About Hawkins Ash CPAs

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Hawkins Ash CPAs is a regional, full-service public accounting firm. Since 1956, we have provided consistent, thoughtful, and difference-making audit, accounting, tax and consulting services to clients in Wisconsin, Minnesota and across the United States. We are a growing firm with currently seven offices in Wisconsin and three offices in Minnesota. Firm-wide, we have more than 170 professionals and 23 partners.

Our professionals work with various privately held, governmental, nonprofit, housing authority, and credit union clients.

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Ipa Top 200 2022

Hawkins Ash CPAs Moves Up in National Ranking

LA CROSSE, WI – In 2022, Hawkins Ash CPAs, a regional full-service public accounting firm, moved from 200 to 181
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Hawkins Ash CPAs Names A Partner in Mequon

LA CROSSE, WI – The Partners at Hawkins Ash CPAs recently voted to promote Judy Haven, CPA, to become Partner.
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Employee Promotions 2022

Hawkins Ash CPAs Announces 2022 Employee Promotions

LA CROSSE, WI – Hawkins Ash CPAs, named a Top Accounting Firm in the Great Lakes Region by Accounting Today,
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Hawkins Ash CPAs Announces Standard Office Hours

The accounting industry is not immune to the nation's tight labor market. In an effort to stay competitive and continually
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Top 100 Regional Firm

Hawkins Ash CPAs Ranks as Top Accounting Firm in Region

LA CROSSE,WI. - Hawkins Ash CPAs, a leading independent accounting, tax and audit firm serving Wisconsin and Minnesota, announced that
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Winona Accountant Achieves Certified Public Accountant (CPA) License

Winona, Minn. - Hawkins Ash CPAs has a new Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the firm’s Winona, MN, office.

Associate Hunter
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Our History

Hawkins Ash CPAs was formed with the merging of Richard Hawkins’ sole proprietorship and the partnership of James Ash and David Baptie in August of 1956. View our history timeline below to learn more.

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Our Firm Was Founded

August 1, 1956

Hawkins Ash CPAs was founded as a result of merging the sole practice of Richard G. Hawkins and the partnership of James O. Ash and David D. Baptie in La Crosse, WI. With 14 employees, the firm’s first year’s billings totaled $4,000. It was reported that the three founding partners survived on a lot of apples and cigars.

Manitowoc

Manitowoc, WI

July 1, 1975

Our Manitowoc, WI, office opened through acquisition. An additional acquisition occurred in 1985. The office moved to its current location on Waldo Blvd. in 1988.

Today, the office has two partners, five CPAs, and 16 total employees.

Marshfield

Marshfield, WI

December 1, 1978

Our Marshfield, WI, office opened through acquisition. Additional acquisitions occurred in 2009 and 2010.

The office currently has two partners, five CPAs, and 13 total employees.

Medford

Medford, WI

December 1, 1978

Our Medford, WI, office opened through acquisition.

Today, the office has one partner, two CPAs and 12 total employees.

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Embracing Technology

September 1979

The firm purchased its first computer in 1979. In December of 1984, the management committee approved the purchase of computers, or “micros,” for all staff members. They were used primarily for tax returns financial statements, trial balances and lead schedules, depreciation schedules, and analytical reviews. Today, our firm continues to stay ahead of technology trends. We currently enjoy digital offices, allowing employees to remotely work together across two states, and service clients nationwide. We are a paperless firm.

Winona

Winona, MN

April 1, 1983

Our Winona, MN, office opened. In 2013, an acquisition expanded the office.

There is currently one partner, two CPAs, and 11 total employees.

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First Logo

May 1, 1983

This year, the firm registered its logo as a trademark. Logo unveiling celebrations included a flag raising ceremony at our La Crosse office.

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HAB, Inc.

1987

HAB Inc. was formed as a subsidiary of the firm to market and sell computer services, which included accounting software to public housing authorities. In 2007, the housing software division was sold to employees and still operates in La Crosse. Our firm continues to provide fee accounting and consulting services to nearly 150 Public Housing Authorities throughout the U.S.

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Green Bay, WI

July 1, 1988

Our Green Bay, WI, office opened through acquisition. In 2003, this office moved to De Pere, WI. After 10 years, it relocated back to Green Bay to its current location following an expansion via acquisition. Today, our Green Bay office has five partners, 11 CPAs, and 29 total employees. In 1988, the firm acquired a practice in Sturgeon Bay, WI. It was sold in 2002.

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LLP Formed

February 1, 1996

The firm registered as a Limited Liability Partnership and was officially named Hawkins, Ash, Baptie & Company, LLP.

La Crosse

La Crosse Office Moves and Expands

September 1, 2008

Our La Crosse, WI, office expanded and moved to its current location. The office has four partners, 14 CPAs, and 49 employees. This location serves as our firm headquarters and center of our fee accounting division.

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Firm Rebrands

June 1, 2013

The firm rebrands and now operates as Hawkins Ash CPAs, LLP.

Rochester

Rochester, MN

August 1, 2013

Our firm’s Rochester, MN, office opened through acquisition.

This office has two partner, five CPAs, and twelve total employees.

St. Charles

St. Charles, MN

August 1, 2013

Our St. Charles, MN, office opened via acquisition.

This office has one partner, one CPA, and five total employees.

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60th Anniversary

August 1, 2016

Thank you for helping us achieve this milestone!

Mequon

Mequon

2017

The Mequon office opens through acquisition.

This office has two partners, 6 CPAs and fifteen total employees.

Neenah

Neenah

August 2021

The Neenah office opens through acquisition.

This office has four partners, six CPAs and twelve total employees.

 
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Top 200 Firm

Hawkins Ash CPAs is listed by Inside Public Accounting as a Top 200 Accounting Firm in the nation.

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