About Us

Our Mission

To provide wealth accumulation, preservation, business succession and retirement planning strategies for affluent business owners and professionals.

To be the catalyst in the planning process.

To commit to developing strong, long-term relationships based on knowledge and integrity.

At Heritage Planners, we work with our clients' attorneys, accountants, trust officers and other financial advisors to better serve the needs of our clients. This collaborative approach gives our clients the most comprehensive service available.

When you work with Heritage Planners, you can rest assured that we will work with you to develop a mutually agreeable process for interacting with our shared clients. We know that every organization has different methods and preferences for how communication is handled, so we are flexible and adaptable in order to effectively meet the needs of our clients within a cohesive team environment. We will always maintain open lines of communication and keep you apprised of all developments.

We are a results-oriented firm, and we will deliver creative and effective solutions for your clients in the areas of business, estate, and succession planning. We invite you to explore our website to gain a clearer understanding of our team and the resources we bring to the table. If you have questions or would like to discuss a particular client that we may be of assistance with, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Our Team

Paul J. Haye, CLU®, ChFC®, AEP®

Principal

As the Founder and President of Heritage Planners, Paul has been helping families and businesses since 1981 with estate and retirement planning, business succession, investments, life insurance, and asset protection. He works with clients to help them identify where they are today, where they want to be tomorrow, and the various ways to accomplish their goals.

Paul is truly concerned about each of his clients and tries to put himself in their situation and formulate the best possible plan to achieve their financial objectives. He has aligned himself with a great network of business professionals including attorneys, CPAs, and other investment advisors, and offers a great product line backed by the financial strength of New York Life. Paul has unparalleled strategic alliances, both on the investment and the planning sides, that provides the best possible customer service experience for his clients. Licensed in 25 states, Paul serves clients throughout the country with vigilant dedication. He holds FINRA Series 22, 6 and 63 Licenses.

Paul is an active member of the National Association of Insurers and Financial Advisors, NAIFA, and is a member of his local Society for Financial Service Professionals. Paul has earned numerous industry and company awards, including a Qualifying and Life Member and Court of the Table and Top of the Table of Million Dollar Round Table*. He has been recognized as a Chairman’s Council** Member of New York Life Insurance Company for over 30 years, a distinction that is awarded to the top 3 percent of all agents at New York Life Insurance Company, as measured by sales performance. He has also been a member of NAIFA since 1981, and has been a consistent recipient of NAIFA’s National Quality Award.

Prior to starting his career with New York Life and founding Heritage Planners, Paul attended the University of Toledo and graduated from the American College in 1994 and went on to receive professional designations of CLU®, ChFC® and AEP®. Paul is happily married to his wife, Ruth, and have three beautiful children, Mark, Timothy, and Jennifer. When he is not at work, Paul loves to race automobiles and motorcycles, build hot rods, hunt, fish, work outdoors and enjoys time with his two precious grandchildren the most.

Timothy J. Haye, MBA

Financial Adviser

Timothy J. Haye, after graduating with a double major in marketing and finance from the University of Toledo, pursued his graduate degree with a focus in investment management while working full-time. Tim obtained his MBA in 2011 from the University of Toledo.

After receiving his bachelor’s degree, Tim started his career with a small franchisee of Jimmy Johns where he was a Director of Operations. Tim assisted in taking the nine-unit franchise to twenty-one locations in three years, making them the largest franchisee in Jimmy Johns at that time. Seeking more, Tim took an opportunity with Aldi Inc, an international grocer, where he was a Director of Operations leading eighty stores. In 2016, Tim left his executive position at Aldi and opened a financial planning office in Chicago with the goal of carrying on his father’s legacy in the business.

Tim’s arm of Heritage Planners has expanded significantly and continues to grow with the help of great people and the support of his father.

Tim, when he is not working, loves spending time with his son Isaac, his wife Tara and family. He enjoys reading, racing and working out. His passion lies 100% in taking what his father built from the ground up with Heritage Planners and ensuring it lives past not just his father but himself, as well.

Louis W. Fahrbach

Financial Adviser

Coming to Heritage Planners, Louis has made it a focus to help families and business owners with estate and retirement planning, investments, and asset allocation. He works to clarify concerns and objectives, as well as provide a clear analysis and projection of personal and business financial information.

Louis has earned numerous industry and company awards. He has been a member for the Million Dollar Round Table* since 2015 and has been a member of the Executive Council at New York Life for the past 7 years as of 2021. He holds Series 6, 7, and 66 licenses. He is a member of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA). In addition, Louis is the President of the Toledo General Office Agent Advisory Board.

Prior to starting his career with Heritage Planners, Louis received a Bachelor in Business Administration from Tiffin University.  He currently resides in Northwood, Ohio where he holds a position as Council President** of Northwood City Council. Outside of work Louis enjoys spending time at Michigan football games with his wife Robin, playing golf, and taking their dog Trooper to the park.

