Strothman+Co Celebrates Turning 40

This month sees Strothman+Co celebrate a big milestone: our 40th anniversary. 

Since Strothman+Co was founded by Ray Strothman in February 1983, the firm has come a long way while remaining true to its original ideals: a firm that thinks above and beyond the bottom line to help its clients truly excel. 

Today, Strothman+Co offers a wide range of accounting and advisory services to businesses in Kentucky, Indiana, and beyond. Our firm remains dedicated to helping entrepreneurial businesses and individuals build wealth and continues to expand into new service areas that best support the needs of our community. 

Strothman+Co Founder & President Chairman Ray Strothman comments:

“In the forty years since I founded Strothman+Co, a lot has changed, but equally, some things have remained the same. It’s always been our philosophy to develop meaningful partnerships with our clients by doing great work that helps them grow their businesses. 

Our goal isn’t to help companies survive tax season; it’s to help them thrive and grow over the years and decades to come.”

“It’s always been our philosophy to develop meaningful partnerships with our clients by doing great work that helps them grow their businesses. Our goal isn’t to help companies survive tax season; it’s to help them thrive and grow over the years and decades to come.”

At Strothman+Co, we’re proud to be an active member of our local communities and remain dedicated to giving back with our time, treasure, and talent. Today, more than 80 people work with Strothman+Co, spread across Kentucky, Indiana, and beyond. 

Many of our leaders serve on boards of organizations doing important work across the region. We remain excited to support all kinds of local businesses as they grow: from well-established construction firms building our neighborhoods to visionary entrepreneurs shaking up emerging markets

While we’re celebrating turning 40, our focus remains where it’s always been: on building a better future. Ray Strothman comments:

“Growth is in our DNA. It drives everything we do, for our firm, our people, our clients, and our communities. Growth allows us to provide more opportunities for talented people. Today, we serve thousands of clients in Kentucky, Indiana, and beyond.

Over the years, we’ve been very fortunate to work with people who have great talent, skills, and standing in our community. Since Day 1, continuous improvement has been a key focus for us. I’m more excited than ever for what the future holds.”

We’re honored to have served our local business community for the last forty years, and we’re more excited than ever to continue serving you for the next forty years and beyond. 

To all of our clients, partners, employees, vendors, friends, and family – thank you. We’re grateful you’ve been a part of this journey and we’re excited to see what the future holds. 

Our Team Members Continue to Achieve and Excel

A commitment to excellence is at the heart of everything we do at Strothman+Co. Our team members work hard to provide outstanding service to our clients and continue to receive both external and internal recognition for their accomplishments. 

Rene Valadez, a Senior Manager in our Assurance team, was recently named one of 20 People to Know in Accounting in 2023 by Louisville Business First. Congratulations, Rene!

Additionally, we have two promotions to announce: Katie Reed has been promoted to Senior Manager and Elly Burke has been promoted to Advanced Staff Accountant. Congratulations to both!

Strothman+Co Refocuses Around Core Values & Long-Term Strategic Vision

We recently announced a new set of core values to our team, and today, we’re sharing them externally for the first time. If you’ve worked with Strothman+Co previously, we’re sure these five values will resonate with you. 

We’re confident that our commitment to these values will enable our firm to continue to guide and advise entrepreneurial-minded businesses and individuals using a holistic, innovative approach to wealth building. 

Achieve the Extraordinary.

Ambition. Determination. Integrity. Commitment to excellence, and making our clients the hero: because their wins are our wins, and ours, theirs. This is what extraordinary looks like. And when we achieve it in ourselves, we achieve it for our clients. 

Engage Fearlessly.

Connect. Collaborate. Engage. Listen – and speak up, advocating with passion, truthfulness, and transparency. Embracing and harnessing our individual uniqueness adds up to one big success story that we are writing together. 

Think Big. Ask Why — And Why Not

Open minds let the light in, and curiosity makes a great window. We love to wonder and learn: after all, passion and inspiration drive innovation. As individuals and a team, we support the passion to find out why, and go further. 

Make a Difference.

One spark can light a fire that warms more souls than we know. Actively caring for our teammates and their families, our clients, and our community helps us, too. It’s not just the right thing to do: it’s the best thing

Create and Spread Joy. 

Perspective is everything, and an appreciative outlook makes our success all the richer. We collectively revel in our work and take time to cultivate and share the things that grow joy.

Partner with Strothman+Co Today

At Strothman+Co, we’re excited to serve the needs of entrepreneurial-minded businesses and individuals throughout Kentucky, Indiana, and beyond. If you’re looking for a financial partner that thinks above and beyond the bottom line, Strothman+Co is here to help. 

Ready to kick off your next engagement? Contact us today to get started

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