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January 16, 2017
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Brickley DeLong is an accounting firm with multiple offices in West Michigan. Photo via fb.com

A pair of CPA firms in the region have merged.

Grand Haven-based Walburg+Associates has joined Brickley DeLong, which also operates locations in Grand Rapids, Muskegon and Hart.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

As of Jan. 1, Walburg+Associates fully operates under the Brickley DeLong umbrella.

Walburg principal Curt Walburg said the seven-person firm conducted an “extensive search” to find a partner that has the same "client-driven values," before finding the right fit with Brickley DeLong.

By adding an office in downtown Grand Haven, Brickley DeLong will have better market integration at the lakeshore and in Ottawa County.

Additionally, Brickley DeLong will benefit from Walburg’s specialization in the construction industry.

“The combination of our complementary teams...will bring growth to our firm, service lines and industry niches,” said Donald Swick, managing partner, Brickley DeLong. “Walburg+Associates has demonstrated admirable leadership over the years, and we are excited to benefit from their knowledge.”

Brickley DeLong

Brickley DeLong now operates four locations in West Michigan.

Founded in Muskegon in 1975, the firm opened an office in Oceana County in 1993 and added a Grand Rapids office in 2011.

Brickley DeLong offers tax, audit, business consulting, valuation, bookkeeping, payroll and job-placement services.

The firm serves a variety of industries: manufacturing, construction, education, health care, government and nonprofit.

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