Ruth A Haye, FLMI, CLU®, PCS

Administrative Manager

Ruth joins the Heritage Planners team after serving New York Life as a Service Professional Leader for more than three decades. She had been responsible for administrative operations, special projects and development of service staff to perform with a client focused mindset. She brings a wealth of experience to the team, and looks forward to providing a great experience for Heritage Planner’s clients. She holds multiple professional designations including FLMI (Fellow of the Life Management Institute), CLU® (Chartered Life Underwriter) and PCS (Professional Customer Service) and earned her BA from Muskingum University. Her interests include projects with husband Paul on their Perrysburg residential property, family time, travel, music, and recreation.

Lauren Harris, LSA

Executive Assistant

Lauren Harris is an Executive Assistant with Heritage Planners and has been with the company since August of 2016. As a Licensed Service Assistant, Lauren is able to offer her expertise to clients through a variety of their everyday financial needs. Within her role, she obtains client information, schedules appointments, answers phone calls and emails, and keeps the office running smoothly. 

Lauren finds fulfillment in her career by embracing the company’s values and principles and the way in which Heritage Planners takes care of their clients. Throughout the years Lauren has gained extensive knowledge about the industry and is always seeking to learn more. 

When she is not at the office, Lauren loves spending time with her husband Jeff and their 5 children. From dance competitions to soccer games and weekend camping trips she loves to explore new adventures with them as much as possible.  

Harmony Miller

Client Service Coordinator

Harmony has been our Client Service Coordinator here at Heritage Planners since 2018. She has a background in Public Relations, Customer Service and Marketing. Harmony interacts directly with many of our clients, including scheduling appointments, updating client information, answering the phone and many other responsibilities.  Harmony also updates clients’ accounts and information to reflect their life changes and financial goals.

The personal aspect of Heritage Planners is what Harmony loves most, which allows her to treat every client like a true friend. Harmony’s love for people is reflected in her performance at Heritage Planners.

Harmony has a wide range of interests and hobbies including, traveling and camping with her husband Daniel, playing piano, and hiking. Harmony is also involved in her local church and enjoys serving in the youth and music ministries.

Autumn Garn

Client Services Administrator

Autumn is the Client Services Administrator here at Heritage Planners and has been with the team since February of 2021. She is responsible for keeping client information up to date, to ensure their financial objectives can be reached effectively. Autumn enjoys the variety of different tasks and projects that allow her to utilize her degree in Finance.

Prior to joining Heritage Planners, Autumn attended The University of Toledo, where she received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance. When she is not at work, she enjoys spending time outdoors and exploring new parks with her daughter, Everleigh.

Christine Kwiatkowski

Marketing Services Manager

Christine began her employment at Heritage Planners in 2017 and is responsible for the firm’s marketing efforts, including expanding Paul Haye’s social media presence, and ensuring profiles and marketing content are compliant to corporate standards. She also provides client services as needed. Christine enjoys the variety of assignments offered at Heritage Planners and helping to resolve any issues that may arise.

Christine loves camping and hiking with her husband and two daughters. She also coaches and has been a Girl Scout leader for 7 years.

Robyn Dandar

Operations Manager

Robyn is a valued employee and serves as an operations manager. After successful roles in leadership and raising a family of 3, she has taken her passion for helping people and natural talent to multi-task into transforming a part of our practice and streamlining business. Robyn is currently the central station for the business and is actively assisting in the training and development of associates within the business. Robyn will continue to work towards her licensing goals and expanding the service experience for our clients.

Robyn, first and foremost, enjoys spending time with her children and family, crafting, any sort of event planning, as well as bargain shopping. 

Operations Managers in the practice, assist with client and prospect interaction, all administrative tasks as well as management of the overall client experience.

Nathan Bauman

Associate

Nathan, after a successful athletic and academic career for the Whiteford Bobcats, is taking his work ethic and strong family background into the financial services business. He is a valued employee and is furthering his knowledge and training by pursuing financial licenses and related degrees. Nate enjoys time with friends, family, the outdoors and pursuing his passions for running his own business someday.

Nicholas Dandar

Associate

Nick, after academic career for the Southview Cougars, is taking his strong detail-orientated approach and strong family background into the financial services business. He is a valued employee and is furthering his knowledge and training by pursuing financial licenses and related degrees. Nick enjoys rock climbing, yes, rock climbing and spending time with friends and family.

Robin Fahrbach, LSA

Client Services Administrator

Robin Fahrbach has been in client services for over 3 years and became a part of the Heritage Planners team in 2017. As a Licensed Service Assistant, Robin is able to offer her expertise to clients through a variety of their everyday financial needs.

What she loves most about this career: “There is something so exciting about an individual or family who finds financial freedom and can feel at peace about the planning they have done.”

In her free time, Robin enjoys going on adventures with her husband Louis, their son Jackson and dog Trooper, working out, reading, playing and coaching volleyball, and spending time with friends and family. She is an active member at her church and is involved in the Children and Music Ministries. Something that brings Robin joy in life is to be a light to someone every day because you never know what the power of a smile can do for that person.

*The Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT), The Premier Association of Financial Professionals, is recognized globally as the standard of excellence for life insurance sales performance in the insurance and financial services industry.
**Council is an annual company recognition program based on agent production from July 1-June 30.

