Cleveland, OH — (November 5, 2018) – Apple Growth Partners (AGP) has been operating two locations in Cleveland since 2004, currently with offices and staff located in Independence and Beachwood. Effective November 5, approximately 35 employees from both offices will be consolidating into a new office also located in Beachwood.
The recent combination for the accounting and business advisory firm is part of a larger 2020 plan, beginning with the merger of Beachwood-based CPA firm KPFF in 2017.
“Welcoming the staff of KPFF to AGP has been a wonderful process,” states Chairman Chuck Mullen. “After the transition was complete, we recognized the need for a joint, collaborative space for all of our Cleveland employees.”
When it was time to decide on a location, Cleveland Managing Partner Randy Misch completed thorough due diligence. “We considered many suburbs in Cleveland, including the west side and downtown. But ultimately, the perfect space and location for us turned out to be on Chagrin Boulevard in Beachwood.”
The new office space, located at 25550 Chagrin Blvd., is larger and is designed to foster collaboration, with dedicated areas for brainstorming and productive meeting rooms. Bringing together the two Cleveland offices will strengthen the employee culture and create stronger working relationships.
With four offices across Northeast Ohio, AGP’s Cleveland presence has been strong for more than 20 years, with previous offices located in Westlake and Mayfield Village. The recent consolidation will focus on expanding services to privately-owned businesses through tax planning and preparation, accounting and auditing, and business valuation and litigation support services. While the Beachwood consolidation is one component of the firm’s 2020 strategic plan, future Cleveland office space hasn’t been ruled out.
“We hope to have a downtown office in the future, and we’d welcome the opportunity to discuss a merger with any firms in the area,” says Mullen.
Celebrating its 75th anniversary of helping grow local businesses with four offices in Northeastern Ohio, AGP is an accounting and business advisory firm for privately-held companies.