Founded in 1949, Beene Garter quickly established a presence in the Grand Rapids community. We became known as West Michigan’s largest independently owned certified public accounting and business consulting firm.
In 2022, Beene Garter merged with Doeren Mayhew to become the 51st largest U.S.certified public accounting and advisory firm. Together, we bolster our existing service line offerings and industry expertise, while also broadening technical and industry capabilities beyond our current reach. With more than 500 people in nine offices in Michigan, Texas, Florida, North Carolina, and Europe, we focus on providing a unique client experience matched with the expertise and knowledge you expect.
Our reach expands internationally through our international practice, Moore Doeren Mayhew, as well as our membership with Moore Global Network Limited. This global association consists of more than 29,000 accounting professionals and staff located across 547 offices in 113 countries. We proudly serve our clients with personal attention – regardless of where business might take them across the globe.
Brian LaFrenier has more than 27 years of experience in public accounting. He serves a wide variety of industries, including health care, manufacturing, construction, and small business.
Brian has extensive experience in the areas of personal and corporate income tax, audit procedures, mergers and acquisitions, financial statement preparation, cash flow, and overhead analysis. He also specializes in choice of entity planning, tax credit consulting, and succession planning. Brian’s approach to service centers on helping clients reach their financial goals.
He attended Aquinas College and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and business administration.
Business Development Specialist
Melissa Boisvert is the Business Development Specialist at Beene Garter, focusing on outsourcing services; which include retirement plan services and payroll services. She has 12 years of experience working with CEOs, executives, and HR professionals to find customized solutions to meet their unique needs and goals. From employer-sponsored retirement plan design and compliance to customized HCM solutions, Melissa ensures her clients have the tools and solutions they need to grow, improve efficiency, and be competitive. Melissa earned her bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University.