Helping You See the Possibilities Since 1950
Colton Groome & Company is Western North Carolina’s oldest independent and comprehensive financial strategies firm.
We provide concierge-level service to individuals, businesses and families ready to set a course and confidently navigate all of life’s peaks and valleys toward optimal financial outcomes.
Known for our process based approach, we begin each of our long-term client relationships with a thoughtful conversation before we provide skilled direction in the areas of wealth management, investments, trust and retirement planning, and insurance.
Our mission is to help individuals and families succeed inter-generationally by providing expert asset management and financial strategies.
Colton Groome & Company began with a simple friendship between two eight-year-old boys, Walter Colton and George Groome. The boys met trick-or-treating, sealing their friendship, and later a business partnership, for decades to come.
Henry Colton, Walter's father, founded his solo insurance practice on October 1, 1950, after earning an Engineering degree from Yale, serving as a distinguished Naval Aviator in WWII, and acquiring a Law Degree from Chapel Hill. Henry established himself as an expert in Pension and Estate Planning—as well as insurance—to serve these fields.
George Groome went to UNC Chapel Hill, knowing that finance and business was his future. After graduation, Henry Colton, invited George to join his firm. In George's first “office,” a cleaned-out closet, he put in long hours and with much determination, began his over 40 year career working to help individuals and businesses achieve financial peace of mind through skilled financial guidance.
Today, the firm is run by George and his sons, Tate and Matt Groome. They plan to carry the firm’s legacy of experienced financial advice into the next generation.
Horizon Investments, LLC is a separate entity from ValMark Securities Inc. and ValMark Advisers, Inc, and Colton Groome & Company.
Fee-based planning offered through Colton Groome Financial Advisors, LLC, a state registered investment advisor. Third party money management offered through ValMark Advisers, Inc., a SEC registered investment advisor. Securities offered through ValMark Securities, Inc. Member FINRA, SIPC, 130 Springside Drive, Suite 300, Akron, Ohio 44333-2431, 1-800-765-5201. Colton Groome & Company, Colton Groome Financial Advisors, LLC, and Colton Groome Benefits Advisors, LLC are separate entities from ValMark Securities and ValMark Advisers, Inc. Colton Groome & Company is a separate entity from Retirement Plan Advisory Group.