Maumee, Ohio - William Vaughan Company, a prominent local accounting firm, is pleased to announce it has entered in agreement to acquire Fred T. Freppel CPA. Effective July 27, the professionals from Fred T. Freppel CPA (operating under the William Vaughan Company name) will remain at their current location of 348 E. Riverview Avenue, Napoleon, Ohio.

"Our clients remain at the forefront of everything we do. This merger provides for a broader depth of services by combining demonstrated expertise with expanded areas of practice," said Aaron Swiggum, managing partner of William Vaughan Company. "The expansion of our firm not only fits our long-term strategic growth plan, but also provides a fresh landscape to build on our 56 years of experience.

Fred Freppel has owned his accounting firm for over 43 years and will be retiring.  Fred's son, Jacob (Jake) Freppel, also a CPA, will join William Vaughan Company as a senior accountant. Jake Freppel has over 20 years of experience in small business consulting, accounting, tax planning and preparation. Freppel is a  member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants. He serves his community as President of the Henry County Board of Developmental Disabilities.

Three other full-time individuals will join William Vaughan Company's already talented team of accountants and auditors, including:

  • Carol Baker, Accountant
  • Mark Dietrich, Accountant
  • Sheila Clady, Administrative Professional

In addition, the firm will be relying on Donna Drewes, a long-time Fred T. Freppel, CPA accountant, for seasonal support during 2015 and 2016.

"We are committed to providing our clients with the local representation to which they've grown accustomed. By merging with William Vaughan Company, we will have significantly increased access to resources and enhanced capabilities that will benefit our existing clients tremendously by helping them reach new levels of growth and success," said the senior Mr. Freppel. "We are grateful for our clients' support over the past 40 years, and are looking forward to continuing the tradition for many more to come!"

About William Vaughan Company

William Vaughan Company is a Maumee-based public accounting firm providing a vast array of audit, tax, and consulting services to clients locally, nationally and internationally. Our commitment to excellence has resulted in sustained growth since our inception in 1959. Currently, William Vaughan Company has more than 50 professionals, including 6 partners, whom focus on serving primarily privately held businesses. We have been awarded one of the 60 Best Accounting Firms to Work for in the nation by Accounting Today. And for the past three years, we have also been designated as one of "The Best of Lake Erie West" businesses. Most recently, we were voted one of the top workplaces by Toledo's daily newspaper, The Blade, for the second year in a row.