Construction

From cash management to strategic business advice, we have you covered.

We understand the business challenges inherent to today’s extremely complex and constantly changing construction environment. A financial misstep or poor business decision can have a devastating effect on your business. To ensure this doesn’t happen, we can help you with planning, oversight and monitoring while assisting you with growing your business.

Hobe & Lucas is well-respected in the construction industry, calling upon years of experience navigating changes in tax and accounting landscape to keep you prepared. Our professionals’ industry-specific and general business knowledge helps us provide the cash management, financing and strategic business advice you need to succeed.

In addition, we are affiliated with a number of national contractor associations, allowing us to tap pre-existing relationships for your ultimate benefit.

Our construction accounting team takes a hands-on approach to help you with:

Sales and Use Tax

Specialized Construction Income Tax Areas

Construction Business Succession Planning

Other Construction Accounting Services

Our Team Specializes In Construction

Hobe & Lucas is well-respected in the construction industry, calling upon years of experience navigating changes in tax and accounting landscape to keep you prepared.

WILLIAM WILDENHEIM, CPA

Bill has more than 30 years of accounting and consulting experience. He specializes in several areas, including construction accounting, manufacturing accounting, and sales and use tax consulting.

LOUIS V. LOPARO, CPA, CITP

Louis joined Hobe & Lucas in 1998.  Through personalized service, he helps clients achieve their strategic, financial, and personal goals by first building effective relationships with clients through trust and dependability. He provides tax, audit, CFO for hire and consulting services to a variety of closely held businesses in the healthcare, construction and professional services industries.

In 2019 Louis became Managing Partner at Hobe & Lucas. As a trusted advisor and shareholder, he leads with integrity, compassion, respect, and togetherness.  Over the years, Louis has learned that success looks different for everyone, and the importance of building meaningful relationships with those around him. He takes immense pride in the family culture he has helped to build and strengthen at Hobe & Lucas, and that sense of family can be felt when interacting with colleagues and the clients he serves. Those moments of authentic connection drive him in his career at Hobe & Lucas.

Outside of work, Louis loves spending time with his wife and four children, as well as his extended family. In true Italian form, family gatherings bring everyone together and always involve a lot of food! He also enjoys volunteering in the community, discovering new restaurants, catching a performance at Playhouse Square, chasing around his 2 dogs, and singing wrong song lyrics – just to bug his kids.

LAWRENCE A. DEBALTZO, CPA, CGMA, CVA

Lawrence began his career as a utilities analyst more than 25 years ago, transitioning to public accounting in 1992. Lawrence lives by the philosophy that accountants are storytellers—accountants tell the story of where an individual, family or business has been. However, as trusted advisers, they are also uniquely positioned to tell the story of where that individual, family or business will go.

Lawrence works with professional service companies, trade associations, construction companies, retail stores, manufacturers, real estate companies, restaurant/caterers and individuals to assist with accounting and tax compliance and planning issues, and to provide proactive advice on a consulting basis. Additionally, Lawrence is able to assist clients with valuation issues such as: buy/sell agreements, merges and acquisitions, and exit planning to name just a few Over the years, he has written policy and procedures manuals, developed databases and modeling spreadsheets, and assisted clients with life and business transitions. Lawrence was a sole proprietor for five years, which gives him a unique perspective of the issues facing today’s business owners.

Brian Davis, CPA

Since 1996, Brian has been serving a diverse mix of clients in several areas, such as manufacturers, construction companies and professional groups. Services include employee benefits, including ERISA Audits and retirement plan design and tax, attest and accounting services.

Melissa Love, CPA

Melissa began her career with Hobe & Lucas in 2005.  She prides herself in providing quality tax preparation, accounting and consulting services to closely-held businesses and their owners.  She serves individual and business clients in the medical, professional services, manufacturing, construction, and financial service industries.

Aimee Mauro, CPA

Aimee joined Hobe & Lucas in October 2021. She brings 10 years of accounting and auditing experience, with a focus on financial service companies, broker-dealers, construction contractors and employee benefit plans. Outside the office, Aimee enjoys exploring the Cleveland area with her family.

James Chase, CPA, MT

Jim has over 25 years of accounting knowledge and experience specializing in audits and tax services of small to medium sized businesses.

Jorge Suarez, CPA

Jorge handles accounting, tax and other services for clients of varying size and complexity, mostly in the manufacturing, construction and retail industries. He is the in-charge accountant on several audits reviews and compilations. Jorge also assists in new personnel training, mostly as it relates to tax preparation. He is part of the tax department and in that role he assists with the tax review process. He has been in public accounting since 1996.

Thad Popchak

Thad has been working with an extensive range of clients since 1998, providing tax, attest and accounting services.

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We understand the business challenges inherent to today’s extremely complex and constantly changing construction environment. A financial misstep or poor business decision can have a devastating effect on your business.

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

216-524-8900 info@hobe.com