DMJ & Co., PLLC, an independent accounting and business consulting firm with headquarters in Greensboro, announced today that the Durham, North Carolina firm of Hutchings & Hutchings Certified Public Accountants, PA will become DMJ & Co., PLLC. Hutchings & Hutchings will assume the DMJ name, effective November 1.
Hutchings & Hutchings, a third-generation firm, was established in the 1930s by Philip W. Hutchings, Sr. Philip Hutchings, III assumed leadership as owner in 1984 growing the practice to focus on tax compliance and tax planning, and developing strong relationships among industry leaders and individuals including physicians and healthcare professionals, professional services, hospitality and real estate, among others. The firm’s founder and partner, Philip Hutchings, III will continue with DMJ as Principal. All staff positions will be retained.
“We are very excited to join forces with DMJ,” said Phil Hutchings. “DMJ is a dynamic firm that shares our values and commitment to quality. People come first, and DMJ shares this sentiment. It’s important that relationships remain intact.” He continued, “The firm and I look forward to continuing to serve our clients and further strengthen opportunities in the Triangle market.”
The combined firm will now employ more than 73 people, including 10 Partners.
The Hutchings acquisition will now extend DMJ’s presence statewide with office locations in the Triad, the Triangle, and the Sandhill’s regions. Mike Gillis, DMJ’s Managing Partner says, “This commitment speaks volumes about the confidence we have in the growth of our region, the development of industry and business, and the firm’s vision and future.” DMJ also has an established office in Sanford, North Carolina for nearly thirty years.
The expansion offers experience in DMJ healthcare consulting division and wealth management (DMJ Wealth Advisors, LLC) to the Triangle marketplace. Together, the firms will continue to provide the traditional services with deeper practice areas in international tax consulting, litigation support, succession planning, audit and reviews, among others. Gillis notes, “Our people, our clients, and our community continue to be our guiding principles. We continually think about how to best serve them and help them reach their goals going forward. Through this relationship, we feel we can add significant value.”
DMJ was founded in 1949 and has grown, according to Inside Public Accounting, to a Top 300 firm. Gillis says, “DMJ’s greatest strength is in our personal attention and our comprehensive reach with each and every client. The phenomenal growth speaks to the success of our relationships.”
In addition, DMJ & Co., PLLC is a member firm of CPAmerica International, one of the largest associations of CPA firms in the United States offering clients the personalized service of a local firm and the knowledge and resources of a global network.”
With a history of more than sixty-five years, DMJ’s philosophy―personal attention, verifiable results—is the cornerstone of the firm’s practice and client relationships often going beyond the scope of traditional accounting and auditing services. DMJ offers an array of services including certified public accounting, wealth management, and medical and dental practice consulting. It also provides a host of specialized services such as technology and international tax consulting, cost segregation, ERISA audits, and succession planning for privately-held businesses. DMJ is a member of CPAmerica International and affiliated with the Crowe Horwath International alliances of firms. For more information about DMJ visit www.dmj.com.