Our History

  • 1929 Lincoln Adam comes to Maine to join Millett, Fish & Dresser [the Portland, ME office of Ernst & Ernst opened]
  • 1938 Richard M. Baker comes to Maine and forms a Tax Accounting Firm
  • 1942 Messrs. Baker and Adam form Baker & Adam in Portland, ME
  • 1963 Baker & Adam acquired by Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co. [KPMG]
  • 1974 Arthur Young takes over the local practice of Jordan & Jordan – Four “Big 8” firms now in Portland, ME
  • 1989 Ernst & Whinney and Arthur Young merge to form Ernst & Young
  • 1992 Ernst & Young in Portland purchased by its local partners, Al Noyes, Tom Newman, Marty White, Scott Belanger, Angus Mountain, Bill Christensen and Paul Letalien to form Newman, Noyes & Associates; Scott and Paul are principals of the firm to this day; Tom, Al, Marty and Bill retired and remain friends of the firm; Angus worked as a principal of BNN until his death in May 2004
  • 1995 Newman, Noyes & Associates merged with partners of KPMG Peat Marwick Portland, ME – Eleanor Baker, Peter Chandler, James Totten, Denise Taaffe, George Lambert and Joseph Lovejoy; Peter and Denise are still principals of the firm today; Jim, George, Joe, and Ellie have since retired. 

    With this merger, Baker Newman Noyes was formed.  Since 1995, we have grown to become one of the largest professional services firms in New England
  • 1999Baker Newman Noyes opens its Manchester, NH office
  • 2003Baker Newman Noyes opens its Portsmouth, NH office
  • 2010Baker Newman Noyes opens its Boston, MA office
  • 2015The firm celebrates its 20th anniversary.

    Baker Newman Noyes (BNN) merges with William Steele & Associates, P.C. expanding the firm’s Manchester practice.

    The external audit and tax practices of Shatswell, MacLeod & Company join BNN and with that the firm expands in Massachusetts.

    The team from Albert Stowe, CPA, PLLC join BNN’s Portsmouth practice.
  • 2016Eleanor Baker, one of the founders of the firm, retires in July after 40 years of service in the accounting field.