HFS Wealth Advisors

Comprehensive Financial Strategies Inspired by Your Values

You are more than just a portfolio.  You have goals, interests, passions, values and relationships that shape your vision for the future.   

At HFS Wealth Advisors, we are not just asset managers.  Our client relationships are collaborative and advice-based.  We are committed to knowing you and your unique financial circumstances so that we can serve you, your family and your business in the ways that are most meaningful. We develop comprehensive financial strategies that serve your loved ones, lifestyle and legacy – what we call the “Three L’s” – and we are your partners for all that the future brings, offering financial advice and guidance when new circumstances arise. 

Lifestyle

Loved Ones

Legacy

Our Team

We are a team of financial professionals with extensive knowledge across many areas of personal finance, retirement, and business planning.  You can always count on exceptional service, professionalism and  performance from the HFS team. 

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Patrick Hammer, MSFS, AEP

Sr. Client Advisor and President Partner

Meet Patrick

Patrick is president and senior advisor at HFS Wealth Advisors.  He has been a financial service professional since 1982. Patrick helps families, individuals, and business owners achieve financial success while taking on the day-to-day responsibilities and concerns for his clients.

Patrick graduated from the University of Dayton with a bachelor’s degree in economics and finance and a master’s degree in financial services. He is an Accredited Estate Planner and holds FINRA Series 7, 63, and 65 licenses, as well as life, health and disability insurance licenses.

Dennis Kelley

Managing Partner

Meet Dennis

Dennis has served as the managing partner and general manager of HFS Wealth Advisors since 2010. He has over 40 years of experience in the financial industry, including his role as regional president for a large regional banking company. He began his career in financial planning in 2009.

Dennis graduated from Franklin University with a bachelor’s degree in business and management and received his MBA from Webster University. He is also a graduate of the CBA Graduate School of Retail Bank Management and is a Certified Business Coach. In addition, Dennis is the published author of “Achieving Unlimited Success, How to Get Out of Your Own Way and Live the Life of Your Dreams” (AVIVA Publishing, 2008). Dennis holds his FINRA Series 7, 24, and 63 security licenses.

Antonio Belmonte, CFA

Chief Investment Officer

Meet Antonio

Antonio is Chief Investment Officer and is responsible for the development and management of client portfolios, as well as the strategic oversight of the investment process. Prior to joining HFS, Antonio was a portfolio manager for a large RIA in the Cleveland area.  He began his career at Fidelity Investments as a private client specialist. 

Antonio obtained a BA in economics from Miami University and an MBA from Cleveland State University.  He currently holds his FINRA Series 7 securities license, along with the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Todd Rohrer, C(k)P®

Client Advisor

Meet Todd

Todd joined HFS Wealth Advisors in 2019 and has been a financial services professional since 1990. He currently holds his FINRA Series 6, 7, 66 and 26 security licenses, along with his life, accident and health, variable products, property and casualty and personal lines insurance licenses.  Todd also holds the C(k)P designation, which was obtained through The Retirement Advisor University in collaboration with UCLA Anderson School of Executive Education.  This designation identifies financial professionals who have the knowledge and experience to favorably affect the outcomes of corporate retirement plans. Todd attended Stark State University, where he studied sales and marketing.

Justin Hamlin, CFP

Client Advisor

Meet Justin

Justin joined HFS Wealth Advisors and began his career in finance in the summer of 2014 as an intern.  He became a full-time associate advisor upon his graduation from Miami University with a bachelor’s degree in Finance and Economics.  He later passed his examination to become a certified financial planner. 

Justin works diligently with clients to support the lifestyle they wish to live and to preserve a legacy by which they will be fondly remembered.  He is a certified financial planner professional and holds his finra Series 7 and 66 security licenses as well as life, health, and disability insurance licenses.

Benjamin Bulchik

Client Portfolio Administrator

Meet Benjamin

As the Client Portfolio Administrator, Ben is responsible for assisting our financial advisors with implementing investment strategies and monitoring client portfolios. He joined HFS Wealth Advisors in the summer of 2019 as an intern, starting full time in 2021. Ben attended Walsh University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a major in Finance and a minor in Economics. He holds his FINRA series 7 license, and is working on attaining his series 66 license.

Kathie Jandrey

Client Service Manager

Meet Kathie

Kathie serves as the office administrator, filling client service requests and supporting the advisory team. She has been with HFS Wealth Advisors since 2007. Her previous experience includes working as an independent consultant and Branch advisor for the Longaberger company. She also has extensive experience in small business administration and she taught for many years in Northeast Ohio.

