What’s in it for you?

  • Legacy

    HFW partners are able to preserve their own corporate cultures, as well as their legacies and brands in their markets. HFW provides the resources and guidance to identify new growth opportunities to strengthen the partners’ legacies and elevate their brands.

  • Employees

    Because HFW’s approach is designed to be non-disruptive and requires only limited integration with HFW, the firms’ leadership remains in place, as do organizational structures. What does change, however, is the number of opportunities within partnering firms for employees to boost their careers.

  • Business operations

    Partner firms retain their autonomy in their business processes, design standards, and information technology systems. At the same time, partner firms will have an opportunity to benefit from shared services and systematic sharing of best practices and expertise.

  • Access to capital

    HFW Partner firms have access to greater resources – including capital – to facilitate geographic expansion, regional acquisitions, and investment in new practice areas.

  • Clients

    Partner firms can continue to focus on client service and building long-term relations with clients and community leaders across their geographic footprint. However, they now will have greater resources to meet a broader spectrum of design needs within the communities they serve – and beyond.


Is your firm a strong HFW Partner candidate?

Consider the following checklist:

  • Willing to grow
  • Entrepreneurial and focused on growth
  • Established brand and legacy
  • Business-led practice but looking to become more operationally sophisticated
  • Located in a growing metropolitan area
  • Owners looking to remain with the firm