Dec. 19th, 2017

Spotlight: HN Merges with Gerbel & Co., P.C. out of St. Joseph, MI




GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Hungerford Nichols CPAs + Advisors announces its merger with St. Joseph-based Gerbel & Company, P.C. Gerbel founder Robert Gerbel, along with his talented staff, have joined the team at Hungerford Nichols CPAs + Advisors.

“Hungerford Nichols identified the need to expand throughout West Michigan to better serve our clients,” says Tom Prince, CPA and Shareholder at Hungerford Nichols. “When we met the team at Gerbel, their focus on excellent service, integrity and community involvement brought them to the top of our merger list.”

That excellent service was a cornerstone for Bob Gerbel when he founded Gerbel & Company in 1968. Much like the team at Hungerford Nichols, Gerbel values relationships, providing clients with the best possible service – right, on time, at a fair price.

“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. “Our clients will continue to work with the same fantastic team they’ve come to depend on, including Brian Wisneski, Marcia Graham and me.”

The merger expands the team at Hungerford Nichols to 90 people between its three locations in Grand Rapids, Greenville and St. Joseph. The merger will not impact day-to-day operations in the St. Joseph office – clients will continue to work with the same team, in the same location.

“We are excited to welcome the team at Gerbel,” says Prince. “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.”

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

For more information contact Heather Halligan from Hungerford Nichols CPAs + Advisors at 616.949.3200.