History At Guidant Wealth Advisors we believe you deserve to be supported by a company with a rich history of professional service.Our history can be traced back to 1978 when our founder, Frank Patzke, embarked on a course to provide independent advice and guidance to clients by developing relationships built on trust and integrity. Fifteen years later, in 1993, Frank launched FP Financial Services to guide our clients along the path to financial independence. In 2009, our name was changed to Guidant Wealth Advisors, a name that best reflects the team of people who have dedicated themselves to providing clients with the guidance and support they need to work towards their financial goals.Today, our clients continue to benefit from more than 30 years of knowledge, insight and experience from Frank and the dedicated team at Guidant Wealth Advisors. We have reached this point in our history by always providing guidance on the products and services that best meet the long-term financial needs of our clients and never putting our interests ahead of theirs.We are powered by LPL Financial, one of the nation's leading financial services companies and a publicly traded company under ticker symbol LPLA. The firm's mission is rooted in the belief that objective financial guidance is a fundamental need for everyone. LPL does not offer proprietary investment products or engage in investment banking activities; this means advisors affiliated with LPL are not pressured or influenced by LPL to sell its products. Thousands of financial advisors nationwide are able to rely on the firm's tools and resources to help them provide financial guidance and recommendations to help meet their clients' needs. For more information about LPL Financial, visit www.lpl.com.