Block Advisors is new division of H&R Block
By Steve Bowman
Editor, The Brentwood Spirit
A new tax consulting service for small businesses opened March 14 in front of the soon-to-open Menard’s store on Hanley Road. Though Block Advisors is located in Richmond Heights, it has a Brentwood mailing address and is also a stone’s throw from Maplewood.
“Block Advisors is a new brand of H&R Block,” said office manager John Bruenger, who oversees half a dozen employees. “We focus on small businesses and entrepreneurs to provide not just tax preparation but tax planning and business services, such as payroll, accounting and bookkeeping. We grow businesses and make them more profitable.”
The Brentwood Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting at the office, 1770 S. Hanley Rd., on March 23. Officials present included Brentwood’s City Administrator Bola Akande and the chamber’s president, Stephanie Tyler.
Block Advisors was launched in January by Kansas City-based H&R Block. Bruenger’s office is one of 14 in the St. Louis area. He’s a lifelong St. Louis resident and graduated from St. Louis University.