Kuzneski & Lockard, the leading independent real estate firm in Pennsylvania’s Indiana County, will align with Howard Hanna Real Estate Services. In conjunction with the franchise partnership, Howard Hanna Kuzneski & Lockard simultaneously announced mergers with Chestnut Ridge Realty in Indiana and Blairsville, and Susan Moore Real Estate in Latrobe.

“Our goal is to be the leader in all of the markets we serve,” Howard Hanna Senior Vice President of Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions Tom Schoeller said in a statement. "Rather than launching new offices, our goal can be achieved more quickly by aligning ourselves with firms who already lead in their respective markets. The stellar reputation of the team at Kuzneski & Lockard is a tremendous complement to our organization, and we are thrilled that they have decided to partner with us."

Howard Hanna Kuzneski & Lockard will operate out of two locations in Indiana and Latrobe.

In early 2019, Howard Hanna completed a partnership with the Allen Tate Companies, the 14th largest real estate company in the nation. The combined company, which is the third largest real estate company in the U.S., has 312 offices across nine states, with more than 11,000 sales associates.