SHERIDAN — Harker Mellinger CPAs, LLC, celebrated 30 years of accounting and tax service to the Sheridan area with a picnic celebration recently for staff members and their families.
On Aug. 1, 1983, Steve Harker and Ken Mellinger purchased John Byrtus’ CPA practice and started Harker Mellinger CPAs, LLC.
The firm began with a staff of two and expanded to a high of 14 employees. It currently serves more than 1,000 clients annually.
Since it’s inception, the practice has offered taxation, accounting and auditing services. It began offering certified business valuation services in 1995 and investment services in 1998.
In December 2007, Harker, Alicia Cox and Karen Green bought out Mellinger’s ownership interest and the three remain partners.
The partners are active in the community, serving on the boards of Forward Sheridan, Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce, Sheridan Senior Center, Griffith Foundation and the Library Foundation.