ST. JOSEPH, MI – When Robert Gerbel opened Gerbel & Company, P.C. 49 years ago, his goal was to provide the best possible service to his clients – right, on time, at a fair price. Starting January 1st, he’ll have the opportunity to provide even more of that service face-to-face, as Gerbel & Company, P.C. merges with Grand Rapids-based Hungerford Nichols CPAs + Advisors.
“Our clients will continue to work with the same fantastic team they’ve come to depend on, including Brian Wisneski, Marcia Graham and me,” says Bob Gerbel. “However, this allows me to get back to the work I truly love – working directly, one-on-one, with all our valued clients. Developing relationships has always been my favorite part of the work I do, and now I can focus solely on giving clients the excellent personal service they’ve come to expect from the team at Gerbel.”
The merger will not impact day-to-day operations of the firm – clients will continue to work with the same team, in the same location.
Hungerford Nichols is an independent, full service firm based in Grand Rapids, MI. Founded in 1941, the company employs 90 people between its three locations in Grand Rapids, Greenville and St. Joseph. Much like the team at Gerbel, Hungerford Nichols values relationships, delving deep into client’s businesses to find opportunities and cost-savings they may not have considered.
“We are excited to welcome the team at Gerbel,” says Tom Prince, CPA and Shareholder at Hungerford Nichols. “They share the same commitment to personalized, professional service and demonstrate a high level of commitment to the community. We all strongly believe this merger strengthens our ability to serve our clients, as well as attract new ones throughout West and Southwest Michigan.”
“I cannot thank our clients enough for their past and continued support and business. Our focus continues to be on providing the best service for their businesses and families,” says Bob Gerbel. “This was not a decision I made lightly, as I was looking for the best possible fit for a business relationship. I’m confident our merger with the team at Hungerford Nichols will provide our clients with even more of the same excellent service – done right, on time, and at a fair price.”
Hungerford Nichols CPAs + Advisors is a full-service CPA firm with offices in Grand Rapids, Greenville, and St. Joseph, MI. The firm and its affiliates provide accounting, business advisory, tax return preparation, tax planning, auditing, financial planning, wealth management, business valuation and IT advisory services with an emphasis on closely-held and family-owned businesses. The firm also serves Governmental entities, Not-for-Profit Organizations and sponsors of Employee Benefit Plans. Hungerford Nichols has grown to become one of the largest locally-owned, independent CPA firms in West Michigan. Visit their website at www.hungerfordnichols.com.
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