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About Us

Knutson, Trolson & Fargher, P.S. Inc., one of the oldest Certified Public Accounting firms in the state of Washington, was started in 1956 when Fred Knutson purchased the local branch office from the Seattle firm of Michaelson, Singer. In 1968 Roger Trolson joined Fred and a partnership was formed. This partnership continued until 1974 when Brian Knutson joined his father and Roger in the partnership. The following year, 1975, Robert Fargher joined the ownership group. In 1980 the professional service corporation of Knutson, Trolson & Fargher, P.S. Inc. was formed. Eldon Lively joined the firm as a staff accountant in January 1988 and in 2002 became a shareholder. January 1, 2016, after Robert Fargher's retirement, Eldon Lively became the remaining shareholder of Knutson, Trolson & Fargher, P.S. Inc.

Over the years we have enjoyed a sustained growth in the number and type of clients that we serve. We have established and maintained a reputation of expertise in the areas of construction tax and accounting. In addition, we perform Review and Compilation services and produce Federal and State income tax returns for a variety of business and individual clients. In recent years, we have added trust and estate work to our areas of specialization.

Our focus continues to be on the client: providing ethical, timely and quality service.


We Listen...We Care...We Help



Clients are the most important people ever in this office

~ in person ~ by mail ~ or by phone.


Clients are not dependent upon us.

We are dependent upon them.


Clients are not an interruption of our work.

They are the purpose of it.


We are not doing them a favor by serving them.

They are doing us a favor by giving us an opportunity to do so.


Clients are not outsiders in our business.

They are part of it.


Clients are not cold statistics.

They are flesh and blood human beings with feelings and emotions like our own.


Clients are not someone to argue with or to match wits with.

Nobody ever won an argument with a client.


Clients are people who bring us their wants.

It is our job to handle them profitably to them and to ourselves.


Thank you for the opportunity to serve you.

  • Knutson, Trolson & Fargher, P.S. Inc.
  • 3819 100th St SW Ste 5A
  • Lakewood, WA 98499
  • Telephone: (253) 581-3554
  • Fax: (253) 581-3557