Professional Services

We offer many compliance and consulting services important to professional service firms.


As a member of a professional services firm—whether it be a law firm, team of consultants, telecommunication service group—you know the value of a powerful professional partnership. Here at Hobe & Lucas, we do too. Our experienced team members understand your unique needs and share your commitment to client service.


We offer many compliance and consulting services important to the service industry, including:

Our Professional Services Team

Our experienced team members understand your unique needs and share your commitment to client service.


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.


Jim oversees Hobe & Lucas’ accounting and audit practices. He also works in the accounting, tax and audit practices. In addition, he works with litigation support services, and performs due diligence for mergers and acquisitions.


In her 25 plus years at Hobe & Lucas, Lisa has developed many long-term client relationships. She specializes in auditing, attestation, compliance and accounting services; focusing on a number of industries including broker dealers, investment companies and other financial service companies, not-for-profits; medical and dental groups; and professional service firms. She also has significant experience working with employee benefit plans, and clients within the construction and manufacturing industries. Lisa is also in charge of recruiting and human resources functions at the firm.


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.


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.

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. 

Aimee Mauro, CPA

She brings 10 years of accounting and auditing experience, with a focus on financial service companies, broker-dealers, construction contractors and employee benefit plans.

Bailee Dawson

Bailee is a dedicated and ambitious paraprofessional who recently joined Hobe & Lucas in January 2023. She is simultaneously pursuing a degree in accounting at the University of Akron to expand her knowledge and skills in the field.

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.

Kierstin Bloom

Kierstin joined the firm in late 2022. Bringing with her is her expertise in small business taxes, bookkeeping and payroll.

Tricia Vega, CPA

Tricia joined Hobe & Lucas in December 2020. She has over 15 years of experience in public accounting working with regional/national firms

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We offer many compliance and consulting services important to the service industry.

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