Lawrence, Kan., Office of Mize Houser & Company to Become New Firm

Topeka, Kan.-based Mize Houser & Company (FY18 net revenue of $31.9 million) announced that its Lawrence, Kan., office will become Kindred CPA, a separate, independent firm on Oct. 1.

The change, the firm says, is the result of strategic discussions about how to best focus resources among practice areas.

The new firm will be owned and directed by Ken Hite, a shareholder with Mize Houser since 2011. Kevin Kressig and Abram Chrislip will also be directors of the new firm, and professionals and staff of the Lawrence office will transition to Kindred CPA as well.

“Strategically, the Lawrence market for tax and accounting services is unique when compared to our Overland Park and Topeka locations,” says James Hilbert, managing shareholder for Mize Houser. “Serving these clients takes a different approach and leadership to deliver services to a more traditional small business and individual income tax client base.”

“We’re grateful to all the clients we’ve served over our 67-year history of providing accounting, tax and consulting services to the Lawrence community,” Hite says. “Our name is meant to convey the goal to be of kindred minds to those we serve, sharing the worthy goals of our clients, co-workers and the community.” The office location will remain the same.