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BCN Timeline

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1928- The Original “BCN,” Bradley-Chesbrough-Niswonger, Inc. of Ann Arbor, Michigan was established. BCN started as a commercial lines insurance agency, expanding to personal lines, particularly life insurance, group insurance and mutual funds. BCN founder Russ Bradley, is pictured below. (Historic print courtesy, Charles Ciccarelli. Used with permission.)

Bradley Chesbrough

1985 – BCN Inc., expanded its headquarters to its current Liberty Road location in a 65,000-square- foot business complex.

1992 – BCN Services, Inc. established its roots in the BCN family of companies.  In 1994, BCN began on-site payroll, delivery of benefits, and coordinated risk management services from its headquarters facility. Over the next five years, BCN was managing client employees in more than 30 states.

2016 – BCN celebrates over 85 years of servicing clients with our staff of Human Resources Professionals.  Our longest-standing client relationship spans 21 years.  BCN operates in 47 states, as a valued HR partner to our clients ranging from two employees to well over 1,000.

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Welcome to BCN.  We have honored this iconic name and reputation of our Ann Arbor founders by delivering high quality, tightly integrated HR solutions to clients of many industries and business sizes for 22 years.   Our goal is to provide solutions to help our clients profit  in an increasingly complex, digitally driven and highly competitive world.

Meet the Team

We are a team of dedicated professionals, ready to do what ever it takes to make your business grow

Sue Kester

Sue Kester

HR Manager

Sue has been in the Human Resources field for over 20 years and has obtained her Senior Professional in Human Resources designation. She manages legal compliance and employee relations matters.

Susan Price

Susan Price

Strategic Services Manager

Susan rejoined BCN in 2016 and has more than 25 years Human Resources and Customer Service experience. She also has experience as an HR Manager in the Long Term Care industry. She focuses on aligning BCN HR programs with Client business strategies. Susan holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications from the University of Michigan and is a certified senior professional in Human Resources.

Patrick Boeheim

Patrick Boeheim

Safety & Risk Manager

Patrick joined BCN in 2008 and has extensive experience in the occupational health industry. He has worked as both a manager and consultant. Patrick has a broad background in workers’ compensation claims with special focus on employee return to work programs.

Marcus Merillat

Marcus Merillat

Information Systems Manager

Marcus has more than 25 years experience in the Information Systems industry. He joined BCN in 2000 and works to ensure the highest level of effectiveness within our systems to our clients. Marcus holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Science with a major in Computer Science from Western Michigan University.

Andrew C. Hans

Andrew C. Hans


President and owner of BCN Services since 1994, Andy has more than 35 years of executive leadership in the financial and business services industries, with nearly 30 years exclusively in the PEO industry. Andy holds multiple licenses with FINRA and the State of Michigan in securities. He holds a BBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

What others say about us

“After many years of conducting our own employee administration functions in-house, we quickly recognized that BCN’s program could be beneficial to us. BCN provides us with a very user-friendly web site that I can enter payroll data and research previous payroll information. The web is also available to our employees to access their payroll records, benefit information and links to providers. This technology has proven to be a very useful tool for management and our employees.

“We have been clients for the past several years and have been very satisfied with the services that we have received.  We deal with their payroll specialist on a weekly basis and feel our questions are answered and problems fixed in a timely manner.  We have always felt that we have been treated professionally and with courtesy and respect by all employees of BCN.  It is for these reasons that we can recommend BCN Management without hesitation.”

“BCN Services has been a single source provider of payroll, workers’ compensation, health benefits, human resource management and retirement programs since 1992. The BCN Services team is extremely helpful and professional and has alleviated time-consuming issues so that I can focus my efforts in other area of our business.”

“With the large number of employees that we have, employee issues can occur on a daily basis and BCN has been tremendously helpful in solving these issues. BCN’s breadth of knowledge and experience when it comes to employment law and procedures is outstanding. Not only can they resolve issues that happen, they also assisted us with preventative measures as well. Benefit plans, benefit administration and open enrollment is another area that BCN has removed much of the burden from us. This has proved to be one less headache and time saving function that we have enjoyed by using BCN Services as our PEO provider.”

“Our partnership with BCN began in 2001 and continues today. Periodically I evaluate other PEOs to ensure that we are receiving the best administrative support at a fair price and have determined that our relationship with BCN is the best choice for our company. Our company continues to grow and we count on BCN Services to meet our changing needs. Besides payroll and human resources help, BCN provides safety and workers’ compensation programs that have been invaluable to our company. A recent example of the effectiveness of working with BCN Services is the containment of our workers’ compensation experience modification. Our client base is expanding and we are quoting much larger jobs with very large clients. These clients typically only let the jobs to highly qualified suppliers. Our safety track record is a major factor for us to secure these large projects. BCN Services has provided the tools necessary for our company to remain a highly rated supplier.”

Rely on the experts at BCN

Whatever your business type, the HR experts at BCN Services are here to help.

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