Sample & Bailey to Join Eide Bailly and Become First Regional CPA Firm in Fort Collins
“Adding Sample & Bailey (SB) to Eide Bailly gives us seven offices in the state of Colorado. Fort Collins complements our other locations and provides us with a gateway into northern Colorado and Wyoming.” says Eide Bailly Managing Partner/CEO Dave Stende. “S&B has built strong relationships with their clients and, as one firm, we will be able to help them with more of their business needs through a variety of specialty services like cost segregation studies, repair regulation compliance, international services, buy-sell assistance, technology solutions, SEC assistance and more.”
Denise Juliana, S&B managing partner, says her firm has a passion for client service, for rolling up their sleeves and helping their clients. “Joining Eide Bailly will give us more time to focus on our clients. It is easy to get bogged down with administrative things; going forward, Eide Bailly’s administrative team will take care of these things for us. We are very excited about the opportunity to give our clients undivided attention, to dig deeper and to help them with more of their needs.”
Brian Callahan, Eide Bailly partner-in-charge of Colorado, says Denver and Fort Collins have a good business relationship. “These cities play well together because they are home to similar industries and companies. We are excited to expand our practice area and provide personal service and national resources to companies in this area,” says Callahan. He says S&B’s relationships with universities in the area are important to the firm. “From a recruiting aspect, these strong relationships will be beneficial to Eide Bailly, as we continue to grow our firm in Colorado and across our geographic footprint.”
S&B Founding Partner Roger Sample says they have had ‘ties’ to Eide Bailly for years. “Eide Bailly did our peer review and we have worked together on a few common clients. This has given us a sense of familiarity, a comfort, with our decision. S&B is 35 years old, successful and well-recognized in Colorado as a leading firm—a strong foundation on which to add the Eide Bailly name. Now we can take our practice to greater heights much quicker.”
In addition to Juliana and Sample, the following professionals will be joining Eide Bailly as partners: John Bailey, Stephen Collins, Jackie Meyer, Kara Jones and Jesse McConnell.
Eide Bailly provides 44,000 clients across the nation with our core services of audit & assurance and tax, as well as our expanded services, including accounting services, cost segregation, employee benefits, enterprise risk management, financial services, forensic & valuation, health care reform, international services, technology consulting, transaction services and wealth management. Eide Bailly was recently ranked 3rd in the nation for interaction with clients and 6th in the nation for culture in Vault’s Accounting Firms Rankings: 2015 Vault Accounting 50 Report (vault.com).
Eide Bailly has offices located in Phoenix, Ariz.; Boulder, Denver, Golden, Grand Junction, Frisco and Vail, Colorado; Boise, Idaho; Dubuque, Iowa; Norman, Oklahoma City and Tulsa, Okla.; Mankato and Minneapolis, Minn.; Billings, Mont.; Bismarck, Fargo and Williston, N.D.; Sioux Falls and Aberdeen, S.D; Ogden and Salt Lake City, Utah; and Spokane, Wash.
About Sample & Bailey CPAs, P.C.
Established in 1979, Sample & Bailey is the largest and most versatile team of tax and accounting experts in northern Colorado. Now more than 30 years later, the firm has grown from one to more than 2,000 clients; and the firm still proudly serves that very first client. With seven partners and 28 staff members, Sample & Bailey serves a variety of industries in the region.