Client Stories

IronEdge

Closely Held Businesses

When I completed the 'Find Your Why.' exercise designed by Simon Sinek, I came to realize my WHY was helping others succeed. It led to building an enterprise-level IT business model that could be scaled down to meet the needs of small to medium-sized businesses. From there, helping others succeed became my desire for our team, clients, and community.

IronEdge now has offices in Houston and San Antonio. Our first public accounting firm was in Houston. Over time, we came to realize we were not a cultural fit for each other. They often missed the mark on providing the right solutions and guidance our growing business required. We knew it was time for a change, so we moved to ATKG and have never looked back.

We value the approach they take to getting to know our business and providing us the level of customized service we had been seeking. Each team member is passionate about the work they do, and if you spend enough time with them as we have, you quickly realize they are a whole lot of fun. Like IronEdge, their culture makes them unique and their uncanny ability to select the perfect person for each position they seek to fill. But the most significant similarity between our two organizations is the "Do whatever it takes" attitude every team member shares. It leaves a lasting impression on clients, so they know you are not merely a transaction but a valued partner.

Ryan Lakin, President
IronEdge

Industry
Closely Held Businesses
We know closely held businesses. We breathe them, and we are one. We know the pressures, demands, and what it’s like to suddenly feel responsible for whether the company is going to succeed or fail

Beth Hair - Entrepreneur and Business Owner

Professional Services

In 2009, I contacted ATKG about starting a consulting firm. What I needed, at that moment, was a trusted adviser to work through the finite details. By the second quarter of that year, our Houston office was launched. A few months later, we opened the doors to a second location in San Antonio.

Much to our surprise, not only did ATKG expertly guide us through the process of establishing our business, but they also offered us unused space in their office. Over the time we leased space in ATKG’s office, we had the unique opportunity to witness firsthand what makes ATKG special – the depth of expertise shared by a close-knit team committed to serving their clients and community.  We were truly grateful for ATKG’s expertise and support and felt a special bond with the ATKG family.  Because of ATKG’s desire to enhance the prosperity of its clients, we were able to build our business into a company that has employed hundreds of professionals in San Antonio over the years.

More than a decade later, ATKG remains our trusted adviser. We leverage almost every service they offer. We value their proactive approach because it keeps us looking toward the future. If I were to capture the creativity and insightfulness of ATKG in a few words, I would say they are focused on our goals and genuinely concerned about me and my business ventures. In the end, it comes down to the mutual trust we have developed in one another.

Industry
Professional Services
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