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Manufacturing & Distribution


We love to work with people who make and move things. Manufacturers and distributors drive our economy and have unique business and tax opportunities that Honkamp Krueger enjoys helping them uncover. Advances in technology are rapidly changing the way manufacturers and distributors do business, and staying ahead of the curve is paramount. It’s an industry like no other.

At Honkamp Krueger, our manufacturing and distribution team has vast industry experience,  placing us in a position to uncover these opportunities to the delight of our customers.

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“Honkamp Krueger handles our accounting, consulting and tax work. We are very satisfied with our relationship with HK and the service they provide us. We enjoy that they work through any issues, changes or suggestions with us and are always providing new ideas on how we could improve.”

Steve Rodham, President
Addoco Inc.

“Being with HK/HKP for over 30 years, I have come to value a level of comfort and relationships I have made with the accounting, tax and payroll departments. I appreciate that after 30 years they still bring me new ideas to help our business. Someone is always there to answer my questions or offer assistance whenever we need them.”

Darold Vickerman, Controller
Dubuque Stamping & Manufacturing

“Honkamp Krueger knows my business. They have developed relationships with my people and are always easy to access when I need them. Their knowledge and understanding of the manufacturing industry, as well as the complexity of my business’s production and process time, saves me time and money. I don’t need to explain my operation over and over because they already know how it works, and we are able to work seamlessly together to solve any issues.”

Tom Uelner, President
F. H. Uelner

“We value the exceptional customer service we experience from HK’s audit and HKP’s payroll teams. One great example of their dedication to their clients happened when we had a challenging situation when our internet service was down for over a day. Normally, we had to submit everything online to HKP, but the payroll team worked with us and was able to keep things moving even though we did not have an internet connection. I am very satisfied with both the audit and payroll teams and appreciate they are willing to adjust when situations like no internet arise.”

Michael Ehlers, Owner
General Logistics, Inc.

“I am very happy with the audit services I receive from HK. I have a great relationship with my audit team. The quality of deliverables is excellent, and they are great at responding to my questions.”

David Lamerton, Director of Human Resources
The Hanor Company of Wisconsin, LLC

“We initially chose Honkamp Krueger because of their reputation amongst our business associates and close business advisors. What we have come to value most is the personal attention we receive from each of their team members. They are by our side coaching us in both good times and bad.

The impact HK has had on Industrial Control Manufacturing has been tremendous. With partner Jon Thoms’ help, we have focused our financial priorities. Additionally, we use Jon as a sounding board for ideas and major projects to make sure we are headed in the right direction.”

Mark Pauly, Owner/President
Industrial Control Manufacturing

“I decided to take advantage of HK’s TaxGap Review to see if HK could find any tax advantages for my business that I may be overlooking. The review made me step back and self-evaluate my business and what I should be considering as I grow the operation.

The process was convenient, professional and informative. I really respect the knowledge and expertise of the individuals at HK. They do a great job of understanding what I do and how I go to market in my plastic business.

I would recommend this review to others, and the biggest reason why is the tax laws have recently changed. You need someone who can provide a simple tax review to make sure you aren’t overpaying on your business taxes or missing out on deductions for your company.” 

Jack Hasken, President & CEO, Iowa ABI Board Member
Jackson Mfg., Inc.

 “Our business had a long history with Doyle & Keenan, which was always a great relationship for us as they understood and knew our business very well. Since the merge with HK, there has been an even greater increase in depth in terms of services offered and the knowledge available from the larger staff whom we can tap into. I appreciate that I can reach out with an HR-based question, for example, and get help. The people we work with are always great.

Additionally, HK has put us in touch with an outside firm for our R&D studies, which has allowed us to solidify our processes for claiming R&D credits. I appreciate that they will go outside the firm and make suggestions for the greatest impact to our business.

There’s always a common-sense approach to everything. Even when I get worried about an issue, HK is there to provide perspective and a solution. Their in-depth knowledge of us and the manufacturing industry allows them to bring more insights to the table. I know we can work together, no matter what the circumstances, to determine the right course of action for our business.”

