A local accounting firm that has been serving the Blue Water area since 1945, has merged with a national company. Stewart, Beauvais, and Whipple, a tax accounting, auditing, and business consulting firm located on Holland Avenue in Port Huron, has merged with UHY, LLP. Mike Turnbull, a partner with Stewart, Beauvais, and Whipple, said that the merger is a benefit to everyone, as it allows the firm to expand services.
Over their 75-year history, the firm has specialized in auditing for governmental entities and non-profits. The merger was a strategic move on UHY’s part to expand its market into the Blue Water Area. They were looking for a Port Huron office, and Stewart, Beauvais, and Whipple was a natural fit.
This is UHY’s fifth location in Michigan. Turnbull said that customers can benefit from expanded services as the firm expects more employees in the future. They plan to stay in their current location. Turnbull said that the merger is a “good measure of what St. Clair County has accomplished” and when a larger firm like UHY sees opportunity in the market, it is a good sign.
Reporting for WGRT, Karly Hurley.