Update overall summary - Smith Schafer is a community-oriented public accounting and business consulting firm offering a thoughtful advisory relationship to business and individual clients since 1971. Our deep bench of local, experienced professionals in Rochester, the Twin Cities and Red Wing, Minnesota, result in high-value results and loyal relationships. Our client satisfaction is exceptional, as demonstrated by our 95% satisfaction rate.

Our Industry Service Groups, comprised of numerous professionals, is committed to serving Minnesota industry entities. We have proactively developed a full-service team to address industry-specific and organizational challenges. We stay current on requirements in these industries and collaborate efficiently with our clients’ internal leadership and other advisors. Our Key Industry Practice Areas Include:

  • Real Estate & Construction
  • Transportation
  • Hospitality
  • Manufacturing
  • Professional Service Firms
  • Nonprofits
  • Governments

Smith Schafer is consistently recognized as a leading CPA firm in Minnesota. We continue to grow each year, and this recognition demonstrates the loyalty and commitment of our team members and clients.

  • Best Company to Work For, Minnesota Business Magazine
  • Best Place to Work in Southeastern Minnesota, Workforce Development
  • Top Workplace, Workplace Dynamics
  • Top 300 Accounting Firms in the Nation, Inside Public Accounting

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Steve Erchul

A Message from Steve Erchul, Managing Principal

PrimeGlobal gives us access to a wide range of specialists and gives our staff the opportunity to provide additional services to other member firms within the PrimeGlobal association. We are excited to grow our practice and better serve our clients with the resources of PrimeGlobal.

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Smith Schafer & Associates, Ltd.

220 S Broadway, Suite 102, Rochester, MN 55904


+1 952 698 7197

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Managing Principal

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Primary Location

220 S Broadway, Suite 102, Rochester, MN 55904, United States

Steve Erchul, Managing Principal
+1 952 698 7197

Red Wing, MN, United States

519 Bush Street, Red Wing, MN 55066, United States

+1 651 388 2858

Minneapolis, MN, United States

7500 Highway 55, Suite 350, Minneapolis, MN 55427, United States

+1 952 920 1455

People at Smith Schafer & Associates, Ltd.

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Steve Erchul

Managing Principal

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Christopher Kiecker


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Jason Miller


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Tim Pass


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Steve Salveson


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Grant Tentis


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Trisha White

Tax Principal

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Mida Nichelson

Senior Tax Manager

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Jenny Wachtel

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Bruce Edison

HR Manager

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Sammie Engelmann


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Amanda Freund

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Tim Jewell

IT Manager

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Adam Kellerhals


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Jill Schultz

Audit Manager

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Kyle Spicer


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Kate Hittle

Senior Accountant

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Chris Schroers

Firm Administrator

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Zach Waldoch

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