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DGN Completes Purchase of Petoskey-Based Hill, Schroderus & Co., LLP

Dennis, Gartland & Niergarth (DGN) announced today that they have completed the purchase of Hill, Schroderus & Company, a Petoskey-based accounting firm.

With now more than 60 experienced, highly trained staff, the merger solidifies DGN’s position as northern Michigan’s largest locally owned, full-service public accounting firm, as well as their commitment to the Petoskey market.

“We are thrilled to welcome Hill, Schroderus & Co. to the DGN team,” said managing partner Shelly Bedford. “The firm has a long-standing reputation and commitment to client service. We admire the leadership they have shown to clients and the accounting industry as a whole.”

The entire Hill, Schroderus & Co. staff are transitioning to DGN and will continue working at the existing Petoskey office, located at 923 Spring Street.

Hill, Schroderus & Co., LLP is a full-service accounting and consulting firm founded in 1961 in Petoskey, Michigan. The firm provides professional services to individuals, businesses, governmental units, non-profit agencies and others throughout Michigan and beyond.

Dennis, Gartland & Niergarth is northern Michigan’s largest, locally owned, full-service public accounting firm. Founded in 1973, the firm is based in Traverse City, Michigan with a team of experienced, highly trained staff dedicated to providing outstanding accounting, tax and consulting services to businesses and individuals throughout the state and beyond. DGN's guiding principle is – Our clients’ success is our business.

DGN was recently named a 2019 “Best of the Best” and “Top 400” firm in the United States by INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA). This is the third consecutive year that DGN has been recognized by IPA.

The DGN team is led by several partners with broad expertise in public accounting and its many services:

  • Thomas E. Gartland, MBA, Founding Partner, Retired
  • Brad P. Niergarth, CPA
  • James G. Shumate, CPA, MST
  • Robert C. Thompson, CPA, CVA, MBA
  • Michael D. Shaw, CPA, Retired
  • Mary F. Krantz, CPA, CHBC
  • Shelly K. Bedford, CPA, MST, CVA
  • Heidi M. Wendel, CPA, CFE
  • Shelly A. Ashmore, CPA, MST
  • James M. Taylor, CPA, CFP®
  • Trina B. Edwards, CPA, CGFM
  • John A. Blair, CPA
  • James V. Cusenza, CPA
  • Laurie A. Bamberg, CPA