About Our Firm

Our Values

  • Integrity
  • Quality
  • Teamwork
  • Community

Our Story

Dillwood Burkel & Millar, LLP was founded in 2000 by Dave Dillwood and Gary Burkel, two former partners of a local firm in Santa Rosa. Dave and Gary founded the firm with the vision to provide clients with high level of services while being cost effective.  We utilize our variety of experiences within the firm to provide comprehensive accounting, tax, financial reporting, valuation, and business advisory services to the full range of industries throughout the United States.

We are known in the business community for our expertise and dedication to our clients. We view every client relationship like a partnership, and truly believe that our success is a result of our client’s success. We are committed to providing close, personal attention to our clients, and take pride in giving our clients the assurance that the personal assistance they receive comes from years of advanced training, technical experience and financial acumen.

Our continual investment of time and resources in professional continuing education and state-of-the-art computer technology is indicative of our commitment to excellence. We are proud of our firm culture that encourages learning, collaboration, and excellent client services. Since 2018, we have been recognized by Accounting Today as the one of the nation’s Best Accounting Firms to Work for. We have also been named North Bay Business Journal’s Best Places to Work in 2021.

DBM has strong ties to the community. We perform all of our professional services in-house and never outsource our work.  We believe in community service as a way to help strengthen our community and provide a better life for everyone, including ourselves.  Our staff and partners participate in service clubs like Rotary and Active 20-30, and many of our personnel are members of nonprofit boards supporting local charity work.  We are also proud to be a certified Green Business in Sonoma County, doing our share to help protect, preserve, and sustain the environment.

Our Commitment to Client Confidentiality

As your CPA, we collect information: 

  • Provided by you from your tax organizer, worksheets, and documents;
  • Discussions we have with you during the year; and
  • Items we develop as part of our engagement.

As your CPA, we are required to keep all information about our engagement confidential so we will not disclose any information about you unless we have your approval or required/permitted by law. This applies even if you are no longer a client.

As your CPA, we are committed to the safekeeping of your confidential information and we maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect your information..