We have been delivering quality service for over 97 years.
Established in 1918, Welch LLP has come a long way since its’ early days. Scroll through the timeline to see the pivotal moments in Welch’s company history.
George A. Welch founded Welch & Company in 1918, operating from an office in the Elgin Chambers, overlooking Confederation Square in Ottawa, Ontario.
In 1932, the firm expanded with the addition of new partners and became known as George A. Welch & Company.
By 1941, the firm was showing significant growth. Revenues exceeded $48,000 and partners were charged out at $4 per hour with staff rates varying between $1 and $2.75 per hour.
An office was opened in Belleville, followed by Cornwall in 1951, Picton in 1958 and Pembroke in 1959.
On the 50th anniversary of the firm, a new office was opened in Gatineau as a merger with two other firms to form Lévesque Marchand, Boulanger & Cie. In 1967, Mr. Welch was made a life member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Our founder, George A. Welch passed away in 1979 at the age of 90. In spite of his age, he had continued to maintain an office and an active interest in the practice until shortly before his passing.
The Ottawa office moved locations a few times as the firm continued to expand and grow.
A new office was opened in Renfrew which allowed Welch to provide coverage throughout the Ottawa Valley region.
Scott Murdoch, CPA, CA, Partner was named one of Ottawa’s Top 40 under 40 business leaders.
Welch committed to donating $100,000 over a five year period to the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa. As part of the donation, a study room was named after Welch and our tax group began teaching a tax course.
As we celebrated our 90th anniversary in 2008, the firm changed its name from Welch & Company LLP to Welch LLP.
Welch opened an office in Toronto, which was a dream of George Welch’s. Welch Legacy Foundation was also established to expand on our community leadership and charitable initiatives. Andrew Milne, CPA, CA was also awarded a Top 40 under 40 business leaders award.
Welch received a Bronze Ottawa Business Achievement Award for Professional Services of the Year.
Christa Casey, CPA, CA, Partner and Director of our Not-for-Profit practice was the recipient of a Top 40 under 40 award in Ottawa. Welch LLP also received the Telfer Donor of the Year award from Telfer School of Management for ongoing support since 2006.
Our Mergers & Acquisitions practice was established and led by Stephan May. Stephan May was also awarded a Top 40 under 40 award.