Kerber, Eck & Braeckel LLP (KEB) was founded in 1931 by Louis J. Kerber and Albert O. Eck Sr., two certified public accountants (CPAs), who opened offices simultaneously in Springfield, Illinois and St. Louis, Missouri. In 1938 Walter E. Braeckel joined the firm, establishing the name that continues today.
Through the years, KEB has grown both in number of our office locations and in the extent of services we can provide to our clients. After the initial two offices opened in 1931, offices in Cape Girardeau, Missouri and Milwaukee, Wisconsin were opened in 1974. Our Carbondale, Illinois office opened in May of 1992, followed by our Belleville, Illinois office in January of 1993 and our Litchfield office in January of 2013. Lastly, in January of 2015 our newest office opened in Columbia, Illinois.
When the firm first started KEB primarily focused on basic auditing, accounting and tax services. KEB continues to redefine and diversify itself by adding specialties that reflect the needs of current clients and that continue to position KEB as a market leader. KEB now expands beyond traditional audit, accounting and tax preparation services to include management and financial consulting, investigative accounting, litigation support, business valuation, employee benefit plans and administration, financial planning and wealth management.
In 1999, KEB formed an affiliated entity, named KEB Asset Management, LLC, and in doing so added asset management to the list of services provided.
KEB’s affiliation with INPACT Americas - an organization consisting of our peers in the accounting profession - offers us access to additional resources for unique needs or issues requiring a high degree of specialization.
KEB currently has 25 partners/principals and over 150 professionals across 8 offices in three states. KEB is large enough to provide the technical expertise clients desire, yet small enough to deliver the personal attention each client deserves.
KEB has a long tradition of quality service over the past 84 years. At KEB we are fully committed to serving your needs. We are CPAs, management consultants, and business advisors who can promise you professional, personalized service. KEB looks forward to continuing to provide its tradition of excellence into the years ahead.