Grand Rapids-Based,

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.

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 2018). 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.

Meet Our Team

Dan VanTimmeren

Dan VanTimmeren

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.

John Koczara, CFA

John Koczara, CFA

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.

Our Client Service Team

Kelli Hoogerland

Assistant Portfolio Manager & Head Equity Trader

Lorie Sowders

Operations Associate

Kristen Armock

Client Service Associate

Maggie Blake

Client Service Associate


Our Focus Partnership

LaFleur & Godfrey Private Wealth Management 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.

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