“In the past, we’d had our compliance work split between two firms, and I wanted to get it all under one umbrella. We felt we could get that work done, with good advice, from BKD, and we could get that service at a reasonable price. It’s a good relationship—people are accessible, they’re friendly to do business with, and I get answers back in a reasonable amount of time.
We expect a high level of service and competent advice, and we’ve always gotten that from BKD. Beyond the basics, we’re looking for a firm that suggests ideas. What’s a better way to run our business? Are there tax planning issues? Are there things on the operational side or on the balance sheet we should be looking at? Look at my whole business and offer some ideas, and eventually we’ll hit one that makes a lot of sense. We found BKD to provide a high level of service and people that will present ideas on how to better run our business.
HOK is like a lot of companies: We’re too big to be small and too small to be big. We need our outside advisors to be constantly giving us observations, thoughts and comments about how we’re running our business, and that’s what we’re getting from BKD.”
— Timothy Tynan, Senior Vice President
St. Louis, Missouri
“We rely on BKD’s technical expertise for audit and tax services, and I feel confident in their advisors’ ability to alert us about issues on the horizon that may affect our engineering business. The BKD team is responsive, and the partners go out of their way to help. BKD invested the time necessary to understand Terracon and used the knowledge they gained to better serve our firm.
I appreciate BKD’s ongoing communication with our company, not only during audit and tax time, but throughout the year. When needs arise, BKD responds to our calls and offers immediate assistance. In one instance, we needed to present a balance sheet on a critical deadline. BKD team members went out of their way to help us compile accurate financial information in a timely manner.”
— David R. Gaboury, Chief Executive Officer