We believe in creating a strong working relationship with our clients to determine their specific accounting and compliance needs.

H&M Timeline

Holbrook and Manter is committed to the Central Ohio area. Many members of our team have international accounting firm experience and have returned to Central Ohio because they want to live and work in our area. This allows us to provide constant personalized service from professionals who are dedicated to our clients, simply because we realize our success depends on our clients' success.

Our clients represent a cross section of businesses in Central Ohio. Through serving them we have become knowledgeable about their businesses and are recognized to have expertise in these industries. Regardless of size, each client receives the personalized service associated with our firm.

Holbrook & Manter, respectful of our past, excited about our future.

1919 - The Firm was created in Marion by a sole practitioner, E.W. Wood.
1935 - The Firm became part of Campbell Rose & Co. operating with several offices.
1945 - Partner C.W. Smoot traded off the other offices of Campbell Rose and took over the original Marion office. Wayne Roush joined C.W. Smoot as a partner in the Firm, naming it Smoot & Roush.
1952 - Earl Manter joined the firm and became a partner in 1953.
1954 - The name of the company changed to Smoot, Roush & Manter.
1964 - Roger D. Holbrook, Clarence Culp and Robert Graham become partners in the Firm.
1968 - Pat O'Hara joined the partnership.
1971 - Wayne Roush and Robert Graham retire.
1974 - E. Frederick Manter joined the Firm and became a partner in 1975.
1976 - The firm name became Manter, Culp & Holbrook.
1977 - William T. Rogers became a partner.
1979 - Clarence Culp retired.
1980 - The Firm name changed to Holbrook, Manter & Rogers upon the retirement of Earl Manter.
1981 - The Firm acquired a successful practice from John Gray, a well-respected CPA who had served the Marysville community for over 40 years.
1983 - Robert A. Buckley became partner of the firm.
1988 - Bradley H. Ridge became a partner. The Firm merged with E. Lynn Nichols with an office in Perrysburg, Ohio, changing the name to Holbrook, Manter, Nichols & Rogers.
1996 - Roger Holbrook passed away.
1997 - The Firm changed the name to Holbrook & Manter.
2004 - Stephen C. Smith and Brian E. Ravencraft became owners of the firm.
2008 - Acquisition of the Kirch Group Inc. in Columbus, Ohio.
2010 - Holbrook & Manter is proud to announce its membership acceptance by PKF NA.
2014 - Justin T. Linscott became an owner of the firm.
2014 - Mark A. Welp joined the firm as an owner.