Lutz Acquires Shonsey & Associates

The Nebraska-based business solutions firm Lutz, will acquire Shonsey, Placke, Maruska & Stava, P.C. (d/b/a Shonsey & Associates), a leading accounting firm in Central Nebraska, located in Grand Island. The transaction is expected to be effective in May 2018. Lutz has offices in Omaha, Lincoln, Hastings and Grand Island.

“Lutz’s expansion reflects our commitment to build and strengthen our presence in the Grand Island community as well as Central Nebraska," said Mark Duren, Managing Shareholder of Lutz. "We have a common mission of delivering high level business solutions to invigorate success for our clients. The four current Shonsey & Associates shareholders will join Lutz as shareholders. In addition, over 20 Shonsey & Associates personnel will join the Lutz team bringing the total number of Nebraska employees to more than 280. Lutz has been fortunate to assemble an outstanding team of individuals and we look forward to the addition of the talented Shonsey & Associates team members.”

Lutz will provide Shonsey & Associate clients a deeper breadth of service offerings including:

  • Financial Planning and Wealth Management
  • Talent services including Recruiting, Search and Staffing
  • Technology Consulting, Custom Software Development and Managed Network Services
  • Merger and Acquisition Advisory

“We believe that our well-established history of providing outstanding accounting services in Central Nebraska paired with the full range of business solutions that Lutz offers will help us grow with our clients," said Matt Shonsey, President of Shonsey & Associates. "We will be able to assist our clients’ ever-changing needs through Lutz’s additional business solutions and expertise. In addition, our staff will benefit with greater opportunities to advance their careers through training, specialization and exposure to a variety of consulting services.”

Brad Fegley, President of the Lutz Grand Island office said, “Our goal as a firm is to continue to grow to ensure our clients receive the personality, attentiveness and care of a locally owned accounting firm with the breadth of services you expect from a national and international organization. Our combined offices will provide Lutz the opportunity to continue to invest in the community through additional employment and expanded opportunities.”