How We Work Together

Get Acquainted

Our initial meeting is first about you; your goals, your needs and your dreams. It’s also your chance to kick our tires and understand who we are, and how we work to help you get to where you want to be.

We will explain our firm’s expertise and processes, and help you determine which direction best fit your needs. This meeting is casual and free of charge, and we invite you to ask questions throughout our discussion. Should you feel that we are not the best fit for you, you are under no obligation to pursue a relationship with us.

Discovery Meeting

When you’re ready to begin the process, more in-depth fact-finding begins.  We’re asking key questions to best discover what you want, what you have, and see how well it is arranged, with an eye toward making improvements to your financial plan.

Financial Preparation

Once we have a clear picture from our discovery, we go to work to build your financial plan and grid based on your financial statements and investment goals. Further, we will prepare an investment policy statement based on your time horizon and risk tolerance.


You will receive recommendations in writing with full disclosures and explanations about how they may help you reach your short-term and long-term goals.


Once you decide which recommendations we present are in your best interests, we will help you get those in place, being careful to dot every “i” and cross each “t”.  No plan is a good plan if it is not properly executed.  It is our pledge to not take anything for granted until all of your desired recommendations and wishes are completed and executed to your satisfaction.

Summit Financial and Investment Advisors

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