Phoenix- Henry & Horne, LLP is pleased to announce the acquisition of Pittman & Murdough, PLLC. The merger of these two highly-regarded organizations became effective January 1.

John M. Murdough, CPA, will be joining Henry & Horne, LLP as Partner-in-Charge of the Firm's new Construction Niche. This brings the number of partners to 15. Michael A. Gatson, CPA, will be coming on board as Partner Emeritus, and Laureen G. Song, CPA, is taking on the role of Director of Construction Industry Services. Three other team members will be joining the Firm. All will be based out of the Scottsdale location.

Pittman & Murdough, PLLC has been serving the Arizona business community for 25 years and is well-known in the construction industry. The firm's expertise, business philosophy, approaches to client service and corporate culture are a perfect match for Henry & Horne, LLP. Combined, the two firms boast more than 80 years of experience in the accounting profession.

"We are extremely excited about their very strong presence in the construction industry. Combining that expertise along with both firms' highly-skilled and technical team members means we're going to be able to offer our current and future clients an even higher level of service," said Henry & Horne, LLP Co-Managing Partners Chuck Goodmiller and Chuck Inderieden. 

"When we decided that it would be in the best, long-term interests of our clients and team members to join forces with a larger firm, Henry & Horne, LLP was at the top of our list of candidates. The Firm is not only well-known in the community for adhering to the highest standards of quality in the core service areas of audit, accounting and tax, but also for being a strong, family-oriented firm that is a great place to work. So, we're excited to be able to continue offering our personalized construction industry expertise while having more resources," said John Murdough, Principal, Pittman & Murdough, PLLC.           

Henry & Horne, LLP's affiliate, Wealth Management, LLC, also acquired Pittman & Murdough, PLLC's wealth management division. The acquisition will bring the total assets under management at Wealth Management, LLC to $300 million.

"Wealth Management, LLC is known for independent advice, global thinking and personal solutions. This merger brings together two highly successful financial services firms, creating substantial value for clients of the new combined entity.  We are delighted to start our work with the clients of Pittman and Murdough, PLLC and enjoy the opportunity to learn more about their specific goals and dreams," said Michael Carlin, Principal, Wealth Management, LLC.    

About Henry & Horne, LLP

Henry & Horne, LLP (http://www.hhcpa.com/) is an Arizona-based certified public accounting and business advisory firm founded in 1957. The 120-person firm serves closely held businesses and high net worth individuals throughout the United States and internationally from three Arizona locations: Tempe, Scottsdale and Casa Grande. Services include audit and accounting; business consulting; mergers and acquisitions; succession planning; business valuation; litigation support; forensic accounting services; tax services; R&D tax credits; cost segregation; state and local tax issues; estate planning; and international business services.