Ahola is America’s oldest family enterprise payroll and human capital management company. The Ahola Corporation was founded on August 1, 1967 by Chester Ahola, a computer programmer, and his wife, Rheta, under the name of Keypunch Services in Lakewood, Ohio. The company used mainframe technology to fill the data processing needs of local businesses. In 1970, Keypunch Services is renamed as The Ahola Corporation.
Today, Ahola is owned and operated by their four children: Mark, Jeff, Scott and Marja Ahola. We serve thousands of clients in 48 states and Puerto Rico and have issued over 30 million paychecks in nearly 50 years of business. Ahola uses unique cloud-based technology to manage the payroll, HR, benefits, time and attendance and onboarding needs inherent to family-owned businesses.
Treating YOU like family since 1967!
The Ahola Corporation is dedicated to the success of our clients and strengthening family companies nationwide.
We Know Family Business
We’ve always believed that family businesses are the backbone of the U.S. economy. They generate almost 60% of the GDP and employ 63% of the workforce. We’ve passionately studied the intricacies of family business and believe that the more we recognize the unique needs of family businesses, the stronger we all become.
Over the years, we’ve learned that family businesses are unlike any other. The differences in strategy as it relates to the family, the environment created by working so closely with your loved ones and, ultimately, the satisfaction of sharing success with those closest to you, make family businesses unique. With that in mind, the Ahola Corporation is dedicated to improving the way families do business — one business at a time.