Stephen G. Dasher, CPA


“By keeping in close contact with my clients, I get to know them and their issues and will always put their best interests first. As is the firm’s philosophy of being proactive – I’m in touch before an issue gets out of hand.”  

Partner Steve Dasher serves as the firm’s quality control shareholder. He has 30+ years of experience providing consulting, accounting, and auditing tax services to construction, building service, and government contractors. His consulting services have included financial analysis training for project managers at construction companies, interfacing with government audit agencies during compliance audits for government contractors, and assisting with indirect rate development required for proposals by government contractors and mergers and acquisitions.

“To succeed in this firm, a person must have qualities that are innate to Lanigan Ryan’s values and culture of excellence. It’s truly a matter of living those words.”

By partnering closely with his clients, He plays an integral part in their growth, helping them achieve their goals, and ultimately – their success. Steve brings his clients his job costing and project management expertise, and analyzes contracts and identifies areas for improvement to increase profitability. He takes pride in being the person who bridges the divide between the precise details managed by the day-to-day bookkeeper or accountant and the business owner’s global view and vision. With adept communication skills and calming demeanor, Steve often comforts his clients’ concerns along the way. In fact, clients have remarked how his guidance helped them handle their many complex business challenges. As an example, a client recently wrote to Steve: “I feel the best I have ever felt about the state of our internal accounting and bookkeeping.”

Steve enjoys spending time in the mountains with his family — and their Cavachon dog —enjoying hiking, four-wheeling, and discovering nature’s hidden gems.

Professional Memberships

AGN International
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Associated Builders and Contractors, VA Chapter
Greater Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants
Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants

Leadership Positions

Treasurer, Associated Builders & Contractors, Virginia Chapter
Former Treasurer, Capitol Association of Building Service Contractors (now known as Building Service Contractors Association International, Mid Atlantic Chapter)