Press Release

LaFleur & Godfrey Welcomes Aaron Ritsema, CFP® as Partner

LaFleur & Godfrey Private Wealth Management, a locally managed registered investment advisor headquartered in Grand Rapids, is pleased to announce that Aaron Ritsema, CFP® has been appointed Partner. Aaron joins Dan Van Timmeren, John Koczara, and John Dice in the firm’s partnership group.  Following a 15-year career with Charles Schwab & Co. Inc., Aaron joined L&G in the Spring of 2022 to serve clients of Investment Council, Inc., which was acquired by L&G in 2021.  His strong financial planning background and investment experience have been of tremendous benefit to our clients!  We are excited about what the future holds as Aaron continues to strengthen the relationships he has with his clients as well as his impact on the direction of our firm. Aaron is a lifelong resident of West Michigan and resides in East Grand Rapids with his family.

LaFleur & Godfrey is a SEC Registered* Investment Advisor (RIA) based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The firm traces its origins to 1987, when James LaFleur and Richard Godfrey began serving individuals and families in the West Michigan area with professional money management services. Although both Jim and Rick have since retired, Dan VanTimmeren, John Koczara, and John Dice lead the firm with the same high standard and investment principles set forth 35 years ago.  While we have grown organically throughout the years, in 2020, L&G acquired the assets of Gimbal Capital Management and in 2021, Investment Counsel, Inc. came on board. We welcome you to check us out and see why a diversified stock centric portfolio, grounded on research and analysis may be right for you.

* Registration does not imply a certain level of skill or training.