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Company History

Decades of Dedication:

Our Legacy in Exceptional Accounting Services

1939

Orin Contryman receives his CPA certificate and starts his accounting practice at 206 1/2 West 3rd Street in Grand Island.

1941

Orin Contryman's accounting practice moves to the second floor of the Bartenbach building in Grand Island.

1948

Verne Moseman joins the firm.

1951

Clarence Walters joins the firm.

1952

Robert Franke joins the firm.

1954

Melvin Abels joins the firm.

1963

Hastings location opens with Melvin Abels, CPA as manager and firm partner.

Gary Wieck joins the firm.

1964

Orin Contryman is killed in a plane crash at the age of 52.

1967

Dean Graf joins the firm.

1969

Lexington location opens.

1973

Dehn Renter joins the firm, Tax Shareholder, Grand Island.

1976

Joel Wiegand joins the firm, Tax Shareholder, Grand Island.

1977

Tom Molacek joins the firm, Tax Shareholder, Grand Island.

1979

Marlin Johnson joins the firm, Tax Shareholder, Lexington.

Chris Oppliger joins the firm.

1981

Terry Sheen joins the firm, Audit Shareholder, Grand Island.

1982

Ron Willnerd joins the firm, Audit Shareholder, Hastings.

1986

Kearney location opens.

1987

Linda Erickson joins the firm, Audit Shareholder, Lexington.

1989

Jeff Anderson joins the firm, President and CEO of Contryman Associates and Contryman Wealth Advisors.

1992

Rachelle Bryant joins the firm, Tax Shareholder, Kearney.

1997

Wealth Advisors Nebraska is formed (later known as Contryman Wealth Advisors) as the financial services subsidiary of the firm.

Dan Charron joins the firm, Tax Shareholder, Scottsbluff.

1999

Jada Thompson joins the firm, Audit Shareholder, Grand Island.

Advanced Computer Services open in Grand Island (later becomes Advanced Livestock Tracker).

2000

Scottsbluff location opens.

2009

Contryman Associates celebrates 70th Anniversary.

2010

Hastings office relocates.

2011

Contryman Healthcare Solutions is formed as a medical coding subsidiary of the firm.

2014

Contryman Associates celebrates 75 Anniversary.

2015

Grand Island office relocates.

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