. Dean Hill joined the firm as a partner in 1994 bringing 17 years of experience in public accounting. Dean was in business with his father, Robert G. Hill, of the firm Hill & Hill CPAs. Dean retired from the firm on December 31, 2014.

Gary Hamilton, former partner of Hamilton & Priest, CPAs joined the firm as a partner in 2006 upon the unexpected passing of his long-time business partner Douglas W. Priest. Gary brought 30 years of public accounting experience when he joined the firm.

Scott Obenour, former partner of Breese & Obenour, CPAs joined the firm as a partner in 2011 upon the retirement of his former partner Kenneth H. Breese. Scott brought 34 years of experience with him when joining the firm.

Bryan Melsheimer joined the firm during 2013 and became a partner in 2015. Bryan brought 5 years of experience with him when joining the firm.

As seen below, our firm consists of a merger of several firms over the years, allowing each partner to bring in new ideas and practices providing our firm the opportunity to grow and adapt to become as efficient and effective as possible. Now with over 110 years of accounting experience between the four current partners, our firm is well versed in servicing your accounting needs.

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