TownHall Software started as “Municipal Software Solutions
by Gwyaine” in 1983 and was founded by Dave Westerhoff and
Kirk Sunderland. Dave & Kirk worked with clerks in
Wisconsin developing the software that specifically fit the
needs of a Wisconsin Clerk. One of the first clerks they
worked with was Marge Mueller, clerk of the Town of Hayward
to whom they are deeply indebted.
Marge worked with the first DOS-based product called
‘Gwyaine Practical Accounting Systems’ (GPAS). She wanted
‘her’ software to be accurate and easy to use. It
was her direct input that helped make the software accurate
and user-friendly. It’s for this reason we have renamed our
Accounting Software the MARGE Municipal Accounting System.
In 2000, it was decided that the business name of Municipal
Accounting was over-used. TownHall Software was
chosen to reflect the close relationship our business has
with Wisconsin Municipalities. In 2000, Kirk Sunderland
chose to pursue other opportunities and resigned from the
company. His departure lead TownHall software to become an
incorporated business and a delegated board was created.
In 2009 the Board of TownHall Software decided that a
complete program update was needed to incorporate new and
existing technology that was available. In addition to
rolling out the Windows 7 version of the software, it had
been decided that a new look including manuals and perhaps
additional programs were necessary. As these changes were
rolling out, our founder and mentor, Dave Westerhoff passed
away in May 2010. TownHall software named Susan Hogg as the
new leader. She is the daughter of Dave Westerhoff and
worked closely with him throughout the company’s existence.
With new leadership grounded by existing values, TownHall
Software became stronger than ever! With a new look, an
improved program and customer service, TownHall Software is
prepared to continue strong into the future.
In 2011, our team hired Bob Campbell. Bob is an amazing
software developer with an impressive history, who has realized our vision and created
the newest version of our software. He has added more to
our company and helped bring TownHall Software into the 21st
Century. Now Marge is a cloud-based system with many new
features, reports and capabilities!
The Marge Cloud Accounting program will be joined by other
cloud-based systems - including TUBS (TownHall Utility
Billing System), as well as additional programs we are
developing, such as a Cemetery program and more!