Client Testimonials

"All the basics are there: integrity, up-to-date knowledge of tax law with friendly and dedicated people."

Howard Gartman has been my accountant for my business and our family for over 16 years.  All the basics are there: integrity, up-to-date knowledge of tax law with friendly and dedicated people.

The added value comes in his understanding of our family goals and how the business fits into those.  He has provided exceptional advice regarding pension plans.  We’ve had three different plans funded by my consulting practice as my business grew and our personal situation changed.  Each time we were minimizing taxes to achieve financial goals; while always staying well within the Federal and State codes.

Howard also has a network of trusted advisors.  When appropriate, he has introduced me to them with outstanding results.

Consider this an unqualified endorsement of Howard and his CPA practice.

Ira Miller, Principal
Ira S. Miller, Inc.

"Howard is a trusted adviser and is always willing to go the extra mile..."

I have really enjoyed working with Howard and his staff for tax preparation for several businesses for over 10 years.  They are accessible, knowledgeable, and professional.  Howard is a trusted adviser and is always willing to go the extra mile to make sure I understand all of the options and get every advantage offered under the tax code.  I highly recommend Howard’s practice. 

Paul Trevarrow

"The very best decision I ever made for my business was to team up with Howard Gartman and his group."

I cannot say enough positive things about this practice! If you have a small business, you will benefit tremendously from having Howard Gartman and his team as your trusted partners. Their expertise in small business accounting and management is outstanding. Very nice people to work with, as well! I know they have contributed greatly to the success of my business!

The very best decision I ever made for my business was to team up with Howard Gartman and his group. They have transformed how I understand my business and played a considerable role in increasing profits and setting me up on a long term plan for success!"

Karen D. Sullivan, Ph.D., ABPP
Pinehurst Neuropsychology, PLLC

"I would credit much of my financial success to Howard’s help. I cannot recommend him more highly."

I started working with Howard when he opened his practice. It was the best decision I ever made. My business and personal expenses, spending were out of control. He helped me to pay off all of my credit card debt and organized my business spending which turned my practice around. One of my long time employees said “just think where you would have been if you had started working with Howard earlier” and I agree completely. Howard has a gift for planning, both business and personal. I know he cared for my success almost as much as I did. My oldest, best friend was a professor, book author, CPA, Ph.D. and he said that Howard has a gift and skill for planning. I would credit much of my financial success to Howard’s help. I cannot recommend him more highly.

David R. Kuhn, D.M.D

"He is a man with strong ethics and always caring for his clients."

I have been working with Howard Gartman for close to 20 years. I have always been confident that Howard was doing the best that he could with my accounting needs. He has been there in hard situations and has given me sound advice. I trust him to always  do the right thing when it comes to financial questions. He is a man with strong ethics and always caring for his clients. He has a very good
staff and I have been happy with their work as well. They seem like a family and they care about each other very much. Thank you for all your hard work. Glad to be with you so long!!

Kathe Taylor Wilson
Taylor David Salon

"We have always been treated like family by Frances, Marissa, Howard and all of the other professionals there."

We have used Howard Gartman's office for professional monthly accounting, preparation of quarterly taxes, personal accounting
services, yearly tax preparation, answering questions, making phone calls to the IRS and all kinds of other services for over 11 years.  We have always been treated like family by Frances, Marissa, Howard and all of the other professionals there.  If we have any questions we get a response quickly and efficiently.  We appreciate the hard work and dedication that Howard and his staff have always provided for our business and we look forward to continuing our relationship with them.

Joel W.

"On several occasions we have been assisted in ways that went beyond the call of duty."

We count it a privilege to write this testimonial about our CPA, Howard Gartman, and his capable staff. This group of professionals has served our accounting needs for 14 years (since 12/2002) and we have enjoyed working with them. Howard and his supporting staff have consistently shown themselves to be knowledgeable, professional and personable. On several occasions we have been assisted in ways that went beyond the call of duty. We recommend their services without hesitation.

Larry’s Window Designs, Inc.
Larry & Felisse Leake

"I feel confident that we are meeting our tax obligations while minimizing our tax burden in a responsible, ethical, and legal way."

