Dennis Aukema, C.P.A.
I was born in New Jersey and raised in Zeeland, Michigan. I graduated from Holland Christian High School and then pursued my accounting major at Central Michigan University and graduated in 1990. My first account job was with Marathon Oil Company in Findlay, Ohio. I started in public accounting in 1993 after working through high school, college and a year sabbatical on a dairy farm in Zeeland, Michigan.
My first public accounting job was with Disselkoen & Company, where I worked for five years and later purchased most of that practice by starting Aukema & Company, PC on June 1, 1998. In the first seven years of business, Aukema & Company, PC was located downtown Holland. In May of 2005, I bought an office building and moved the firm to our current location on 120th on the north side of Holland.
I married my wife, Julie, and have lived in the same house on the north side of Holland since we were married in 1996. We have been blessed two boys who enjoy playing sports (especially football), hunting and fishing. As a family we enjoy hunting, fishing and traveling. We have attended and are actively involved at Borculo Christian Reformed Church since our marriage and have been blessed with the opportunity to send our children to Holland Christian School.
I have been working full time with Aukema & Company since 2000. In 1999, I graduated from Western Michigan University with my Bachelor’s degree in accounting. I grew up and still currently live in Allendale with my wife Melanie and son Magnus.
I have been with Aukema & Company since the fall of 2003. I worked part-time through college and came on full time in 2006. I graduated from Grand Valley State University with my degree in Accounting in May of 2006.
I have been married to my husband Ross since November 2008. The Lord blessed us with our daughter, Quinn, in February 2011. I then became part-time here at Aukema, while being a full-time mom at home. We were blessed again in the fall of 2012 with our son, Dominic.
I began working at Aukema & Company in 2005 and worked part time for four years while I was in college. After graduating from Grand Valley State University with a Bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance in May of 2010, I started full time at Aukema & Company. In October 2010, I married my husband John and we reside in Zeeland.