Born on a farm in Chippewa County, Wisconsin, January 27, 1894, Archibald M. Peisch began his education in 1899 at the local country school where one teacher taught eight grades. In 1915 he graduated from the University of Wisconsin majoring in Economics and immediately accepted a teaching position at the University of South Dakota. There, he met Josephine, (his wife of almost 70 years) who was also teaching there.
After volunteering for the U.S. Army Field Artillery in June 1916 to participate in the military expedition into Mexico to capture Pancho Villa, he soon returned to the University of South Dakota for one semester in 1917, until accepting a teaching position in public finance and history at Iowa State College. He then re-enlisted in the Army later that year, and upon his discharge on Armistice Day, 1918, he joined his brother, Herman, in the practice of public accounting in Minneapolis.
September 1920 came and he accepted his next challenge at Dartmouth College, teaching taxation and accounting at the Amos Tuck School of Administration and Finance, continuing there until 1930.
At that time, housing was virtually nonexistent in Hanover, New Hampshire, so he and Josephine rented a home across the Connecticut River in Norwich, Vermont. It was there on October 1, 1920, that he established the firm of Archibald M. Peisch & Company for the practice of public accounting.
Archibald Peisch retired from the firm in March, 1976 and the firm was renamed A.M. Peisch & Company. Mr. Peisch died in 1984 at age 90.
Since its inception, the firm of A.M. Peisch has been known as auditors of clients in the banking industry and governmental organizations. Today, A.M. Peisch & Company, LLP offers a wide range of accounting, tax, and business consulting services. These services are offered to clients in a diverse group of industries, including banks, credit unions, automobile dealers, small businesses, non-profit and governmental organizations, individuals, and others.
The current active partners include Glen Bolster and Todd Burgess (Colchester), Kevin Manahan and Christopher Goulette (St. Albans), Anne Smith and Richard Lyon (St. Johnsbury), Norman Ladabouche (Rutland) and Aaron MacAskill and Mandy Giles (White River Junction). Each heads a staff of professionals who are familiar with their respective communities. Additionally, the firm’s staff is constantly trained in recent developments through professional education courses. Our firm’s objective is to provide service of the highest quality, and help our clients to prosper.
To assist in meeting the evolving needs of our clients the firm has formed an investment services company, employed technology experts, and obtained specialized training for all team members. We joined Allinial Global, a worldwide association of CPA firms based in Atlanta, Georgia in 1987. This association expands the firm’s resources to include over 100 sister firms in the US and around the world. In keeping with the tradition that started over 95 years ago, we treasure the fact that our clients have come to rely on our professionalism.
At Davis & Hodgdon Associates CPAs, we are proud to serve Vermont’s residents and entrepreneurs. Their proactive approach is just one of the things that makes them more than just an accounting firm, they counsel their Burlington metro-area clients and beyond on a wide range of financial and management issues, resulting in better decision making and more confidence in their success.
Davis & Hodgdon Associates CPAs dig deep into your financial data to identify the information that tells the story of where you or your business are; helping you determine what needs to be done next.
They understand that entrepreneurs and individuals desire security and satisfaction in knowing what personal and business financial information is most relevant for making sound decisions. Their mission as your accountant is to provide the financial peace of mind for yourself, your business, your children and future generations.
John W. Davis, CPA, founded the firm in 1990 when the economy was in the midst of an economic downturn. Having worked in both a large and medium sized firm in the Burlington metro area, John saw that the accounting industry had been one of historical reporting and tax preparation versus a more proactive and strategic approach. With this in mind, the practice was founded with the objective to focus on budgeting and planning.
In 2005, Bret Hodgdon, CPA, was admitted as a partner to the firm. Bret leads the Audit and Accounting Department and leads all financial statement engagements. In 2006, the firm was renamed to Davis & Hodgdon Associates.
McSoley McCoy & Co. combines the training, discipline and experience of an international firm with the personal service, accessibility and flexibility of a local firm.
Whether a client needs an international tax issue resolved, an employee benefit or multi-location financial statement audit, resolution of SEC reporting problem or litigation support on a complex legal matter, MM&C can provide cost effective solutions.
Founded in 1990, our firm has steadily grown into one of the region’s most respected professional service firms. Our professionals have diverse educational backgrounds but all adhere to the same high ethical standards.
Relationships in the accounting profession, as in any business, are built on integrity, honesty and service. Businesses, including accounting firms, are a reflection of their people and the firms core values. We invite you to experience our team’s commitment and professionalism in helping you meet your financial goals.
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