Dyer Roche & Company Is Now Rea & Associates
Firms Merge to Strengthen Presence In Wooster, Millersburg & Medina Markets
October 30, 2020 | New Philadelphia, Ohio – Rea & Associates Inc., a regional accounting and business consulting firm, officially merged in the Wooster, Ohio-based firm, Dyer Roche & Company, Inc., on Nov. 1, 2020. The single, stronger practice will include more than 300 professionals who are positioned to serve clients throughout Ohio.
“We are excited for the opportunity to bring our two firms together,” said Don McIntosh, CPA, CEO of Rea & Associates. “This merger supports Rea’s strategic growth plan and Dyer Roche’s succession plan. Combining our firms will better position us to provide accounting, auditing, tax, and business consulting services in East Central Ohio and beyond.”
Formed in 2001, Dyer Roche specializes in providing accounting, assurance, tax, and advisory services in Wooster, Millersburg, Medina, and the surrounding communities. The firm’s employees were known for providing individuals and local businesses with a range of services including tax preparation, tax filing, tax planning, bookkeeping, estate and trust taxes, and more. The merger will add 15 new team members to the Rea & Associates team roster, including three principals: Richard Dyer, Cathy Roche, and Bert Humpal.
“People are our top priority, and we do business by putting people first – including our team, our clients, and members of our community. The same is true at Rea. We decided to move forward with the merger with Rea because their culture aligned so well with ours,” explained Richard Dyer, CPA, partner of Dyer Roche. “Together, we look forward to uniting our traditions of experience, service, and stewardship. Moreover, I’m confident that our decision to unite will position us to provide all of our clients with an even greater experience.”
Construction is underway on a new building in Wooster that will house the firms’ local teams, with completion expected in late spring or early summer 2021. Until then, Rea and Dyer Roche will maintain their individual offices in Wooster, at 545 N. Market St. and 121 N. Market St., respectively. Dyer Roche’s Medina team will move into Rea’s office at 694 E. Washington St. on or around Nov. 1, and its Millersburg team will move into Rea’s office at 212 N. Washington St. around the same time.
“If you’ve worked with the Dyer Roche team in the past, you’ll be glad to learn that this merger will have no impact on your fee structure or on the quality of service you receive,” said Dyer. “Our client service teams will stay intact and you will continue to receive the stellar service we’ve always taken great pride in providing. Only now, we will be able to offer a wider array and greater depth of services.”
Rea & Associates has established a strong reputation within the accounting industry and among those industries served by the firm’s various specialty teams. Specifically, the firm is well-established in the manufacturing, construction & real estate, dental, not-for-profit, healthcare, and government industries and provides services ranging from traditional accounting, tax and assurance services to succession plan consulting, cybersecurity & data protection, business valuations, HR consulting and state & local taxes. Rea has also built a coronavirus resource center at www.reacpa.com/coronavirus, to help clients and business owners navigate through these uncertain times.
To learn more about the merger, call Rea & Associates at 330.264.0791.
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PHOTO CAPTION: Richard Dyer, CPA, (from left) Cathy Roche, CPA, and Bert Humpal, CPA, have joined Rea & Associates as principals.
Rea & Associates, Inc. is a regional CPA and consulting firm with 300 bright professionals committed to serving clients throughout Ohio. Since 1938, Rea has provided a wide range of accounting services to businesses, individuals with means, and those with dreams. Today, the firm is the go-to resource for thousands of businesses and individuals nationwide. Rea offers a brighter way to its clients in the construction & real estate, government, healthcare, manufacturing, oil & gas, and not-for-profit industries – as well as family businesses – through innovative accounting, audit, tax, and consulting services. For more information about Rea & Associates, visit www.reacpa.com.
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