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History

As he grew up, Dean Oliver carried a deep love and respect for his Uncle Bill. William H. Oliver began developing his insurance business in 1955. Recognizing the high standard of ethics that governed his life and the stellar reputation he had within his community, Dean joined the family business in 1975. As Uncle Bill aged and passed on his knowledge, there was a gradual evolution into Dean’s own company, Oliver Estate and Insurance Planning. In the mid 90’s, Dean also began providing additional service in variable annuities and securities, broadening the scope of investment possibilities and benefits for his clients.

In 1999, a self motivated student named Joel LaGore, joined Dean Oliver as an intern for six months. While Dean continued to grow and broaden his client base, Joel finished his education and then became a personal banker with Huntington Bank, moving on to become a Team Leader with Huntington Investment Company. Joining Smith Barney in 2004, Joel had the chance to gain knowledge and experience working in a large brokerage firm. When the time was right,

Joel broke out on his own in February of 2009, creating LaGore Wealth Management.

In the fall of 2006 another graduating business student was starting his licensing process to become a financial advisor. Jesse VanValin teamed with Dean Oliver in 2007 right before Dean renamed his firm Harvest Financial Group. As the kinship between these two men grew, new client relationships were forged and current friendships strengthened.

As each individual was growing, stretching, and seeking to improve their skills, circumstances were at work to bring Harvest Financial and LaGore Wealth to a place of mutual respect and decision. Recognizing the strength, experience, and balance a three strand cord would provide each other and their clients, 2012 allowed the lives of these men and those of their wives to be braided together in the creation of the Oliver•LaGore•VanValin Investment Group.