Gateway Financial Partners


We are pleased to announce that we have partnered with a major financial services group, Gateway Financial Partners under the national independent brokerage firm of LPL Financial, to broaden our planning services. Gateway Financial Partners is a network of real people connecting clients to the resources they need during the financial transitions in their lives. Gateway provides leadership and premier IT resources, as well as innovative thinking from a management team.

In an effort to always give you excellent service and advice, we have positioned ourselves into better hands to improve our capacity and support. The goal in partnering with Gateway is to celebrate our independence as The Kimball’s while Gateway supports us behind the scenes, allowing us to more freely service clients how we see fit. Our relationship with you will be changing in no way, shape, or form; we will only be improving upon our financial and business planning services and building up our time spent with you. As an independent financial representative, our business will operate under the name of Gateway Financial Partners.


We are independent advisors who specialize in comprehensive planning. Comprehensive planning is the process of learning and understanding each aspect of a client’s life as it relates to finances.

As independent advisors, we are not tied to any one company, which allows us the flexibility to research which companies are well suited for each individual client’s plan. Kimball Financial goes beyond simply selling products or managing investments. We take the time to understand you and the goals you are working towards.

Afterwards, each client has an individualized plan and the guidance to implement that plan. For us, comprehensive planning is not a one-time transaction, but rather, a commitment to helping our clients navigate their ever-changing lives.


We coach our clients on their financial options, so they may feel educated in choosing a path that both fits their needs and helps them to take active steps towards pursuing their financial goals.


When you schedule your initial consultation session, we will take the time to get to know you and your financial goals. Together, we will complete a questionnaire, created by Brent & Katherine, to help guide this process. We will also address any questions you may have about the process as a whole. Your introductory consultation session will be free of charge.


After completing the consultation session, we will have a meeting in which you are presented with our research and recommendations, based on your goals and your specific situation. As independent financial advisors, we have access to a vast selection of companies and products tailored to meet your needs. After reviewing the recommendations, we will discuss how to put your plan into action.


Once your plan is in motion, we will continue to work together to make sure your plan continues to meet your needs and your ever-changing life. Life is not static, and as your world changes, so will your plan! We will review your plan at least once a year and continue to stay in touch as new events and people enter your life.


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