Dana F. Cole & Co. Celebrates Expansion with GROW Broken Bow Award

Dana F. Cole & Co. Celebrates Expansion with GROW Broken Bow Award
The Dana F. Cole staff celebrated a GROW Award and ribbon cutting with the BB Chamber of Commerce on August 16

BROKEN BOW–Congratulations are in order for Dana F. Cole & Co., LLP who just received a GROW Broken Bow Award earlier this month. The eight Broken Bow staff members welcomed the public to an open house and business after hours on August 16 to celebrate their expanded business.

Though the main office is located in Lincoln, Dana F. Cole in Broken Bow has been faithfully serving local clients for 65 years. The 22 offices are spread throughout Ord, Ogallala, North Platte, Grand Island, Kearney, Lincoln, and also Kansas City, Wyoming, and Minnesota among other locations.

Jeff Oeltjen (18 years with Dana Cole) and Dan Zach (38 years with Dana Cole) are partners  within the company and proudly make up a combined 56 years of CPA experience.

“We enjoy all of our clients that bring their work to us and I guess whatever we do we are always striving to do what’s best for the clients,” Jeff Oeltjen said.

Jeff Oeltjen (left) and Dan Zach (right) along with their fellow staff members and families cut the ribbon to celebrate their newly renovated office.

Zach, Oeltjen, and staff provide general tax practices to clients including individual tax returns, as well as business/corporations/partnership tax returns; county audits, school district audits, city audits, monthly accounting work for small businesses, farmers, ranchers, payroll, sales tax, and 401k audits. Two of Dana F. Cole clients include the City of Broken Bow and Broken Bow Public Schools.

“Our main goal is to help people make as much money as possible and then the day they come in to do income tax return we try to keep that down as much as possible,” Dan Zach said. “Our goal is to provide the best service we can to the clients.”

The business has been in their current location on South D. Street since 2010 where it only used two thirds of the building. Since growing the business and the staff, it was time to also expand the space. The renovation features an overall new flow, storage, conference room, and an extra office.

The Broken Bow Chamber of Commerce presented the GROW Award and thanked the Dana Cole staff for their efforts of investing in the community.

Oeltjen and Zach said they appreciate their loyal clients along with the mutual commitment people have to this area.

“We wouldn’t be what we are without our clients, without our loyal clients. and I think that’s what this area really offers is people have a commitment to each other,” Oeltjen said.

They said they believe in the chamber and love being part of the way everybody helps each other out.

“We feel like we’ve benefited so much from Broken Bow that they’ve given to Dana Cole that we need to give some of our time back to the community,” Dan Zach added.

Jeff Oeltjen gave KCNI/KBBN a tour of the newly renovated office space at Dana F. Cole