Lugowy Professional Corporation
- 25 Main Street West, Suite 925
- Hamilton, ON L8P 1H1
- Phone: 905-522-4977
- Fax: 905-528-5333
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Dennis A. Lugowy, CPA, CA, LPA, BA, CGMA
About Our Founder
Dennis Andrew Lugowy was born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario and graduated from McMaster University with a degree in Economics and Business. He received his Chartered Accountant (CA) designation in 1975 while working for an international accounting firm in Toronto.
In 1976 Dennis returned to Hamilton with a vision to provide consistently high-quality, affordable professional accounting and consulting services to small- and mid-sized business owners and professionals. He founded and built his own accounting practice to fulfill his dream, growing his practice into what is now Lugowy Associates.
Dennis led Lugowy Associates for over 40 years, helping his clients to grow their businesses and providing personal tax service to generations of families and individuals. His vision and commitment to meeting the needs of his clients led him to achieve the US designation of CPA (Illinois) in 1996, enabling him to expand his services to meet the needs of both Canadian and US clients.
Dennis passed away in September, 2016. His family and the team at Lugowy Professional Corporation are committed to continuing the accounting firm he founded, ensuring his vision of providing high-quality, professional accounting and consulting services is maintained and extended to clients across Canada.
Andrew R. Topping, CPA, CA, LPA, B.COMM (HONS)
Andrew graduated from McMaster University with an honours degree in Commerce. He received his designation as a Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant in 2013 while working for a big four international accounting firm.
Andrew joined our team in January, 2014 as a manager. He became partner at the start of 2016 and is now CEO of Lugowy Professional Corporation. In 2016 Andrew earned his Certificate of Achievement for satisfying requirements of the In-Depth Tax Course, a three-year program in tax specialization from the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada.
Prior to his decision to pursue the Chartered Accountant designation Andrew spent several years working for a large Canadian technology company as a network technologist.
Andrew spends his volunteer time preparing personal income tax returns for low-income individuals as part of local tax clinics organized by CPA Ontario.
Sonya Lugowy Topping, MBA, PharmD
Sonya earned her BSc from Queen's University and Doctor of Pharmacy from Albany College of Pharmacy in New York. After working in Connecticut for 3 years as a community pharmacist and pharmacy manager she moved home to Hamilton, where she spent 9 years as a critical care clinical pharmacist in a local hospital.
Sonya wanted to join in the family accounting practice and started her career change in 2016. She obtained her MBA (Accounting) at Brock and successfully wrote the CFE in 2022, and is currently completing the final steps towards her CPA designation.
Outside of the office Sonya enjoys skating and taking any kind of creative art class.
Lisa is a graduate of the Accounting program at Mohawk College. She joined our firm in 1987, and held the position of Client Service Representative before commencing work on client files. Her depth of knowledge of our clients and their files is extremely valuable to us. Lisa often works on special projects, and is our in-house Quick Books trainer.
Helena joined Lugowy Professional Corporation in 2016.
Alexandra joined Lugowy Professional Corporation in 2023.
Amanda joined Lugowy Professional Corporation in 2023.
Justine joined Lugowy Professional Corporation in 2023.
Donna is a graduate of McMaster University, and taught for a number of years for the Metro Toronto, and Hamilton Boards of Education. She joined Dennis in his practice in 1981 where her teaching experience was employed in the training of clients in the setup and use of various accounting software. Donna has now taken on the role of office manager.
Her commitment to Hamilton and the surrounding community has led her to assume several public service roles. She has served as President of the Volunteer Association of the Chedoke McMaster Hospitals, and a member of the Board of Trustees of the hospital. Donna also served as a mentor for the Big Sisters in Hamilton area schools.