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LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. (June 30, 2023) — Delap, a fully integrated financial services company, is proud to celebrate its 90th anniversary. For nearly a century, Delap has provided expert financial advice and guidance to entrepreneurs, businesses and business owners, and wealthy individuals and families throughout the Pacific Northwest.
Delap's origins began in 1933 when Virgil DeLap left a successful national CPA firm to start a new Oregon accounting firm – one that better matched the culture and values he believed made companies better. Even then, the focus was on people: Virgil sought to create a firm focused on delivering exceptional accounting services to clients as well as one where employees could pursue their career aspirations in public accounting while leading a balanced life.
Delap has weathered economic booms and busts, world wars, and numerous other challenges over the years. Through it all, the company has remained committed to its core values of engagement, teamwork, and adaptability.
"Delap has always been a company that prides itself on its resilience and entrepreneurial spirit," said Earl Pierce, CEO of Delap. "We have never been content to rest on our laurels, adapting our approach and taking risks from time to time to embrace new ideas to better serve our clients."
Over the past 90 years, Delap has grown from a small accounting firm into a full-service financial services company with a team of over 110 professionals. The firm serves its client with a team approach, integrating a wide range of services, including accounting, tax, audit, wealth management, business advisory, managed IT services, and more to bring value to clients. The firm is proud of its sustained growth and the hard-working employees who have made this achievement possible.
Delap has also received repeated accolades for workplace culture and client service, including recognition by The Oregonian, the Portland Business Journal, Oregon Business Magazine, and Accounting Today.
"We are incredibly proud of what we have accomplished over the past 90 years," said Pierce. "But we know that our success is not just about our past accomplishments, but about our ongoing commitment to serving our clients and embracing new opportunities."
As Delap celebrates this major milestone, the company remains focused on the future, continuing to provide exceptional service and expertise to clients in a rapidly changing financial landscape. In 2016, the firm launched its subsidiary, Delap Wealth Advisory, to provide financial planning and investment management services to business owners and wealthy individuals and families. In 2018, addressing another client need, Delap launched a new service line, Managed IT Services. More recently, three Delap leaders achieved their Certified Exit Planning Advisor (CEPA) designation to better help business owners execute successful business exits and sales.
Another way the firm is looking to the future is with its recent full office renovation, completed in early 2023. Delap's main motivation, as usual, was centered around people: designing a beautiful workspace for employees as well as facilitating genuine connection with clients in a world full of virtual meetings. Improvements include an updated reception area, well-furnished conference and video call rooms for clients nearby or remote, and a sun-soaked kitchen and breakroom space for employees.
"At our core, our success over the past 90 years has always been about our people — the dedicated and talented teammates who work tirelessly to provide exceptional service to our clients day in and day out," said Pierce. "We are proud of what we have accomplished, but we know that our ongoing commitment to our clients and our team is what will continue to drive us forward for another 90 years and beyond."
As one of Oregon's largest locally owned accounting and financial services firms, Delap delivers innovative and proactive financial solutions to businesses, business owners, and wealthy individuals. Founded in 1933, Delap has grown from a small accounting firm into a full-service financial services company with a team of over 110 professionals. Today, the company offers a wide range of services, including accounting, tax, assurance, business advisory, wealth advisory, and managed IT services. For more information about Delap and its services, please visit www.delapcpa.com.