Company Life comes with lots of ups and downs. Keeping up with changing realities and helping people prepare for an uncertain future is what Chartered Consultants does. As a financial services firm, Chartered Consultants’ main focus is money, but it’s not the only focus. Just starting out? Trying to move forward? Enjoying the fruits of your labor? Or thinking ahead to retirement? Chartered Consultants’ vision is to make a difference in peoples’ lives by helping with some of their most challenging and important choices – nurturing and care of their financial life. If you’re feeling a little shell shocked financially, spend an hour with Chartered Consultants for a free review, sharing your thoughts and learning how you can recover your financial confidence.We encourage you to explore our website and learn more about the services we provide. Should you have any questions, or to set up a free, no-obligation review, feel free to use the Contact Us tab or call (630) 894-0499. We look forward to hearing from you -- and helping with your Life Beyond Money. Our Cultural Code Most entities have an unseen cultural code that succinctly describes how they do business. In most cases, people don’t realize it exists, but it does. Examples in the financial services business could be cautious, risk-taking, flamboyant, conservative, and so on. We believe that the code for our firm is NURTURING. We nurture people and we nurture their money. Our Philosophy Chartered Consultants is a small, independent financial and tax consulting firm specializing in areas that most people have incorrect information about, and increasingly need help with. We seek to provide positive results for our clients in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. As a side benefit, our associates enjoy rewarding careers. Our Vision We make a difference in peoples’ lives by helping with some of their most challenging and important choices: nurture and care of their financial life. Our Mission To challenge people to think differently about their finances, stop procrastinating, and work with us to take action. We seek to enhance lives, one client at a time. Our Commitment Our staff consists of experienced professionals with a "hands on" approach. Not only will you find our team members knowledgeable, but you will also discover that our staff truly cares about making your dreams a reality. As professionals, we will do everything in our power to keep you focused on where you want to go, advise you on how to get there, and continually remind you of the importance of maintaining a disciplined approach to realizing your dreams. Our Principle Our company is based on the principle that education and understanding of your current situation is vital to successfully make prudent decisions concerning your future. If you have any questions or wish to schedule an appointment, send us an email or give us a call at 630-894-0499. Our History Chartered Consultants, Inc. is the creation of Jean and Richard Hohol, a combination formed from two separate businesses. Before meeting Richard, Jean worked her way through the financial industry after opening her own private accounting and tax practice in St. Louis, in 1973. Serving small businesses and individuals alike, she grew her practice in Missouri and eventually saw a need to handle her clients’ investments as well as their financial records.Meanwhile, Rich started his financial career in 1976, working part-time at his parents’ accounting firm. He developed a love for the financial arena and as his business progressed, Richard too expanded his practice to help his accounting and tax clients with their financial planning needs.Richard met Jean in 1988, and he later renamed his business Chartered Consultants, Inc. The entities were united in 1992, the same year Richard and Jean were married. Jean moved to Chicagoland, maintaining her clients across the country.The practice has grown in many ways. Both of them lectured across the country and both have taught licensing and other classes for professional accountants and financial planners. The majority of the firm’s business has been built on word of mouth.In the mid 2000’s Jean decided to take a less active less active role with the firm, becoming Principal Emeritus in 2005. Following that, Richard sought out like-minded professionals to help him manage and grow the business.