Top 20 accounting and consulting firm Wipfli announced it is merging in Milwaukee-based firm Benes & Krueger, effective Thursday.

Ten associates and the two co-founders of Benes & Krueger, a firm that provides a range of services to the construction industry, will join Wipfli’s more than 1,700 professionals and be based in the firm’s Milwaukee office.

“Businesses in the construction industry are facing unprecedented challenges and can benefit greatly from working with a firm with deep resources and expertise in their industry,” said Rick Dreher, managing partner of Wipfli, in a statement. “Benes & Krueger’s services greatly complement and expand our capabilities to have a positive impact on our construction clients’ businesses. Together, Wipfli and Benes & Krueger will continue to proactively serve our construction clients as they face ever-changing needs by providing exceptional value though our expanded breadth and depth of services and resources."

Founded in 1990, Benes & Kreuger’s services include dispute resolution, litigation support and forensic accounting, computer system selection and implementation, operational audits and reviews, business planning, internal controls, audit and tax.

“Both Benes & Krueger and Wipfli are well established and respected service providers in the construction industry with similar cultures and approaches to client service, which makes this combination a great fit for our firms and our clients,” stated Benes & Krueger co-founder and audit and tax services leader Keith Krueger.

“We are thrilled to be joining forces with Wipfli and building an even stronger and more experienced firm positioned as a leader in providing top-quality consulting and litigation support services that our construction industry clients have come to expect,” stated co-founder and consulting services leader Michael Benes.

Wipfli ranked No. 19 on Accounting Today's 2016 Top 100 Firms list, with $227 million in revenue.