The consolidation under the REDW name offers clients of all three firms a broader set of resources and a more dynamic infrastructure that will support them and their ever-evolving needs. Providing clients with the highest level of service will remain the firm's top priority.
Ron Rivera, REDW's managing principal, said: "Since the firm was founded in 1953, REDW has grown through a combination of organic growth and merger activity. These additions build on key REDW service and industry strengths, including Abalos's reputation for outstanding tax services and Miller, Allen's history of providing audit and other services to tribal entities, nonprofits, and state and local governments. The consolidation will be effective November 1, 2012."
Mike Allen, principal-in-charge of the current REDW Phoenix office, said: "We look forward to enhancing our level of service, responsiveness, and expertise to our clients in Arizona, California, and the Southwest. These two firms share an incredible reputation in the Phoenix market. REDW is thrilled to have the opportunity to merge with them as the basis for our continued commitment to providing superior client service in the Southwest."
Representatives from both Abalos & Associates and Miller, Allen & Co. stressed the significant importance that REDW's cultural values played in the decision to combine resources.
"Our clients are our top priority, and we focus on helping them be successful - now and in the future. We will continue to put their needs first as we work to provide them with the best services and resources available", said Sandra A. Abalos, CPA, managing partner of Abalos & Associates. "We are excited to join forces with REDW and Miller, Allen - two firms just as committed as we are to strong values, including family, community, and integrity. This is a perfect strategic partnership."
Miller, Allen & Co. Principal Steve Harris noted that REDW shares their deep commitment to serving clients. "With this union, our services complement one another. REDW offers additional services and greater depth of resources that resonate with the clients we serve as they become increasingly sophisticated and complex. Partnering with REDW allows us to take our ability to meet their needs to the next level, while still providing the personal service our clients depend on."
All employees of the three firms will be offered employment in the combined firm. The firms will continue to operate out of their existing locations until later this fall when the new REDW Phoenix office, located at 5353 North 16th Street, opens. The office, led by Allen, Harris and Abalos, will be home to more than 50 team members, increasing REDW's overall Southwestern presence to nearly 200 employees.
Source: September 30, 2012, REDW LLC Press Release