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 Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.

— HENRY FORD

At Granite Financial, we take the time to build a personal, trusted relationship with each client, getting to know you and your unique needs. Together, we’ll build a plan for your future: the health of your wealth, the growth and distribution of your assets, wealth transfer, charitable giving and/or estate planning. We look at the whole picture, and strive to be your comprehensive retirement resource.

Working with you, we provide the education and advice you need to make informed decisions, so you have the confidence to enjoy your financial success. Always putting your needs first, we believe in providing service with integrity and thoughtfulness.

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