The accounting and consulting firms of Stuedle, Spears, & Company PSC (Louisville) and Blue & Co., LLC have announced their partial acquisition, effective January 1, 2022.

This acquisition will provide Blue & Co., LLC with increased market share in the Louisville area, while acquiring additional personnel to focus on complementary service areas and niche industry markets.

“We are excited to welcome M. Kristin and Joe Stuedle and their team from Stuedle, Spears & Company to the Blue & Co.” said, Brad Shaw, managing director of Blue & Co., LLC. “Kristin and Joe bring deep relationships within the Louisville community and a strong passion for serving their clients. Blue & Co. is always looking for opportunities to grow our organization with like-minded professionals that share our firm values of Responsive, Caring and Advocates.”

Stuedle, Spears, & Company PSC’s Partner M. Kristin Stuedle and Principal Joseph A. Stuedle will join Blue & Co. in the Blue & Co. Louisville office.

Kristin and Joe Stuedle have more than 75 years of combined public accounting experience as tax consultants. Joe started a public accounting firm nearly 50 years ago with his late wife, Mary. Kristin worked for three Fortune 500 companies before joining the firm in 1999 where she ultimately acted as the managing partner.

The Stuedles provide consulting and tax compliance services to pass-through entities, trusts and individuals. Both have significant experience serving businesses in a wide range of industries and focus their practice on closely-held businesses as well as personal income tax and planning.

“I’m thrilled we will merge at the beginning of the year,” said Kristin Stuedle, “For me, the connection with Blue was instant when we shared our beliefs on how clients should be treated, and from there I knew we could make this work. My clients will hopefully see more timely results and communication, as well as benefit from additional value-added services that Blue can offer.

“I couldn’t be more excited – it’s truly Blue skies ahead!”

The combined staff of Blue & Co. and Stuedle, Spears, & Company PSC will total more than 450 professionals in 10 offices across 3 states.

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