St. Louis CPA firms announce merger

Belleville, Illinois-based Ganim, Meder, Childers & Hoering, P.C. (GMCH) is joining LarsonAllen LLP (LarsonAllen) on October 1, 2009. GMCH specializes in accounting, tax, and consulting services across multiple industries. This brings together two top 20 accounting firms in the St. Louis metropolitan statistical area. 

"LarsonAllen has a small-firm culture but with the benefits and resources of a larger firm," says Randy Ganim, principal with GMCH. "As our clients continue to grow and their needs expand, we are excited to bring them the additional resources that LarsonAllen has to offer, including business valuation, cost segregation, and enhanced industry-specific consulting."
 
Both firms share an industry focus in health care, manufacturing and distribution, construction and real estate, nonprofit, transportation, employee benefits, and financial institutions, among other specialty areas.
 
"Our industry specialization strategy drew us to GMCH, especially within the financial institutions and health care groups," says Scott Engelbrecht, principal-in-charge of LarsonAllen in St. Louis. "GMCH has had impressive growth since their inception in 1986 due to their tremendous effort and a fantastic culture."
 
GMCH brings approximately 80 skilled professionals to LarsonAllen with extensive experience in a broad cross section of industries. Together, LarsonAllen and GMCH will continue to deliver a noticeably different client experience with an increased footprint in St. Louis, Missouri and Belleville, Edwardsville, and Glen Carbon, Illinois.
 
"LarsonAllen and GMCH have the same culture, the same ideals in serving clients, and the same approach to treating people right," adds Ed Hoering, principal with GMCH. "We are very excited about the opportunities that lie ahead for our clients and our firm."
 
LarsonAllen LLP (LarsonAllen), founded in 1953, is a professional service firm that provides assurance, accounting, tax, consulting, and advisory services to organizations and individuals managing business ventures and finance. LarsonAllen has 1,400 people and $225 million in annual revenues. Offices are located in Arizona, Florida, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington DC, and Wisconsin. LarsonAllen is an independent member of Nexia International, a top 10 worldwide network of independent accounting and consulting firms.
 

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