Our History

LFS Professional Services, Inc. was originally part of Lakota Farm Service which was established in 1945 by Z.D. Cutter.  The company handled real estate, farm management, insurance and Van Packer chimneys.  Lakota Farm Service started providing their clients with bookkeeping and tax preparation services in 1948.

In 1950 the company was sold to James Orchard who maintained the same type of business.  He was assisted by his son, Howard, who did much of the tax preparation work.  Mr. Orchard sold his business to R.E. Busche in 1957.

R.E. Busche continued the business as purchased from James Orchard.  Lakota Farm Service continued to grow under the leadership of Mr. Busche and developed three distinct departments during his ownership.  They were insurance, real estate and tax accounting.  It was during this period that Lakota Farm Service Tax Department became a subsidiary of Lakota Farm Service, Inc.  Partners in the subsidiary included R.E. Busche and George Moilanen who later sold his interest to Kenneth Olson.

Allen Orwick joined Lakota Farm Service Tax Department in 1981.  Mr. Orwick purchased the company from R.E. Busche and Kenneth Olson in 1984.  Mr. Orwick also purchased the Locken and Deede Ltd. tax practice in 1984 and assumed the Lamb's Bank tax practice operated in Michigan, North Dakota by John Mathison in 1985.  In 1987 the company was incorporated and the name changed to LFS Professional Services, Inc.

LFS Professional Services, Inc. continues to grow through client referrals, acquiring other practices and offering additional services to our clients. Our firm sees annual growth because of our dedication to the three underlying principles of professionalism, responsiveness and quality.