Fort Wayne, Ind. – Baden Gage & Schroeder, LLC is proud to have again been honored by INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA) as one of the 2018 “Best of the Best” accounting firms in the nation.


The 2018 Best of the Best firms, the highest performers within the profession, are ranked on more than 70 metrics. These firms produce superior financial results while planning for long term, sustainable growth. Only 55 firms are selected annually for this prestigious recognition. Baden is one of only two Indiana-based public accounting firms to earn the honor this year.


“We are honored and proud to receive this recognition two years in a row,” said Christine Hootman, Baden’s managing director. “The professionalism, innovation and industry knowledge of our staff has taken us to a new level among our peers.”


“Most firms don’t aspire to be average. Best of the Best firms are the peer group to which progressive firms aspire,” says Michael Platt, principal of the Platt Group and publisher of IPA. “In presenting the results of the IPA Best of the Best, we are proud to continue the tradition of expanding the imagination and the understanding of what is possible to achieve in running a public accounting firm.”


A full list of the 2018 IPA Best of the Best firms can be found on IPA’s website.


About Baden Gage & Schroeder, LLC

Baden Gage & Schroeder was established in 1980 and is one of the largest certified public accounting and business consulting firms based in Indiana. The firm, with headquarters in Fort Wayne, has 5 directors and over 50 employees serving businesses in the construction, manufacturing/distribution, health care, financial institution, and service/wholesale/retail industries.  Baden Gage & Schroeder is a member of The Leading Edge Alliance, a network of major independently owned accounting and consulting firms. Learn more about Baden Gage & Schroeder at