Firm Profile

Organized in 1968 with a single office, West & Company, LLC has expanded to become a multi-office public accounting firm serving clients throughout Illinois. With offices in Edwardsville, Effingham, Greenville, Mattoon and Sullivan Illinois we serve a host of clients ranging from individuals to closely-held corporations. We serve commercial businesses, governmental units and not-for-profit organizations.

Forty professionals plus support staff are able to provide specialized services in the areas of accounting and auditing, taxation, management consulting, pension plan consulting, and administration, litigation support, health care, and computer consulting.

We take pride in having helped our clients and communities prosper for the last 40 years.


  • 1968 Joseph Brumleve, CPA, leaves Guager & Diehl, CPAs in Decatur to open a practice in his hometown of Effingham.
  • 1971 Bill Dabbs, CPA, leaves Price Waterhouse, Chicago, moves to Sullivan, but practices in Effingham and Sullivan.
  • 1972 Joe and Bill organize Brumleve & Dabbs, CPAs and Bill manages the Firm’s Sullivan office.
  • 1976 Ken Vogt, CPA, joins Brumleve & Dabbs, CPAs in Effingham as a Staff Accountant.
  • 1977 Richard C. West, CPA, joins Murphey, Jenne & Jones, CPAs in Mattoon as a Staff Accountant.
  • 1979 Mike Boyd, CPA, leaves IRS and accepts position as Firm’s Tax Manager in Effingham office. Douglas R. Stroud, CPA, joins Murphey, Jenne & Jones, CPAs in Mattoon as a Staff Accountant.
  • 1980 Mike Boyd is admitted as a partner and opens the Mattoon office of Brumleve & Dabbs, CPAs.
  • 1983 Lynn Freese, CPA, joins the firm as Manager of Employee Benefit Services in Sullivan office. Brian Daniell, CPA, joins the Firm’s Mattoon office as a Staff Accountant. Janice Romack, CPA, joins Bruce E. Turley, CPA, Ltd. in Greenville as a Staff Accountant.
  • 1986 Richard C. West, CPA opens office in Mattoon.
  • 1987 Ken Vogt and Lynn Freese are admitted as Partners and, together with Bill Dabbs and Mike Boyd, acquire Joe Brumleve’s partnership interest.
  • 1988 Bill Dabbs sells his interest in Brumleve & Dabbs, CPAs to Mike Boyd, Ken Vogt and Lynn Freese. 1989 Brumleve & Dabbs, CPAs merge with Richard C. West, CPA. The Firm changes its name to Boyd, Freese, West & Vogt, CPAs.
  • 1991 Boyd, Freese, West & Vogt, CPAs acquires the assets of Bruce E. Turley, CPA, Ltd. in Greenville. Douglas Stroud is admitted as a Partner in Greenville. Diana Smith, CPA leaves La Salle CPA firm and joins the Firm’s Mattoon office as a Staff Accountant.
  • 1993 Boyd, Freese, West & Vogt, CPAs combine with Arthur C. Willenborg, accountant, the operations of which are consolidated with the Firm’s Effingham office.
  • 1996 Brian Daniell, CPA admitted as a Partner.
  • 1997 Firm changes structure from a general partnership to a limited liability company and changes its name to West & Company, LLC.
  • 1999 Janice Romack, CPA admitted as a Partner.
  • 2002 Diana Smith, CPA admitted as a Partner.
  • 2006 The firm opens its Edwardsville Office with Josh Lowe as Manager.
  • 2007 D. Raif Perry, CPA and John Vogt, CPA admitted as partners.
  • 2010 Joshua Lowe CPA, CFP® admitted as a Partner.