Meet Our Members – Kerkering, Barberio & Co.

Kerkering, Barberio & Co.


Give us a brief history of your business/organization.
WebKerkering, Barberio & Co. was founded by Dick Kerkering and Allan Barberio in 1972. Initially in a small office located on St. Armand’s Circle, the firm has grown in the Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch and Tampa communities to become one of the leading Certified Public Accounting firms in Southwest Florida. Through the years, Kerkering Barberio has expanded its offerings from its simple beginnings in tax and accounting services to a multifaceted business and financial organization.

Main Street - Lobby Hall EntryWhat are your business/organization’s core values, goals, and overall mission?
Our mission at Kerkering Barberio is bringing together the best people, quality services and innovative products to assist our clients in achieving their personal, business and financial goals.
Betty Gross RetirementOur Values Statement includes:
• We demonstrate complete honesty and integrity in everything we do.
• We embrace an environment of fairness, professionalism and respect for one another.
• We work hard, but maintain a commitment to a balanced quality of life.
• We want our clients and our people to achieve their maximum potential.
• We are committed to family and community.
• We strive to always meet or exceed expectations.

In a nutshell, what does your business/organization provide its customers/clients?
Our wide array of services include audit, business valuation consulting, estate and trust planning, financial planning and advisory services, healthcare consulting, international tax consulting, real estate support services, retirement planning and administration, individual and business tax services, and succession (exit) planning.

Complete this sentence: “When a customer/client walks into my business/office, they can expect…”
Excellent service, creative solutions and strength in resources.

What makes your business/organization unique?
While accounting and tax consulting is the core of our business, it is the depth and broad diversity of our services and the quality of our CPAs and consultants that set us apart. We offer the diverse expertise you would expect from a major accounting firm, along with the personalized relationship you want to fulfill your personal and professional goals.

What benefit(s) attracted you to The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce?
The opportunity to network with other local business members, the many educational programs provided, the visibility that membership offers, and the business resources that are available.

Is your company/organization involved in any community/civic activities?
Yes, the staff at Kerkering Barberio are involved in over 135 community groups and activities.

Where do you see your organization in five years?
We envision continued growth and expansion of our services to meet the needs of the local community.

What are three things your organization can’t live without?
1. Clients
2. Employees
3. Referral Sources

For more information about Kerkering, Barberio & Co, visit their website, like them on Facebook or follow them on Twitter.


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