Tucker & Tucker And Rea & Associates Eye May 1 Merger Date

Firms Look to Strengthen Presence In Cambridge Market

New Philadelphia, Ohio – Rea & Associates Inc., a regional accounting and business consulting firm, has announced its intention to merge in the Cambridge, Ohio-based firm, Tucker & Tucker CPAs, on May 1, 2019. The single, stronger practice will include more than 300 professionals who are positioned to serve clients throughout Ohio.

“We are excited for the opportunity to bring our two firms together,” said Don McIntosh, CPA, CEO of Rea & Associates. “This merger supports Rea’s strategic growth plan and Tucker & Tucker’s succession plan. Combining our firms will better position us to provide accounting, auditing, tax and business consulting services in Southeastern Ohio and beyond.”

Formed in 1984 by Jeffrey T. Tucker and his father, Ralph Tucker, Tucker & Tucker CPAs specializes in providing taxpayers and small businesses with tax and business consulting services in Cambridge and the surrounding communities. The firm’s six employees provide individuals and local businesses with a range of services including tax preparation, tax filing, tax planning, bookkeeping, estate and trust taxes and more.

“People are our top priority, and we do business by putting people first – including our team, our clients and members of our community. The same is true at Rea. We decided to move forward with the merger with Rea because their culture aligned so well with ours,” explained Jeffrey T. Tucker, CPA, managing partner of Tucker & Tucker CPAs. “Together, we look forward to uniting our traditions of experience, service and stewardship. Moreover, I’m confident that our decision to unite will position us to provide all of our clients with an even greater experience.”

When the merger takes effect May 1, Tucker & Tucker employees will move into the Rea & Associates office at 941 Steubenville Ave., Cambridge.

“If you’ve worked with the Tucker & Tucker team in the past, you’ll be glad to learn that this merger will have no impact on your fee structure or on the quality of service you receive,” said Tucker. “Our client service teams will stay intact and you will continue to receive the stellar service we’ve always taken great pride in providing. Only now, we will be able to offer a wider array and greater depth of services.”

Rea & Associates has established a strong reputation within the accounting industry and among those industries served by the firm’s various specialty teams. Specifically, the firm is well established in the manufacturing, construction & real estate, dental, not-for-profit, healthcare and government industries and has the ability to provide services ranging from traditional accounting, tax and assurance services to succession plan consulting, business valuations and state & local taxes.

To learn more about the merger, call Tucker & Tucker CPAs at 740.439.5513 or Rea & Associates at 740.432.5658.