KDP Certified Public Accountants, LLP Merges with Bend-Based Accounting Firm Price Fronk & Co.

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via KDP press release www.kdpllp.com Medford, Oregon (January 17, 2024)

KDP Certified Public Accountants, LLP, and Price Fronk & Co., announced today that their professional accounting and advisory firms merged on January 1, 2024. This merger combines the skills and expertise of two long-standing Oregon firms; KDP in Southern Oregon and Western Idaho and Price Fronk in Central Oregon. The dynamic union extends the footprint, reach, and offerings of each company.

KDP, LLP was founded in Oregon in the 1970s and provides tax, audit, advisory, valuation, and wealth services. Bend-based Price Fronk & Co. has similar offerings in addition to a culture of relationship-building; both of which are great assets as they merge with KDP.

“Bend is an intriguing market, and we see considerable value in the relationships and existing talent at Price Fronk & Co.,” says KDP Managing Partner Mark Damon. “We’re looking forward to expanding into this vibrant new market.”

Price Fronk & Co. offers business advisory, tax, and audit services to businesses, their owners, and high-wealth individuals. By combining teams and expanding the services offered, their strong client relationships, uncompromising commitment to service, quality, and niche expertise are solidified regionwide.

KDP now employs over 125 professionals, including 14 Partners and six Partners Emeritus. The merger solidified KDP’s regional presence with three core office locations—Medford, Oregon, Bend, Oregon and Boise, Idaho. As a merged firm, KDP is soon to be a U.S. Top 200 accounting firm and is the leading firm in the region.

“With this merger, we can utilize our collective strengths to become more specialized with greater horsepower. We will retain the personal service and approach we’ve always valued. Growth opens new opportunities and I’m excited about our future-ready firm,” says Damon.

Kara Pardue, Partner of the merged Price Fronk & Co. says, “Our dedication to providing exceptional results and solutions to our clients and growth opportunities for our team members is unwavering. This announcement is based on the foundation of two exceptional firms with well-established relationships and shared commitment to our clients, team members, and communities. Our commitment to our expertise, integrity, and personal connections is our top priority.”

ABOUT KDP, LLP

KDP Certified Public Accountants, LLP grew out of the firm begun in 1976 by Daniel Kosmatka when he purchased Deloitte’s (formerly Haskins & Sells) Medford, Oregon office, and later joined by Dennis Donnelly under the name Kosmatka Donnelly & Co. LLP. In 2014, the firm joined forces with another large Southern Oregon-based CPA firm and became KDP Certified Public Accountants, LLP. In 2021, the Boise, Idaho firm Whittaker & Associates, Inc. joined KDP, extending the firm’s footprint to Idaho. In 2024, Price Fronk & Co. from Bend, Oregon merged with KDP to solidify the firm’s regional footprint.

In 2021, KDP joined the RSM US Alliance, an alliance of independently owned CPA firms across the United States and Canada, with global affiliations. KDP’s membership in RSM gives them access to the resources of the fifth largest CPA firm in the United States, as well as the vast member network of affiliated firms. This helps give clients the care and attention of a locally focused firm, with the thought leadership, experience, and support of a global organization.

Since 2014, KDP has grown from 25 team members to an organization of more than 125 team members, creating a firm that provides professional tax, audit, advisory, valuation, and wealth services. For more information, visit www.kdpllp.com.

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