Our Planning Resource

 

Designation & Affiliations

Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU®)

Since 1927, the CLU® has been the respected risk management credential for advisors. Designees have completed eight or more college-level courses representing an average study time of 400 hours. Topics for required courses include insurance and financial planning, life insurance law, estate planning, and planning for business owners and professionals. Elective courses include such advanced topics as income taxes, group benefits, retirement planning, and health insurance. CLU® designees must meet experience and continuing education requirements and must adhere to a high ethical standard. The mark is awarded by The American College, a non-profit educator with the top level of academic accreditation.

Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®)

The ChFC® designation has been a mark of excellence for almost thirty years and currently requires nine college-level courses, the most of any financial planning credential. Average study time to earn the ChFC® exceeds 450 hours. Required courses cover extensive education and application training in financial planning, income taxation, investments, and estate and retirement planning. Additional electives are chosen from such topics as macroeconomics, financial decisions for retirement, and executive compensation. ChFC® designees must meet experience requirements and adhere to continuing education and ethical standards. The credential is awarded by The American College, a non-profit educator founded in 1927 and the highest level of academic accreditation.

AEP®

The AEP® designation is a graduate-level specialization in estate planning, obtained in addition to already recognized professional credentials within the various disciplines of estate planning who support the team concept of estate planning. It is awarded to estate planning professionals who meet stringent requirements of experience, knowledge, education, professional reputation, and character.

Industry Involvement

NAIFA

Society of Finance Professionals (FSP)

Paul J. Haye has been a member of the Society of Finance Professionals (FSP) in Toledo since 2007. FSP uses resources and knowledge to help members build networks, enhance their knowledge, and grow their practices. Their mission is to "empower our members to deliver the highest level of ethical service to their clients, by promoting mutually beneficial multidisciplinary relationships and by providing high-level, top-quality educational opportunities in conjunction with industry experts and thought-leaders."

NAIFA

Million Dollar Round Table* (MDRT)

Paul J. Haye has been a Qualifying Member of the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) throughout his tenure as an agent and in the last 17 years has been a qualifier of the Court of the Table. Founded in 1927, the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT), The Premier Association of Financial Professionals®, is a global, independent association of more than 43,000 of the world's leading life insurance and financial services professionals from more than 500 companies in 67 countries. MDRT members demonstrate exceptional professional knowledge, strict ethical conduct and outstanding client service. MDRT membership is recognized internationally as the standard of excellence for life insurance sales performance in the life insurance and financial services business.

*The Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT), The Premier Association of Financial Professionals, is recognized globally as the standard of excellence for life insurance sales performance in the insurance and financial services industry.

NAIFA

National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA)

Paul J. Haye has been a member since 1981 and has been a consistent recipient of NAIFA’s National Quality Award—20 years in 2020, and has received NAIFA’s National Sales Achievement Award three times. The National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA) was founded in 1890 as The National Association of Life Underwriters (NALU), NAIFA is one of the nation’s largest associations representing the interests of insurance professionals from every Congressional district in the United States. NAIFA members assist consumers by focusing their practices on one or more of the following: life insurance and annuities, health insurance and employee benefits, multiline, and financial advising and investments. NAIFA’s mission is to advocate for a positive legislative and regulatory environment, enhance business and professional skills, and promote the ethical conduct of its members.

NAIFA Code of Ethics

Helping my clients protect their assets and establish financial security, independence and economic freedom for themselves and those they care about is a noble endeavor and deserves my promise to support high standards of integrity, trust and professionalism throughout my career as an insurance and financial professional. With these principles as a foundation, I freely accept the following obligations:

  • To help maintain my clients’ confidence and protect their right to privacy.
  • To work diligently to satisfy the needs of my clients.
  • To present, accurately and honestly, all facts essential to my clients’ financial decisions.
  • To render timely and proper service to my client and ultimately their beneficiaries.
  • To continually enhance professionalism by developing my skills and increasing my knowledge through education.
  • To obey the letter and spirit of all laws and regulations which govern my profession.
  • To conduct all business dealings in a manner which would reflect favorably on NAIFA and my profession.
  • To cooperate with others whose service best promote the interests of my clients.
  • To protect the financial interests of my clients, their financial products and my profession, through political advocacy.

Our Process

We understand the things that are important to you. And our relationship with you and the process for securing your family’s future begins right there. At Heritage Planners, we put not only our own considerable experience to work on your behalf, but also the knowledge of the elite team of The Nautilus Group®, experienced professionals with disciplines in taxes, law, life insurance, accounting, and philanthropic planning. This coordinated approach helps ensure that all areas are considered in order to formulate the right course of action for you.

Our 7 Step Process:

Step 1 - Clarify your concerns and objectives

Step 2 - Provide a clear analysis and projection of your personal and business financial information

Step 3 - Explore possible strategies to achieve your goals

Step 4 - Collaborate with your circle of advisors

Step 5 - Implement and follow up with your plan

Step 6 - Create a summary of your plan and monitor it over time

Step 7 - We'll work closely with you and your family to prepare your heirs to continue the family legacy.

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