I first met Carol Korte owner of Korte Tax and Accounting when we started doing business together. Carol and her team have been doing my accounting for several years now and our working relationship has blossomed into a great friendship. She provides a lot of great financial services to local businesses in Keokuk, which is why I’m happy and excited to share her business and the services they offer.
This month our small business highlight is Korte Tax & Accounting!
Meet Carol Korte of Korte Accounting
Carol Korte started Korte Tax and Accounting with her business partner Mary Ellen Pfeifer back in 2001. “We started out working together and had a great business. When she retired in April of 2011, I purchased half of the businesses and since then it has been owned and operated by me.”
Korte Tax and Accounting consists of a staff of between 3-5 people depending on the time of year, and specializes in tax return preparation. They also provide year-round services to a variety of clients in Keokuk, like payroll, financial reports, monthly accounting and tax returns for estates and trusts. Their year-round availability is what sets Korte Tax and Accounting apart from big box tax businesses like H&R Block. “We are available year round, have a great office staff and everyone here is helpful. I think that’s what our customers appreciate about us.”
Carol and her husband moved to Keokuk back in 1990 when her husband was offered a job in the area. They decided to stay here because they immediately loved the community and have since raised both of their daughters in Keokuk.
“We love the friendly people and the great friends we have made here. Plus, we love the river, it’s gorgeous. We used to live near St. Louis where the river was nicknamed the ‘muddy Mississippi’ so when we moved here we immediately fell in love with the beauty of the river. We’ve made great friends here.” Carol also offers her financial knowledge to the Keokuk community and serves as treasurer for the Keokuk Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Keokuk Area Habitat for Humanity.
Sharing Keokuk business and supporting the local economy
I’m happy to share the story of Korte Tax and Accounting because it’s been a pleasure to work with Carol and her team for the past few years. They are a very attentive, personable staff that’s helped me with all my tax and accounting related issues the past few years; it’s been a big stress reliever to know I have a local accounting resource that has my best interests in mind. Plus, I am always excited to share a local business that does great work for the community and the local economy.
Ryan grew up in Keokuk, graduated from Keokuk Senior High, and started his agency in Keokuk from scratch in 2003 after having worked for one of the largest international accounting firms, KPMG, LLP.
Ryan is hardworking; his loyal and trustworthy character is exemplified by the way he does business. He thoroughly enjoys helping clients through the insurance buying process to secure coverage for their most valuable assets.