Staying AheadOf the Curve

Since our story began in 1949, we’ve been passionate about finding solutions that fit our clients’ needs. We collaborate. We tap into industry and practice experts across our firm to get the right answer. Answers that inspire confidence. Action. Results. It’s what our clients expect. It’s how we’ve earned our reputation as trusted business advisors.

The only constant is change. So we stay one step ahead. We anticipate clients’ needs. We monitor and understand shifting industry trends. We’re on the forefront of issues that impact the business landscape. We’ve been serving West Michigan for the past 70 years. We look forward to leading the way for the next 70.

Eric Larson standing in Beene Garter lobby

Living Our Principles

Our Mission

We work hard to be West Michigan’s most trusted resource for business solutions.

Our Values

  • EXCELLENCE. We deliver excellence in all aspects of our business. Customer service. Quality of work. Market knowledge. Industry insights. When combined, this is how we bring premium value to our clients.
  • INTEGRITY. We’re honest. We uphold the highest standards. Our word is our promise and we follow through. Because your success – and our success – depends on it.
  • RESPECT. We value our people. We encourage their development and success – in all areas of their lives. We inspire their best so they share it with each other and with our clients.
  • COMMUNITY. We’ve grown with this community since 1949. It has shaped us and impacted our success. We’re committed to furthering its development and supporting local efforts where we live and work.
  • A WILL TO WIN. We’re here to be the best. For our people. For our community. For our clients. This is the driving force for all we do. We persist.

Who We Serve

Our firm is in downtown Grand Rapids, MI. Most of our clients are located in the surrounding areas. But our reach expands across West Michigan.

From St. Joseph to Ludington. From Lansing to Kalamazoo. And everywhere in between. If you’re outside this region, that’s ok. We’re here for you too.

Committed toClient Satisfaction

Since 2015 we’ve measured client satisfaction using the Net Promoter Score methodology. In 2021, our NPS came in at 74.2%, far outperforming the accounting industry standard. Any firm can say their customer service is great. We can prove it.

Awards &Recognitions

We’re among the top five CPA firms in the West Michigan area. Inside Public Accounting has named us a Top 300 Firm. And, it recognized us for having the highest percentage of female equity partners. We’re proud to share our culture and HR initiatives have placed us on West Michigan’s Best and Brightest Companies To Work ForĀ® list 21 years in a row. In 2019, we were recognized as one of the Top 50 Construction Accounting Firms in the U.S. by Construction Executive.

GRBJ Book of Lists
Top Area CPA Firm 2020, No. 5

Moore Stephens
Firm Collaboration Award 2019


Inside Public Accounting Top 300 Firms 2021

Inside Public Accounting Firm (IPA) with Highest Percentage of Female Equity Partners 2017

GRBJ Book of Lists
Top Area Payroll Service Firm 2020,
No. 3

GRBJ Book of Lists
Top Area Employee Benefit Consultant 2020, No. 7