Our History

More than just numbers since 1936!

1936 - The CPA firm of Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC began in McPherson, Kansas when P. H. Willems opened an accounting practice located in the Grand Building on the northwest corner of Kansas and Main Street.
 
1937 - Robert Benson joined Mr. Willems and the firm name became Willems and Benson, Accountants and Auditors.
 
1943 - Robert Benson left the firm to take a position as chief of the special audits branch of the U.S. Army Air Force in Dayton, OH.
 
1944 - Kenneth K. Haury joined the firm in 1940 and became a partner in 1944. The firm name was changed to Willems & Haury.
 
1949 - Robert Haury of Newton, KS was admitted as a partner.
 
1952 - Willems left the firm to open his own law practice and the firm became Haury & Haury, Certified Public Accountants. 
 
1955 - Richard Emery was admitted as a partner.
 
1960 - The firm moved to 901 N. Main Street.
 
1962 - Dwight Hill and James Scherer were admitted as partners and the name changed to Haury, Emery, Hill & Scherer, C.P.A.'s.
 
1966 - Dwight Hill left the firm and Rusell Pearman and Phillip Stuart were admitted as partners.
 
1968 - The firm continued to grow and expanded their building.
 
1972 - The firm name was changed to Haury, Emery, Pearman & Stuart, C.P.A.'s.
 
1974 - Robert R. Coe was admitted as a partner.
 
1978 - B. Carver Swindoll was admitted as a partner.
 
1983 - The firm name was shortened to Emery, Pearman & Stuart, C.P.A.'s.

1987 - Keith S. Janzen was admitted as a partner.
 
1990 - Kyle J. Hawk and D. Scot Loyd were admitted as partners.
 
1990 - The firm moved to its present location at 123 S. Main, after renovating the historic downtown building.

1993 - The name of the partnership was changed to Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, CPAs.
 
1996 - The partnership changed the entity to a limited liability corporation; therefore, changing the name to Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC.

2008 - Voted "Best Firms To Work For" by Accounting Today

2009 - Voted "Best Firms To Work For" by Accounting Today

2010 - Voted "Best Firms To Work For" by Accounting Today
 
2011 - Chet Buchman was admitted as a partner.
 
2012 - Opened a second office location in Hutchinson, Kansas by merging with BSE, LLC. Both firms began operating under the Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC name. 
 
2014 - Chet Buchman became managing partner.
 
2016 - Opened a third office location in Wichita, Kansas by merging with the Wichita office location of CBIZ MHM, LLC. With the transition, Anne Downing and Debbie Coan were admitted as partners. All firms operate under the Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC name.