BeachFleishman Merges with Phoenix Firm

BeachFleischman of Tuscon, Ariz. (FY11 net revenue of $14.9 million) and Taylor, Duffy & Associates of Phoenix merged on Jan. 1. The combined firms will do business as BeachFleischman.

The merger also provides new and expanded office space for BeachFleischman’s Phoenix operation, which will be relocated to Taylor Duffy’s existing office. Founder Phillip Taylor will become the managing shareholder of the Phoenix operation. Taylor Duffy brings four principals and seven staff to the deal, increasing employee count in Phoenix to 18.

“From a practice perspective, Taylor Duffy provides clients in the construction sector with a level of industry expertise that goes unmatched by firms in the Southwest,” says Bruce Beach, CEO of BeachFleischman. Taylor says, “The merger enables us to provide clients with the depth of services and expertise of a large regional firm, with the service-minded approach our clients would expect from a local firm. It’s really the best of both worlds.”

Firmwide, BeachFleischman has 130 client service and administrative professionals, including 24 shareholders and 57 CPAs. The firm is a member of The Leading Edge Alliance.