LAKE WORTH, Fla., Jan. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- We are very pleased to announce the finalization of the merger between Walker Reid Strategies and Claris Energy. The integration of the Claris team is the final step in a long relationship. We are forging a new company with enhanced experience and expertise. Our merger will create a more comprehensive infrastructure with superior building and engineering capabilities and improved response times.
This is a merger of two highly compatible firms that hold similar values and philosophies on doing business including the meeting of all commitments, the production of excellent work for our clients, and an emphasis on professionalism, honesty, and integrity. The addition of Claris' nationwide client base, including Fortune 500 companies, large accounting firms and numerous Architects & Engineers, along with Claris engineering expertise will significantly extend the capabilities of Walker Reid and will further enhance Walker Reid's leading position in the energy incentives industry.
We are proud to be able to state that the combined company has exceeded $1 billion in 179D certified tax deductions and millions more in 45L tax credits for our clients.
"Claris is known for the quality of its work, its systems and engineering knowledge and the professionalism of its staff. We are excited for the expertise and business relationships that Claris Energy brings to the table and welcome Steve Nanos to a partnership position at Walker Reid," said David Diaz, Walker Reid Strategies' Partner."
"I am excited to merge our energy incentive efforts with that of Walker Reid Strategies. We love the team at Walker Reid, and could not be more thrilled with the merger and with the enhancements in project execution and customer support that we can now provide to our clients," said Steve Nanos, Principal at Claris Energy.
Walker Reid Strategies is engineered to do better. We are a licensed professional engineering firm who specialize in performing 179D and 45L studies. Walker Reid Strategies actively participates in numerous national organizations related to both Energy Efficiency and Specialty Tax Services. Key members of our team are distinguished advisers and advocates on different energy and tax policies. Additionally, Walker Reid members frequently lecture and contribute on the 179D Tax Deduction and the energy implication and tax consequences of the incentive.
- Engineers: Walker Reid's team of engineers specialize in performing energy models and site audits specifically for maximizing the benefits of the 179D and 45L tax incentives.
- Commercial Energy Raters: Additionally, our engineers are trained and certified energy raters providing additional skills for site audits and energy analysis expertise.
- Specialty Tax CPA's: Walker Reid's CPA's are well versed on the tax consequences of the 179D incentive for all corporate structures.
- 179D Advisers: Our advisers facilitate the process and are trained to be knowledgeable in both the engineering and tax aspects of section 179D.
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