One of Hobe & Lucas’s first clients was Cleveland’s largest construction contractor, and they remain a client today. Revenue for 1979, their first full year, was $95,142. In 1980, they moved their office and four employees to Strongsville. In 1982, H&L became the audit firm for Lee Wilson Engineering, Inc., a publicly traded company. In 1988, Dave Cornish and Jerry Bonning joined the partner group. In 1989, H&L was listed #27 on the Crain’s Cleveland Business Largest Accounting Firms with a total of 19 employees. They have been on the list ever since.