Garrett Patton & Associates Merges into Alerding CPA Group

Indianapolis-based Alerding CPA Group and Garrett Patton & Associates of Indianapolis announced they have joined forces under the Alerding CPA Group name.

The merger became effective Jan. 1. All seven of Garrett Patton’s staff relocated to the Alerding CPA Group offices, bringing its total employees to 37. Both David Garrett and Lou Ann Taylor, former partners at Garrett Patton, will be partners at Alerding.

“I’ve known the founders of Alerding CPA Group for over 20 years.  Our firms had already worked together on several projects. Joining forces just seemed like a logical progression for both firms,” says Garrett.

Garrett Patton, founded in 1997 by Garrett, provided small businesses with specialized tax consulting as well as auditing and accounting services. This merger will allow both firms to take advantage of efficiencies and resources to continue delivering high quality services to all of their clients.

“Garrett Patton brings two new partners with sharp tax and accounting minds along with a group of professionals that will add depth to our already strong team,” says Mike Staton, managing director for Alerding CPA Group.