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.

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Investment Counsel, Inc.,

a Division of LaFleur & Godfrey LLC

A Tradition of Research, Service, and Solutions

Who We Are

CHRIS W. WALKER

President

Chris Walker leads Investment Counsel Inc., a Division of LaFleur & Godfrey LLC 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.

TODD D. FRIDLINE

Assistant Portfolio Manager/Senior Client Service Officer

Todd Fridline serves as the Assistant Portfolio Manager/Senior Client Service Officer of Investment Counsel Inc., a Division of LaFleur & Godfrey LLC assisting clients with preservation and growth of capital. 

 

Todd has been with Investment Counsel Inc., a Division of LaFleur & Godfrey LLC since May 2019. Todd graduated with honors and also received the Most Outstanding Student in Finance award from the University of Michigan-Flint. 

When not in the office, Todd enjoys spending time with friends and family, fitness, and golf. 

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AARON M. RITSEMA, CFP®

Senior Portfolio Manager

Aaron Ritsema serves as Senior Portfolio Manager of Investment Counsel Inc., a Division of LaFleur & Godfrey LLC, building and managing a wide range of investment portfolios for clients.

 

Aaron joined Investment Counsel, a Division of LaFleur & Godfrey LLC, in April 2022. Aaron has nearly 20 years of investment and financial planning experience and previously served as a financial advisor at Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. He obtained his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification in 2014.

When not in the office, Aaron enjoys spending time with his wife and two young boys, traveling, playing golf, fitness, and seeking new food experiences. 

Our Client Service Team

Our affiliation with LaFleur & Godfrey LLC has provided us with expanded resources and support from which to draw upon. 

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Pictured From Left to Right: Kimberly Hauenstein - Senior Client Services & Trading Associate, Kelli Hoogerland - Assistant Portfolio Manager & Head Equity Trader, Kristen Armock - Senior Operations Associate

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

- Warren Buffett

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