Montana-based Galusha, Higgins & Galusha, PC joins Wipfli LLP


January 5, 2015
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Wipfli LLP, one of the top 25 accounting and consulting firms in the United States, announced today that Galusha, Higgins & Galusha, PC (GHG) will join the firm effective December 31. GHG, a firm headquartered in Helena, Montana, provides audit, tax and consulting services to businesses and individuals in the northwestern United States. This is the third acquisition for Wipfli within a year and marks the second acquisition for the firm in two months.

"GHG has a 95-year heritage and strong reputation for providing high-quality services to businesses in the Northwest. This combination will strengthen and expand Wipfli’s physical presence in that area of the country, bringing a more diverse set of services to the Washington market where the firm currently has an office, while also adding highly experienced professionals to the Wipfli team," said Rick Dreher, managing partner of Wipfli LLP.
 
“This combination is also a great fit for both firms because our cultures and client service philosophies are closely aligned and we bring complementary services to the market. We look forward to working together to serve our clients around the country continuing to provide the exceptional service our clients have come to expect from our firms,” said Dreher.

Richard Shull, president and chief executive officer of GHG, commented, "In today’s marketplace, businesses are facing ever-changing challenges that often require subject-matter experts and services that go far beyond traditional audit and tax services. We are excited to be joining Wipfli - the combination will provide our firm with the industry and technical specialization we need to meet our growing client demands and to tackle future business growth opportunities. It will also provide our team members with greater opportunities for training and career opportunities."

As part of this combination, 137 GHG professionals, including 22 partners, have joined Wipfli. Founded in 1919, GHG is the largest, privately owned accounting firm in Northern Idaho and Montana. The firm has six full-service offices located in Montana, a full-service office in Idaho Falls, Idaho, multiple-day offices strategically located throughout Montana, and two specialized offices.
 
Wipfli has more than 1,200 associates in 22 offices in the United States, and is among the top 25 accounting and business consulting firms in the nation according to Accounting Today and Inside Public Accounting. For over 85 years, Wipfli has provided private and publicly held companies with industry-focused assurance, accounting, tax and consulting services to help clients overcome their business challenges today and plan for tomorrow.
 
The combined firm will have approximately 1,330 associates, 170 partners, and 32 office locations. 

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