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Testimonials

We have been a Kidder client for 13 years and have been consistently impressed with the support we receive from Stacy Van Blair and the entire Kidder team. Not only are they knowledgeable and responsive to our needs, but they are clearly committed to providing transparency, compliance, due diligence and consultation on behalf of our company and participants. From day-to-day transactions to annual reporting, they have gone above and beyond our expectations. Stacy is proactive in uncovering challenges, finding solutions and communicating with participants in a clear and meaningful way. The Kidder team is a pleasure to work with, and I depend on them. They are a valuable asset to our organization.

Cori Sampson Vokoun
Vice President
Sampson Construction Co., Inc.

As a growing banking organization, we knew we needed to revisit our retirement plan strategy. Kidder helped us create a better plan design with improved investments and lower costs. They educate our employees to help them achieve greater retirement readiness. And they provide fiduciary governance to help us assure compliance. Kidder also provided consulting and assistance to smooth the 401(k) transfers of a recent bank acquisition.

Jill Burnett
CEO
Libertyville Savings Bank

Kidder enhanced our employee retirement plan by converting it to a more robust investment platform and offering participants low-cost investment options, ranging from target date funds to customizable fund selections. The new plan incorporates strong fiduciary governance and promotes comprehensive participant education. In addition, Kidder provides the most professional, knowledgeable and responsive third-party administration service I’ve had the pleasure to work with.

Mike Ryerson
VP-Finance
Moehl Millwork, Inc.

For more than 20 years, our CPA firm has worked with Jim Kidder, Keith Gredys and their people to handle retirement plan design and administration for our clients. We rely on them for guidance on plan issues as well as the development of specific plan solutions. Long ago, we selected them to design and administer our own plan. And we have been very satisfied with their services and professionalism.

Telford Lodden, CPA, CFP®, CVA, ABV
Managing Shareholder
Brooks Lodden, P.C.

The Iowa Society of Certified Public Accountants has been a Kidder client since their inception. Their in-depth knowledge of pension plans has made them a valuable resource. Whenever we have a question, the Kidder team is available to educate our staff and provide answers. They are experienced, responsive and thorough. They value client relationships. And they’re always professional in their interactions with plan sponsors and participants.

Cindy Adams, CEO
Judy Chaplin, Director of Administration & Finance
Iowa Society of Certified Public Accountants

Des Moines Golf and Country Club was wrestling with what to do with our pension plan, but we were never able to get clear answers from our provider. Kidder provided management with the answers needed to make an informed decision about our plan. After we chose a direction, they did a great job of educating our employees about their options in our new benefit plan.

James D. Cutter, CCM
GM/COO
Des Moines Golf and Country Club

Kidder is a great partner. They respond very quickly to our requests and have built the plan to meet our changing needs. They keep us on top of the latest technical and compliance issues affecting our plan. Their presentations and materials are always prepared and presented in a manner that makes it easy for employees at all levels to understand and secure their retirement benefits.

Steve Morley
Human Resources Director
Great River Entertainment, LLC

Kidder helped us make an almost effortless transition from our old, extremely inflexible 401(k) plan to one that provides more flexibility and benefits for both our company and our employees. They educated our management team on the tools, options and benefits available to us. They translated our objectives into a formal plan that was implemented with NO SURPRISES. And they continue to deliver exactly what they promised. The level of contact and service — both before and after implementation — has been outstanding. Our account contact always keeps me apprised of any pertinent issues and personally takes responsibility for making sure we are satisfied. Our employees are pleased with the immediate access to their fund choices and balances. I would highly recommend Kidder Benefits Consultants to anyone seeking qualified plan products and services.

Michael J. Juran
President
HAB INC.

Kidder was a breath of fresh air. They gathered information about our company and our retirement plan goals. They then came back with several ideas and options that applied to our situation. They had actually listened to our needs and wants instead of pulling a plan off the shelf. The choices were presented in a clear, easy-to-understand manner. This enabled us to be confident that we were choosing a plan that was right for our company’s current situation.

Aron Huddleston
Vice President
Manarin Investment Counsel, Ltd.