William Vaughan Company and Davenport Hanf & Company Announce Merger

Maumee, Ohio-based William Vaughan Company (FY17 net revenue of $10.6 million) and Davenport Hanf & Company of Perrysburg, Ohio, will merge effective Nov. 1, under the name William Vaughan Company. The new firm will provide clients access to increased levels of service and expertise.

“We are entering this merger as two strong firms,” says Mark Karchner, MP at DHC. “As we come together, we will have additional resources allowing us to deliver the highest level of value and service in the region.”

WVC plans to expand their investment in new technologies and assets to provide a heightened level of sophistication and efficiency to its services. The united firm will also leverage resources available through the BDO Alliance USA to supplement the expertise already on the ground in Northwest Ohio.

“WVC and DHC have similar values and priorities, so this merger is a natural fit. It lends to us doing more of what we already do,” says Aaron Swiggum, MP of WVC. “Our focus is always on service excellence, innovation and culture.”

The merger reinforces efforts to attract and retain the best people in the industry. As separate firms, both DHC and WVC invested significantly in a positive work environment and strong culture to retain top talent. That will remain a priority, with opportunities for mentorship, advancement and focused work in areas of specialized expertise.