Our service goes beyond numbers

Our client stories

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"Most of our business is referred in by current clients or their trusted advisors," says founding partner John Horvath.

"We are honored that our clients and the professionals they trust want us to work with the people in their business and personal lives that they trust and care about, and we appreciate the gravity of the responsibility."

Nicholas Lynch

President and Chief Operating Officer of Roscom Inc.,
a PVC manufacturing company in Croydon, PA

What they said about us

"They’re a very hands-on company, so when you need something, you get an immediate response,” said Nicholas Lynch, President and Chief Operating Officer of Roscom Inc., a PVC manufacturing company with annual estimated sales of $28 million."

Tasks performed

Horvath & Giacin performs several tasks for Roscom including preparing reviewed financial statements and tax forms and assisting Roscom’s accounting department. Horvath & Giacin also assisted Roscom with an IRS audit in 2011 that stretched back seven years and resulted in a seven-figure government refund to Roscom.

Beyond the numbers

Lynch said Horvath & Giacin isn’t just about the numbers. He said the firm excels in helping companies grow. "They really want to completely understand what you do as a company so they can help you with the operations side of your business," Lynch said.

Gregg Chaplin

President of G.E. Chaplin Inc. and QCR USA Inc.,
both located in Flemington, NJ

What they said about us

"When I have an issue, they respond to me. It’s not like I have to call five times,” said Chaplin, who has two companies – a domestic chemical distributor and one that imports metal-based chemicals from overseas. "Their sense of urgency exceeds my expectations."

Tasks performed

Horvath & Giacin prepares tax forms and financial statements for Chaplin’s companies and assists his accounting departments. The firm has also helped him with an IRS audit.

Beyond the numbers

Horvath & Giacin helped Chaplin acquire his second business, QCR USA Inc., in 2001, a move that has dramatically boosted Chaplin's annual sales.

Steve Distler

Principal owner of Elements, a fine dining restaurant in Princeton, NJ
A principal founder of The Bank of Princeton

What they said about us

"They’re very competent, very approachable, and very easy to deal with – both John (Horvath) and Judy (Giacin) and all of their people," Distler said. "The partners in the firm get really involved with the decision making. I had dealt with larger firms where you had to go through layers of people to get to the ones who knew what they were doing."

Tasks performed

Horvath & Giacin helped get Distler’s restaurant and bank get started. The firm also set up Elements’ internal accounting software package and continues to assist the restaurant’s internal accounting department. Horvath & Giacin also prepares tax forms for Elements.

Beyond the numbers

Distler said Horvath & Giacin not only laid out a plan for him to get his businesses started, but helped connect him with investors to make the plans a reality. Distler said Horvath & Giacin’s suggestions on how to structure his businesses saved him money.

Rick Dickinson

An artist and former co-owner of Associated Group in Willingboro, NJ,
which included eight companies specializing in mechanical insulation, asbestos removal, and interior demolition.

What they said about us

"They were instrumental in helping our businesses grow from $5 to $7 million to $50 to $70 million," said Dickinson, who worked with Horvath & Giacin from 1996 to 2007, when he sold the companies.

Tasks performed

Horvath & Giacin prepared tax forms for Dickinson’s companies and continues to prepare his personal tax forms. The firm also completed annual audits for the companies and was “instrumental” in the sale of them, Dickinson said, in part by presenting prospective buyers with financial information.

Beyond the numbers

Dickinson said he values Horvath & Giacin's dependability the most.

Casey R. Sullivan

Owner of R.J. Sullivan Corporation, a company in Pompano Beach, FL,
which constructs water and waste water treatment plants.

What they said about us

Sullivan said when he began working with Horvath & Giacin he was afraid distance could present a problem. Those fears were quickly quashed. "It turns out there’s no problem. They’re always available," Sullivan said. "It’s like they’re 10 miles down the road. I couldn’t imagine our relationship being any better."

Tasks performed

Horvath & Giacin prepares tax forms and financial statements for Sullivan’s company and works as a liaison between R.J. Sullivan Corporation and bonding companies that insure its work.

Beyond the numbers

Sullivan said getting bonds in a tough economy is harder than it used to be and Horvath & Giacin excels in working out those deals and providing the financial documents necessary to pull them off.

Paul Sobel

President/Chief Executive Officer of Dataline, Inc.,
a provider of consumer marketing information, digital assets, and custom modeling services.

What they said about us

"They're a tremendous resource," Sobel said. "They give us personalized service, are extremely responsive to all requests, and a valued partner."

Tasks performed

For the past 10 years, Horvath & Giacin has prepared Sobel’s personal and corporate tax documents. In addition, the firm has operated as an extension of the company’s internal accounting department.

Beyond the numbers

Sobel said Horvath and Giacin’s team members have been an integral part of his overall tax planning strategy.

Barry Miller

Owner of Network Logistics,
a shipping and warehousing company based in Doylestown, PA

What they said about us

"I have such a great relationship with them. What I like most is I can call them anytime, day or night, and I get advice," said Miller, whose annual sales reach just under $1 million. "They're there when you need them – standing up for you. They have my back."

Tasks performed

For more than 20 years, Horvath & Giacin has prepared Miller’s tax forms. Horvath & Giacin also functions as Network Logistics’ accounting department and has helped the company with an IRS audit. Horvath & Giacin has also helped Miller acquire and sell businesses and properties.

Beyond the numbers

Miller said Horvath & Giacin is a business partner, not just his accounting firm. He said the firm has helped him network with other business owners and those relationships have proven to be fruitful.

Don Drust

Owner of two ShopRite supermarkets in Wallingford, CT and Southington, CT,
whose total revenues exceed $42 million

What they said about us

"They understand family-owned businesses because they treat their employees like family. They've become like part of our family and we've become part of their family, so it's more than just a business relationship," said Drust, who has 400 employees.

Tasks performed

Horvath & Giacin performs the annual audit and quarterly compiled financial statements and prepares tax forms for Drust’s supermarkets. Additionally, the firm assists with management’s analytical review of expenditures and revenues.

Beyond the numbers

Even though more than 150 miles separate Drust’s supermarkets and Pennington, NJ, where Horvath & Giacin is located, Drust said the distance has never been an issue.

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