Peoples Investment Services, Inc.An Independent Firm

About Us

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David Brown
Branch Manager
Financial Advisor, RJFS
Previous positions held:
Peoples Investment Services since 1996
University of Florida, BA Accounting 1984
College For Financial Planning CFP Professional Education Program 1999
Series 7,24,31,51,63,65 Life, Health & Long Term Care Insurance Licensed
Community Groups:
Newton Conover Rotary Club
Humane Society of Catawba County
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C. Randy Rodgers
Financial Advisor, RJFS
Previous positions held:
Peoples Investment Services since 2011
Financial Services since 1994
University of South Carolina, BS 1980
College for Financial Planning CFP Certificant 2006
Series 7, 65, 26 Life, Health and Long Term Care Licensed
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Michelle Brooks
Licensed Sales Assistant, RJFS
Previous positions held:
Peoples Investment Services since 2003
Series 6,7 and 63
Life and Health Insurance Licensed
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James Durham
Financial Advisor, RJFS
Previous positions held:
Raymond James Financial Services since 2003
Peoples Investment Services since 2013
UNC Chapel Hill, BS Business Administration 1975
Series 7, 24, 64, 65
Life, Health and Long Term Care Insurance Licensed

About Raymond James

In 1962, Bob James set out to build a different kind of financial services firm – one that put people, planning and principles first. And now, more than 50 years later, Bob's different kind of firm is one of the leading independent financial services companies in the United States.

Raymond James has grown to become a well-respected, widely recognized multinational firm with distinct business units that serve a variety of clients, from individuals and small business owners to municipalities and major corporations.

Milestone spotlight

October 19, 1987: Black Monday. While other firms closed their trading desks to minimize internal losses, Raymond James kept its desks open to meet clients’ needs. Because of Raymond James’ agency-based business model and commitment to client service, this was our first, last and only unprofitable quarter since the firm went public.

We can be sure the markets will change over the next 25 years, and that our industry and firm will continue to evolve. What won’t change is our commitment to the values that have driven our success.

By the numbers*

  • Approximately 7,100 financial advisors
  • More than 2.9 million client accounts
  • Over 2,900 locations throughout the United States, Canada and overseas
  • Approximately $617 billion in total client assets
  • BBB1, positive outlook credit rating (S&P)

It’s been our privilege for more than 50 years to support the goals of our clients and to give back to the communities in which we live and work – and we look forward to continuing to do so for many, many years to come. To take a “scroll” down memory lane, explore our history at RAYMONDJAMES.COM.

*As of 12/31/2016

1A credit rating of a security is not a recommendation to buy, sell or hold securities and may be subject to review, revisions, suspension, reduction or withdrawal at any time by the assigning rating agency.

Raymond James financial advisors may only conduct business with residents of the states and/or jurisdictions for which they are properly registered. Therefore, a response to a request for information may be delayed. Please note that not all of the investments and services mentioned are available in every state. Investors outside of the United States are subject to securities and tax regulations within their applicable jurisdictions that are not addressed on this site. Contact your local Raymond James office for information and availability.

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518 West C Street
NewtonNC 28658
Phone: 828-464-5620
Fax: 828-466-5034
142 Hwy 16 South
DenverNC 28037
Phone: 704-483-7727
Fax: 704-827-8330
2050 Catawba Valley
Blvd., SE
HickoryNC 28602
Phone: 828-322-6372
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