Our Firm

We combine the resources of a large firm with the personal attention that only a small firm can provide. Our clients come back to us year after year because they know they are in good hands. We work to develop long-term relationships; whether your needs are simple or complex, we are always here for immediate assistance.

Please take a moment and read more about our people, our history, our credentials, and our areas of specialization. If you have any questions or would like more detailed information about how we can help you, don't hesitate to contact us. We are honored to serve you.

OUR PEOPLE

The founders believe that a CPA firm is only as good as the associates it employs. We have worked hard over the past 16 years to hire those who not only have a high level of experience and technical expertise, but also those who believe in hard work and customer service. We believe we have assembled, and continue to assemble, a team of professionals who have a passion for the profession second to none.

 

Gregory L. Nowling, CPA, Founding Shareholder, Director of Audit Services, Director of Quality Control

Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, Bachelor of Science in Accounting/25 years of experience in multi-family affordable housing and nonprofits/16 years with ComerNowling/Hometown Bloomington, Indiana/Wife, Amy /Children, Brandon (24), Kennedy (14), Addison (9), and Jackson (6)/Hobbies include collecting 1960’s/1970’s and Vietnam War era memorabilia, martial arts training, and anything on the water
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gnowling@comernowling.com

 

Glenn R. Comer, CPA, Founding Shareholder, Firm Director

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia, Bachelor of Science in Accounting/30 years of experience in nonprofits, taxation, small business consulting, homeowner/condominium associations/16 years with ComerNowling/Hometown Luray, Virginia/Wife, Linda (Plastic Surgery Consultant)/Children, Jarod (28)/Hobbies and personal enjoyments including keyboards and percussion

 

gcomer@comernowling.com

Douglas O. Jones, CPA, Shareholder, Nonprofits, Homeowner Associations

Indiana University/28 years of experience in nonprofits and taxation/5 year with ComerNowling/Hometown Wurtzburg, Germany/Wife, Bonnie/Children, Neill(24), Wesley(22)

 

djones@comernowling.com

Cami Demaree, CPA, Senior Manager Nonprofit Auditing, Multi-Family Affordable Housing, and Employee Benefit Plans

University of Evansville, Evansville, Indiana/over 25 years of experience in nonprofits and employee benefit plans/2 years with ComerNowling/Hometown Columbia City, Indiana/Husband, David/Children, Kaylie (15)/Hobbies and personal enjoyments include collecting primitive antiques, outdoor activities, roller coasters, and spending time with family and friends.

 

cdemaree@comernowling.com

Dawn Becker, Senior Manager Homeowner/Condominium Associations and Multi-Family Affordable Housing

29 years of experience/14 years with ComerNowling/Hometown Michigan/mother and a grandma. Hobbies and personal enjoyments include walking, running, biking, working in the yard, trips to the beach and spending time with her family and friends.

 

dbecker@comernowling.com

Shawn D. Dreiman, CPA, Director of Taxation

Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana, Bachelor of Science in Accounting /16 years of experience in taxation (federal, state, local, multi-state, real estate, multi-family affordable housing and nonprofits) / Hometown: Vincennes, Indiana / Wife, Angela / Children: Dylan (13), Marissa (11) / Hobbies include attending children's sporting and other activities, spending time with family and friends, playing golf, and attending collegiate and professional sporting events (IU Basketball, Indiana Pacers, Indianapolis Colts).

 

 

sdreiman@comernowling.com

Ronald B. Coleman Jr., CPA Candidate, Senior Audit Manager Multi-Family Affordable Housing

Saint Joseph College, Rensselaer, Indiana, Bachelor of Science in Accounting, NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball Player(Captain)/10 years of experience/8 years with ComerNowling/Hometown Chicago, Illinois/Wife, Gretchen/ Child Adalynn (1)/Hobbies and personal enjoyments include exercising/basketball, flag football, traveling, bowling, corn hole, Chicago Bears and Chicago Bulls

 

rcoleman@comernowling.com

Bengu Powell, CPA, Senior Audit Manager Nonprofits, Multi-Family Affordable Housing and Taxation

Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Indiana and Bosphorus University, Istanbul, Turkey/13 years of experience/10 years with ComerNowling/Hometown Burdur, Turkey/Husband, Kyle (Engineer)/Children, Colton (7), Hudson (4)/Hobbies and personal enjoyments include tennis, outdoor activities and ballroom dancing/Member and past treasurer of the American-Turkish Association in Indiana

 

bpowell@comernowling.com

Nicole E. Aasen, CPA, Senior Audit Manager Mulit-Family Affordable Housing

Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, BA in Anthropology & Sociology, MS in Accounting/6 years of public accounting experience/4 years with ComerNowling/Hometown Carmel, Indiana/Husband, Adam Aasen (restaurant owner and reporter)/Hobbies and personal enjoyments include reading, visiting zoos, IU basketball, and volunteering with the Indianapolis Zoo, the Cheetah Conservation Fund, and the Carmel Clay Historical Society.

 

naasen@comernowling.com

Lindsey Rinehart, CPA, Audit Manager Multi-Family Affordable Housing, Bond Analyst, and Nonprofits

Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, BS in Accounting & Finance, MBA with concentration in financial analysis/5 years of public accounting experience/3 years with ComerNowling/Hometown, Noblesville, Indiana/Husband, Michael (software engineer)/Child, Lydia (2)/Hobbies and personal enjoyments include interior decorating, cooking and IU basketball.

 

lrinehart@comernowling.com

Lindsey Howell, CPA, Tax Manager

Cedarville University, Accounting and Finance major/MAcc from Bowling Green State University/9 years public accounting experience/3 years with ComerNowling/hometown Rensselaer, Indiana/husband Scott (Roche Diagnostics), children Jackson, Josette and Lincoln/member of the AICPA.

 

lhowell@comernowling.com

Jessica Beatty, CPA Candidate, Audit Senior Nonprofits and Multi-Family Affordable Housing

Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana, BS in Accounting and Finance, Magna Cum Laude/1 year with ComerNowling/Hometown, Anderson, Indiana/Hobbies and Personal Enjoyments include watching sports, exercising, outdoor activities, and spending time with family and friends.

 

Kathryn Dawson, CPA Candidate, Audit Staff, Multi- Family Affordable Housing and Nonprofits

University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Indiana, - BS in Accounting and Economics Minor. 1 year in healthcare accounting. Hometown- Carmel, Indiana. Hobbies and interests include performing Arts, traveling, reading and spending time with family and friends.

 

kdawson@comernowling.com

Jamie Kubsch, CPA Candidate, Audit Staff, Multi-Family Affordable Housing and Nonprofits

Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, - BS in Accounting and Business Management. 1 year in corporate accounting, 2 years in public accounting. Hometown - Rossville, Indiana. Hobbies and Personal enjoyments include baking, kayaking, exercise, decorating, traveling to new places, volunteering and spending time with friends and family.

 

 

jkubsch@comernowling.com

Rachel Mudd, CPA Candidate, Audit Staff, Multi-Family Affordable Housing and Nonprofits

University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri – BS in Finance. Hometown – Decatur, Illinois. Hobbies and personal enjoyments include biking, baking, reading, and watching college football.

 

 

rmudd@comernowling.com

Abigail Ray, Tax Staff, Multi-Family Affordable Housing and Taxation

Maranatha Baptist University, Watertown, WI, BBA in Accounting. Two years in nonprofit and self-employment tax. Hometown Pound, Wisconsin / Husband Jonathon (One-Click Ventures) / Hobbies and interests include traveling, photography, and running.

 

aray@comernowling.com

Christine (Crissy) Lawson, Assistant Staff Auditor Multi-Family Affordable Housing, Notary Public

ECPI computer Institute, Roanoke, Virginia/20 years of administrative and management experience/12 years with ComerNowling/Hometown Sycamore, Ohio/Husband, Barry (Machine Operator)/Children, Erin, Zach, and Kody/Hobbies and personal enjoyments include traveling, hiking and outdoor activities

 

clawson@comernowling.com

Shonetell Blackburn, Office Manager, Marketing and Public Relations, Notary Public

Clark College, Atlanta, Georgia/24 years of administrative and management experience/18 years with ComerNowling/Hometown, Indianapolis, Indiana

 

sblackburn@comernowling.com

Angela McGary, Nonprofit and Taxation Administrative Assistant

15 years banking experience/7 years administrative and management experience / Hometown, Cincinnati, Ohio / Enjoys art, reading, dancing, watching movies, traveling and spending time with family and friends.

