McAlvey Merchant & Associates is proud to celebrate our 20th anniversary in 2017. We value the relationships we’ve made, battles we’ve fought, and friendships we’ve developed over the last two decades in business. Thank you for the trust you’ve placed in our firm! We look forward to the next 20 years of fighting for issues that matter and winning for our clients.
McAlvey & Associates was founded in 1997 by Jeff McAlvey as a full-service governmental consulting firm. Rusty Merchant joined the firm in 2003 and became a partner in 2007. This is when the firm’s name was officially changed to McAlvey Merchant & Associates.
Since joining forces, Jeff and Rusty have built a team of expert professionals who are committed to winning for their clients. McAlvey Merchant & Associates represents a diverse range of clients – organizations, institutions and companies of all sizes – across industries including environment and energy, education, healthcare, insurance, charitable organizations, city governments and more. We specialize in custom governmental and political strategy development that assists organizations in solving problems, facing challenges and achieving their goals.
Since our inception, we have helped our clients secure millions of dollars in state budget appropriations and grants. We have helped our clients protect Michigan’s air, land and Great Lakes for future generations to enjoy. We have passed legislation, secured key appropriations and state grants, and beat back attempts to use the Legislative process to cause harm to Michigan job providers, consumers and property owners.
Your first criteria in choosing a firm is the belief that they will put you first. No matter how many clients they have, you should feel like you are their most important client. McAlvey Merchant & Associates has very clear policies regarding conflicts and doesn’t play the game of firewalls and secrecy. If there is a conflict, you will know about it and we will work to find a solution that benefits your interests, not ours.