Kathie graduated from Edinboro University with a bachelor’s degree in special education and school psychology. She attended graduate school for early childhood education at the University of Akron, Drake University, and Kent State University.

Kari Jo Parker

Client Relationship Specialist

Meet Kari Jo

Kari Jo serves as the client contact for scheduling.  She also helps fulfill client service requests and supports the advisory team. Kari Jo started her career with HFS Wealth Advisors in June 2017. She is an experienced professional with a successful 20-year career in commercial banking and administration.

Our Approach

Understanding you helps us to shape and customize financial strategies that are aligned with your priorities.  Your core values and goals become the basis for defining your financial philosophy and this serves as a guide in developing your financial plan.  We use a Five-Step Course of Action to take a comprehensive look at your total financial picture.  This deep dive into your current circumstances, as well as your personal goals and objectives, allows us to successfully develop a plan that meets your needs now, as well as in the future.

Our Process

UNDERSTAND

We discover what’s important to you by engaging in an open discussion regarding your goals, objectives, and risk tolerance. The questions we ask serve to determine what is most important to you. We call these your Three L’s

DEVELOP

We have in-depth conversations to discuss our analysis, based on the information we gather. As we begin to layout our recommended action steps, we refine them, based on your feedback.  In fact, your plan will grow and evolve throughout your life, as your needs and priorities change.

DELIVER

The proposed plan is presented to you in its entirety. We address any questions you may have and make any necessary adjustments to the plan.

IMPLEMENT

The plan is implemented according to a checklist of action items, next steps, and agreed-upon responsibilities. HFS Wealth Advisors and staff are your partners and advisors as your approved financial plan is executed.

MONITOR & MESASURE

A regular review schedule is established to keep the plan and its related action items aligned with your goals and the current economic environment.

YOUR LIFESTYLE

To best understand what is important to you it is critical to understand what you like most about your current lifestyle and if you have goals to make any adjustments to your current lifestyle that you want to plan for. Knowing what aspirations you have for the future and during your retirement allows us to help you develop a financial plan to support your goals. Are you interested in new hobbies, more travel or maybe have talents that you want to explore?

YOUR LOVED ONES

Who are the people that you care most about? Our goal is to understand who you most care about in order to best guide you through the investment and financial planning process. If you have financial issues you would like to address with members of your family your financial plan should be built with these goals in mind. We will provide on-going advice to help you achieve your financial goals for your loved ones.

YOUR LEGACY

How do you want to be remembered? This is an important question to consider in building a financial plan to ensure your legacy is passed on as you desire. Maybe you want to maximize the estate left to your loved ones. If you have any causes or charities you are passionate about supporting financially your plan should reflect this as well.

Our Standards

Our team of experienced advisors strives to consistently exceed your expectations by adhering to the following standards:

Value

We continually enhance and add value to our client relationships.

Service

We provide our clients with the highest level of service in a responsive manner.

Quality

We deliver quality advice as champions for our clients and their life and legacy objectives.

Teamwork

We promote teamwork and continuous growth among all our staff.

Justin participating in the Rocky River Chamber of Commerce park cleanup event

Dennis participating in the Wishes Can Happen Wish A Thon – being interviewed on the radio for the fundraiser about the organization

Todd and Justin participating the Ronald McDonald golf outing fundraiser.

Dennis participating in the annual Hall of Fame Grand Parade. The train is the “float” we use to include wish children in the parade. Dennis carried the Wishes Can Happen banner.

Justin participating in a Richfield Chamber of Commerce spring clean-up event.

Justin participating in a Halloween event for the Richfield Chamber of Commerce.

Kathie is participating in the Made in Ohio Festival at Hale Farm and Village sponsored by the Western Reserve Historical Society.

In the Community

Wishes Can Happen
Dennis is a board member of this group for the past 11 years. Learn more at www.wishescanhappen.org

Ronald McDonald House
Justin is a board member of emerging leaders of this organization

Junior Achievement
Justin teaches financial courses with the Cleveland Chapter

Richfield Chamber of Commerce
Justin is the treasurer for this chamber

Individual & Family Services

Investment Management

Investment management is the professional management of assets to meet your specified investment goals and objectives.  Through a comprehensive risk tolerance and goals assessment, we provide an analysis of your portfolio.  This analysis gives us a framework of objectives for our investment models. Among the models that we implement, when appropriate, is the Dividend Growth Model. 

