Effective May 1, 2019, Tucker & Tucker has merged with Rea & Associates. As a result, you probably have a few questions, which is why we’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions and answers. If, after reading through this page, you still have questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your advisor directly.
Why did Tucker & Tucker merge with Rea & Associates?
The service-oriented, client focused and employee-centric culture of Tucker & Tucker is very similar to what we have worked so hard to build here at Rea & Associates. Which is what initially sparked the conversation. After several great discussions, all parties came to the conclusion that the merger would not only support Rea’s strategic growth plan and Tucker’s succession plan, it would present exciting growth opportunities for employees and clients, alike.
People are our top priority. We do business by putting people first – including our team members, clients and community members. The single, stronger practice formed as a result of this merger will better position us to provide a range of accounting, auditing, tax and business consulting services throughout the Cambridge area and beyond.
How will this merger impact me?
If you worked with Tucker & Tucker in the past, rest assured that your quality of service will not change. Rather, in addition to top-notch client service, you will now have access to a larger team of professionals and industry experts, all of whom are committed to helping you find ongoing success. In addition to traditional tax services, bookkeeping and estate planning services, you will now have access to retirement plan services, valuation and transaction advisory services, and more. Check out our services page to learn more.
Clients of Rea will also see no changes in the service they currently receive, their fees or their service team.
Will I still have the same CPA?
Absolutely! The financial advisors and service team with whom you’ve been accustomed to working over the years will stay the same. Relationships are critical in this business and we are committed to maintaining and reinforcing the trust you’ve placed in our firm and individual team members.
Will my fee structure change?
The fee structures of our two firms are similar and you should not see a significant change in your fees beyond our customary annual adjustment or for additional work performed.
How do I contact my CPA?
Even though we’ve merged, all phone numbers will remain the same. So you can continue to use the number you’ve always used to call up your CPA.
That being said, the email addresses of all Tucker & Tucker team members have changed. We will make an effort to notify those who will be impacted by the change, but if you are still unsure, team email addresses are set up in the following way:
[first name].[last name]@reacpa.com
For example, if you would like to contact Jeff Tucker, the email address you would use is email@example.com.
Additionally, if you have questions or would like to speak to any one of our team members, you can call our Cambridge offices at 740.432.5658.
Will members of the Tucker & Tucker team be moving?
Tucker & Tucker team members have relocated to the Cambridge office of Rea & Associates, located at:
941 Steubenville Ave.
P.O. Box 820
Cambridge, OH 43725
What will the combined firm be called?
Collectively, our team will be known as Rea & Associates.
Do I need to do anything?
Nope! There is nothing you need to do as a result of this merger other than continue to reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns. In the meantime, you can visit www.reacpa.com for a wealth of content and insight. From frequent blog posts to weekly podcast episodes, a client portal and a wealth of financial calculators and tools, you are sure to find tips and practices to help facilitate even greater business success.