Pittsburgh-headquartered Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, the third largest real estate company in the U.S. and the largest home seller in the state of Ohio, has acquired Sulphur Springs Realty in Northwest Ohio.

Founded in 1980, Sulphur Springs Realty is an independent company with more than 50 agents and two Ohio offices in Toledo and Perrysburg.

“Sulphur Springs Realty is a great established company, known for its quality and integrity,” Howard Hanna Real Estate Services President Howard W. “Hoby” Hanna IV said, in a statement. “They are a market leader and align well with our overall growth strategy. We look forward to working with industry veteran and broker/owner Michael Miller and with his team of professional agents.”

Howard Hanna entered the Northwest Ohio market in 2016 with the opening of a new office in Toledo/Maumee. In 2018, Howard Hanna continued its development strategy and expanded with the addition of Welles Bowen Realtors, a well-respected 100-year-old Northwest Ohio company with 10 offices and more than 150 professionals. Howard Hanna has 53 offices in Ohio and nine offices in Michigan.