R. Waidler & Associates P.C., a firm in Boulder, Colo., will become part of Top 100 firm Eide Bailly LLP, effective Feb. 1.

As part of the deal R. Waidler & Associates president Rick Waidler and his team will join Eide Bailly’s Boulder office, expanding Eide Bailly’s presence in Colorado to 177 people in five offices across the state, with locations in Boulder, Denver, Fort Collins, Golden and Grand Junction.

“R. Waidler & Associates is a talented CPA firm that is well respected in the Boulder community,” said Eide Bailly managing partner and CEO Dave Stende in a statement. “Adding this firm continues our promise to our clients and staff to grow strategically so we can offer stronger solutions and service across our firm.”

Eide Bailly, based in Fargo, N.D., ranked 20th on Accounting Today’s 2015 list of the Top 100 Firms, with $195.4 million in annual revenue.

“It’s exciting to be joining the team of experienced and talented professionals at Eide Bailly,” said Waidler. “As a small firm, we’re looking forward to the opportunity to expand our resources, devote more time to client service and have experienced professionals available to bounce ideas off of and consult with on client tax matters and strategic planning.”

Waidler will be working closely with other professionals in Eide Bailly’s Boulder office, advising clients and providing services such as cost segregation studies, international tax services, wealth management, technology consulting and transaction services.

“Rick will bring more than 40 years of experience and a hands-on approach to service to Eide Bailly, which fits perfectly with our own firm culture,” said Brian Callahan, partner-in-charge of Eide Bailly’s Colorado offices. “He’s become a trusted advisor to many businesses in the Boulder community, and he’ll join Rudy Rudolph and Bill Pyle in our Boulder office, who also have long, respected histories in Boulder. Clients will be able to tap into decades of experience and involvement in the community, as well as deep knowledge of the local business scene.”