Deimling, Forbes & Associates To Merge with HW&Co.

Effective Jan. 1, Deimling, Forbes & Associates Inc. of Mentor, Ohio, merged into Cleveland-based Howard, Wershbale & Co. (FY12 net revenue of $14.5 million), which has rebranded itself to HW&Co.

The merger will add seven people to the firm, which as of Jan. 1 will employ roughly 105 to 110 people. HW&Co. president and CEO Stephen E. Stanisa says the merger will add depth to HW&Co.’s construction and real estate practice — a specialty of Deimling Forbes — and will build it a stronger presence in Lake and Geauga counties.