We take a personal interest in you & your business

About Us

In 1998, after working together for 6 years at other firms, the founding partners joined to form Delk & Associates CPA, now known as Delk Rutherford & Associates Inc. What started with a belief that they wanted to do things a little differently, they now serve hundreds of small business clients throughout the Miami Valley and Tri-State region.

What most businesses really want from their accountant is sound advice from someone who understands the issues they face.  Our client base is filled with fast growing companies owned by entrepreneurial minded people. It's our job to help them succeed. The issues you often have are the ones we help solve on a daily basis. 

We are committed to building personal relationships with you and your business. When appropriate, we like to perform some of our work at your location. This saves you time and expense while enabling us to better understand your needs.  

D R i CPA ... Dynamic Responsive Integral ... Delk Rutherford Inc.
Gladden Delk, CPA - Partner

Gladden co-founded the firm in 1998. His career started with the Indianapolis office of Ernst & Young where he worked with SEC clients and other large businesses. He then took a position in Washington D.C. as an analyst for a multinational insurance company. Upon moving back to Dayton, Gladden worked with local CPA firms before venturing out on his own. 

A graduate of Anderson University, Gladden is involved with his Church, passionate about travel, and can usually be found doing something outdoors. 
Cherie Rutherford - Partner

Cherie co-founded the firm in 1998. She has been working in public accounting since 1988 and has significant experience with taxation, accounting, payroll services, and QuickBooks software. 

In Cherie's time away from the office, she enjoys time with her children, cross-fit, golf and motorcycling with her husband. 

Teresa Stine - Senior Accountant/Payroll Specialist

Teresa has been working with local CPA firms for 20+ years. Teresa works with many of our larger business clients, has expertise in multi-state taxation, and is in charge of our Payroll service.

Outside of work Teresa enjoys camping, playing guitar, and reading. 

Cody Rupp - Staff Accountant 
Hunter Cooper - Staff Accountant
Jane Miller - Staff Accountant
Ruthann Blackmore, CPA - Staff Accountant