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Here is what some of our valued clients have to say about Kindlinger & Company, PC:

There is no way I would be where I am today without Kindlinger & Company, PC. I had been working for Grand Traverse Refrigeration for 17 years and both the old owner and I were ready for the transition of ownership. Chris worked with us to make sure each one was getting into something that would work long term. He spent many hours with my wife and I, coaching and explaining the ins and outs of the deal. Since the purchase, we have continued to use Chris and his team for our monthly accounting and tax planning. From the very first time we met with Chris and his team, and through our current weekly meetings, they have offered a level of service that is equal to none. No matter how big or small the issue, it is dealt with promptly and professionally, while continuing to offer value in every situation. Chris does it the right way by treating us the way he would want to be treated. He makes the extra effort to take care of the small customer in the same professional manner as the larger customer. Most importantly, Chris takes the time to listen to our needs, take ownership of them, and present the best possible solutions to solve them. Chris continues to be a wonderful sounding board for us and our business. He has a talent for knowing when we need encouragement, accountability, or good council. Through his coaching, we have learned working on our business is just as important as working in it. We respect his honesty and insight which has grown our friendship and business relationship to the highest level. Success or failure can be defined by those you surround yourself with and we consider him to be a key part of our team both personally and professionally. We appreciate everything you and your team do for us.

Thank You

Ben and Chelsea Leggett
Grand Traverse Refrigeration Inc.

Kindlinger & Company, PC has provided exemplary Certified Public Accounting services over the past six years for my own individual tax needs. Chris and his staff have repeatedly demonstrated many outstanding qualities, including intelligence, thoroughness and efficiency that I have come to expect when working with them. Additionally, as a local attorney, I have worked with Kindlinger & Company on various business matters where we have mutually represented a client or clients. I have seen first hand that the services that Chris and his company provided in those instances are also of the highest quality. I have always been impressed with the level of care and attention that has been paid to both my personal tax needs as well as to those business related matters that we have cooperated our efforts in. Questions and concerns are almost immediately addressed and further explanation of a situation or result is volunteered when necessary. Kindlinger & Company, PC is a full service CPA firm of the highest quality with the ability to adequately and attentively handle matters from an individual tax return to a major business acquisition. I will continue to use their services on a personal level and feel very comfortable in referring not only my clients, but my friends to Kindlinger & Company, PC, where I know they will be well taken care of.


Gary D. Popovits, Esq.
Attorney at Law
Brandt, Fisher, Alward & Pezzetti P.C.
600 E. Front St., Ste 102 PO Box 5187
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 929-3450 x145

A good CPA firm provides timely and competent tax advice and services. A great CPA firm provides that only as a baseline performance, and partners with their clients through the full spectrum of business financial decisions. Kindlinger & Company falls squarely in the latter group. Chris and his excellent team have not only given us exceptional baseline performance with tax and year-end advice and planning, but have successfully and wisely guided our companies through senior management changes, ownership transitions, new business startups and succession planning and implementation. Traveling the road of business ownership is challenging, and I could not imagine a better partner for navigating that journey than Kindlinger & Company.


Michael DeBruyn
Great Lakes Stainless, Inc.
1305 Stepke Ct, Traverse City, MI 49685
231-943-7648 x109
Fax 231-943-5058

Midwestern Broadcasting Company, parent to several Northern Michigan radio companies and commercial downtown Traverse City real estate developments, has relied exclusively on Kindlinger & Company, PC for well over 10 years.  In that time, our organization has revered the work done by, and enjoyed the people at Kindlinger & Company.  Amidst ever-changing and complexing Federal and State tax laws and restrictions, we are wholly confident in their advise, and comforted by their oversight.

Chris Warren
General Manager
Midwestern Broadcasting Company
Traverse City, Michigan


Otwell Mawby has used Kindlinger & Company, PC as our corporate accountant since 2005.  They recommended and assisted with the implementation of changes to the Otwell Mawby corporate structure to effectively reduce our tax obligation, assisted us with an IRS audit (resulting in complete acceptance by the IRS, with no changes) and has assisted us in managing substantial increases in our State tax obligation due to recent changes in the Michigan Business Tax law.  They are experienced, responsive, and professional and we highly recommend Kindlinger & Company, PC.

Roger L. Mawby, P.E.

Otwell Mawby, P.C.
309 E. Front Street
Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 946-5200
(231) 946-5216

Chris Kindlinger’s service has been a tremendous asset to myself and my business.  Chris knows the tax code system very well and he also keeps up on an annual basis on all the changes of the IRS and State codes.  He has a great memory of each client’s business.  In my case, this allows me to spend minimal time in the annual drudgery of submitting all my business activity to my CPA at income tax time. 

In brief, Chris is a very good CPA who does a thorough job for his clients at a fair price.  I strongly recommend him for anyone needing the services of a CPA.


James A. Schmuckal, Realtor

I am the president and part owner of a small business in Traverse City. Over the years I have utilized several different accounting firms to manage our business, each with more disappointment than the next. That is, until I was referred to Kindlinger & Company. The team at Kindlinger & Company has provided accounting services for our business for several years now and we could not be happier. The firm and staff provide professional and thorough service usually only found in a big city, but with the attention and accessibility of a small town. I can’t recommend them enough. 

