Who We Are
Maintaining double-digit annual growth in a challenging economy when many New England accounting and tax firms are realizing lower, single-digit growth rates is an achievement that BlumShapiro is proud to have earned. Our commitment to value people, relationships and professional integrity is what distinguishes us inside and outside our firm.
Formed in 1980 with the merger of Hartford’s Blum, Gavens & Kaplan and Shapiro, Rosenthal & Company, P.C., the firm has a rich Hartford legacy. We maintain a philanthropic culture and civic commitment to the Greater Hartford region, even as the firm has grown beyond those borders into southern Connecticut’s Fairfield County, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
With a staff of nearly 400 working from our primary offices in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island, BlumShapiro has grown to become the largest regional accounting, tax and business consulting firm based in New England. BlumShapiro serves as business advisors for today’s leading companies, non-profit organizations and government entities.
“The firm’s success rests on our ability to attract, hire and retain the best talent in the industry,” according to Carl Johnson, BlumShapiro’s managing partner for the past ten years. “We focus on treating our associates well and providing them with the tools necessary to deliver best-in-class service to our clients.”
Actively involved in our community, we are a major supporter of the United Way and the Greater Hartford Arts Council, contributing nearly $75,000 to each over the last two years alone. We also support Habitat for Humanity, the American Red Cross and countless local and national civic and human services-related charities. Annually, the BlumShapiro Foundation donates more than $100,000 to support non-profit organizations in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
“Founding members of our firm set the tone of giving back to our communities. It remains an important part of our firm’s mission and values,” said Johnson. “We encourage our employees to become involved in their local communities. They have responded by participating in more than 150 boards and numerous events throughout the year.”