MAKING HISTORY WITH OUR CLIENTS
1965

Making history alongside those with the vision to shape the future.

For more than a half century, we’ve been working with some of the most forward-thinking companies, organizations and individuals in St. Louis. It’s their hard work and dedication that have inspired us right from the beginning.

James J. Anders and Robert J. Minkler, Sr. started Anders and Minkler in 1965. That same year, William Huber, Norman Ring and Spencer Wolling founded Huber, Ring, Rolling & Co. Today, as one company simply called Anders, we are just as committed to helping our clients make their greatest visions come true.

Explore our timeline to see how we’ve grown with our clients and our region.

1960

1965

Anders and Minkler (now Anders) moves into Railway Exchange Building.

William A. Huber, Norman E. Ring and Spencer Wolling form Huber, Ring, Wolling & Co. (now Anders).

Anders and Minkler has four full-time and one part-time employee.

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$63,000

ANDERS AND MINKLER
FIRST YEAR REVENUE

Robert J. Minkler, Sr., founder and former managing partner, still works at Anders today.

1965

Joseph Vohsen - Joseph Vohsen Collection
Missouri History Museum

1965

St. Louis erects the Gateway Arch.

1966

Kiener Memorial Plaza opens.

1966

St. Louis Views
Missouri History Museum

1966

Construction completes on the original Busch Stadium.

1966

Last streetcar line in St. Louis disappears.

1967

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Missouri History Museum

1967

St. Louis Cardinals win 1967 World Series.

1967

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St. Louis Blues begin their first season as an NHL expansion team.

1967

Construction completes on Poplar Street Bridge.

1968

City of St. Louis officially dedicates the Gateway Arch.

1969

Jerry Diehl joins Anders and Minkler.

1969

Huber, Ring, Wolling & Co. incorporates as a professional corporation and becomes Huber, Ring & Co. P.C. They are only the second certified public accounting firm in the state of Missouri to do so.

Anders and Minkler becomes Anders, Minkler & Diehl LLP (AMD).

1970

1970

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St. Louis holds first St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

1970

Workers complete construction on Laclede Gas Building.

1971

St. Louis creates the Zoo-Museum District.

1973

Huber, Ring & Co. moves to the 2708 Olive building in downtown St. Louis.

1974

The Community Development Agency (CDA) forms in St. Louis.

1974

1974

The St. Louis Port Authority forms.

1975

$42,636

THE COST OF AMD’S FIRST
COMPUTER, an IBM System 32

The first two S/32's sold in St. Louis were to AMD and the St. Louis football Cardinals.

1977

1977

Mike Souders becomes a partner at the age of 27.

1977

St. Louis undertakes local public works program.

1977

St. Louis Convention Center officially opens.

1978

AMD acquires their second computer, an IBM System 34. It is leased at the cost of $40,100.

1978

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AMD completes its first tax returns through the use of first-generation computer processing techniques.

1979

1979

The 10 millionth visitor ascends the Gateway Arch.

1979

AMD processes their first tax returns with an in-house computer. 756 individual returns are processed. The software costs $5,060.

1979

St. Louis Magic House opens.

1980

1980

1980

Jim Huber becomes partner at Huber, Ring & Co.

1981

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Olive

AMD moves to 705 Olive and has 25 staff members and 5 partners. Their gross fees stand at $1.3 million.

1981

1981

Mark Bade joins AMD as partner.

1981

1981

Mike Grojean joins AMD as partner.

1981

1981-microcomputer

AMD purchases its first microcomputers. The three Apple II+'s cost $1,295 each, $2,085 a piece after upgrades.

1981

Huber, Ring & Co. joins DFK International USA.

1981

Fair St. Louis begins.

1982

Jim Anders, the founder of AMD, retires.

1982

1982

St. Louis Cardinals win 1982 World Series.

1982

The Fox Theater completes its restoration effort. Fox has been a client of AMD since the 30s and remains a client today.

1983

1983

Gary Mueller joins AMD as a partner.

1983

Construction completes on St. Louis Place building.

1983

St. Louis Planetarium joins forces with the Museum of Science and Natural History and becomes the St. Louis Science Center.

1985

1985

Union Station reopens.

1986

St. Louis Centre opens.

1986

1986

Tom Hilton becomes partner at AMD.

1987

The Gateway Arch becomes a National Historic Landmark.

1987

Wieck, Pauling & Sandfort P.C. merges with Huber, Ring & Co.

1987

1987

Robert Minkler, Sr. serves as President of the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants.

1987

1987-football

Football Cardinals leave St. Louis.

1987

1987

Thom Helm becomes a partner at Helm & Co.

1988

Huber, Ring & Co. moves to 1600 Brentwood Blvd.

1988

1988

AMD joins CPA Associates International.

1988

St. Louis Economic Development Commission forms.

1989

Metropolitan Square – St. Louis’ largest office tower – completes construction.

1989

Helm & Co. P.C. merges with Huber, Ring & Co. P.C. to form HRH.

1990

1990

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Tom Hilton starts the Forensic and Valuation Services Group, the first practice exclusively for this discipline in St. Louis.

