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Flagler College first brought Kenneth Kresge to St. Augustine. That introduction would eventually lead him to found an accounting firm in St. Augustine in 1989. Later Ben Platt and William Abare III came to work for him with each later becoming partners in the firm.

For small and medium sized businesses the firm can act as a sort of chief financial officer. The firm is looking to grow, says Charlene Hadjis, adding that they are seeking to move into industrial needs.

Today the group provides services to a wide variety of clients in industries including agriculture, energy, professional services, non-profit, construction, hospitality, real estate and health care. Services include tax preparation, forensic accounting, peer review, tax planning, attestation services, business valuation, trust and estate matters, litigation support, financial management, entrepreneurial services, IRS representation and accounting information services.

Kresge Platt Abare CPA

The firm, which employs 33, is involved in a wide variety of community groups including the St. Augustine YMCA, Northeast Florida Community Hospice, Flagler College, the Salvation Army, Project Autism of St. Johns Inc. and United Way of St. Johns County.

Their mission: to deliver first-rate solutions to every client in every situation, while providing value-added services that far exceed the expectations of clients and stakeholders.

Kresge, Platt and Abare • 1220 Plantation Drive, Suite 230 • (904)460-0747