About Us

OUR STORY

We began our journey October 1, 2011 in a small 2-bedroom apartment in Duluth, MN. The first two years, we provided individual income tax preparation. In 2013, we added QuickBooks and sales tax services. We quickly realized small businesses in the Duluth area were underserviced and hired three part-time bookkeepers.  

In October 2013, we opened our first office location at 102 E. Central Entrance Duluth, MN 55811. As we grew, we continued to add services. We opened our second location in January 2018 at 1804 Cloquet Ave Cloquet, MN 55720. In May 2020 we opened our new headquarters location at 4140 Richard Ave Ste. 800 Hermantown, MN 55811 replacing the 102 E Central Entrance Duluth, MN 55811 location. 


LEADERSHIP

Andy Grengs grew up in Maple Grove, MN and went to college at University of Minnesota-Duluth. He now resides in Madeira Beach, FL as of August 2020 as he leads our expansion in the Southern US focusing on the Tampa, FL and Houston, TX markets. He enjoys meeting new people, learning about new businesses and finding ways to assist others with meeting their dreams and goals.

In his pursuit of becoming a serial entrepreneur, he is also an owner of McKenzie’s Bar & Grill, an affiliate of TCG Prosperity – TCG Accounting's wealth management partnership and a few other minority holdings. His dream is to someday be an angel investor like those seen on Shark Tank while traveling around the world on a mega yacht.  

Our Vision

To become a Top 100 accounting firm by 2030

Our Motto

Your Success is Our Priority

Meet Our Team

Kevin Collard

Wealth Management
I started in the financial world in 2008 with Wells Fargo and worked in many different areas. These areas include Personal Banker, Service Manager and then to Private Banker. During that time taking the appropriate test to become a wealth advisor. As time went on and liking to be involved in community and networking events, I met some great people. It was in 2014 that I partnered up with Andy Grengs, who was the founder of TCG Accounting, and we had a shared vision. We took the leap and then started TCG Prosperity the Wealth Management side of our business. Thru the process of working with large broker dealers it was missing the personal connection lacking in that industry. Until RedHawk who share the vision of a small firm with large aspirations of growth.

I am born and raised in the Duluth area and have a passion for business and watching them succeed and be a great part of the community. I do enjoy my time on the water and try to travel as much as I can. My goal is to always put a client in a better spot in 90 days. Family and friends are most important to me and look forward to help some change their life for the better.

Ryan McCabe

Tax Manager
Ryan grew up in southern MN just outside of St. Peter. He went to the University of Minnesota-Duluth and graduated with a Bachelor of Accounting in 2016. Ryan took a job as a tax associate in the twin cities, where he worked for two years. After working in the cities, Ryan decided that he wanted to move back to the northland, where he started working with TCG Accounting in January of 2019. When Ryan is not doing taxes, he likes to spend most of his time in the woods. Ryan is an avid outdoorsman that hunts four different states every year. During the spring and summer months Ryan enjoys fishing, camping and hiking. He tries to make it to the BWCA at least once a year.

Bryan LaLonde, EA

Bookkeeping & Payroll Manager
Bryan LaLonde grew up in Superior, Wisconsin where he attended Superior Senior High School, followed by The College of Saint Scholastica. He graduated in 2019 with a Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Accounting. Bryan is an Enrolled Agent which gives him the privilege to represent clients before the Internal Revenue Service. He enjoys spending time with his dogs, serving on the Board of Directors for the Humane Society of Douglas County, playing poker and watching sports.

Kenzie Vittorio

Bookkeeping & Payroll Specialist
Kenzie Vittorio grew up in Shell Lake, WI. Kenzie now lives in Hermantown with her husband Alex, their son Hudsyn, and their dog Kyzer. She is currently attending Lake Superior College to finish her degree in Accounting. Kenzie enjoys spending time with her friends and family, going camping, fishing, having game/movie nights, and always finding a new project to work on.

Taylor Thompson

Office Manager
Taylor Thompson grew up in Superior, Wisconsin where she attended Superior Senior High School. She then went on to the University of Wisconsin-Superior to earn her Associate Degree. She previously worked in the banking world and continues to bring a new perspective. She enjoys spending time with her boyfriend Ryan, a salesman at Kolar Chevrolet, and their dog Dakota.

OUR VALUES

Education

We believe in educating our clients to help them make better financial decisions throughout the year. We don't just "fill in the blanks." We want our clients to understand what we are doing and why. We work diligently to make sure clients know about all available tax credits and deductions.

 

Proactive Communication

We believe in communicating the latest information to our clients. Whether it's an increase in minimum wage, a new or changed tax credit or it is time to file your property tax return, we reach out to inform you. We send out monthly newsletters, post on multiple social media platforms, blog, and email breaking news updates.

 

Networking

We believe a key aspect to building a successful business is networking. We network not only for our benefit, but to connect our clients with others to proactively assist in their growth. We are actively involved in the Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce, Hermantown Chamber of Commerce, Superior Chamber of Commerce, Cloquet Chamber of Commerce, Business Network International, Arrowhead Builders Association, and make an appearance at many others.

 

Teamwork

We believe a team approach is important. It helps to decrease response time to questions. We know it can be frustrating if you cannot get in touch with your accountant, so why work with only one person? Every client at TCG Accounting is assigned to a team with a lead accountant in charge of communication.

 

Success

Our motto says it all. At TCG we say - “Your Success Is Our Priority” - and we mean it. We do everything we can to ensure the success of our clients, whether it is training them on new software, providing bookkeeping, payroll, and tax services, or connecting them with other business owners and networking events. We love watching our clients succeed!