About Us

Embracing a tradition of research, service, and solutions, we form client relationships that last
for generations. Clients value our objective advice, personalized service, and customized portfolios.

 “Photography by Paquette” 

Investment Counsel, Inc 

A Tradition of Research, Service, and Solutions

Who We Are



Chris Walker leads Investment Counsel, building and managing a wide range of investment portfolios for clients.

Chris has more than 35 years of investment experience. He established Pillar Capital Management in 1992, which he merged with Investment Counsel in 2000. He has served as a broker as well as an investment and trust officer at companies large and small, including Merrill Lynch, First of Michigan, Shearson, and the Commercial & Savings Bank of St. Clair.

When not in the office, Chris enjoys time with his family, playing golf, skiing, and fencing.


Operations Manager

Todd Fridline serves as the Operations Manager of Investment Counsel, assisting clients with preservation and growth of capital. 


Todd first joined Investment Counsel during the summer of 2019 as an intern. He rejoined ICI in April 2020 as Operations Manager. Todd graduated with honors and also received the Most Outstanding Student in Finance award from the University of Michigan-Flint. 

In his free time, Todd enjoys spending time with friends and family, fitness, and golf. 

It’s What You Keep.

Hear from Chris Walker, President of ICI, as he explains our approach to portfolio composition and management, and how ICI strategically reduces expenses that can eat away at your investments.

  • What it’s like to work with us

  • How we create customized portfolios

  • Our investment philosophy

  • Who our clients are

Investment Counsel, Inc

Chris Walker

“Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.”

- Warren Buffett

 “Photography by Paquette” 

Established 1929

Investment Counsel, Inc.

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Petoskey, MI  49770

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