1990

AMD Computer Systems forms.

1990

1990

Stan Royer, future president of Claris Advisors, begins playing third base for the St. Louis Cardinals.

1991

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CPA Digest recognizes AMD as one of the top 50 CPA firms in the nation for their innovation and contribution to the accounting profession.

1991

MSCPA St. Louis Chapter names Robert Minkler, Sr. CPA of the Year.

1991

Southwestern Bell Information Systems center opens.

1992

1992

AMD wins the Gold Circle Certificate of Merit for Achievement in client services from Accounting Today, a national accounting publication for accounting professionals.

1992

Bill Huber, founder of Huber, Ring, Wolling & Co., retires.

1993

AMD wins second Gold Circle Certificate of Merit for Achievement in client services from Accounting Today.

1993

CPA Digest recognizes AMD as one of the top 50 CPA firms in the nation for innovation and contribution to the accounting profession.

1993

Jerry Diehl retires from AMD.

1993

1993

St. Louis Metrolink opens.

1994

Kiel Center arena opens.

1995

TWA Dome (now Edward Jones Dome) opens in downtown St. Louis.

1995

1995

Los Angeles Rams move to St. Louis and become the St. Louis Rams.

1996

1996

Robert J. Minkler, Jr., the son of founder and current managing partner Robert J. Minkler, Sr., returns to the firm after working for PwC in Chicago.

1997

1997

Cliff Schulte becomes partner at AMD.

1997

The John Cook School of Business at St. Louis University presents the Joseph E. Boland, S.J. Outstanding Alumni Award to Robert Minkler, Sr.

1997

1997

John Lindbloom becomes partner at HRH.

1998

AMD Financial Services LLC (AMDFS) forms in response to clients’ requests for information on financial services, retirement plans, wealth management and other investment vehicles.

1998

1998

French, McGowen & Co., P.C. merges with HRH.

1999

1999

Craig Campbell becomes a partner at AMD.

1999

1999

Mike Evans becomes a partner at AMD.

2000

2000

2000

St. Louis Rams win Super Bowl XXXIV.

2000

AMD Computer Systems becomes AMD Technology Solutions.

2001

2001

AMD introduces new blue logo.

2001

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MSCPA St. Louis Chapter names Thom Helm, Sr. CPA of the Year.

2001

St. Louis completes Gateway Arch lighting system.

2003

Robert Minkler, Jr. becomes a partner.

2003

2003

John Scott becomes partner.

2004

The Gateway Arch shines in pink light for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

2004

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AICPA names Tom Hilton to the Business Valuation Hall of Fame.

2004

St. Louis Business Journal

AMD receives honor as a Best Place to Work by St. Louis Business Journal.

2005

Hoops for Hope becomes the official major fundraiser for AMD Charity of Choice.

2005

St. Louis Business Journal

St. Louis Business Journal names AMD a Best Place to Work.

2005

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CPA Magazine names Tom Hilton a Top 100 Most Influential Practitioner.

2006

AMD wins its first two Marketing Achievement Awards from the Association for Accounting Marketing.

2006

2006

New Busch Stadium opens for 2006 season.

2006

Business St. Charles names Dan Mudd a 40 Under 40.

2006

AMD claims spot in Top 15 Firms in Midwest for the first time – a list Anders is still on today.

2006

Gary Mueller, partner at AMD, suddenly passes away.

2006

2006

St. Louis Cardinals win their 10th World Series in franchise history.

2007

2007

Rotary International names Dan Mudd a Paul Harris Fellow.

2007

2007-minkler

The St. Louis University Entrepreneurial Hall of Fame names Robert J. Minkler, Sr. to their inaugural class.

2008

2008

Derek Bernard becomes partner at HRH.

2008

MSCPA St. Louis Chapter names John Lindbloom CPA of the year.

2008

AMD wins first EDGE Award from Leading Edge Alliance.

2008

2008

Mark Hinsen becomes partner at AMD.

2008

AMD Technology Solutions becomes Inflexion LLC.

2008

2008

AMD joins the Leading Edge Alliance (LEA).

2008

InBev acquires Anheuser-Busch.

2009

2009

Scott Soucy becomes partner at AMD.

2009

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St. Louis Business Journal names Erin Prest a 30 Under 30.

2009

2009

Doug Mueller joins AMD as a partner.

2009

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MSCPA names Erin Prest a Women to Watch.

2009

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Adam Prest wins Inaugural MSCPA Outstanding Young Professional of the Year.

2009

2009

Citygarden opens in St. Louis.

2009

2009-minkler

St. Louis Business Journal names Robert Minkler, Jr. a 40 Under 40.

2009

AMD begins Young Professionals Initiative.

2010

2010

2009-adamprest

St. Louis Business Journal names Adam Prest a 30 Under 30.

2010

2010

AMD partner Mike Grojean retires after 30 years.

2010

AMD formalizes their Women’s Initiative and holds their first event in May 2010 at Rung.

2011

AICPA names Tom Hilton to its Board of Directors.