Kari Jewell, CFO
Jewell Group

“We feel the HK tax and audit departments truly understand our company’s needs, and their communication with us is exceptional. The team is always very responsive and is willing to talk to me after business hours. HK is always coming up with new and creative ways to solve issues and improve our situation. We appreciate they look out for us on a daily basis.”

Pat Jones, CFO
Kann Manufacturing Corp.

“As one of the largest tool manufacturers in the world, MARSHALLTOWN was searching for a
CPA firm partner that was proactive with low-risk tax reduction strategies and an efficient
approach to conducting audits. All with a value-added attitude on the business-side.

We chose Honkamp Krueger for three main reasons. First, the partner team came to the
table with a partner-approach and a Midwest-style attitude. Second, the tax partner brought the tax strategies we were looking for in an open, up-front manner, not afraid to lose the business by showing HK’s full-hand of cards. Finally, the audit partner presented an audit model built on efficiency and taking into account the low-risk profile of MARSHALLTOWN.

The HK team has acted as a trusted partner to MARSHALLTOWN by being available for
questions and concerns I have about the business, and I get access to the best people at HK when needed. It also made a great impression to the MARSHALLTOWN management team when the HK team showed up to our 125 year anniversary on a wet and ugly day in August. That is how long-term partnerships are formed.”

Jeff Rasmussen, Controller

“We value Honkamp Krueger’s straightforward approach and appreciate the overwhelming financial savings they have found for us. Through their expertise in tax and the manufacturing industry, they recovered over $27,000 in sales and use tax overpayments, and we will save an additional $500-750 per month going forward. The entire process was simple and the experience was great, taking very little time on our end.

We also appreciate that it is easy to get ahold of someone who can help when we need it; they have many layers of knowledgeable people in place to answer our questions. We highly recommend their services to those in our industry.”

Ryan DeBarr, Controller
Miracle Tools America, LLC

“The best part of working with Honkamp Krueger is the wide variety of services they provide. From accounting to payroll to HR services, they are a perfect partner for a small business. They provide us industry expertise when our size doesn’t allow us those services in house.

The real value for a manufacturing business working with HK is all of the services offered under one roof. For a small to mid-size business, you can take advantage of services like HR without adding to your headcount. Also, the different services provided from cost segregation to sales tax analysis to international tax accounting, are usually beyond the financial reach of a company our size. HK reduces liabilities and tax burdens while saving small businesses money up front.”

Peter Strothkamp, Vice President
Refractory Insulation & Supply, Inc.

“I’ve been extremely satisfied working with HK. We have a unique business model and HK Just gets it. The services provided are invaluable and the work performed is exceptional. I can reach out to them whenever I need them, and that gives me a great sense of comfort. I trust the great advice I get, whether it is on taxes or long-term financial planning. I know that I can count on HK.”

Derek Dockrell, President
Salzman International

“Our audit, tax and consulting team at Honkamp Krueger are highly professional and knowledgeable. They deliver within our timeframe, turn around quality financials, provide insightful consulting and look for every opportunity to save tax dollars. They understand our complicated manufacturing and dairy business, and we value how it all comes together.”

Tom Stitgen, CFO
Schoep's Ice Cream Co., Inc.

“The value HK/HKP provide is absolutely the best! HK/HKP is a large firm with a small firm feel. We receive responses within 24 hours, and they stop in our office at least once a week to check in. Our relationship with HK/HKP is great, and we look forward to continuing the relationship for many years!”

Jim Merton, Controller
Seaberg Industries, Inc.

“When choosing a CPA firm, we were looking for talented, qualified people. That’s what we got with Honkamp Krueger (HK). HK placed the right people the first time around.”

Richard Wirstra, Operations Controller
Springs Window Fashions, LLC

“I appreciate that I can trust HK/HKP is taking care of everything when it comes to our taxes and payroll, and I do not have to worry. The HK/HKP teams are great at their jobs, and I enjoy working with people who know our industry and provide a personal touch.”

Kathy Hoffman,
Webber Metals