Our Dividend Growth Model

Priorities for our Dividend Growth Model

  • Margin of Safety: without knowingly overpaying for a company, no matter the quality
  • Preservation of Capital: minimize permanent losses of capital, including from bankrupt companies
  • Return of Capital: a safe and growing dividend that recoups your investment over time
  • Return on your Capital: sufficient capital gains and total return potential to achieve your long-term goals

In this model, we invest in high-quality, attractively-valued, and dividend-growing companies.  We use a data-driven approach for screening prospective companies that ensures that the dividend is not at risk of being cut or withdrawn.

Antonio obtained a BA in economics from Miami University and an MBA from Cleveland State University.  He currently holds his FINRA Series 7 securities license, along with the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Retirement Planning

We know that the earlier clients start saving for retirement, the more their money can work for them. HFS Wealth Advisors offers a wide array of retirement vehicles and the knowledge to deliver clear advice on the best options for each individual or family situation.  We work with you to clarify your retirement planning goals and implement a plan. At the point of retirement, your financial status changes from the accumulation of wealth to the distribution of wealth. We guide you through this stage as well, offering insight as to the best strategies for income distribution.

College Funding

It can be difficult to attain the necessary funds to pay for higher education costs and plan for the impact of inflation. The average cost of college increases at approximately 5.6% per year. In 18 years, by the time a child is ready for college, the price of higher education could almost triple. Our team will develop and implement a comprehensive education plan. We offer 529 plans and Coverdell Educational Savings Accounts. Features of a Coverdell ESA are similar to a 529 but may also be used for high school and other types of qualified education. We help you explore other options for education funding, including financing options, that will allow you to meet your education goals.

Estate Planning

Estate planning is the process of preserving the assets you have acquired during your lifetime, while creating a tax-efficient transfer of wealth to your heirs, your spouse, a charitable organization, or a combination of all three. We assess your overall financial situation, so we can ensure that your estate plan accomplishes your goals and objectives. We also offer review of wills, trusts, and asset titling to help you determine your estate distribution. Estate planning is also an essential tool for business owners.  Strategies for business owners include ownership succession, business valuation, and asset liquidity.

Risk Management and Insurance

Risk management is designed to protect you and your loved ones financially in times of unexpected tragedies. Our team of experienced professionals can help guide you through the complex Insurance field. We will conduct an audit of your current policies to confirm that you have the best coverage for your needs and explain any gaps that may exist. Our goal is to manage the risk that can be controlled and efficiently insure against the rest.

Tax Planning

Tax planning involves analyzing a client’s finances with the goal of achieving maximum tax efficiency. The analysis considers factors, such as the timing of income and purchases, retirement savings strategies, and tax filing status and deductions.  Our team will review your financial landscape and your recent tax returns to find opportunities for maximizing tax savings. We can help you to be proactive in your spending and saving, rather than simply reacting when the tax bill comes due.

Business Planning Services

If you are a business owner, your business is likely the biggest asset in your portfolio.  We know the importance of proper planning throughout the lifetime of a business.  Our advisors can help you take your business to the next phase, whatever that may be.

Retirement Plans

A retirement plan has many benefits for you, your business and your employees. Retirement plans allow you to invest now for financial security when you and your employees retire. As a bonus, you and your employees get significant tax advantages and other incentives.  There are many types of retirement plans, including 401k, 403b, IRAs, profit-sharing and defined-benefit (or pension) plans with different benefits, features, levels of complexity and administrative costs. We can help you find and manage the best plan for your business.

Business Valuations

Valuations are critical to providing a foundation for your business’ decision-making processes.  Knowing the valuation of your business ensures that you are equipped with accurate financial assessments to inform all your financial planning strategies.  Determining valuations is a complicated process that requires insightful analysis and a detailed review by experienced professionals.  By leveraging the services of Bizequity, our team can help provide you with clarity so you can move forward with confidence in all your business endeavors.

Tax Planning

As with tax planning for individuals, tax planning for businesses involves analyzing finances with the goal of achieving maximum tax efficiency. Our team will review your business financial landscape and recent tax returns to find opportunities for maximizing tax savings.

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HFS Wealth Advisors is an independent firm that has the freedom to choose how we run our business. We have chosen Cambridge Investment Research, Inc. as our broker-dealer because they give us more flexibility in the way we work with our clients. With Cambridge, we never have to worry about corporate interests or sales quotas, and can focus solely on what’s best for you.

Cambridge Investment Group, Inc. is a privately-controlled financial solutions firm focused on serving independent financial advisors and their investing clients. Cambridge is a national corporation with a registered investment advisor and an industry-leading independent broker-dealer.

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