Warmels & Comstock and Layton & Richardson Join Clark Schaefer Hackett

Cincinnati, OH – June 13, 2019 – East Lansing, MI accounting firms Warmels & Comstock and Layton & Richardson have agreed to merge with Clark Schaefer Hackett (CSH), a top 100 CPA and advisory firm. The merger will take effect July 1, 2019.

“We are excited to have Warmels & Comstock and Layton & Richardson join CSH. Both firms have established practices that exemplify CSH’s mission of bettering the lives of our clients, people and communities. We are looking forward to expanding our reach in Michigan,” said CSH President Kerry Roe.

Warmels & Comstock and Layton & Richardson have proudly served the Greater Lansing community for over 50 years. As part of CSH, they will continue to provide accounting and tax solutions to businesses and individuals and dramatically expand their business advisory services to include Data Analytics, Strategic HR, Operational Process Improvement, Technology and more. Layton & Richardson will relocate to Warmels & Comstock’s current 3505 Coolidge Road office location. This office will grow to include approximately 50 professionals, including 4 shareholders.

“Our firm culture of putting the client first, working hard, and acting with integrity is a perfect match for the culture at CSH. We look forward to a smooth transition that will enhance our service offerings and provide additional growth opportunities for our staff,” said Dan Warmels, Co-Founder of Warmels & Comstock.

“We have a long history of proudly serving the Greater Lansing community. We look forward to helping local businesses thrive by providing the additional resources that CSH brings to the table,” said Vickie Crouch, Principal of Layton & Richardson.

CSH continues to grow through strategic acquisitions. Over the last few years, CSH has acquired CPA and advisory firms including Cincinnati-based JD Cloud and Toledo-based LublinSussman Group. In October 2018, CSH acquired Cincinnati-based Definity Partners, a leading workforce development, training and technology firm.


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