Froehling Anderson has been a fixture on the Twin Cities accounting scene since it was founded in Excelsior, Minn., as MJ Long and Company in 1946. As the firm celebrates its 70th anniversary, it is also on the cusp of an exciting change.
In November, Froehling Anderson will move its office—currently in the Superior Plaza off Shelard Parkway in St. Louis Park—a few blocks away to Suite 400 of the Metropoint Building at 400 Highway 169 South. According to managing partner Dave Benusa, the move will give the firm much-needed space to grow while providing clients with a more convenient location directly off of Highway 169. Froehling Anderson will officially take up residence in the building on Monday, Nov. 21, and will maintain its existing telephone and fax numbers.
When commenting on the move, Benusa referenced Froehling Anderson’s 70-year history: “This is the next chapter for our firm,” he said. “I can’t help but think of the profound changes our industry, our community, and our clients have seen. Today’s business environment presents a new level of complexity that our founders could never have imagined. With an expanded, smartly designed space, we will be able to better support our clients as they make sense of the latest changes, too.”
Benusa added that “staff comfort” was also a consideration in the design of the new space—hardly surprising for a firm known for putting employees first. (Froehling Anderson was named a Best Place to Work by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal in 2016.)
“As we look ahead to the future, things are looking very bright for our firm, and for the Twin Cities. We’re immensely grateful for those—particularly our clients and staff members—who have supported us along the way,” Benusa said. “You don’t make it to 70 by yourself.”