David Hobe

In Memoriam: 1950 – 2022

Dave and high school classmate Jerry Lucas founded Hobe & Lucas in 1978 when he realized his skill set was in public accounting. Since then, he has devoted himself to the firm and its clients. While servicing a broad range of entities, he has specialized in the health care and manufacturing industries. Dave started his first business in grade school with a retail fruit stand on Route 82 in Strongsville, Ohio, which is where he grew up. He learned early in his life about providing outstanding customer service. He was the number one caddy at Columbia Hills Country Club by the time he graduated from St. Ignatius High School. He interrupted his college career for military service, later working as a cost accountant for a steel mill and as an office auditor for the Internal Revenue Service. Wanting to experience public accounting, he spent four years at Arthur Andersen and Co.

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Jerome Lucas

Jerry has transitioned into a new role at Hobe & Lucas, relinquishing his responsibilities for the day-to-day financial management of the firm. He continues to be actively employed as an adviser to the firm and its clients. He serves both individual and business clients, providing advice and assistance with business, finance and operational needs. Jerry provides traditional tax and accounting services that include tax research and planning, audits, reviews and compilations. Special areas of concentration include strategic planning for contractors, non-profit organizations, emerging entities and publicly traded companies. Jerry also has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, succession planning and estate planning.

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Hobe & Lucas Certified Public Accountants, Inc. is a full-service accounting and business consulting firm dedicated to providing clients with exceptional value.

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4807 Rockside Rd Suite 510

Independence, OH 44131