Todd Hoese, CPA, LLC in Gillette, WY and Ketel Thorstenson, LLP (KTLLP) in Rapid City, SD are pleased to announce a merger, which will take effect on November 1, 2018. The combined firm will operate as Ketel Thorstenson, LLP.

This merger will provide clients in Wyoming and South Dakota a wider array of services through more depth of expertise. The firm’s services include: audit and review services, tax planning and return preparation, bookkeeping, QuickBooks, payroll, business valuation and projections, litigation support services, fraud support services, business consulting, gift and estate planning, and more.

Todd Hoese has been serving hundreds of individuals and businesses in the Gillette area since 1996. Todd will join the KTLLP partner group, and will continue serving Gillette clients with the current staff. Ketel Thorstenson, LLP began its professional practice in Rapid City in 1936. The firm has grown by merger or acquisition with over 12 smaller practices in the Black Hills region since that time, and currently has over 100 employees and 16 partners.

“We are proud of our longevity, thankful for all of our clients who are our friends, and look forward to many more years of continued growth to serve the bi-state market,” said Denise Webster, Managing Partner with KTLLP.

“Ketel Thorstenson, LLP shares the same values we do. We both have a proud tradition of excellent service and a friendly client environment,” said Todd Hoese, former owner of Todd Hoese, CPA, LLC and now partner with KTLLP.

An Open House is planned for November 1, 2018 at the Ava Arts Center (509 W 2nd Street) from 4 to 6 p.m. Food and beverages will be provided.

The merged firm will keep the same office, address and phone, 305 S. Garner Lake Rd., Ste. A Gillette, WY, (307) 685-4433. KTLLP also has offices in Rapid City, Custer and Spearfish, South Dakota.