Whittlesey & Hadley Expands into Western Massachusetts

Whittlesey & Hadley P.C. (FY13 net revenue of $15 million) of Hartford, Conn., announced its merger with Lester Halpern & Company P.C., of Holyoke, Mass., effective Aug. 1.

Whittlesey & Hadley provides accounting, audit, tax, technology and business consulting services to clients primarily throughout the Northeast. For more than 50 years, the firm has served closely held businesses, including manufacturing, construction and distribution, real estate, financial institutions, health care, government and technology industries, as well as the nonprofit sector, the firm’s largest niche.

“We moved to a larger office space in downtown Hartford, providing us with the resources to begin our future growth,” says Drew Andrews, MP of Whittlesey & Hadley. “It is a common vision, philosophy and dedication to provide a superior client experience that we are seeking when merging with CPA firms. Lester Halpern & Company brought that to the table. This merger represents our first step in an aggressive plan to grow our services and staff throughout the Northeast, while retaining our valued reputation as having the expertise of a national firm but the responsiveness of a local firm that clients expect and deserve from its professional services partner.”

Established in 1959, Lester Halpern & Company’s 25 employees will continue to serve their client base out of the Holyoke office, while acquiring the Whittlesey & Hadley brand.

“Whittlesey & Hadley P.C.’s presence and extensive resources offer an opportunity for Lester Halpern & Company to greatly expand the services available to our clients,” says Thomas Terry, MP of Lester Halpern & Company. “Integrating our abilities and our experiences will result in a stronger base for future growth.”