The History of Provident

The Early Years

The true history of Provident Financial Consultants, LLC dates back to 1985. This was the year that Provident partner, Bonita L. Graff, became Vice President of Advisory Investment Management, Inc. During this time, Provident partner, Mary P. Wiedenmeier was working in the banking industry. In 1987, Mary obtained her CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ designation. Little did they know that their futures would soon be intertwined to create, not only a lasting friendship, but a financial bond that would last a lifetime. In 1991, Mary joined Fletcher Financial Network as an independent Financial Advisor.

In 1994, Mary and Bonnie met at a financial conference and quickly bonded over their mutual vision for quality financial consulting. In 1995, Bonnie joined Mary and the team of advisors at Fletcher Financial Network as an independent Financial Advisor.

Provident Is Formed

As their financial journey continued, Bonnie and Mary realized that they both shared a similar vision; to build a truly comprehensive and objective financial consulting company that delivers only the highest level of personalized financial service to clients; a company based on trust, integrity, and commitment. They made the decision to leave Fletcher Financial Network, and their vision became a reality.

In November of 2005, Bonnie and Mary partnered to officially form Provident Financial Consultants, LLC. Two years later, they welcomed financial consultant, Brian J. Petersen, to the Provident team. As the company and team expanded, Provident needed more room to grow. In 2007, Provident broke ground for a new building, and the office was complete and open for business by October of that year.

The Recent Years

The growth of Provident continues. In the past five years, Bonnie and Mary have welcomed three additional financial consultants to the Provident team, Cassandra N. F. Dorn in 2012, Brenda L. Rolli in 2013 and Jacob K. Merk in 2016.

Today, Provident Financial Consultants proudly offers a total of 15 team members, including 6 financial professionals, whose mission is to always put clients first. We work hard to always do what is in your best interest. If fact, it is our commitment creed.

Our Future Is Your Future

Our team of professionals is dedicated to delivering exceptional service and objective, comprehensive wealth management strategies that help pursue financial security through all phases of life. At Provident, we believe in cultivating meaningful, lifelong relationships with not only our clients, but their families and heirs as well. We want to make sure that your legacy lives on, with the objective to secure the financial future of your loved ones. We are excited to grow and continue this journey with you. Let us help you pursue a successful and comfortable financial future.