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14997 West Bell Road
Suite 100
Surprise, AZ 85374

Larkin & Associates


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Welcome to Larkin & Associates, an Investment Advisory firm located in Surprise, Arizona. J. Donald Larkin and M. Sue Larkin, Certified Financial Planner™ practitioners, have operated Larkin & Associates since 1981. They firmly believe that personal relationships and customer service are the basis for strong business partnerships. Larkin & Associates is family owned and operated and is positioned to continue for many years to come. Over the next few years, we will see greater and faster innovations in technology and investments than ever before. We plan to be right here, helping you make the adjustments to our ever-changing financial world. Our mission has been, and continues to be to help you and your family create and maintain wealth for current and future generations. We believe that this Web site will prove to be beneficial to you. Please feel free to contact us for further information.

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