Our Team

Our Team

As a firm, Laurel Highlands Financial Services takes pride in our local community, and we sponsor a number of different civic organizations, as well as the local “Player of the Week” during high school basketball season. This includes a $500 annual scholarship donation to a Somerset County boy or girl basketball player.

We believe that everyone, with a little help, can create his or own financial road map. So, once you decide to see us, you've already taken the first step in gaining control of your financial destiny. Our mission is to improve your quality of life by helping you define a sound wealth strategy with the least amount of risk.

We promise to listen carefully and take your goals as seriously as you do. At the end of the day, we believe your success is our success. So please enjoy your visit on the roadtofinancialsuccess.com!

Bill Rice

Bill Rice is the president of Laurel Highlands Financial Services (LHFS) Management, Inc., and the general partner of Laurel Highlands Financial Services, LP. He founded LHFS in 1995 and today has almost two decades of financial services experience. He is a FINRA Series 7 General Securities Representative, a FINRA Series 24 General Securities Principal, and an Investment Adviser Representative of Commonwealth Financial Network®. Bill has also been awarded the professional designations of Registered Financial Consultant (RFC) and Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC). In addition, Bill is licensed to sell Life, Accident, and Health insurance in Pennsylvania.

Bill is a member of the Somerset County Chamber of Commerce, Somerset County Economic Development Council, Cambria/Somerset Estate Planning Council, and Somerset Rotary Club. He is also on the board of the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies. In addition, Bill is a Paul Harris Fellow, as well as an FAA-licensed pilot.  

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Bill Rice is proud to have been recognized as a Founder's Club advisor for 2016—a distinction based on annual production that places him among the top 39 percent of advisors affiliated with Commonwealth Financial Network.

Each year, Commonwealth, the broker/dealer–RIA that helps us process investment transactions on your behalf, recognizes Founder's Club advisors by inviting them to an exclusive gathering of their peers, leading industry experts, and Commonwealth home office staff. Founder's Club advisors benefit from an intensive learning and networking experience designed to help them hone their expertise, share best practices, and provide ever-higher levels of service, education, and leadership.

 

 

Important Information About Your Advisor
Fixed insurance products and services offered by Laurel Highlands Financial Services, LP, are separate and unrelated to Commonwealth.

Richard P. Burlow

Richard P. Bulow spent 16 years in practice as a certified public accountant (he received his BS in accounting from St Francis College) before deciding to become a financial services representative. Today, Richard is a FINRA Series 7 General Securities Representative and an Investment Adviser Representative of Commonwealth Financial Network®.