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Stuart Franey Matthews & Chantres P.C. to Merge with Plante Moran


Southeast Michigan CPA Firm Has a Construction Industry Focus

Southfield, MICH---Plante Moran, the nation’s 12th largest public accounting and business advisory firm, announced a merger with Stuart Franey Matthews & Chantres P.C. of Farmington Hills effective January 1, 2012. Stuart Franey provides audit, tax and consulting services to clients in the construction industry. Plante Moran managing partner, Gordon Krater announced the merger.

“Merging with a firm of Stuart Franey’s caliber and niche expertise reflects Plante Moran’s continuing investment in the construction industry while expanding our presence within Southeast Michigan,” notes Krater.

Partners Ken Franey, Ron Chantres, Mike Nordquist and Phil Pflugh of Stuart Franey are pleased the merger will bring new, broader-based services to its clients and enhanced career opportunities to the staff.

“We’re thrilled to join a nationally recognized firm like Plante Moran,” says Franey, “This merger enables us to offer Plante Moran’s impressive array of services to our clients and provide new growth and development opportunities to our staff.”

Partners and staff of Stuart Franey, which was established in 1976, will now work out of Plante Moran’s Southfield office.

Plante Moran Construction Industry Leader Tom Doyle echoes Krater’s comments and says the merger affirms Plante Moran’s leadership in serving the construction industry.

“Although things have been tough in construction over the past several years, Plante Moran remains committed to the industry,” offers Doyle. “Merging with Stuart Franey further strengthens Plante Moran’s knowledge and experience base in what we believe continues to be a dynamic business sector.”

About Plante Moran, PLLC

Plante Moran is among the nation’s largest certified public accounting and business advisory firms, providing clients with tax, audit, risk management, financial, technology, business consulting, and wealth management services. Plante Moran has a staff of more than 1,600 professionals in 21 offices throughout Michigan, Ohio, and Illinois, with international offices in Shanghai, China; Monterrey, Mexico and Mumbai, India. Plante Moran has been recognized by a number of organizations, including FORTUNE magazine, as one of the country’s best places to work.

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