The Kakenmaster Brothers

We are a family owned business specializing in business accounting, business and personal taxes, and payroll services. Kakenmaster  & Associates was founded in 1955 by Carl Kakenmaster, who wanted to provide his clients with personalized tax and accounting solutions. Carl later brought in his sons, Mark and Pete, to continue to grow the business and maintain his legacy of family values and professional integrity. We have grown since then, but our values have stayed the same. Our foundation is built on providing exceptional service for over 65 years. Our firm has a reputation for delivering comprehensive knowledge and personal attention to maximize your financial well being.

Tax and Accounting Experts

Kakenmaster & Associates combines the personal attention of in-person support with the convenience of cloud-based services. We believe that this combination provides efficiency and peace of mind. Our Tax and Accounting services are based on a fundamental and disciplined approach which stems from Mark and Pete’s original vision for our firm. We are well versed in the current tax law, and use tax and accounting best practices to deliver accurate, reliable results.

Surpassing your expectations

It's part of the Kakenmaster legacy and we pride ourselves in providing you with impeccable customer service along with your comprehensive tax and accounting plan. Our firm is large enough to offer a full range of professional services, but small enough to give you the individual attention that you deserve. Our objective is to work together in partnership so that we can provide you with an optimal plan that focuses on your needs. Rest assured that when a need arises, our firm is ready and capable to handle everything for you so you can focus on what matters most to you.

Industry Experts

Our dedicated team of experts are committed to working with you to maximize your financial well-being. Our firm provides professional tax and accounting services to a variety of industries including Not-for-Profit, Construction, Architecture & Engineering, Financial Services, , Manufacturing & Distribution, Restaurants & Hospitality, Retail, Technology, Media & Telecommunication, Transportation, and Healthcare, among others.

From our Clients

For the past 15 years I have utilized Kakenmaster & Associates’ accounting services for my personal finances and for my business. Pete is professional and organized in all aspects of his business. Every time I have had a question or concern, Pete responds professionally and promptly. I trust and will continue to trust Kakenmaster & Associates for all of my accounting needs.
— Kieran Kirby, Warren Electric

Over the years we have grown to include Property Management and Real Estate services. We provide you with first-class service that you can expect from Kakenmaster & Associates along with real estate market knowledge and reliable property management services.


Libertyville Insurance Trusted Brokers is owned by Mark Kakenmaster and has been providing comprehensive insurance plans for over 40 years. They specialize in managing business and personal insurance portfolios.