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Van Bruggen & Vande Vegte, P.C.

Founded by Arthur Van Bruggen in 1977 as the first CPA firm serving Northwest Iowa, our commitment was, and still is, to serve the best interests of each and every one of our clients. Please take a few moments, acquaint yourself with our firm and contact us for more information about our accounting or financial services.

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Office Locations

Orange City Office
113 3rd St NE
Orange City, IA 51041
Phone: 712-737-2030
Fax: 712-737-2075
Rock Valley Office
P.O. Box 40
1313 Golf Course Road
Rock Valley, IA 51247
Phone: 712-476-2725
Fax: 712-476-2726

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Our Partners

Gary Vande Vegte, Managing Partner

CPA, CMA

As the managing partner, Gary oversees firm operations by strategically planning for the future, and communicating our vision and strategic objectives throughout our organization.

His professional focus is to provide a wide range of accounting, tax, and consulting services to individuals, agricultural producers & entities, and small businesses in various industry sectors. Gary is passionate about coming to work and seeing the firm grow. He often says that his job at VB&VV is to "take care of problems and capitalize on opportunities," while also coaching them through challenging situations. Gary leads our dairy team and assists owner-operated dairies around the Midwest and as far South as Texas, offering consulting, tax services, and accrual basis financial statement preparation. Gary enjoys public speaking engagements at dairy conferences and seminars. In recent years, he has become more involved in succession planning and thoroughly enjoys assisting families transition their businesses to the next generation.

Civic Involvement:

  • Central Plains Dairy Association Board Member

Education:

  • Bachelor of Arts degree from Augustana College

Interests and Hobbies:

  • Golfing
  • Spending time at Okoboji with his wife, Amy, and the rest of his family
  • Attending children's sporting and school events
  • Fantasy Football

Judi Van Berkel, Administrative Partner

CPA, MPA

Serving as the firm's administrative partner, Judi enjoys spending time on human resources and marketing efforts. In addition, she enjoys assisting individuals, small businesses, and nonprofit organizations with their tax and accounting needs. Judi feels that our number one asset is our staff and she feels privileged to work with an amazing team of professionals who are uniquely equipped and gifted to serve our client base.

Civic Involvement:

  • Treasurer of Board of Directors for Bethany Christian Services of Northwest Iowa

Education:

  • Bachelor of Arts degree from Dordt College
  • Master of Professional Accountancy degree from University of South Dakota

Interests and Hobbies:

  • Walking
  • Reading
  • Cooking
  • Playing games and spending time with kids

Matt Van Essen, Partner

CPA, CVA

Matt's areas of expertise are income tax compliance and planning, business valuation services, cash flow and financial projections, and general business consulting. He is a key member of our tax team, specializes in small business and large dairy operations, is certified to perform business valuations, and assists with estate and succession planning. Matt values working as a team with dedicated, knowledgeable professionals in a fun and flexible work environment. He enjoys helping clients work through financial hurdles to reach their goals.

Civic Involvement:

  • Volunteer coach for city league youth teams
  • Selected as 2011 "Top 20 Under 40" by Northwest Iowa Review
  • Member of Board of Directors of Sioux Center Christian School

Education:

  • Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting and Business Information Systems from Dordt College

Interests and Hobbies:

  • Enjoying time with his wife and three children
  • Golfing
  • Running
 

TJ Korver, Manager

CPA

TJ focuses on tax compliance and planning for individuals and entities, specializing in the agricultural sector. He is also part of the dairy team and is involved with financial statement preparation. TJ appreciates the diverse nature of opportunities available in serving clients and the variety of work.

Civic Involvement:

  • President of Board of Directors for the Orange City Municipal Golf Association, Inc.
  • Selected as 2016 “Top 20 Under 40” by Northwest Iowa Review

Education:

  • Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from Northwestern College

Interests and Hobbies:

  • Playing with sons
  • Golfing
  • Spending time with family and friends

Jeff Nibbelink, Audit & Accounting Partner

CPA, MBA

Jeff oversees our Rock Valley office and as a partner, manages the finances of the firm. Jeff assists client in identifying efficiencies and reaching their maximum profitability with the assistance of our accounting, auditing, and taxation expertise; he strives to exceed client expectations.

Jeff values working in a business where change is a constant and appreciates the variety of professional challenges that this presents. He particularly enjoys interacting with clients, colleagues, and the community.

Civic Involvement:

  • Men's Golf League
  • Rock Valley Chamber of Commerce
  • Elder at Trinity Christian Reformed Church

Education:

  • Bachelor of Arts degree from Dordt College
  • MBA from University of Puget Sound

Interests and Hobbies:

  • Bow hunting
  • Golfing
  • Spending time with his awesome grandchildren: 2 boys and 2 girls