Briggs & Veselka, Glass & Company, Announce Merger in Austin

Hal Miller

Houston-based Briggs & Veselka Co. (FY17 net revenue of $36.2 million) and Glass & Company of Austin, Texas, have announced a merger, which is Briggs and Veselka’s fifth transaction in the past 12 months.

Glass & Company partners Hal Miller and Larry Dodson will become shareholders of Briggs & Veselka, and it is expected that all employees will be part of the merged group. In early 2018, Briggs & Veselka acquired Bill Love CPAs in Austin, and the two Austin offices will become one soon, the firm says.

“The merger with Glass & Company will deepen our industry expertise in banking, health care, nonprofits, and technology and software, as well provide an even stronger audit and tax departments,” says Sheila Enriquez, managing shareholder. “The combined firms will offer an even better option for middle market companies in central Texas that have more complex business and compliance needs. Shared culture is a major driver of our firms coming together, and I know that the leaders and the people of Glass & Company can embrace our values of excellence, dedication and compassion,” says Enriquez.

Sheila Enriquez

Miller adds, “We have known the leadership of Briggs & Veselka through professional organizations and peer reviews, and have always admired the quality of their work and their people. Now that we’re joining forces, our people and our clients will have more options and solutions to help them grow,” he added.

Briggs & Veselka is the fourth largest independent CPA firm in Texas, with offices in Houston, The Woodlands, El Campo, Austin and San Antonio.