Bartlett Pringle & Wolf Celebrates 70 Years

Bartlett Pringle & Wolf of Santa Barbara, Calif., is celebrating its 70th anniversary.

In the early days, BPW was a family-run business. The partners’ wives managed the billing using hand-crank adding machines and employees tracked hours manually. While a modest operation, Stan Bartlett, Phil Pringle and Walt Wolf set a foundation that was steeped in values and reputable standards.

“I often think of the founding partners and strive to uphold their vision for the firm,” says Scott Hadley, MP. “They had a strong belief in quality, client service and giving back to the community, and I think we have carried on that legacy with strength. We hire the best minds, go above and beyond for our clients and are involved with over 50 local nonprofits through various boards and sponsorships.”

Today, 70 years later, the firm is owned and operated by a partner group that includes fourth generation partners. The partners lead a firm that has evolved to be a sustainable institution with enduring values, allowing rewarding career paths for generations.

“While the times will continue to change, BPW will carry on the torch of our founders,” says Hadley. “We are proud of our achievements over the past 70 years but look forward to paving the way for exciting new opportunities on the horizon.”