Howard and his team have assisted us with our personal and small business tax needs for nearly two decades! I have always found Howard and his team to be both diligent and thorough while they assess our tax responsibilities in a timely manner. I have frequently called Howard with complex and obscure tax questions, which he has enthusiastically researched on our behalf. In addition, he regularly updates his own knowledge of the latest tax law changes and effectively educates us as well. Because of Howard's approach, I feel confident that we are meeting our tax obligations while minimizing our tax burden in a responsible, ethical, and legal way.

Finally, Howard and the rest of his team are always a pleasure to work with. All of the staff are friendly, helpful, and responsive to our needs.

I am very thankful that I have had the good fortune to work with Howard Gartman, CPA, and look forward to working with them for many more years.

Sincerely,
Steve K.

"He is an essential element of our business success."

Our company has relied on Howard, (and his excellent staff), over the past two decades to guide us through all of our tax planning and accounting needs. He is an essential element of our business success.

Mark Stewart
Stewart Construction & Development

"...we recommend the Gartman group with great confidence."

For years my wife Michele and I have depended on the Gartman team, with Howard Gartman’s leadership, judgment, determination and sheer brilliance. He and his team have always been there for us, and we recommend the Gartman group with great confidence.

Howard Rockett
Michele Rockett

"To say that Howard and his team are an asset, would be an understatement. To say that they are trusted friends, companions, and mentors, would also seem an inadequate description."

To say that Howard and his team are an asset, would be an understatement. To say that they are trusted friends, companions, and mentors, would also seem an inadequate description.

My mother recommended Howard and his team to me many years ago as his office had done her household annual tax returns for some time. They were also one of my first stops when developing my small business idea in 2014. Mom passed away this August and Howard came to the memorial. On his way out he unfolded from his pocket a piece of paper with several xerox copies of little hand-written notes from her that read, “Hey, Howard! How is the family?”, “Howard, let’s do whatever is easiest for you; let’s file an extension”, etc. He wanted to show me how thoughtful she was; how she treated him as more than just a service provider. I knew she thought of him and his business as more than just a service, and I knew how sweet of a woman she was. None the less, the tenderness of the moment crushed me, and so did the weight of seeing her silly stick-drawn smiley faces.

I most recently saw Howard for an annual year-end review. With Christmas fast approaching, and the end of the year looming behind it, the office had naturally been up to their ears in work. The only appointment I could accommodate was after hours, after 6pm when my store closed. Howard was wrapping up with another client when I arrived, all smiles. We chatted for a few minutes while he made copies of my paperwork so we could both have a booklet to reference. He eagerly reached for a highlighter and started making notes. He was grinning, shaking his head, highlighting different columns on different pages. He said, “this is my favorite part of the whole thing; I love sitting down with people one-on-one and really talking about their business, discussing what I see and what we can do together to make them more successful, in whatever way that may mean for them.” The appointment flew by; I had no idea I had been there for over two hours. It was only when we stood to say goodbye did I notice his Healthy Choice boxed dinner sitting on the desk behind him. Again, Howard hit me with a moment of tender respect; this man would be eating dinner at his desk tonight, because of me, FOR me, and he didn’t even seem notice.

Upon leaving I bravely said, “you know, I understand more of all of that than I did last time (which had been a preparatory review some time in September since I’m a new business owner); I understand at least half this time.” We both laughed but he also congratulated me for being honest and for learning; both of which can be difficult sometimes.

Needless to say, if you’re looking for a service, Howard’s got you covered. You’ll come out with the best service imaginable - beyond imagination - and a family.

Katrin Franklin,
Bump & Baby, LLC

"Our refund doubled! And all of our questions are answered, about tax deductions, business expenses, and retirement savings. I cannot recommend Howard highly enough."

I have been a client of Howard Gartman, CPA for 3 years, and I am so glad I switched to him. I had been with the same CPA for a decade, and every year, my taxes were completed, but only with the information I brought to the CPA. I scheduled meetings to ask for tax advice, retirement savings advice, possible tax breaks I might be able to use that I was not aware of, and I was never given any advice at all. I knew that I was missing out on expert tax advice. A friend of ours recommended Howard, and the first time we met with him, I thought, "this is what I've been looking for!". He asked a lot of questions to find out what our needs were and where we could save money, and he has advised us on maximizing our tax deductions and retirement savings every year, with advice to plan ahead for changes in the coming year. Our refund doubled! And all of our questions are answered, about tax deductions, business expenses, and retirement savings. I cannot recommend Howard highly enough. I have described him as brilliant. But he is also professional, easy going, and helps us get our taxes done and maximize our savings.

