Company History

The practice began in the fall of 1987 after a short stint at a firm in Southfield. I decided that I could do the same things for clients on my own that I was doing for the firm. So against my dad’s advice, I started my own practice out of the den in my house in Royal Oak.

After drumming up some business by sending introductory letters to the members of the Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce, I joined forces with Joe Roman, a CPA out of Royal Oak. I helped him with some of his clients while increasing my base. Joe told me I had to get out of the house to establish a successful accounting firm. He was right; I did spend a lot of time in the den in sweat pants watching sports on ESPN.

At his suggestion, we decided to move to the Troy Ren Center on Big Beaver in Troy. Sounds fancy, but as most of you know it does not quite have the same look as the Ren Cen downtown. For 25 years, Suite 207 remained home to the practice and has grown to over 170 corporations and 350 personal tax clients. Dianne Newman, and Patty Gerback, have been a big part of the growth, bearing the load of bookkeeping, corporate return preparation, payroll processing, and office administration for the last 15 years of that time.

As time marched on, change seemed imminent as we moved our office to Long Lake and Crooks in November, 2012 in what I hope is the last move for the next 25 years.

And now after 30 years of practice, I'm pleased to announce that my daughter, Kelly, has joined the firm as of November, 2017. As Wogan & Wogan, P.C., we look forward to providing our clients an even higher level of service.