Ray focuses his practice on very sophisticated individuals and business people and the unique needs that surround their lives and families.
Born and reared in Fort Worth, Texas, Ray grew up in a Christian home where he learned to love and honor God and to love and respect people. He received his B.S. in math and physics from the University of Texas and earned the designation of Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®) in 1998 and the Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy in 2015.
Ray began assisting clients with investments and insurance solutions in 1984. Since that time, Granite Financial Group has grown exponentially. Ray's humble beginnings and desire to serve people with integrity has been a guiding factor in building GFG. He is the author of the Wealth Significance™ Process which is designed to help create "Significant Living and Legacy".
The staff at GFG has been selectively handpicked. It is Ray's belief that a "serving heart" is the most important ingredient in any staff person. For over 20 years GFG has provided clients with the resources of a large corporation and the personalized service of a small firm. With the freedom and flexibility to offer clients vast investment choices and creative estate designs, each individual, family, or corporation is given extensive analysis and a plan is created to assist in reaching the goals, dreams and objectives.
"I am blessed with the group of professionals who have become a part of our team and it gives me great joy to be able to serve people in such a comprehensive and caring way."
Ray is a member of:
* Financial Planning Association
* National Association of Insurance & Financial Advisors
* Society of Financial Service Professionals
* Forum 400
* Partnership for Philanthropic Planning
He is the President & CEO of the Granite Group of Companies, past President of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (Ft. Worth), and an Investment Advisor Representative.
He serves on the board of a 501c3 organization: Roever Foundation - restoring wounded warriors, wounded youth and the marriages of wounded warriors
Active in their local church, Ray and his wife, Norma, are residents of Keller, have 2 children: RaDonna Griffith - Keller, and Dr. Byron Griffith - Dallas, TX, and have 4 grandchildren.
"If a person has good friends and decent health, he/she is wealthy", states Ray. Our goal at GFG is to help people live life from all their assets... not just their money.*