Case Study

Chalmers Ford: Real Value, Real People, Real Simple.


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Chalmers Ford
Chalmers FordAlbuquerque, New Mexico

Chalmers Ford is a large Ford Dealership and police vehicle outfitter serving New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado and West Texas. Located in Albuquerque, N.M., the team at Chalmers Ford prides themselves on carrying out founder Don Chalmers’s mission: community service. The Chalmers Ford philanthropy goes beyond writing checks—from coaching soccer teams to participating in United Way campaigns, each employee donates at least 40 hours per year to volunteering in the community.

Relationships are important to their team; that’s why, after experiencing a disconnect with their previous firm, the Chalmers team reached out to Eide Bailly.


  • Resolved ACA reporting issues
  • Timely year-end report for OEM
  • Resolved inventory account issues
  • High-level support
  • Ongoing communication
By the numbers
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physical locations in New Mexico
Emergency vehicle outfitter for
40 hours
per year donating to the community

Watch how Eide Bailly has helped Chalmers resolve complex issues through a collaborative relationship.

The Challenge

Chalmers Ford needed a partner with specialized expertise that they could rely on.

The team at Chalmers Ford needed more than an accountant. They needed a partner with the specialized expertise of a Top 25 firm and down-to-earth people that they could rely on for strategic guidance and advice. 

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Inaccurate information
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    Siloed data
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      Tedious manual processes

        The Solution

        Dealership expertise in accounting, compliance, and operations.

        Andy Strebe, General Manager at Chalmers Ford found that “the most major difference between Eide Bailly and our previous firm is that the level of support is so much greater." He went on to say, "We wanted more than just a year-end report; we wanted a dialogue that happens on a continuous basis, and that’s what Eide Bailly provides.” 

        In addition to a year-end accounting review, our team was brought in to handle their Affordable Care Act reporting to ensure that Chalmers remained compliant with IRS requirements. 


        The Results

        Better accounting and better relationships lead to optimized operations.

        In addition to a more collaborative relationship, Eide Bailly has also provided more timely and detailed account reconciliation for Chalmers Ford. This has benefited their bottom line in multiple ways—less errors, no surprises, paid bills and saved dollars. Chalmers Ford has also been able to resolve a complex Affordable Care Act reporting issue that their previous firm was not able to remedy.

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