Richard Hendrickson
Richard Hendrickson, AAMS™, CPA Financial Advisor, RJFS Owner, Hendrickson Wealth and Retirement

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Rich is a nationally recognized financial services veteran. A licensed CPA since 1992, he has a 30+ year background in financial planning, banking, estate planning, and tax planning.

From 2018 to the present, Rich has been the owner of Hendrickson Wealth & Retirement—Raymond James. He and his team focus on comprehensive financial planning and portfolio management for high net-worth families and small businesses.

From 1998-2018, Rich was a financial advisor at Edward Jones, where he built one of the firms’ most successful U.S. offices. While at Jones, he qualified for 14 Managing Partners conferences which recognized the top 3% of advisors in terms of annual production.

Rich spent several years in the banking industry initially as a financial comptroller at Citizens Bank and Trust in Paducah. After Citizens acquired Bank of Marshall County, Rich was named Vice President and spent the remainder of his banking days overseeing the bank’s commercial loan portfolio.

Rich also served as a staff CPA for Williams, Williams and Lentz CPA’s, Paducah’s oldest accounting firm. While there he focused primarily on tax preparation and auditing. He spent a notable amount of time working on audits for local financial institutions.

Rich has a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from Murray State University. He also graduated from the Kentucky School of Banking and the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado in Boulder, Colorado. Rich has been named to the Forbes Best in State Advisors ranking from 2020-2024. He has also qualified for the Raymond James Leaders Council from 2019-2023. Rich is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Kentucky Society of CPAs.

An active member of the community, Rich is a 31-year member of the Lion’s Club. He has twice been a member of the Kentucky Lake Chamber of Commerce’s Board and is a former advisory board member of the Murray State University Department of Accounting. He is also a former board member and current active supporter of Marcella’s Kitchen.

Born and raised in Benton, Rich continues to make his home here. Rich and his wife, Laurie, have four children. When not in the office, he can often be found farming, fishing, or playing golf. The mountains of western Montana are his favorite getaway, where he might be found fly-fishing or hiking.

The Forbes Best-In-State Wealth Advisors 2024 ranking, developed by SHOOK Research, is based on an algorithm of qualitative criteria, mostly gained through telephone and in-person due diligence interviews, and quantitative data. This ranking is based upon the period from 6/30/2022 to 6/30/2023 and was released on 4/3/2024. Those advisors that are considered have a minimum of seven years of experience, and the algorithm weighs factors like revenue trends, assets under management, compliance records, industry experience and those that encompass best practices in their practices and approach to working with clients. Portfolio performance is not a criteria due to varying client objectives and lack of audited data. Out of approximately 42,108 nominations, roughly 8,500 advisors received the award. This ranking is not indicative of an advisor's future performance, is not an endorsement, and may not be representative of individual clients' experience. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors or RIA firms pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. Raymond James is not affiliated with Forbes or Shook Research, LLC. Please visit for more info.

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