Robert L. Wiebe, CPA
As a third generation resident of Fresno County, Robert Wiebe’s lifetime commitment to the valley endures. Handling harvest and day-to-day operations, Robert nurtures the legacy by farming the family farmstead first owned by his grandfather
Outside of work, Robert is an avid reader of historical biographies and books. He and wife Therese are proud parents and grandparents. They have select art from local artists, including a commissioned sculpture by Fresno’s late artist Clem Renzi, which depicts Robert’s vision of the accounting profession. The Balancing Act is displayed prominently in our conference room.
Graduating from Fresno State University in 1976 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in accounting, Robert’s first experiences in his chosen field included a three-year stint with the IRS. There, he learned IRS operations and procedures, audit, collections, and the administration of income tax.
Robert’s work in public accounting launched in 1978 when he became a tax partner and strong real estate specialist at a Fresno firm. With indispensable industry experience in real estate and agriculture, Robert opened an independent practice in 1991. After several years, a merger and partnership, Robert’s practice evolved into Wiebe Hinton Hambalek, LLP.
Robert’s wide experience in the real estate industry and his success in consulting for closely held businesses clients in a host of areas have earned the firm an enviable reputation, But his command of complex like-kind exchanges makes him a respected authority in this highly technical specialty. As a speaker and a student Robert keeps up-to-date nationally on emerging real estate and tax planning opportunities.
General practice specialties include partnership reorganizations, income and estate tax planning, business consulting, and litigation support.
Robert has been active in many community organizations over the years and is the current Director and Treasurer of the Fresno County Economic Development Corporation. In the past, he has been involved with the Family Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI), Fresno Historical Society and Fresno Survivors of Suicide groups.