J.S.

"One of the best business decisions I have ever made is to hire Howard Gartman as my accountant."

One of the best business decisions I have ever made is to hire Howard Gartman as my accountant. I cannot say enough good things about the Howard Gartman accounting firm. This accounting firm was originally recommended to me by a college professor of accounting, who uses this firm herself.   

Howard is extremely knowledgeable and professional.  I cannot imagine anyone more knowledgeable in the area of taxes and tax planning.  Howard Gartman is without the doubt the best Accountant I've ever worked with or even heard about.  He provides excellent reports, as well as financial analysis of my business.  I would highly recommend Howard Gartman CPA as an outstanding accounting firm for any business.   I am sure that having Howard as an accountant has helped my business in several areas, including savings on taxes and the ability to plan and predict financial needs.   Howard Gartman’s organized approach provides the business owner with a continual assessment and knowledge of the financial state of the business. Howard is more than an accountant.  He takes “ownership” in the business, in the senses that he is able to develop a good understanding of the workings of the business and provide valuable counsel concerning business decisions.  

On a personal note, Howard is delightful to deal with.  He is very personable and communicates with great clarity.  He has a keen sense of humor, and I always look forward to our meetings.  Howard Gartman is highly ethical and very unlikely to ever get anyone in trouble with the IRS.  The Howard Gartman accounting firm has a conservative approach to taxes and financial reporting.  Everything is honest and accurate with Howard Gartman, CPA.  In addition, all the employees are excellent as well.  This is a great accounting firm. 

Francis Corrigan

"I cannot think of a better group to handle our accounting and tax reporting needs!"

We have used the services of Howard Gartman and his CPA firm for both our personal and business needs for over 15 years. Howard and his staff have a great attitude, have always done a great job for us in a timely fashion, and are readily available to render advice on issues or questions we may have.  I cannot think of a better group to handle our accounting and tax reporting needs!

Sincerely,

Jeffrey C. Acker

"Howard has the best working team in the business, great attitude and hard working at all times."

We could not be more grateful and satisfied with our business and personal relationship with Howard and his team.  The advice and direction of 20 years have been contributed greatly as beneficial gain in our business.  If we ever have a question or need advice, Howard is always available, knowledgeable and willing to not only give us the right answer but to lead us in the right direction.  He has such an amazing drive to guide us all the way from the beginning to the end in our financial stability looking into the future. Howard is definitely a trusted true Professional great accountant.THE BEST!

It is really nice to have a professional accountant that sincerely cares about you personally. Howard has the best working team in the business, great attitude and hard working at all times. Thank you for that!

Thank you, Howard, for all your hours and hard work, kindness and friendship.

You are greatly appreciated,

Calvin & Tammy Ross

"He has a very friendly, helpful staff and a tremendous knowledge of tax information."

Howard Gartman is an exceptional accountant whom I can wholeheartedly recommend. He has a very friendly, helpful staff and a tremendous knowledge of tax information. His extensive experience, including several years at the IRS, enable him to make what is the potentially complicated subject of taxes simple and easy for his clients. He's been a practicing CPA here for over twenty years. If you're looking for a reliable and reasonable CPA, do call Howard at 295-3697. He should make the process as easy as possible for you. I met him originally through the enthusiastic referral of another client and now refer others to him.

Mark Evans, Ph.D.

"Professional in practice, Courteous in relationships, Patient in difficulty, Experienced in interpretation, Timely in operation, Obliging in advice, Available … ALWAYS."

I have utilized the services of Howard Gartman, CPA on both a personal and business level and in my experience I have found that they are:

Professional in practice, Courteous in relationships, Patient in difficulty, Experienced in interpretation, Timely in operation, Obliging in advice, Available … ALWAYS.

They work diligently and consistently for the benefit of their clients; I would highly recommend their services.

Jon Francis, President
Francis Steel Inc.