Crestwood Grows Again - Merger with Vision Business Solutions

Posted by Jen Bieker on August 28, 2015

Crestwood Associates LLC Announces Merger with Visions Business Solutions (VBS)

Crestwood Associates Merger:  Brian McGuckin, Co-Owner of Crestwood Associates LLC announces that effective August 17, 2015, Crestwood has entered into a merger agreement with Vision Business Solutions (VBS), a long-time Oak-Park-based Acumatica, Sage and Greentree consulting firm.

VBS will operate under the Crestwood Associates name at their headquarters in Mount Prospect, Illinois.  This is Crestwood’s second merger in 2015, expanding their portfolio of products and services for clients, without any support of a third party financial organization.

“We don’t look for support from external parties in order to remain focused on our company’s goals and the goals of our clients,” says Crestwood’s McGuckin.  “Too often you find firms that get distracted by achieving the goals of their financiers instead of monitoring the evolving business technology market place.”

Due to the Crestwood and VBS merger, both firms will be able to deliver more services to a greater number of clients; such as, Dynamics products, Acumatica, and Greentree.  "We are excited to welcome our VBS colleagues as we join forces to help our clients achieve their goals," said McGuckin. “By joining two long-standing, customer-focused organizations and leveraging our deep Microsoft Dynamics and Acumatica expertise, we are positioned to offer even more value to our current and future customers.”

Crestwood clients will also have access to a team with decades of experience selling and supporting Sage software products. With the uncertain future of many popular Sage platforms, VBS has educated Sage users about industry leading products like Acumatica.  Crestwood is pleased to offer prospective clients who utilize Sage products with consultative and educational services regarding the transition to their new software system. 

John Gabrys and Joel McDonnell, owners of VBS, join Crestwood as Directors.  “The VBS team is excited to join Crestwood. Crestwood has the resources, vision, and dedication to customer satisfaction that will enhance the Acumatica and Greentree work we have done over the past years and enable our team to continue to fulfill our mission of helping our clients solve their business issues,” offered Gabrys. 

VBS has welcomed its customers to the new firm and they are available to answer any questions they may have about the transition or about Crestwood. “Our first order of business is to assure our clients that they continue to have a valued Acumatica and Greentree business partner in us. We are doing everything that we can to make the process seamless, while maintaining VBS’s and Crestwood’s exceptional level of client service,” Gabrys stated.

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