GBQ Partners LLC, a tax, accounting and consulting firm headquartered in Columbus, has joined forces with Weber Clark Ltd. The transaction is part of GBQ’s strategy for expanding and strengthening market presence.

Founded in 1980, Weber Clark is a well-known CPA and consulting firm in northwest Ohio. Importantly, Weber Clark’s culture is complementary to GBQ, and the firm shares GBQ’s commitment to providing service of exceptional quality, integrity and objectivity.

“GBQ is excited to expand in Toledo and welcome the staff and clients of Weber Clark,” GBQ Managing Director Darci Congrove said, in a statement. “GBQ is growing in Ohio, responding to increasing demand for our services. Joining with Weber Clark is an important step in our journey to build a regional firm with deep resources. We have known and respected the Weber Clark team for a long time and are excited to build our future with them.”

Weber Clark founding member Jim Weber and his team to join GBQ will bring the total staff count to 219. Weber and his fellow partners will become partners at GBQ and will lead GBQ’s Toledo office.