Testimonials

At Vrakas CPAs + Advisors, client satisfaction is our number one priority. To help gauge our clients’ impressions of our firm, and to identify our strengths and greatest needs for improvement, Vrakas conducts annual online satisfaction surveys. Here is a sampling of the results from our 2023 survey:

  • We attained a 98.3% overall level of satisfaction from our clients.
  • 95.2% of our clients feel our service teams:
    • Meet proposed deadlines and provide services in a timely manner
    • Exhibit courtesy and professionalism when serving their account
    • Act as an advisor to their business
    • Are always accessible
    • Deliver proactive service, solutions and advice based on a thorough understanding of needs
    • Understand their business/industry and the issues they face
  • 97.9% of our clients feel the services we provide to them:
    • Deploy the appropriate level of technical expertise in a timely and efficient manner
    • Provide next-level client service
    • Feel they receive a high level of value for the fees they pay
    • Provide expertise and knowledge that helps them succeed
    • Deliver personalized client care and information that supports their organization
  • 93.8% of our clients feel we provide excellent overall communication in:
    • Looking beyond standard solutions and make innovative recommendations
    • Providing regular updates on the status of an engagement
    • Informing of new legislation
    • Following up on problems to make sure they’ve been resolved
    • Responding timely to phone calls, emails and other inquires
  • 93% of our clients believe we have excellent online communication in:
    • Our external newsletter 
    • Our website portal access
    • Our website as a whole
    • Our personalized seminars
    • Our social media platforms 

Our 2023 Client Testimonials

We are respecting our clients wishes to remain anonymous. 

“Our group at Vrakas quickly learned and understood our complex business. In doing so, they went from general tax accountant, to advisor, to friend and partner. A valuable part of our team that guides our strategic plans.”

“I just don’t do testimonials, but if I did, I would praise the people and work of Vrakas!!”

“Very personalized, high level of customer service. I consider Vrakas a trusted advisor.” 

“Will Bares and his team help much more than just filing my taxes. They help get the books cleaned up and advise on a quicker and easier process for the book keeping.”

“We have been using Vrakas CPAs services for many years, for our personal and business taxes needs. We strongly recommend this firm.”

 

2022 Client Survey Testimonials

2021 Client Survey Testimonials

2020 Client Survey Testimonials

2019 Client Survey Testimonials

2018 Client Survey Testimonials

 

All Client Testimonials

Ruekert-Mielke

We have worked with Vrakas for over 20 years. They have always provided us with timely and accurate information, recommendations, and services related to our taxes, corporate accounting, ESOP plan, and 401(k) plan. When we have a question or concern, they are always quick to get us the information we need. We appreciate the great relationship we have with the whole Vrakas team!

Holly L. Breien

CPA, CFO of Ruekert-Mielke

Attorney Stuart R. Schroeder

I have done work with Vrakas for over 35 years. As I developed my law practice in Waukesha county many of my business clients were already using Vrakas. I referred any number of clients to them for accounting, tax, and valuation services and have never been disappointed. When I started my own law firm in Brookfield they became our accounting firm and my personal accounting firm which they are to this day. While many of the local quality accounting firms have been gobbled up by regional or national firms, Vrakas remains locally owned and operated with the expertise to compete with anybody. That’s a great combination.

Stuart R. Schroeder
Owner of Attorney Stuart R. Schroeder LLC

RBP Chemical Technology, Inc

We have used Vrakas as our CPA firm for many years. The partners on our account have been valued business advisors and friends; and have provided professional service on a consistent basis.

Paul Nowak
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
RBP Chemical Technology, Inc.

 

Schwaab, Inc.

Vrakas has been a trusted partner of Schwaab, Inc. for over 30 years. Their expertise and attention to detail have helped us resolve many issues, giving our ownership confidence in our internal controls. Vrakas’s support has been key to our success, and they are an invaluable asset to our business.

 

Jeremiah McNeal

President and CEO

Schwaab, Inc.

Dynamic International Inc.

Vrakas is an exceptional firm, their CPAs are knowledgeable, professional, and responsive. We work annually with their assurance department on our financial audit and with their tax department on our corporate income tax returns. We value our strong relationship with the Vrakas team and highly recommend them.

Richard Layo

President

Dynamic International Inc.

OwnersEdge

Vrakas, with their ESOP expertise, has worked closely with our OwnersEdge finance team over the past 10 years. The teams work together to maximize the benefits of ESOP ownership. The Vrakas team is an exceptional group of people to work with and the entire audit process is smooth and efficient due to that expertise. If you are looking for an accounting firm, we would highly recommend them!

Christine Adee

President, OwnersEdge

Bullseye Industries, Inc

I have been working with Christina for three years. Very professional, always helpful. If she does not know the answer, she will find it. I highly recommend Vrakas!

Amy Lembke
Bullseye Industries, Inc

Molded Dimensions

17 years ago, Linda and I were introduced to Vrakas as we went about searching for a business to buy. From the first meeting, we knew that this was the firm we wanted to put our trust in for our accounting and tax needs. Seventeen years later they continue to earn and deserve that trust with their professionalism and service.

Mike Katz
President
Molded Dimensions

VPI Corporation

I have had the pleasure of working with Jim Holmes and John Staehler for over 10 years and have been very satisfied with both the tax and audit services that they and the Vrakas team have provided. Vrakas has always been highly professional, knowledgeable, reliable and responsive. When I first acquired the company, Vrakas conducted a cost segregation study which resulted in certain assets being made eligible for accelerated depreciation, which boosted our cash flow in the first few years, when it was most needed. They have been a good strategic partner.

Steve Martin
Chairman
VPI Corporation

Kessler's Diamonds

Vrakas is one of our most valued business advisors. Their responsiveness is outstanding. As an ESOP, we need strong partners who understand the dynamics of employee ownership and the accounting complexities that come with it. Vrakas has helped execute our company on how to maximize the benefits of being an ESOP to help the company grow.

 

John Hooyman

CFO

Kessler’s Diamonds

Strohwig Industries

Strohwig Industries has been working closely with Vrakas CPAs and Advisors for almost 30 years. We work annually with the assurance department on our financial and employee benefit plan audits and with the tax department on our corporate and shareholder tax returns, as well as a few projects with the business valuation department over the years. Vrakas’ team is knowledgeable, personable, and professional. They are prompt in response when we have questions or if an issue pops up, and the service product and business advice we get from them is always top notch. Here at Strohwig, we view Vrakas not as a vendor, but as a business partner vital to the success of our company.

– Nick Heckenkamp

CPA/Controller for Strohwig Industries

Ultra Tool & Manufacturing, Inc.

Vrakas went above and beyond the scope of the work to advise our team on critical issues. Great team to work with!

Melissa Karis
Ultra Tool & Manufacturing, Inc.

 

Pettit National Ice Center

Mike and the Vrakas team have worked hard to fully understand the uniqueness and dynamics of the business at the Pettit National Ice Center. This has been exceptionally helpful in the efficient preparation of our annual audit, plus they have been able to offer insightful counsel on how we can improve financial management and related systems, as the Center has expanded its offerings to the community and sustained its partnership with the United States Olympic Committee.

Randy Dean
Executive Director
Pettit National Ice Center – U.S. Olympic Training Site

Server Products, Inc.

Vrakas works closely with our team on our financial and 401(k) audits as well as our corporate and shareholder tax returns, and the team has always been flexible to adjust to our needs. They are available year-round to provide us with exceptional service and timely advice.”

Andrea Zimmerman
Director of Finance
Server Products, Inc.

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