Rea & Associates Inc., a regional accounting and business consulting firm, has announced its intention to acquire and merge in the Concord, Ohio-based firm, Jones Battles Group LLC, June 1, 2020. Additionally, Rea plans to merge in the Wooster, Ohio-based firm, Dyer Roche & Company, Inc., Nov. 1, 2020.
“We are excited to add the Jones Battles and Dyer Roach teams to the Rea family,” said Don McIntosh, CPA, CEO of Rea & Associates. “These upcoming mergers support Rea’s strategic growth plan and the respective firms’ succession plans. Combining our firms will better position us to provide accounting, auditing, tax and business consulting services throughout Ohio and beyond.”
Three employees from Jones Battles will join the Rea team in its existing Mentor office at 7201 Center St., on or around June 1. Dyer Roach has 16 employees that will join Rea Nov. 1. 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 in to 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.
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.