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Our Story

<p>Our Values – It's In Our DNA</p>
Where It All Started

Our Values – It's In Our DNA


Our firm is both rooted in tradition and uniquely positioned as the firm of the future. What started as a small team of accountants in 1978 has grown to be one of the Top 50 Accounting Firms in the nation. The entrepreneurial spirit embraced by our founders and their collaborative involvement with our clients is shown in our continued growth. Among our Cornerstone Values:

  • Unparalleled Client Service
  • Continuous Growth
  • Quality Excellence
  • Commitment to Our People
1978-1986

The Beginning

Our firm was founded at Tom Bonadio’s kitchen table with only three employees. We set our sights on becoming a one-million-dollar revenue firm. By 1982, our revenue exceeded our goal reaching between $3-4 million.

The Beginning
1987-1996

The Early Years

By the year 1994, we faced a lot of change. We became the first CPA firm to move out of downtown Rochester and grew to 50-60 employees. We officially changed our name to Bonadio & Co., LLP.

The Early Years
1997-2011

Our Expansion

We experienced growth in new territories in Upstate New York including, Buffalo, Syracuse, and Albany. In 1998 Kristen Clark joined as our first female partner. By the year 2011, we were named the 67th largest firm in the US.

Our Expansion
2012-2019

Positioning for the Future

Recently recognized as one of the Top 50 National Accounting Firms in the nation, our growth doesn’t stop there. We expanded our footprint to include offices in Vermont, Texas and New York Metro. Our team has embraced a renewed focus on changing the way companies look at accounting and tax, taking the lead as the firm of the future using technology to drive results.

Positioning for the Future

Most Recent Awards

Our expertise is recognized and validated by the best in the industry.

award Best Workplaces in Consulting & Professional Services, Great Place to Work

Best Workplaces in Consulting & Professional Services

award Best Workplaces in New York, Great Place to Work 2019

Best Workplaces in New York

award Inside Public Accounting Top 100 Firms 2019

Inside Public Accounting Top 100 Firms 2019

Our “& More” Philosophy

Our “& more” philosophy means that we go above and beyond traditional accounting and consulting practices. This philosophy resonates into everything that we do and showcases our commitment to always delivering more for our clients.