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119 Grand Avenue
Suite A
Bellingham, WA 98225


Steele Financial Services, Inc.

360-647-1739 x1


About HD Vest



Since its inception in 1983, HD Vest Investment Servicesâ„  has supported an independent network of tax and non-tax professionals providing financial services to their clients and helping those clients to retire in financial dignity. We have been unwavering in that commitment.


As today’s economic, financial and tax landscapes become increasingly complex, a comprehensive approach to financial planning and investment management — one that considers your entire financial picture — can lead to clearer and more confident financial decisions. That’s because every financial decision, from your investment choices to financing a home, saving for retirement, funding a child’s education, planning your legacy, or business planning — also carry important tax implications. Making financial decisions that ignore important components of your overall financial picture can lead to unintended consequences and ineffective outcomes.

 At HD Vest, we believe that all aspects of your financial picture should be given equal emphasis, including the impact of taxes on both short- and long-term financial decisions. That’s the reason we set out to reinvent the way financial services were delivered more than 30 years ago, introducing a comprehensive approach to total wealth management delivered by your most trusted Advisor.

 HD VEST’S MISSION – Placing Advisors First

Our mission is to provide trusted independent advisors throughout the United States with the ability to support the rising demand from mass affluent retail investors for financial advice. We do so through tailored training, practice management support, turnkey asset management solutions, comprehensive marketing and technology platforms, and the opportunity to share best practices and obtain peer group mentoring.

 HERITAGE & INNOVATION – Empowering Financial Professionals

Today, with approximately $39 billion in assets, HD Vest has pioneered a unique model of empowering tax and accounting professionals to provide comprehensive investment planning services, as well as supporting financial advisors in the independent broker-dealer industry. This model represents the next logical stage of evolution for the independent financial advice industry overall.

 FINANCIAL PROFESSIONALS – Our Belief in Holistic Advice

At HD Vest, we provide the comprehensive training, tools and resources that trusted independent tax and financial advisors need in order to build a wealth management practice that meets the large and rising demand among mass affluent retail investors for a single provider of both tax and financial planning services. The demographic has shifted to favor financial professionals with tax expertise. As Baby Boomers retire and shift their nest eggs into income mode, there are significant tax consequences. Managing the drawdown at retirement can make the difference between getting by and living well.1

 1Financial Planning, October 2014, “Here Come the CPAs.”


We support a growing network of independent financial advisors and accounting and tax professionals who provide financial solutions to a broad range of individual and corporate clients through the various subsidiaries of HD Vest. Because our Advisors are independent, they can be objective when it comes to choosing the best solutions for you based on a wide array of options. They have no sales quotas to fill or products they are forced to sell—they are truly independent, small business owners who are able to provide you with a personalized approach to investing based on your needs and desires.

 But independence doesn’t mean standing alone. Our Advisors partner with us to harness our resources and support to better serve you. You may not know our brand or our name, but that is merely a reflection of our decision to invest in supporting our Advisors and clients with best-in-class technology and resources. We believe it’s a smart investment to put our Advisors’ best interests first, just as our Advisors in turn put your best interests first.


At HD Vest, our deep understanding of clients seeking a holistic financial services relationship started with one CPA who noticed a growing need for clients to receive financial advice that aligned with their tax situations. Pioneering an industry change and forming HD Vest Financial Services, our founder lobbied for tax professionals to have the ability to offer financial services, reinventing how financial services could be delivered to clients. For more than 30 years, we have been helping Advisors and their clients pursue this comprehensive approach to financial well-being.

 Helping today’s investors obtain the financial advice they seek from trusted financial advisors and tax professionals continues to be our mission. We have grown into a substantial platform supporting a range of Advisors, all of whom have realized the strength of our value proposition and our continuing tradition of “family culture.” Ranked as one of the top 15 independent broker-dealer firms2, we have over 4,400 independent contractors, who manage over $39 billion in assets for individuals, families and small businesses in all 50 states.3

 From inventing the model of integrating tax and financial services to creating our revolutionary planning tools, HD Vest has been and will always be a game-changer in the financial services industry.

 2ThinkAdvisor 2016 Broker-Dealer Reference Guide, which measured/ranked the top 25 independent broker-dealers by annual revenue

3As of January 1, 2017