I have always valued Mr. Vollmer's insight, unyielding dedication to precision and detail and wise counsel related to his numerous areas of professional experience. With these factors taken into account, as well as Mr. Vollmer's professional educational background, I believe he is in an enviable position to provide exceptional financial planning advice and service to all clients who are fortunate to utilize his expertise and services.
Paul L. Kordish
I trust the folks at Arca Financial, and have always found them very responsive to my needs. The friendly customer service and the flexibility of my advisor are two of the factors I appreciate most. My advisor takes the time to educate me about the choices and lets me make the decision without any pressure. Everything I need, Arca is able to do for me.
Plant Manager of Dashwood Industries
Since I transferred my portfolio to Arca, I've been very pleased with everything. This is a young company with people who know what they're talking about. I expect them to do their job - and I do expect a lot! - so that I can be free to do what I do. I was impressed with the recommendations that were made and really like how everything is now consolidated under one roof. The customer service really stands out for me - I just have a good feeling dealing with them.
Owner/Operator of McDonalds Restaurants
Arca is unique because of the intimate attention they give to their clients. I get the sense that they are genuinely interested in my future, and I have never felt rushed during a phone conversation or face to face meeting. Everyone is extremely professional yet friendly - they truly make you feel like part of the Arca family. Arca's financial software program, NaviPlanTM, is a key factor in instilling confidence in their ability to help deliver my financial goals. Just to manipulate this program clearly requires a deep understanding of economics and finance, and the Arca analysts know what they are doing. Its pretty amazing to be told the day you will have made your first million, or have your house paid off, or what your income will be the day after you retire, forty years in advance. Superior expertise, professionalism, attention to detail, personal touch, and going the extra mile are all reasons that I choose and recommend
Arca Financial Group.
Account Manager, Proctor & Gamble Inc.
In the years I've been with Arca, I've received consistently good advice and they have a proven track record. They have a unique ability to adapt to your specific needs, and I find the people very personable and trustworthy. I'm quite content with my service - they're just plain good.
Dr. Grant Scherer
Veterinarian/Owner of Paris Vet Clinic
When I needed them the most, Arca was there to help, and they have always made me feel comfortable and welcome - like part of the family. The staff I've dealt with have been instrumental in helping me with my goals and long-term financial planning, including making sure the funds were there for my children's post-secondary education. Their friendly approachability and knowledge are what makes Arca stand out from their competition.
The team at Arca have always been very good at providing me with personalized financial solutions. My wife and I were initially referred to Arca through a family friend, and have been very impressed with the service. Arca's creative thinking has corrected our cash flow problems, and still allowed us to service our debt and invest in RRSPs. The entire staff has been friendly, approachable, and above all, effective.
Rick Healey, DVM, BSc
Veterinarian/Owner of Paris Veterinary Clinic
At Arca Financial, I feel like I can genuinely trust who I'm dealing with. My advisor feels more like a friend or family member than a business partner. I don't ever feel pressured into anything or intimidated in any way. Instead, I'm given suggestions and options, and the end decision is always mine. My advisor is knowledgeable, trustworthy, and always has my best interests in mind.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Many financial firms just focus on investments, and straight buying and selling of products. But strategic longer-term retirement and estate planning is of primary importance and should be one of the mainstays of building a financial plan. This is where Arca Financial Group stands apart. At Arca there is a culture of helpfulness and innovativeness, and we have been continually impressed by how our advisor stays up to date on the latest innovations in investments as well as changes in government legislation and how everything affects our plan. The NaviPlanTM is a wonderful tool for looking into your future, understanding your cost of living, and the finances required to support that standard of living. These folks are talented, helpful, knowledgeable, and they really take the time to explain things in a way we can understand.
John & Carole Lauer
Retired Executive of J.M. Schneiders/Retired Teach
Arca Financial is a group of friendly and very knowledgeable professionals who offer a broad range of advice, and who take your whole picture into account at a firm where you have one-stop shopping. At some firms I've dealt with, you feel like you're just a number, but not at Arca. What stands out is the personal service, friendly staff and ready access to highly qualified professionals. I have been consistently very pleased with the service and individual treatment that I receive.
CEO of Ontario Drive & Gear Limited
New Hamburg, ON
I came to Arca through personal references from people I know, which gave me a greater level of comfort right from day one. These people are friendly and easy to talk to - they don't try to intimidate you with their knowledge, but rather they take the time to explain things in plain language so you can understand. These are not people who offer boilerplate solutions - they really think through their clients' individual needs and provide plans that suit. I'm impressed with the diversity of services, the NaviPlanTM tool and the personalities of the consultants.
Vice President of Sales Development
NAVASTONE Inc., Cambridge, ON
John continues to provide insight and detailed advice on financial and business planning modules. His foresight and recommendations have helped our companies grow and expand in a planned direction. It has allowed our family and business associates the security to open doors for company growth. John has included our entire family in discussions involving succession and estate planning and made everyone comfortable to ask and then respond to questions for all to understand. John and the Arca team have always extended beyond the role of other investment advisors.
I am pleased with what they have done and what we are doing together. I highly recommend their services to my friends and anyone needing financial planning assistance especially small businesses.
President, Greatario Engineered Storage Systems
The staff and principals of Arca are very thoughtful people, and we appreciate their efforts for doing those little extra things that go above and beyond our expectations. They are committed to our financial well being, and have shown genuine concern for our financial future. As we transitioned into retirement, going from a steady income to not being certain of the future cash flow, the NaviPlanTM became a very important tool. We were able to lay out our financial assets in the different categories, and then assessed the changes made in our portfolio. The unique insurance solutions have also provided us with a way of saving tax dollars, as well as providing for the future of our family and our estate needs.
Joyce & Carl Heck
Retired Partner of The Walter Fedy Partnership
I, along with my three brothers, have enjoyed a successful business relationship with John and Arca for the past four years. Arca's purpose is to build strong client relationships through "care, communication and trust," and this is a very accurate description of the service we have received from every single person in the organization. Arca is independently owned and the principals are actively involved in providing value-added services to its clients.
What impresses me most about John and the team at Arca is the integrated approach they have taken to helping us in our financial plans, not only as individuals, but also as part of a family business. They have reviewed both our personal financial situation as well as our business structure to help determine the best holistic solution to our meet our goals. The expertise they offer in areas of income tax planning and wealth management extends way beyond the traditional role of investment advisors.
John, and the entire team at Arca, has helped both our family and our business meet both our current and future financial objectives. I am very pleased with what they have done and where we are going. I highly recommend their services to anyone who needs financial planning assistance, but particularly to those who are in business for themselves.
President / CEO
Flanagan Food Service, Kitchener ON
"John continues to provide insight and detailed advice on financial and business planning modules. His foresight and recommendations have helped our companies grow and expand in a planned direction. It has allowed our family and business associates the security to open doors for company growth. John has included our entire family in discussions involving succession and estate planning and made everyone comfortable to ask and then respond to questions for all to understand. John and the Arca team have always extended beyond the role of other investment advisors.
I am pleased with what they have done and what we are doing together. I highly recommend their services to my friends and anyone needing financial planning assistance especially small businesses."