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Manufacturing, Wholesale & Distribution

As one of the key drivers of economic growth, manufacturing companies create high-paying jobs and technological innovation as well as most of the products we use every day. But U.S. manufacturers face significant challenges in increased global competition, complex and growing regulations, and a decreasing export market.

CPA and advisory firm Allen, Gibbs & Houlik, L.C. can draw from a broad arsenal of tools to help manufacturing companies stay competitive. Many tax planning strategies deliver the most significant benefits to companies that invest heavily in buying and building large facilities, purchase specialized equipment, and design and develop products — hallmarks of many manufacturers.

Audit and assurance services help companies gain access to capital, and a specialized state and local tax group focuses on sales and use tax as well as state and local tax recovery. Many other firm services serve to work toward solutions for common problems in all businesses, including employee benefit planning, human resources issues, payroll, outsourcing and business transactions such as mergers and acquisitions.

Industry Team Leader

Patrick Lowrance

Senior Manager,
Assurance Services
Patrick Lowrance has been with AGH since 2007, primarily serving clients in the construction, manufacturing, wholesale/distribution, franchisors with multi-state franchising, private equity groups, and financial services industries. He is also responsible for certain quality control porcesses within the firm. He has various credentials, including being a certified public accountant, one of multiple certified fraud examiners in the firm, and has earned his accreditation in business valuation. Patrick leads the firm’s manufacutring industry team.

His professional memberships include the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Kansas Society of Certified Public Accountants (KSCPA), the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and the Construction Financial Management Association. He was named one of the KSCPA’s “20 under 40” young leaders in the accounting profession, and honored as one of Wichita Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” young leaders in the community. Additionally, Patrick serves on the United Way of the Plains allocation and grants committees, as a board member for the Ronald McDonald House Charities - Wichita, and is currently vice-chair of the board for Child Start.

Patrick received both his undergraduate and graduate degrees in accounting from Wichita State University. He also serves as an adjunct instructor for Friends University.
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Patrick Lowrance