The History of Anders

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.

Our firm has gone through many changes since its inception in 1965. One thing that hasn’t changed is our commitment to helping our clients make their greatest visions come true.

1960s Collage


  • 1965 -

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

    Anders and Minkler is founded with four full-time and one part-time employee with $63,000 in first year revenue.

    Jerry Diehl joins Anders and Minkler.

  • 1969 -

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

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

1970s Collage


  • 1973 -

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

  • 1978 -

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

1980s Collage


  • 1981 -

    AMD moves to 705 Olive and has 25 staff members and five partners.

  • 1982 -

    Jim Anders, the founder of AMD, retires.

  • 1987 -

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

    AMD forms the annual Hoops for Hope NCAA bracket tournament.

  • 1989 -

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

1990s Collage


  • 1990 -

    AMD Computer Systems forms.

  • 1992 -

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

  • 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.

2000s Collage


  • 2000 -

    AMD Computer Systems becomes AMD Technology Solutions.

  • 2004 -

    AMD is named a Best Place to Work by the St. Louis Business Journal, an honor Anders has held every year since.

  • 2005 -

    AMD forms annual Charity of Choice program with Hoops for Hope as the major fundraiser.

  • 2008 -

    AMD joins the Leading Edge Alliance.

    AMD wins first EDGE Award from Leading Edge Alliance.

  • 2009 -

    AMD begins the Young Professionals Initiative.

2010s Collage


  • 2010 -

    AMD formalizes its Women’s Initiative.

  • 2012 -

    AMDFS rebrands as Claris Advisors.

    AMD is named a Top Workplace by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, an honor Anders has held every year since.

  • 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.

    Anders moves to 800 Market St., Suite 500 in downtown St. Louis.

  • 2015 -

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

  • 2017 -

    Anders introduces first Community Impact Report highlighting charitable activities and contributions of employees.

    Anders brings technology affiliate Inflexion LLC under the Anders brand.

2020s Collage


  • 2020 -

    Anders merges in Cummings, Ristau & Associates.

  • 2021 -

    Anders earns spots on the Top 100 Accounting Firms in the U.S. lists by Accounting Today and INSIDE Public Accounting

  • 2022 -

    Anders launches the But Who’s Counting? podcast.

    Summit CPA Group, a virtual CFO firm, merges its practice with Anders.

    Anders named a Finalist for the 2022 Corporate Philanthropy Award by the St. Louis Business Journal.

  • 2023 -

    Anders opens a second office location in Chesterfield, Missouri.

    Anders is named a Fastest Growing Firm by Accounting Today and INSIDE Public Accounting.

    Anders makes the list of Healthiest Employers in St. Louis.


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