Echelbarger, Himebaugh, Tamm & Co. (EHTC) was established in 1977 by Dennis M. Echelbarger, CPA/CFF/CGMA. His passion for public accounting and community outreach has made EHTC what it is today. His drive was the everyday challenge of resolving issues for individuals, non-profit organizations and businesses, while building long term relationships.
Since then, EHTC has become one of the most successful local multi-service accounting firms in the Greater Grand Rapids, Michigan area, and is a recognized leader in the business community, as well as a participant in professional organizations and volunteerism.
Today, EHTC is a knowledgeable and dedicated public accounting firm that can help you tackle your toughest challenges. With local firm relationships and large firm resources, including membership within the BDO Alliance, no client is ever too tough for the team at EHTC to handle.
EHTC uses a collaborative team approach to consistently offer proactive client services that make a real difference for your bottom line.
EHTC accountants are not typical accountants. The team members love really getting to know clients and find pride in creating a personal relationship that is unmatched in the area. That's why you'll find that EHTC intentionally focus on people, both internal and external to the firm, and places high importance on team culture.
A big part of the EHTC culture is the core values: willing to grow, going above and beyond, having a passion for living, and teamwork. All team members are encouraged to obtain additional certification to further their knowledge and grow within the company. With everything done within the firm for our team and clients, there is always a focus to keep the correct balance of hard work and fun, while growing each team member to reach their full potential.
EHTC takes pride in giving back to the local community. Each year, the firm hosts an annual Chipping for Charity golf outing in June, an event that raises money for a local organization. Since its inception, over $307,000 has been donated to West Michigan non-profit organizations. EHTC team members also enjoy volunteering at local organizations, both as a team and individually, and participate in Day of Caring projects and other opportunities throughout the year. Each year at Christmas, the team participates in Adopt-a-Family in hopes to make the holiday season brighter for West Michigan families. For more information on EHTC’s community involvement, please visit the Community page.