Success Stories

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At Mowery & Schoenfeld, nothing is better than helping our clients succeed — and through decades of experience with a variety of businesses, we’ve been privileged to make that happen time and time again. Our clients are happy to testify to the meaningful contributions Mowery & Schoenfeld made to their business success.

The Only Thing Growing is the Business Aspen Valley Landscape Supply is a leading supplier to the landscape industry. The company is a distributor of hard materials. These products, including paving blocks, decorative stone and mulch, are used by landscape contractors as an integral part of their construction projects. The paradox is that the...

Aspen Valley, a client of MSLLC since 1996, accredits us for helping them meet their business goals through improved financial reporting and the implementation of a new accounting system.

Breaking the Mold When a group of retirement communities found common ground in their need for affordable insurance and their commitment to sharing best practices, they decided to combine efforts. The result was Caring Communities Shared Services, an innovative company built around supporting this group’s spirit of cooperation. CCSS, led by...

Going beyond the traditional role played by a CPA firm, MSLLC provides additional value for Caring Communities through on-going, report-based consultation about the company’s financial and tax options.

Wired for Growth! Connelly Electric, Inc. was founded in 1979 by William T. Connelly, Sr. Like so many other family businesses, the initial operations were conducted from the basement of his home, where he and his two oldest sons William, Jr. and Joseph contracted with general contractors to perform electrical services for commercial and...

Connelly engaged MSLLC to help improve cash management. This partnership grew into MSLLC helping Connelly integrate new job costing and estimating accounting software, providing strategic accounting and tax planning advice and assisting in closing the monthly books.

Meeting and Exceeding the Demands of Business Embracing change in business requires strategy, flexibility and vision. It means an uncompromising commitment to quality and revolutionary product development. Digital Check Corporation embodies those critical ideals, and has cemented its place as an industry leader by continuing to offer the best...

MSLLC helps Digital Check, the leading provider of check-scanning equipment, improve inventory controls, long-term cash-flow analysis, quarterly consolidated financial statements and year-end tax preparation. They have been a client since 1999.

Dreams Turn a House Into a Home Elliott Homebuilders believes there is a big difference between simply building a house, and creating a home. Part of the challenge – and reward – is discovering what special touch will turn those sticks and bricks into a personal sanctuary for its new owner. Founded by Lou Elliott more than four decades ago,...

Working closely together since 2002, MSLLC helps Elliot Homebuilders continually improve its financial reporting and income-tax planning, as well as helping the family define its overall business goals.

Believing in Possibility For Focus Equity Partners, the new owners of C&M Pharmacy, turning this struggling business into a thriving enterprise required a little optimism - from all side. The principals in the Oak Brook-based private-equity firm saw potential in getting involved in the business, if an aggressive financial and management plan...

MSLLC assisted Focus Equity, a PE firm and owners of C&M Pharmacy, with realigning all financial controls, implementing new reporting measures and improving tax management at the pharmacy. Using MSLLC as an outsourced CFO, C&M was successfully sold to a division of Walgreens Co.

Teamwork Thrives at Klehm Ornamentals "It all started with a greenhouse." That's how Kit Klehm, one of four owners of the newly formed Klehm Ornamentals, describes the beginning of the business that is expected to top $4 million in revenue in its second year. "I ran across a 60,000 square-foot greenhouse that was for sale, and I saw an opportunity...

Working as a strategic advisor to Klehm Ornamentals since 1997, MSLLC helps owner Kit Klehm grow his business and successfully fill a market under-served by national nursery producers and poorly served by small local growers.

Today's Strategies Succeed at Modern Business Technology Not long after Scott Spear and Paul Weinewuth met in their first job out of college, they realized they had the same dream: to own their own technology-related business. Before long the two were strategically setting their career paths with a common goal of one day starting their own...

MSLLC is deeply connected with Modern Business Technology as consultants and accountants. Founder, “[MSLLC] provides insight and advice that helps us make the right decisions.”

From Global Launch to Global Ascendancy Getting in on the overseas manufacturing market is not enough for Progressive Components International Corporation. This forward-looking company and its dedicated management team, led by Glenn and Don Starkey, is climbing to the top of the tooling industry — on a global scale. With leadership that not only...

Since 2001, MSLLC has served as primary business and financial consultants for Progressive Components, an international tooling manufacturer. We assist in their overseas expansion, finance and loan structuring, acquisitions and ongoing business development and strategic initiatives.

Building New Traditions for Successful Business Solid business planning and long-term strategic development cemented Ted Brown’s success in the remodeling industry. Traditional Concepts Inc. quickly flourished from a small start-up into a powerhouse of profit and productivity using a systematic approach that supported clients and the team that...

MSLLC partnered with Traditional Concepts’ Past-President Ted Brown to implement solid accounting practices to help grow and eventually sell the award-winning remodeling business. “They were there throughout my growth and helped me tremendously when it was time to take the next step.”