We're Growing!Beene Garter Merges Into Doeren Mayhew

We’re excited to announce that Beene Garter has merged into Doeren Mayhew! This is a momentous step forward for our firm, our clients, and our employees.

At Beene Garter, we’ve always been focused on serving our clients and helping them meet their goals. We recognize that to meet your growing needs, we have to evolve. We must position our firm to deliver value-add services, smart solutions, and unparalleled expertise. We strongly believe that Doeren Mayhew is the right partner to support our growth and yours.

Why Doeren Mayhew?

Doeren Mayhew is a privately owned accounting firm with headquarters in Troy, MI. They share our Michigan-based roots and client-first philosophies. We’ve known their firm for many years through the Moore Global Limited Network and have collaborated on several projects in the past. We have great respect for their firm, leadership, and values.

This union brings added bench strength to our firms. Together, we bolster our existing service line offerings and industry expertise, while broadening technical and industry capabilities beyond our current reach. We share competencies in audit and domestic tax and both specialize in serving the manufacturing, construction, and nonprofit industries.

In addition, Doeren Mayhew offers non-traditional CPA services we’ve not been able to offer you until now, such as investment banking, cybersecurity, real estate advisory, insurance, international advisory, and more. They also have strong niche practices serving financial institutions, retail & restaurants, nonprofits, and wholesale/distribution businesses – expanding our industry reach here in West Michigan.

Our broader footprint will support your growth beyond West Michigan. And, you’ll benefit from the expertise of more than 500 professionals across nine offices.


We believe this merger makes us stronger together. Here’s why.

Deeper pool of technical talent: We have more than 500 professionals with deep cross-technical expertise who can come together for your benefit.

Greater service offerings: We’re best known for our traditional accounting services, but now, you’ll also benefit from international tax, insurance, cybersecurity services, and more!

More industry depth: We bring together complementary manufacturing, construction, and nonprofit industry expertise. But, we also broaden our industry expertise to include real estate, wholesale & distribution, financial institutions, retail & restaurants, among others!

Expanded reach: We offer the capabilities and geographic footprint of a Top 100 firm to service you wherever business takes you, especially right here in West Michigan.


Image of Thomas Rosenbach in Beene Garter office

Thomas Rosenbach

Managing Partner at Beene Garter

“We’ve always been focused on serving our clients and helping them meet their business goals. I’m proud of the firm we’ve built, and Doeren Mayhew is the right firm to partner with for our future and our clients’. They are the Beene Garter of East Michigan – just bigger.  This partnership allows us to continue the close relationships we have with our clients while providing them greater access to resources and services. It’s all about mutual success.”

Chad Anschuetz

Chad Anschuetz

Managing Shareholder at Doeren Mayhew

“Doeren Mayhew is making strategic choices to grow in the right markets, with the right partners to fuel our ambitious five-year growth plan. This acquisition does just that. Beene Garter is a perfect fit for us. The firm brings deep industry experience and technical expertise complementary to ours, along with a rich history and strong roots in the West Michigan market. We are excited to welcome the Beene Garter team to our firm, and look forward to strengthening our position in the region and focusing on our clients’ success.”


Is my engagement team changing?

Your engagement team (partners, staff, etc.) is staying the same. If additional personnel is needed, we’ll continue our standard practice of selecting the appropriate staff member based on industry knowledge and expertise.

Are you keeping your office at 56 Grandville Ave?

Yes! Our team will continue to operate out of our office in downtown Grand Rapids. We aren’t moving.

Will your client service model change?

You will continue to receive the same level of personal dedication and service you have come to expect from Beene Garter.

What will your company name be?

For the next 18-24 months, our firm name will be Beene Garter LLP, A Doeren Mayhew Firm. After this time, our company name will officially transition to Doeren Mayhew.

Are fees changing?

Your current fees are staying the same.


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If you have questions about this merger, please contact your Beene Garter professional or call 616.235.5200. As always, we thank you for the opportunity to serve you and look forward to continuing our partnership.