Robert D. Thurston, CPA
Bob grew up on a small farm in Springfield, Idaho just big enough to keep 4 boys busy and mostly out of trouble. As one of these first four boys of 7 total children, Bob became very close with his brothers. So when his elder brother encouraged him to pursue a career in accounting, Bob followed the advice.
He then discovered a natural aptitude for his accounting courses and his field of study was set. Bob later graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelors Degree in Accounting in 1973.
Hired as an auditor, Bob began work for the CPA firm Hurdman Cranston of San Francisco, CA. While in California, Bob met and married Miss Margie Brooke of the East Bay area. The knowledge and skills gained working in California later helped him secure a position as an auditor and move closer to home with the firm Peterson, Seamon, Stacey, and Bancroft of TwinFalls, Idaho in 1977. It was at this time Bob was introduced to the rigors of tax preparation and, as before, he demonstrated a great capacity to understand and benefit his clients. In July 1989, Bob ventured out on his own to form Thurston Financial Services, Inc.
Bob enjoys the relationships made through assisting and offering tax planning and financial advisory services. He has over 40 years of experience with corporate, partnership, Limited Liability Company and individual income tax. His focus has been farming, ranching, construction, professional services and many other small business owners. He is a firm believer that anyone can prepare a tax return but individuals and businesses come for the value added, the alternatives, and a plan.
In January 2013, Bob joined his talents with Holmstead Howe, PLLC. This move has allowed Bob to focus more on the needs of his clients and family and less on the administrative demands of managing the accounting practice. It has also enhanced the knowledge base and skillset available to the firm's other clients.
Bob has given back to the community through coaching little league sports and his extensive involvement in Boy Scouts of America as a District Commissioner and Council Treasurer. For his service he was awarded the distinguished SilverBeaver award. When not in the office you can often find Bob working away quiet hours in his yard and gardens or catching up with his bride of nearly 40 years and their 4 children.