 

amcgary@comernowling.com

Erik Robertson, RS, Reserve Study, Capital Needs Assessment and FHA Certification Specialist

Technical expert in aspects of fieldwork involving reserve studies and general construction

Butler University, 1990, Indianapolis, Indiana/5 years with ComerNowling/Wife Lisa/ Children Eli (22 – US Army/ROTC/School of Engineering), Katie (20 – art major)/over 25 years with various residential home builders, home improvement contractors and general real estate.

 

erobertson@comernowling.com

Amy N. Nowling, Director of Marketing and Client Relations

Butler University, Indianapolis, Indiana, B.S. in Marketing.  18 years of professional experience in marketing and business development including 9 years at PricewaterhouseCoopers/ 2 years with ComerNowling.  Amy resides in Indianapolis with her husband and son Jackson.  In her free time she enjoys boating on Geist and spending time with her family.

 

anowling@comernowling.com

David Dzurisin, CPA, Taxation

David works part-time with ComerNowling on certain technical taxation assignments.

Butler University, 1988, Indianapolis, Indiana/Former Partner with large local CPA firm prior to going out on his own.

 

ddzurisin@comernowling.com

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OUR HISTORY

 

ComerNowling was formed on December 1, 2000. For the past 16-years ComerNowling has been a National leader in audit/attestation/consulting/taxation in the multi-family affordable housing, nonprofit, homeowner/condominium and taxation industries. ComerNowling was originally founded by Glenn R. Comer, CPA, and Gregory L. Nowling, CPA.

Their backgrounds include extensive experience in a Big Four firm specializing in nonprofits and Federal and State governmental contracts, large regional firms specializing in multi-family affordable housing and nonprofits, legal education, and private sector financial directorship. The founders originally envisioned a firm that capitalized on their areas of expertise and experience, yet had the capability to provide clients with a close relationship found in "mom and pop" firms. Our commitment to our clients is unprecedented. Because of our dedication to our clients success, our clients benefit greatly from having the founders always available for their needs as well as a large and experienced staff in association with the founders.

ComerNowling quickly became one of the most highly recognized firms in Indianapolis on Angie's List, made the top 25 list in the Indianapolis Business Journal in 2010, 2011, 2015 and 2016, and is recognized by HUD, REAC and USDA Rural Development throughout the United States as a viable, experienced and knowledgeable audit firm of governmentally assisted programs.

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OUR CREDENTIALS

ComerNowling is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Rural Housing Association, Association of Government Accountants, Affordable Housing Association of Certified Public Accountants and the Government Audit Quality Center. ComerNowling and/or certain founders are also licensed in all States for which we practice.

Gregory L. Nowling, CPA has also previously developed training materials for presentation to USDA Rural Development employees regarding audit/AUP requirements. Some of these materials are still used today in presentations made by associations and USDA Rural Development throughout the United States.

Both Gregory L. Nowling, CPA and Glenn R. Comer, CPA have been guest speakers on numerous occasions at associations and conventions regarding issues including nonprofits, multi-family affordable housing, and taxation.

Combined, the founders, Gregory L. Nowling, CPA and Glenn R. Comer, CPA have over 50 years of experience in the CPA industry.

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OUR AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

ComerNowling primarily is an attestation/audit firm specializing in multi-family affordable housing, nonprofit and homeowner/condominium association industries. However, ComerNowling is also one of the largest Indianapolis taxation firms specializing in individual, corporate and partnership taxation and small business start-up and consulting. ComerNowling prepares hundreds of audits and hundreds of tax returns spinning off those audits. ComerNowling is also highly experienced in the cost certifications for newly constructed or rehabilitated HUD and IRC Section 42 properties.

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ComerNowling
8606 Allisonville Rd.
Suite 120
Indianapolis, IN 46250

Tel: 317.841.3393
Fax: 317.841.3989

Email: info@comernowling.com

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