History

In January 1988, Eddie Welch and John Hornsby launched Welch Hornsby. They had both been partners in a regional brokerage firm, and they discovered a shared philosophy: The interest of the client should never be compromised. That founding mission has held true throughout the years, and through growth and change, Welch Hornsby aspires to be independent, objective, and committed to building and preserving our clients’ wealth.

  1. 1988

    Welch Hornsby & Welch founded with the desire to deliver financial services differently – to align our interests with those of our clients.

  2. 2000

    Through hard work, the value proposition of independent advice and the generous endorsements of our clients, Welch Hornsby & Welch exceeds $1 billion in assets under advisement.

    Footprint expansion began with the opening of office in Birmingham, AL. Charlotte, NC will follow in 2014.

  3. 2008

    Employees first step forward to become shareholders. Others will follow in years to come.

  4. 2011

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    Loss of Founding Chairman, Ed V. Welch, Sr.

    Read His Story

  5. 2016

    Named “Best Place to Work in Alabama”

    Co-founder and Chairman John S. Hornsby retires from firm.

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    Additional shareholders join and take more ownership and leadership responsibility.

  6. NOW

    Over $4 Billion Assets under Advisement

    Over 450 clients served

    Clients in over 15 states

    12 Employee Shareholders

    More committed than ever to deliver financial services differently – to align our interests with those of our clients.