OUR COMPANY HISTORY began over 47 years ago when our Founding Father, Edwin A. Sherwin opened his own Public Accounting practice in the Thomes Building in Downtown Buffalo. Ed grew that business into a full fledged Certified Public Accounting operation, providing tax and accounting services to hundreds – probably 1,000s – of area individuals and businesses over the next 44 years.
Ed was a pilot of his own small aircraft, and an avid sportsman and hunter. Many, if not most of his clients thought of him not only as their accountant, but as their very good friend. The fact that many of his clients, employees and associates chose to stick with Ed for multiple decades is a testament to his integrity, his dedication to his business operations, and to his life. In continuous operation at the same location for our first 44 years, Ed succeeded with his plans not to retire, but to spend all of his days in the profession he loved.
It is that solid foundation that we continue to operate on today. Ed’s daughter, Paula Sherwin, sits at the helm now. Following in her father’s footsteps by taking on the same profession as her dad, taking over for him as he intended, Paula is also a CPA with over 30 years of accounting experience. Still in Downtown Buffalo (but without the steep stairway!), the Sherwin legacy goes on.
When you compare the technology of accounting today to almost 50 years ago, a lot has changed – 10 key adding machines, ledger paper and #2 pencils have been replaced with hardware, software, and megabytes of data. What hasn’t changed is our dedication to providing our clients with the same high degree of professional tax & accounting services. Ed’s principles of doing the job accurately, doing it well, and treating his clients right have and will continue to remain our core mission.