By Jason Bramwell
As a result of the merger, Gainer Donnelly's Houston office will now operate under the CRI name.
The newly merged location will retain its current staff of 140 professionals and will now provide services to more than 60,000 clients.
"Gainer Donnelly has served the Houston community for more than sixty years. During that time, we've built a solid reputation as trusted business advisors while cultivating long-term client relationships," George Hawkins, managing partner for Gainer Donnelly who will now oversee local operations as partner-in-charge of the Houston office for CRI, said in a written statement. "We will continue those traditions while now offering expanded services to our clients and the Houston market as well as additional career opportunities to our staff."
CRI offers ongoing training and career development programs designed to equip its staff with tools to better serve their clients and communities. CRI professionals also benefit from specialized career paths and opportunities for advancement across the South.
CRI now has forty-one locations throughout Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas.
"CRI's strategic growth plan has encompassed expansion in Texas – and specifically Houston – for some time," William Carr, chairman and managing partner of CRI, said in a written statement. "Gainer Donnelly's reputation for stellar client service and high-quality accounting services align with CRI's core values and business objectives, making this merger a natural fit and benefit for both of our firms. We look forward to capitalizing on their local Houston connections and our regional firm expertise."