Galen M. Pfeifer
Partner
”I always strive to maintain a proactive approach when serving clients. One way I accomplish this is by contacting them about newly passed laws and regulations before they contact me. This gives them the assurance that I am always looking out for their best interests.“
 

Galen joined Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball, Chartered (ABBB) in 1981. Today he is a partner in the firm’s Hays, Kansas office. Beyond his leadership role, Galen specializes in business valuations and has extensive experience providing documentation for valuation issues.

Galen works primarily with clients in the agricultural, oil and gas, manufacturing, communications, medical and retail industries. In one instance of exceptional client service, he advised a client to sell their business for $1 million, although they were planning to sell it for about half that price. Galen has also reduced the tax burden of a medical doctor by approximately $60,000 per year, with the use of innovative planning.

Prior to joining ABBB three decades ago, Galen worked in construction, retail sales and the oil industry. He was inspired to go into accounting because of his high school math and accounting teachers. On both a personal and professional level, Galen attributes his success to growing up on a farm where he developed a strong work ethic, learned how to problem solve and was taught to appreciate the little things. He also believes he is successful because of the value he has provided to his clients in tax savings, profits and service. Galen’s favorite quote is “Preach the gospel at all times, and if necessary, use words.” He appreciates this saying because he believes his actions should always speak to the type of person he is.

Galen grew up on a farm south of Ellis, Kansas and today he resides in Hays with his wife, Cathy, whom he met in college. Together they have four sons and a few cats and dogs. Galen says what he enjoys most about Hays is the faith community. While away from the office, he enjoys going to the lake, boating and engaging in water sports.

Designations

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) – Kansas
  • Personal Financial Specialist (PFS)
  • Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV)
  • Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF)
  • Insurance Agent License (Life and Health) – Kansas

Memberships

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

    • Member, Forensic and Valuation Services Section

  • Kansas Society of CPAs (KSCPA)

    • Member, Business Valuation Task Force

  • Kansas State Board of Accountancy

    • Former Chairman

  • Northwest Kansas Chapter of Certified Public Accountants

    • Former President

  • American Society of Appraisers

    • Candidate Member

Education

  • Fort Hays State University

    • Master of Business Administration (1982)

  • Fort Hays State University

    • Bachelor of Science, Business (1981)

Honors and Achievements

  • Young Alumni Award, Fort Hays State University (1988)