In September 1971, Bob Vrakas founded the accounting and advisory firm Vrakas, Blum & Co., S.C. after having identified that the larger accounting firms were under-serving middle market, closely-held businesses in the Milwaukee and Waukesha areas. Today, the firm continues to practice serving this niche market as Vrakas S.C.
To assist clients’ expanding accounting needs, Vrakas began forming specialized practice areas. In 1998, Vrakas began their Business Valuation practice. Today the business valuation team of, Vrakas Business Valuations, Inc., is comprised of 3 credentialed professionals who are able to assist clients with various valuation needs such as divorce proceedings, estate and succession planning, buy/sell agreements, litigation support, sale/purchase of a business, and ESOP transactions, just to name a few.
Also in 1998, with the rapid rise of business technology needs, a computer consulting practice was launched, known as Vrakas/Blum Computer Consulting, Inc., to assist clients with their business management software technology needs. The computer consulting practice includes CPAs and consultants with industry and technology experience. Today, the computer consulting team is made up of 8 technology experts.
Since its founding, Vrakas has grown and flourished. Today the firm is made up of over 60 professionals in Brookfield, Wisconsin. We serve clients throughout Wisconsin and northern Illinois. Vrakas is the 15th largest Milwaukee area accounting firm and the 3rd largest Milwaukee-area headquartered accounting firm, according to The Business Journal’s February 2017 rankings.