Dr. Michael D. Colburn, MD, FACS
Vascular Center of Northern Michigan

As newer business owners of Falling Waters Lodge, one of the first changes we made was hiring Kindlinger & Company, PC. We've been grateful for that decision since day one. Chris and his team have thoughtfully, honestly, and intelligently resided in our corner as we go about running our business. The feedback and guidance we've received have been instrumental in many decisions we've made regarding large renovations as well as the day-to-day operations. We feel protected by and secure in their knowledge of Federal and State tax law, as well as encouraged by their confidence in our financial future. Their comfortable working relationship with other professionals (bankers and lawyers) who assist us has been a huge asset, both as we purchased the business and as we run it. We cannot imagine running this business without Kindlinger & Company, PC.

Emily & Cooper Heston
Owners at Falling Waters Lodge
(231) 256-9832

Tia and I were introduced to Chris Kindlinger from one our closest friends after our CPA of 15 years decided to retire.  We were looking for someone that we could build a relationship with for the long run.  We have been working with Chris for the last few years and have been very pleased with all of his accounting advice and direction for our various needs.  Chris has definitely guided us through all the tax options to maximize our finances. We would recommend Chris to any of our sphere of clients and friends.

Bob & Tia Rieck
Coldwell Banker Schmidt Realtors

My wife Jen and I were referred to Chris Kindlinger in the spring of 2015. At our initial meeting with Chris it was apparent that he was interviewing us, as much as we were interviewing his firm. He plainly told us that he was not interested in just doing tax returns or in taking on a new client just for the sake of growing his client base. He was seeking clients that would be a good fit and benefit from the complete package of services offered by his team. He described these to include tax returns, payroll, bookkeeping support, quarterly financial statements, and general business consulting. Because we were struggling financially at the time, these services seemed to us like an insurmountable expense. However, Chris was able to immediately save us a substantial amount of money through his expert tax advice. Now we realize that of all general business expenses, this is the one that brings the most value.

In the 3 plus years we have been using Chris and his team we have grown our business significantly. We do not think the speed of our growth would have been possible without our partnership with Kindlinger and Company. The team has worked with us each step of the way to set up and streamline our bookkeeping. They now produce professional quarterly financial statements for us.  As our team has grown from 1 employee to 17, they have handled all payroll issues. The business consulting and quarterly reviews provided by Chris have proven invaluable to us. He has helped us through several building moves and the procurement of greatly improved business and personal financing. He has also been very helpful with advice on human resource issues.

Our partnership with Kindlinger and Company has been the single biggest factor in reducing the stress of owning and growing a business.

Randy and Jennifer Kaastra
Blue Vase Books, LLC
13963 S Robinson Rd
Traverse City, MI 49684

Moving from Metro Detroit to Traverse City left me with a void in my financial stability. I needed guidance with multiple sources of income, as I’m a self employed physician. I knew that an experienced accountant and financial planner would be essential to understanding the tax code and planning for the future. I stumbled upon Chris by searching for accountants in the Traverse city area, boy did I hit the jackpot.

My previous experiences were with accounting firms who were too busy to answer my phone calls or emails. When you’re dealing with your personal finances, you want someone who is going to advocate on your behalf and pride themselves on protecting your assets.

Honestly, I didn’t know what to expect when I contacted Kindlinger & Company. I was very surprised when I got an email the following morning inviting me to have a consultation. I went to the office and was pleasantly surprised to find the staff so friendly and welcoming. I met with Chris and he spent the next 2 hours teaching and explaining how to prepare for tax season. When I left, I felt like I had a partner. This year will be my third tax season with Kindlinger & Company. In that time, I never felt sidelined or ignored with my concerns or questions. Chris has always been honest and straightforward.

Tax season can be stress evoking for many, but I feel at ease because we are in touch throughout the year to prevent surprises when it’s tax time. Taxes can be complex and when you are self-employed they become immensely confusing. Kindlinger & Company has been with me every step of the way and I’ve been richer for it.

Dr. Larry McMann

Working with Kindlinger & Company provides me with peace of mind for both my personal and business taxes.  As a financial advisor, I am comfortable with numbers, but I appreciate Kindlinger & Company’s proactive approach and proficiency regarding the everchanging tax environment. Chris and his team consistently exhibit expertise, professionalism, and attentiveness to my tax planning questions which allows me to focus on growing my business. Knowing the level of service that I receive gives me confidence in recommending that my clients add Kindlinger & Co to their comprehensive Financial Planning team. I appreciate their ability to think outside of the box and their proactive approach to tax planning so we can find solutions that can both minimize taxes while increasing retirement savings. Besides being Certified Public Accountants, they also consult as business advisors.  I choose to work with Kindlinger & Company because they take the time to understand my business and my goals as a business owner and help me accomplish them. 

Meghan Phillips Dykstra, CFP
Tandem Wealth Management

I have been working with Kindlinger and Company for about five years now.  Chris was instrumental in helping me put together a purchase agreement when I was purchasing the business.  He came up with ideas that would work for both parties involved in the deal.  Chris offers so much more than tax advice, he gets to know how my business works and offers help when it’s needed.  He truly cares about what will help make my business grow.  One of the most beneficial things Chris does is sitting down for a monthly update.  It gives me the opportunity to bounce ideas off someone that has dealt with my type of problem or new opportunity and we can discuss the pros and cons and how it will help or hurt my business.

The staff at Kindlinger and Company is always responsive to our needs and they are willing to go above and beyond to make sure we on track with our tax preparation for the upcoming year.  They respond in a timely matter when we have a question or concern.  I would highly recommend Kindlinger and Company if you’re looking for someone to do your tax preparation and so much more.

Shawn O’Brien, Owner of Maxbauer Ace Hardware