2011

2011

Joey French retires from HRH.

2011

St. Louis Small Business Monthly names Robert Minkler, Jr. as one of the Top 100 St. Louisans to Know to Succeed in Business.

2011

2011

Steve LaBarge retires from HRH.

2011

2011

St. Louis Cardinals win the 2011 World Series.

2012

2012

Dan Mudd becomes partner at HRH.

2012

2012

Brian McCook becomes partner at AMD.

2012

2012

AMDFS rebrands as Claris Advisors.

2012

AMD makes the Top 200 Accounting Firm list for the first time at #156.

2012

Barnes Sports Group merges with AMD.

2012

Larry McGowan retires from HRH.

2012

2012

Mike Morhaus becomes partner at AMD.

2012

St. Louis Post Dispatch names AMD a Top Workplace for the first time.

2012

2012-erbs

Association of Accounting Marketing (AAM) names Donna Erbs Marketer of the Year.

2012

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St. Louis Business Journal names Lorri Rippelmeyer a Most Influential Business Woman.

2012

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AICPA selects Rob Berger to Leadership Academy.

2013

2013

Anders, Minkler & Diehl LLP and Huber, Ring, Helm & Co. P.C., two of the largest accounting firms in St. Louis, merge to create Anders as we know it today.

2013

Accounting Today names Anders a Firm to Watch for the first time.

2013

Fast Company

2013

Fast Company features Anders' new brand in their publication.

2013

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AICPA selects Dave Finklang to Leadership Academy.

2013

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Under 40

St. Louis Business Journal names Brian M. McCook a 40 Under 40.

2013

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Dave Finklang receives MSCPA Outstanding Young Professional of the Year Award.

2013

The John Cook School of Business at St. Louis University presents the Joseph E. Boland, S.J. Outstanding Alumni Award to Tom Hilton.

2013

2013-barnardSmall Business Monthly names Derek Barnard a Top Accountant.

2013

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Small Business Monthly names Julie Hiblovic as one of the Top 100 St. Louisans to Know to Succeed in Business.

2013

2013-doeschotSt. Louis Business Journal names Nicole Doeschot a 30 Under 30.

2013

Beta Alpha Psi names Tom Hilton their Business Information Professional of the Year for Professional Services.

2014

2014-looseAICPA selects Brian Loose to Leadership Academy.

2014

Accounting Today names Anders Best Accounting Firm to work for.

2014

Anders makes the Top 200 Accounting Firm list at #125.

2014

St. Louis Post Dispatch names Anders a Top Workplace.

2014

Accounting Today names Anders a Firm to Watch.

2014

2014-evansSmall Business Monthly names Mike Evans a Top Accountant.

2014

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MSCPA names Nicole Doeschot a Women to Watch.

2014

2014

Julie Hiblovic becomes the first female partner at Anders.

2014

Anders begins the Young Professionals Initiative Staff Advisory Group.

2014

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Anders revenue tops $27 million.

2015

2015

Lorri Rippelmeyer becomes a partner at Anders.

2015

2015

Kevin Summers becomes a partner at Anders.

2015

Anders named a 2015 St. Louis Business Journal Best Places to Work finalist.

2015

Jennifer Sides receives Young Alumni Merit Award from Southeast Missouri State University.

2015

Anders honored with St. Louis Business Journal's 2015 Innovation Award.

2015

Anders takes space at Industrious, St. Louis’ newest co-working incubator at 555 Washington Avenue.

2015

St. Louis Post-Dispatch names Anders to Top Workplaces for the third time.

2015

Anders wins four Marketing Achievement Awards from the Association for Accounting Marketing.

2015

2015

Inside Public Accounting names Anders a 2015 Best of the Best Firm.

2015

Anders named a Best Accounting Firm to Work For by Accounting Today.

2015

Anders moved up 12 spots to #112 on Inside Public Accounting's Top 200 Firms list.

2015

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Adam Prest named an Outstanding Alumni by McKendree University.

2015

2015

Anders receives LEA EDGE Award for Innovative Firm of the Year.

2015

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Erin Prest named a Public Accounting Professional Rising Star by the National Academy of Public Accounting Professionals (NAPAP).

2015

2012-erbs

Donna Erbs awarded the Professional Women's Alliance (PWA) Voices Award.

2016

2016

Rob Berger becomes a partner at Anders.

2016

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40
Under 40

St. Louis Business Journal names Dave Finklang a 40 Under 40.

2016

2016

Erin Prest named a principal at Anders.

2016

2016

Anders chooses Stray Rescue as 2016 Charity of Choice.

2016

2016

Michael Souders retires from Anders after 45 years.

2016

Anders named a 2016 Best Place to Work by the St. Louis Business Journal.

2016

2016

Julie Hiblovic selected for Outstanding Volunteer Salute to Business Achievement Award from the University of Missouri- St. Louis (UMSL).

2016

Accounting Today names Anders a “Firm to Watch”.

2016

2016

Anders honored as the 2016 Top Workplace in the Midsize Employer Category by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

HERE’S TO MANY MORE YEARS
OF MAKING HISTORY.