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Great Lakes Retirement, Inc.

(866) 417-4156View Additional Phone Numbers4604 Timber Commons Dr, SanduskyOH 44870-8906View Additional Web Addresses

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W. A. Smith Financial Group takes a comprehensive approach to retirement planning by focusing on Income Planning, Wealth Management, Estate Planning, Tax Reduction and Asset Protection. Great Lakes Retirement is an Ohio RIA.

BBB Accreditation

A BBB Accredited Business since 09/24/2008

BBB has determined that Great Lakes Retirement, Inc. meets BBB accreditation standards, which include a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints. BBB Accredited Businesses pay a fee for accreditation review/monitoring and for support of BBB services to the public.

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Reason for Rating

BBB rating is based on 16 factors. Get the details about the factors considered.

Factors that lowered Great Lakes Retirement, Inc.'s rating include:

  • Length of time business has been operating.

Factors that raised Great Lakes Retirement, Inc.'s rating include:

  • No complaints filed with BBB.
  • BBB has sufficient background information on this business.

Customer Complaints Summary

0 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 0 closed in last 12 months
Complaint TypeTotal Closed Complaints
Advertising / Sales Issues0
Billing / Collection Issues0
Problems with Product / Service0
Delivery Issues0
Guarantee / Warranty Issues0
Total Closed Complaints 0

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

0 Customer Reviews on Great Lakes Retirement, Inc.
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 0
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 0
Total Customer Reviews 0

Additional Information

BBB file opened: 09/10/2008Business started: 04/01/2008
Business Management

Prior to operating Great Lakes Retirement Inc., William Smith was a partner of Great Lakes Benefits which has been in business since 2003. A separate report is available for that company and can be accessed by visiting the BBB website at

Contact Information
Principal: Mr. William A. Smith, RFC (President)Mr. Brad Buckingham (Associate Advisor)Ms. Bree Rutherford (Case Design Specialist)
Number of Employees


Business Category

Retirement Planning Service, Asset Evaluators, Taxes - Consultants & Representatives, Estate Planning & Management, Investment Advisory Service, Financial Planning Consultants

Products & Services

Investment Advisory Services offered through Great Lakes Retirement Inc., an Ohio Registered Investment Advisor.

Service Area

Northern Ohio

Alternate Business Names
W. A. Smith Financial Group
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