UHY Advisors and UHY LLP are increasing their presence in Kansas City, Missouri, by adding House Park Dobratz & Wiebler P.C., effective Nov. 12, adding 17 more professionals to UHY’s Kansas City practice.
UHY entered the Kansas City market in 2018 and is now the 16th largest accounting firm in the city. The firm, based in Farmington Hills, Michigan, ranked No. 31 on Accounting Today’s 2021 list of the Top 100 Firms with $181.4 million in annual revenue. Financial terms of the deal with House Park Dobratz & Wiebler were not disclosed. UHY has 1,000 employees and 130 partners, including 30 employees and three partners in Kansas City. The deal will add 17 employees and four partners from HPDW.
HPDW shareholder Steven Wiebler, along with his fellow shareholders Stanley House, Michael Dobratz and William Lacy will join UHY along with all of their professional and administrative team members. They will continue to operate from their old offices in Kansas City.
“Over the past 31 years, we have attracted excellent, committed professionals, and invested in their training, development and growth,” Wiebler said in a statement Monday. “As a result of those efforts, we have experienced tremendous growth in the practice.”
UHY has mostly been expanding in its home state of Michigan lately. In February, UHY expanded its presence in Ann Arbor by adding Pietrasiuk, Kelley & Kelley. Early last year, prior to the pandemic, UHY acquired Stewart, Beauvais & Whipple in Port Huron.
Now the firm is expanding its footprint to other parts of the Midwest. “We are pleased to welcome the HPDW team to UHY through this expansion as their team already possesses the UHY qualities of deep accounting experience and personalized relationships with clients,” says Jerry Townsend, Midwest regional managing partner for UHY, in a statement. “This continues our growth strategy in the Midwest by adding quality firms and partners to our region while expanding our footprint.”