Hevia Beagles & Company, P.A. (HBC) has merged its practice with Gregory, Sharer & Stuart, P.A. (GSS). Effective January 1, Dan Hevia became the newest shareholder of GSS, and the combined firm will operate as Gregory, Sharer & Stuart with a staff of 60 employees.
"The addition of Dan Hevia and his staff will allow GSS to provide a broader range of services for clients, and we will be closer to achieving our vision of becoming the leading independent accounting and advisory firm in the Tampa Bay area," said Jim Newman, president and managing shareholder of GSS.
"Dan's commitment to quality and client service is consistent with GSS's core values, and we feel this merger will greatly benefit the clients we serve," Newman said.
Hevia, HBC president, is widely recognized for his expertise in auditing and accounting and quality control standards, according to the firm's news release. He is chairman of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Peer Review Board and also serves on the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants Board of Governors and Audit Committee. Hevia has served as an expert witness and investigating officer to the Florida Board of Accountancy for more than 20 years.
"The Hevia Beagles firm is well known and respected across the region and nationally for their excellence in client service, and we are enthusiastic about having them join our team," said Leslie Pelley, chief operating officer of GSS.
"We have always been committed to providing personalized, quality service to our clients. GSS shares our passion for helping clients grow and succeed, and I am confident that this next step will deepen our relationships with current and future clients as we broaden our capacity to serve them," Hevia said.
About Gregory, Sharer & Stuart:
Gregory, Sharer & Stuart is a full-service accounting and business consulting firm based in St. Petersburg, Florida. The firm provides an array of services, including audit and assurance, tax and accounting, business valuation, litigation support, management consulting, health care consulting, executive recruiting, and wealth accumulation and preservation.