C F Professional, Inc. Financial Services
CF Professional, Inc., is a financial services firm offering tax preparation, accounting, payroll, investments and insurance services. Our goal is to offer professional and confidential service that is fast, reliable and affordable. We currently serve over 1500 satisfied clients and we are proud of our reputation in the community. Financial services do not have to be complicated, so we explain the products and services that we provide in easy-to-understand terms.
An overview of how the business has grown and changed over the past three decades: Gary Gruss founded CF Professional, Inc., Financial Services (CFP) in 1989 with the opening of his first office in Tiffin. As the business grew, Gary opened the second office in Marion in 1993 and the third office in Richwood in 1995. He kept the two offices for a few years and then sold them in 1998. He then opened the fourth office in Findlay. By 1999, the number of clients was growing and so was the need for space. CFP purchased a new building and consolidated the Tiffin and Findlay offices. This building, located at 132 North State Route 101, Tiffin, continues to be the home office for CFP. It is handicap accessible, has plenty of parking and also has room for growth with almost an acre of land for expansion. Then in 2011, to better meet the needs of the clients living near the Fostoria area, CFP opened a branch office at 545 E. Lytle St., Fostoria.
Originally, CF Professional, Inc., provided computer and financial services, thus the letters in our name: CF. The company offered computer hardware and software and designed custom computer programming. The company also assisted businesses with converting manual accounting records to computerized systems. In addition, CFP offered payroll and tax preparation services at a variety of levels. Eventually, difficulty keeping up with the rapidly changing computer industry led the company to concentrate on providing only financial services.
In 1993 Gary's father, Bob Gruss, retired from the Internal Revenue Service. He had over 30 years of service and was too young to retire completely. Gary had a growing tax business, so Bob began to work with Gary. They, along with the staff of CFP, created a large base of accounting and tax clients. Sadly, Bob passed away in 2002 and he is greatly missed by family, staff, and clients.
Over the years, CF Professional, Inc., acquired the local tax businesses of Mary Roberts and Mary Wilson. Both businesses had great, long term success of over 40 years. Gary is proud to carry on the high level of customer service that these offices had provided.
Further along in his career, Gary wanted to offer complete financial services alongside the accounting products. He studied for and earned investment and insurance licenses. These additional certifications allow him to consult with clients on various financial products, such as, but not limited to, IRAs, REITs, stocks, and life insurance. These services play an important part in meeting clients' financial goals for retirement and tax-efficient retirement planning.
The staff has grown over the years and we continue to serve our clients with confidence. We serve clients in several states and locally in Tiffin, Fostoria, Attica, Republic, Clyde, Green Springs, Richwood, Marion, Carey, Wayne, Fremont, Findlay, Port Clinton and many other surrounding areas. We strive to provide excellent service and look forward to growing in the future.