Effective September 1, 2023, Gomez & Company joined regional firm LaPorte CPAs & Business Advisors (LaPorte) through an asset acquisition, according to LaPorte President and CEO Eric E. Bosch, CPA. Gomez & Company President/Owner Benjamin Gomez, CPA, has assumed a key leadership role as director in LaPorte.
With the acquisition of Gomez & Company, LaPorte has over 190 employees and revenues of approximately $35 million.
Gomez & Company, established in 1985, was a full-service certified public accounting firm in Houston, Texas. Its client base included primarily nonprofit organizations, charter schools, and those in the energy industry.
“We are so pleased to have these talented employees join our Houston team. Gomez & Company’s primary industry strengths dovetail well with our formalized industry groups and allows us to build on that client base,” stated Bosch.
“LaPorte’s culture and values are similar to ours and this strategic move enables us to offer expanded services to our clients as they face industry and regulatory changes. It also provides enhanced opportunities for our team members to develop professionally,” said Gomez.
Established over 75 years ago, LaPorte is one of the leading independent full-service accounting, tax, and business consulting firms in the Gulf South region. It has been named one of INSIDE Public Accounting’s “Top 200 Accounting Firms” for 14 consecutive years. Accountants Media Group, publishers of Accounting Today, included LaPorte among national “Beyond the Top 100: Firms to Watch” and rated LaPorte on the journal’s “2023 Regional Leaders” among Gulf Coast firms.