Testimonials for our Milwaukee bookkeeping & business consulting firm
The Giersch Group has helped hundreds of small businesses, family-owned businesses and nonprofit organizations in Milwaukee, Madison and southeast Wisconsin foster success by the numbers. We also have case studies illustrating how our services have helped local businesses overcome the issues limiting their success.
"So much more than just a bookkeeping firm"
“The Giersch Group is so much more than just a bookkeeping firm. They have helped me to better understand profit margins and pricing and have worked with me on thinking through a long-range plan for success.”
Caitlin Carmody Stables LLC
"I am impressed by their relentless commitment to quality improvement"
“I've been using the Giersch Group from the beginning and I am impressed by their relentless commitment to quality improvement. As the firm grows, I see a distinct growth in technical expertise and efficiency, I recommend them highly.”
"They learned about my business before we started"
“Someone introduced me to the Giersch group, and I am so glad they did! Keeping the books and doing taxes for my business was always a hassle and stressful. Working with the Giersch Group has made it so easy. They sat down with me and they learned about my business before we started. It made me feel like I wasn’t just another client but someone who they cared about their business. There is no question who I am working with for now on.”
"Worked closely with us to institute better systems"
“The Giersch Group has worked closely with us to institute better systems and controls to bring some order to the challenges we face every day in our business. They have been real partners with my husband and I. They have always watched out for us and had our best interests in mind.”
4th Dimension Sobriety
“They completely turned around my situation”
“The Giersch Group helped me turn my business around at a crucial time and even stepped in to do our accounting when my bookkeeper resigned suddenly. Ultimately, Peter helped me sell the business. They completely turned around my situation.”
Jim Wirtz's Woodworks
"Took charge immediately and resolved the issue"
“After experiencing a complex problem with a distributor, the Giersch Group took charge immediately and resolved the issue. Even more, they discovered a holding company was overcharging me and I received a significant refund.”
"Taken our small nonprofit to new levels"
"The Giersch Group has taken our small nonprofit to new levels. They have assisted us in the strategic planning that helped us to further develop our overall Initiatives and expand our outreach. They got our financials organized and helped us build out our board. I've often felt, God chose them for us. It's been a great relationship."
Building Bridges to Greatness
"I lean on their counsel before making key business decisions"
“The Giersch Group does a great job with the nuts and bolts of bookkeeping, expertly and seamlessly handling that work so we can focus on what we do best -- cutting our customers' costs and carbon emissions. I also lean on their counsel before making key business decisions and use Giersch's strategic planning guidance after meeting major financial milestones to ensure we maximize our growth.”
CEO, Double Green
"Helped me to get my books organized"
“The Giersch Group has helped me to get my books organized and stay organized.”
"They got us all caught up"
“Giersch Group helped me take care of many lingering issues with my former accountant, who had gone silent on us. They got us all caught up and introduced me to one of their partner CPA firms to file my taxes.”
Falbo Bros Pizzeria
"They are a pleasure to work with"
“The Giersch Group team has been extremely responsive. They are a pleasure to work with.”
"I recommend them highly"
“I've worked with Peter Giersch on and off for many years. He and his team have helped me with M&A, management and strategy. They took over our books a few years ago and have done a solid job. I recommend them highly.”
Tredo Group LLC
"The transition was seamless"
"We turned to the Giersch Group following the resignation of our part time office manager of 10 years. The transition was seamless. The entire Giersch team was sensitive to our needs and helped us improve our systems to create more efficiency. We not only appreciate the fact that they have been sensitive to cost and pricing, but also how quickly they have integrated into our team.”
"Invaluable to me"
“Peter and the team have been invaluable to me as I build this business. In addition to providing monthly financials, they have helped me with bank financing, weekly cash flow and general strategy questions.”
JEL Manufacturing LLC
"Challenges me to think bigger and better"
"Working with Peter has taught me how to start my own business and has helped me to develop the confidence I need to make tough decisions. He consistently challenges me to think bigger and better. The value I can offer my clients is greatly increased due to the feedback I receive."
2 time Olympic Medalist, Fix Your Mindset
“Very happy with the process”
“We have been using the Giersch Group board services for about 2 years now and have been very happy with the process. In particular the monthly financial analysis really helps us dig into our balance sheet, income statement and cash flow in a way that we weren't doing on our own.”
Mark and Linda Carlson
Team Carlson LLC dba Sport Clips Haircuts
“Moving forward on the path to growth and success”
“We reached out to Peter and his team for assistance in building the infrastructure for our family business and defining the relationships that would ensure a clean transition to the next generation. Peter and his team are asking the hard questions needed and steering us through our family board meetings to keep us moving forward on the path to growth and success as a business and as a family.”
Gross Automation, LLC
“Family run business assessment was very helpful”
“The Giersch Group family run business assessment was very helpful to me as I began to ponder the importance of succession planning and our future as a family company.”
“Provided a great deal of clarity and direction”
“As a new executive director, the Giersch Group has provided a great deal of clarity and direction to both me and my board as we worked through the explosive growth of our organization in the past two years.”
Dr. Katherine Wilson
The Zeidler Center
“Helped us cast a vision”
“In the past year, the Giersch Group has helped us to reexamine all of our development processes and cast a vision for our 50th Anniversary that is both challenging and exciting. They’ve been a big help.”
Wisconsin Right to Life
“Like having a personal trainer”
“Having the Giersch Group on our team is like having a personal trainer. They help you surpass your personal best and take the risks needed to make it to the next level. With all we have invested in our business, we wouldn't have it any other way!”
Pam Foti and Jenny Wagner
Vesta Senior Network
“Knowledge of small business finances”
“I turned to the Giersch Group to better understand how to grow my business and improve my financial systems. Their knowledge of small business finances, ratios, benchmarks and targets was helpful to me as I sought to understand what goals I should set for myself.”
FNP, Sustainable Paths
“From a small grassroots organization to a powerful force for good”
“Peter and his team have been instrumental in helping Serenity Inns make the leap from a small grassroots organization to a powerful force for good in the inner city of Milwaukee. Specifically, the way they handled our board and strategic direction made all the difference in helping our organization reach the next level.”
Chair, Serenity Inns Board of Directors
“Expertise and steady work ethic”
“The Giersch Group has provided us with bookkeeping and controller services for over a year. The Giersch Group's expertise and steady work ethic has been very helpful to us over that period.”
Fr. Don Brick
Treasurer, Discalced Carmelites of Holy Hill
“Helped us successfully transition our business”
“We’ve worked with Peter Giersch for many years. Throughout that time, Peter was very responsive. He was sensitive to the issues that face a family owned business being passed on to the second generation and was tactful in communicating what we needed to accomplish to get it done! As a result, the Giersch Group helped us successfully transition our business to the next generation and improve our systems over time. We continue to work with the Giersch Group as a consultant and board member.”
Tom, Barbara and Louis Weiher
“Led us into the black with weeks to spare”
“The Giersch Group stepped up and out to help us address a financial shortfall with a very small window for operation. They expertly motivated the board and our executive director to marshal our existing resources and led us into the black with weeks to spare. We look forward to continuing our relationship as together we work to create a strategic direction for the next 3-5 years.”
Treasurer, Casa Romero Renewal Center Board of Directors