Hungerford Merges with Holland CPA Firm Ferris, Busscher & Zwiers, P. C.wphungerford
GRAND RAPIDS, MI, MARCH 1, 2022 – Hungerford Nichols CPAs + Advisors announced that it is merging in Holland based firm Ferris, Busscher & Zwiers, P.C. with an effective date of May 1.
Partners Bill Borgman, CPA, MST, Doug Rotman, CPA, and Tony Zwiers, CPA, MBA, along with their talented staff, are joining Hungerford Nichols CPAs + Advisors and will continue to operate from their Holland office. Bill Borgman will serve in the role of Principal while Doug Rotman and Tony Zwiers will become Shareholders. The new additions bring the total number of Hungerford Nichols’ professionals to over 130, of whom 22 will be in the Holland location.
HN Merges in Holland CPA Firm
“We are excited to have Bill, Doug, Tony and their team join us,” says Tom Prince, Managing Shareholder for Hungerford Nichols. “They are a great fit with our culture, demonstrating a high level of commitment to their employees, clients, and the community. We all strongly agree that the merger strengthens our ability to serve our clients in Holland as well as attract new ones along the lakeshore and throughout West Michigan.”
Hungerford Nichols, headquartered in Grand Rapids, is the largest locally owned and independent full-service CPA and advisory firm in West Michigan. They have been providing services to their clients for over 80 years. The professionals at Hungerford Nichols value building relationships, and they excel in delving deep into an organization to find opportunities to secure the success of their clients.
“I cannot thank our clients enough for their loyalty and support of our firm,” says Bill Borgman. “We have been looking for the best fit firm with a strong reputation and deep expertise to merge with for quite some time that would enable us to have a seamless transition. I am confident that our merger with Hungerford Nichols will provide our clients with the same excellent service, and we are honored to partner with them.”
“We are committed to building authentic relationships with our clients, each other, and our community,” says Doug Rotman. “We are proud of the professional services we offer and are humbled to call many of our clients ‘friends’. Having worked with several Hungerford Nichols team members in the past, we know they share the same values. We feel the merger will be nothing but positive for our team and our clients.”
“Our merger strengthens our ability to serve our clients. They will continue to work with the same fantastic team they know and trust, “says Tony Zwiers. “The Hungerford team will provide us with an expanded support system and greater depth of talent. This will allow us to focus on providing the excellent service our clients have come to value. While many of Hungerford’s services are complementary to what we have offered, Business Valuation, Fraud & Litigation prevention, Wealth Management and Managed IT services will now be available to help our clients. Additionally, this collaboration will also enable us to provide growth opportunities for our team.”
About Hungerford Nichols CPAs + Advisors
Hungerford Nichols CPAs + Advisors has been proudly serving our communities for over 80 years. Locally owned and controlled since 1941, Hungerford Nichols is a full-service CPA firm with offices in Grand Rapids, Greenville, Muskegon, St. Joseph, and Holland, Michigan.
The firm provides accounting solutions, business advisory, tax return preparation, tax planning, auditing, wealth management, business valuation, fraud and litigation services, and managed IT services with an emphasis on closely held and family-owned businesses. The firm also serves Governmental entities, Not-for-Profit Organizations and Employee Benefit Plans. Hungerford Nichols has grown to become the largest locally owned, independent CPA firm in West Michigan.