We work with you on a personal level to determine the best solutions for your unique needs, then leverage our seasoned expertise to achieve the best possible results.


We are your trusted partner in success. Our firm is large enough to offer a full range of professional services at a fair price, but small enough to give you the individual attention that you deserve.


Rest assured that when a need arises, our firm is ready and capable to handle everything for you so you can focus on what matters most to you.

Company History


A lot of things have changed, there still are, and always will be, jelly beans on the front counter, wood paneling along the 85 foot hallway, and someone who is eager to help you.

Staff Profiles

patrickPatrick A. Thurston

Graduated from Marian University (formerly Marian College) Received a Bachelor of Science with dual majors in Accounting and Finance and a minor in Business Administration. 17 years of progressive professional experience in public accounting and the banking industry. Gained a thorough knowledge of individual and business tax laws, accurate tax reporting, US GAAP requirements for financial statement presentation, internal control, and business valuation preparation. Experienced as a Commercial Lending Credit Analysts, proficient in analysis of financial statements, financial ratios, projected cash flow and trend interpretation. Served clients’ needs in the following industries: Real Estate, Agribusiness, Farm Operations, Health Care, Non Profit organizations, Dealerships, Financial Institutions, Manufacturing, and Family Owned Businesses.

Ryan Hornback is a recent graduate from IUN with an Accounting degree. He grew up in DeMotte, played basketball for KV, and is most excited about learning at Drees & Associates.

Brandon Ruppel graduated December 2015 from Purdue University with a Bachelor degree in Accounting. While attending Purdue, Brandon worked in the family business for 5 plus years doing Accounting, Payroll, Payroll taxes, Bank reconciliations, Personal Property Taxes and anything else brought before him. He is excited to be on the team here in DeMotte and North Judson to serve you.