Growth fuels need for second location and additional hiring

BUCYRUS, OHIO – Friday, January 26 –  Edward Jones Financial Advisor Steve Ritzhaupt is pleased to announce the grand opening of his new office located at 127 S. Sandusky Avenue in Bucyrus. The recently renovated 1300 square foot office space represents a significant investment of nearly $150,000. The Bucyrus Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a ribbon-cutting on Friday, February 2 at 1:00 p.m. After the ribbon cutting, Steve will host an open house until 4 p.m.

For the past six years, Steve Ritzhaupt and Sean Ritzhaupt, brothers who are both Edward Jones Advisors, have been sharing the same office space. Their dedication and commitment to their clients has resulted in significant growth in their respective client bases and services. Recognizing the need for additional office space, Steve opened a new office location. This strategic move not only accommodates their growth, but they are both able to hire additional team members.

Steve Ritzhaupt expressed his excitement about the expansion, saying, “I am delighted to open this new office in Bucyrus and continue serving our clients with the same dedication and expertise they have come to expect from Edward Jones. This investment, which included several local contractors, allows us to better serve our community and accommodate the growing demand for our services.”

Edward Jones is a leading financial services firm in the U.S. and through its affiliate in Canada. The firm’s nearly 19,000 financial advisors serve more than eight million clients with a total of $1.8 trillion in client assets under care at the end of June 2023. Edward Jones’ purpose is to partner for positive impact to improve the lives of its clients and colleagues, and together, better their communities and society. Through the dedication of the firm’s approximately 52,000 associates and branch presence in 68% of U.S. counties, the firm is committed to helping more people achieve financially what is most important to them.

Bucyrus Mayor Bruce Truka shared, “The growth that the Ritzhaupts are experiencing, along with the significant investment in a downtown storefront, is truly commendable. It’s a testament to their dedication to our community; not only are they expanding their own businesses, but they are also creating new job opportunities. He continued to comment, “This project enhances our downtown and we’re proud to have partners like the Ritzhaupts who are actively contributing to our community.”


About Edward Jones

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