Donovan, Klimczak & Company CPAs


DKC employs some of the most experienced, skilled CPAs in Northeast Ohio, all capable of managing a broad range personal and small business accounting and tax preparation needs.

Ted Klimczak, CPA

Ted Klimczak

In 1987, Ted Klimczak started a CPA firm with two clients and a dream. In 1991, he greatly expanded his practice through the merger with the Harry Donovan CPA firm and formed Donovan, Klimczak & Company (DKC). Under Ted’s leadership, DKC now has five offices located in Hudson, North Canton, Louisville and Strongsville, in addition to the flagship Fairlawn office.

DKC specializes in small business and individual income tax preparation, accounting and consulting services. Ted works with many multi-generational families, some currently in their third generation. He strives for developing relationships with clients where he can help them achieve their goals, while guiding them to survive and prosper through the changing times and to preserve their family wealth. Through building long-term relationships and providing quality service and advice, DKC has become a diverse, growing and highly respected CPA firm in its 26th year.

Ted is a former Marine, having served our country for 6 years following his graduation from John Carroll University. He and his wife Janet have been married for 41 years and have 6 sons, 11 grandchildren and one on the way.

Ted is a member of the following associations and organizations:

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries
  • Subcontractors Association of Northeast Ohio (Board Member)
  • Rotary Club of Fairlawn (Past President)
  • Fairlawn Chamber of Commerce (Past President)

Mark Chapman, CPA

Mark Chapman

Mark is the Partner in charge of the tax department at Donovan, Klimczak and Company, with over 25 years of experience. Prior to joining DKC, Mark worked with several local CPA firms providing tax services to clients. Mark also taught accounting at a local university for two years.

Mark attended the University of Akron and obtained both his Bachelor's degree in Accounting and Master's degree in Taxation. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants. Mark lives in Stow with his wife Nadine.

Rex Edwards, CPA

Rex Edwards

Rex Edwards, CPA, began working with his family’s Public Accounting firm in 1972 after graduating from Wittenberg University with degrees in Accounting and Business Administration. Rex became a CPA in 1982. After company founder Tom Edwards III retired in 1986, Rex partnered with his brother Tom IV until 2000. Rex was the sole owner of the firm until joining the Donovan Klimczak group in January 2015.

Rex and Donna have two sons. Aaron works full time for DKC- Edwards Accounting, LLC and Scott works part time during tax seasons. Rex’s hobbies include golfing and fishing.

David Komer, CPA

David Komer

David manages the accounting and auditing department and the quality control at Donovan, Klimczak and Company (DKC), with over 33 years of experience in public accounting. Prior to joining DKC in 2007, David was a manager with the national accounting firm, RSM McGladrey, Inc., where he worked for over 12 years. Along with expertise in construction and real estate, David has worked with non-profit organizations for over thirty years.

David graduated magna cum laude from the University of Akron with his Bachelor's degree in Accounting. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants.

He resides in Macedonia with his wife Karen. They are the proud parents of two sons and grandparents of one boy. He has enjoyed working with the Boy Scouts for over 16 years. David was active in his church's finance and administrative council for over 15 years. Dave enjoys reading, exercising and has hobbies of gardening, radio-control and camping.

David Mathena, CPA

David Mathena

David manages the Canton office at Donovan, Klimczak and Company (DKC). He joined DKC in 2006, after beginning his career with a regional CPA firm in the Cleveland area. David works with small business owners in a variety of industries, with a specialization in oil & gas. He also serves many not-for-profit organizations.

David graduated from Kent State University with a Bachelor's in Business Administration. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants. David also serves as the Treasurer for a Christian youth ministry, with an outreach in Kenya, Africa.

David resides in Munroe Falls with his wife Karen and their three children. He enjoys woodworking in his spare time.

Richard K. Warfield, CPA

Rich Warfield

Richard Warfield is a Partner in the firm of DKC - Warfield & Company and the founder of its precursor, Warfield & Company, CPAs Ltd. Prior to founding DKC-Warfield & Company, CPAs, Richard headed a local accounting firm in Hudson, Ohio. Rich has also been a tax partner at Saltz, Shamis and Goldfarb (SS&G) and a partner in the Mayfield Heights firm, Zucker & Warfield, Inc., where he developed a not-for-profit practice (NFP) serving both labor unions and 501(C)(3) (charitable organizations) entities.

Rich's over thirty-five years of professional public accounting experience also include experience with an international accounting firm with offices in New York and New Jersey, where he solidified his extensive tax knowledge serving large and closely-held companies. In addition, Rich has represented clients with audits by the Internal Revenue Service and the State of Ohio.

Mr. Warfield's clients are primarily closely held companies, NFP organizations and high net worth individuals. His many strengths include a strong knowledge of financial forecasting services. Yet the most valuable services Rich renders to his business clients is year -end tax planning and providing guidance for growing their businesses.

Richard holds a Bachelor's of Business Administration from Kent State University and is licensed to practice as a Certified Public Accountant in Ohio and New Jersey.

Mr. Warfield is a member of the following associations and organizations:

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Current North West Bank advisory board member
  • TecHudson, former Treasurer and board member
  • Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Ohio Ballet, Former Treasurer and Vice President
  • Hudson Chamber of Commerce, Former President
  • Twinsburg Chamber of Commerce, Former member
  • Rotary Club of Hudson, Past President and current Board Member
  • Lake Forest Country Club, Former Treasurer/Finance Committee Chair
  • Hudson Rotary Foundation, Former Treasurer and Current Membership Chair
  • Hudson Community Foundation, Former Board Member; Former Grant Committee chairman
  • Ohio Society Advance Tax Conference, Former committee member
  • Lifework Leadership, Former Board Member

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