The CPAs at
PJ Fortin & Associates
have more to celebrate than the official end of tax season this week. Though the business moved to its new North Cedar Street location in August, their new signs went up last week and they’re now preparing for a grand opening open house in June.
“We were in a fairly ancient building, and also we had some staffing changes, so we wanted to do some space changes well,” says owner Peter Fortin. “We decided to do some reinventing of our business model.”
They certainly knew how to go about it. Helping other businesses reinvent their models is, in fact, Fortin & Associates’ specialty. Fortin begin his business in 1989 and has since then grown and changed in a variety of ways. The business now focusing even more on business planning and strategic consulting, and less on traditional accounting and tax services.
“We’ve transformed our culture internally,” says Fortin. “It’s a lot better atmosphere. You can tell there is positive energy here since the move.”
The 2,800 square foot space is an increase in size for Fortin & Associates, and includes a conference room and convenient, 14’x14’ workout room for employees. According to Fortin, the space is just right for helping the newly reorganized business to continue to grow.
“The goal is to stick to our niche market and what are strengths are,” he says, “and try to set an example of being accountable to our employees. Also, to convey to our clients that there are always opportunities to navigate through the tough economy.”