UHY LLP Michigan, with offices in Farmington Hills, will celebrate its 50th anniversary by pledging $50,000 in the form of $1,000 donations to 50 different local charities who need it most.
The firm will also sponsor a temporary exhibit filled with 20th century accounting artifacts at the Detroit Historical Society in the Streets of Old Detroit.
What started in 1968 as a two-man operation in Southfield has evolved into one of southeast Michigan’s largest accounting firms. Founder Gordon Follmer, 81, is still largely a part of the business as he was 50 years ago. Several clients have been with the firm since day one.
In the year 2000, a multi-firm merger formed UHY, and today the company has 18 U.S. locations.
“Fifty years in business is a huge accomplishment in itself,” said Tom Callan, CEO of UHY’s Michigan practice. “Being able to enjoy the year-over-year growth and employee involvement and excitement makes this anniversary that much more special.”