Over 60 years of dedication
our story & our goal
Our firm was founded in 1953 by Don Schmaltz and was called Schmaltz & Company for years. As the world changed, so did we. In 1998, we became Clayton & McKervey and redirected our focus to working with companies competing in the global marketplace. From 1998 through 2012, Don Clayton expanded our visibility in the accounting industry as well as the business community at large. Don continues to serve as chairman today, in retirement.
Kevin McKervey and the team of nine shareholders focused on building the firm’s international practice, which expanded our reach and our size. Kevin sadly passed in 2016 and today, Clayton & McKervey is led by Rob Dutkiewicz, who has been an instrumental part of the organization’s evolution for more than 25 years. Prior to becoming president Rob led Clayton & McKervey’s Small and Mid-sized Entities department, the largest division within the firm. He is heavily involved in the economic development community and with many organizations supporting the firm’s international clientele.
We’re headquartered in Southfield, Michigan, just outside of Detroit. Throughout our history, we’ve helped international companies establish a subsidiary or presence in the United States, and U.S. companies expand their businesses abroad.
The Clayton & McKervey brand has always been about “doing more.” The “&” in our company name symbolizes our desire to bring something extra, unexpected and invaluable to the table. It means you’ll always get something more. We don’t consider our service approach as going the extra mile. Here, at Clayton & McKervey, it’s expected and routine.
Each member of our staff abides by these core values:
- Passion to help others succeed We genuinely want to help those who help themselves.
- Can-do attitude We focus on the end result, not the roadblocks.
- Fun We laugh and enjoy the moment.
- Performance We do what it takes and then some.