A Foundation of Performance ♦ Five Decades of Service
George Pulakos founded what is now Pulakos CPAs in 1960 in Albuquerque, New Mexico with the clear objective of providing clients unparalleled personal service. George Pulakos was known for his technical ability, community spirit, and his business acumen. Pulakos fostered a work environment that valued listening to clients and understanding their needs, and used this to then develop a customized solution to benefit each individual client.
As the practice grew, he increased staff and shared ownership with other like-minded CPA’s, one of which was Carl Alongi. There have been three generational changes of ownership over the last five decades, and each of these transitions have been anticipated and planned, allowing Pulakos CPAs to create the sustainable business model that has served the firm’s clients successfully for over 50 years. More importantly, the firm is positioned to serve its clients for another 50 years with the same commitment to its Founder’s principles.
The firm has gone by different names: George Pulakos, CPA, Pulakos & Alongi, Ltd and, now, Pulakos CPAs, PC. While the employees, owners and clients have changed over the last five decades, the Team at Pulakos CPAs, PC will always reflect the Founder’s standards for exceptional personal service, technical ability, community spirit and business acumen, all of which form a foundation for performance.
Our agency in Albuquerque also stands to reflect the attitude of performance and team approach designed to benefit our clients. Today the firm is located in a New Mexico facility that emulates the style and business practices of the professionals who work there – open, accessible to all, team-oriented, fast access to major freeways, and a meeting place for business professionals. There are no big corner offices or other monuments to the owners or senior members of management. Rather, the office is open and light, with a strong focus on functionality over fashion, all of which emanate that foundation for performance which we strive to maintain. That is how George Pulakos would have wanted it.
Pulakos CPAs has always been a leader when it comes to employing technology to serve our clients. An extensive use of technology creates time for personal, client-site attention and needs. Our clients know that they are Pulakos CPAs’ primary focus, as our team of CPAs and CPA candidates do not leave the client location until all avenues have been covered, and all that can be done has been taken care of. Clients consistently benefit from our faster response rates and timely delivery of products with fewer mistakes.
Everything the Pulakos CPAs Team does aims to further perpetuate the foundation of performance established by Founder George Pulakos, CPA, an approach that will continue into the next century.