The Best Of Both Worlds

the story of lafleur godfrey investment management
Local History And Values...

LaFleur & Godfrey was founded in 1987 by James LaFleur and Richard Godfrey to serve individuals and families in the West Michigan area with investment management services. They knew there was a need for investment managers who could provide precise portfolio management for each client – and few firms in the area were able to deliver this level of personalized attention and advice. The firm has grown over the years but still maintains the focus, integrity and values that motivated our founders to launch it over 30 years ago.

global investment philosophy
...With A National Footprint And Global Perspective

Dan Van Timmeren and John Koczara lead the firm which has grown to over $450 million in assets under management (Year-end 2017). We still meet with clients face-to-face across the country in the same tradition that Jim and Rick did in years past. As Rick Godfrey used to say, “We’re the doctor that still makes house calls!” This personal level of client service has been instrumental in graduating from a local firm to one with a national presence today.

dan vantimmeren investment manager

Dan is a Partner and Senior Financial Advisor at Lafleur & Godfrey, having started his journey with the firm in early 2007. Dan has more than three decades of experience in the financial services industry in the Michigan area.

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john koczara cfa investment portfolio manager

John is a Partner and Senior Portfolio Manager at LaFleur & Godfrey, having joined the firm in 2013. John has been in the investment management industry for over 25 years – with experience on both the sell-side and buy-side servicing high net worth private clients and institutional relationships. Prior to joining LaFleur & Godfrey, he co-managed two large cap equity portfolios at AMBS Investment Counsel.

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The Client Service Team

Kelli Hoogerland

Kelli is an Assistant Portfolio Manager & Head Equity Trader at LaFleur & Godfrey. She has been with the firm for almost three decades. Kelli is a graduate of Michigan State University and during her free time enjoys reading, traveling and visiting her cabin in the Upper Peninsula.

Lorie Duncan

Lorie is the Operations Manager & Co-Chief Compliance Officer at the firm. She joined LaFleur & Godfrey over twenty years ago. Lorie is a graduate of both Central Michigan University and Davenport University. During her leisure time, she enjoys watching sports, cooking for others and spending time with her family.

Kristen Armock

Kristen is a Client Service Associate and has been with LaFleur & Godfrey for over ten years. She is a graduate of Ferris State University and during her free time enjoys spending time with close friends and husband as well as raising her young son.

Maggie Blake

Maggie is a Client Service Associate at LaFleur & Godfrey and recently re-joined the firm after previously working here for almost seven years. She is a Denison University graduate and during her leisure time enjoys skiing, exercising and raising her three children.

Our Focus Partnership

LaFleur & Godfrey joined the Focus partnership ( in 2013 - a leading international partnership of independent, fiduciary wealth management firms. This partnership provides LaFleur & Godfrey with unrivaled access to the investment knowledge base, operational expertise and industry best practices of some of the best-led registered investment advisory firms (RIAs) in the industry.