CFC® was founded by Owen J. Roberts in 1961 and for almost 60 years has exclusively served large family owned private companies that seek to remain private. CFC® believes that large, successful family owned companies lay the foundation for the strength of our country. The philosophy of CFC® is that the best Ultimate Store of Value (USOV) is a major closed corporation that can compete successfully against world competition, that has outstanding, proven leadership and has postured itself not to be confiscated by the tax collector. Owen Roberts had almost 60 years of experience working with leaders of major family owned companies, and spent over 20,000 hours working with CEOs in 72 industry groups nationwide. Capital Formation Counselors, Inc.® stands ready to serve you. You can trust that your communications with CFC® will be totally and completely confidential.
I just wanted to say thanks for all that CFC did for me and our family, it is working out beautifully. I can't tell you enough how much you helped us.
We have relied on Owen Roberts' advice through the years and have found it always on the mark.
I would hate to face this day if it were not for the planning that you did for us.
I cannot begin to thank you properly for everything you are and have meant to my parents and my family over the years.
Because of our discussions we grew in the conviction to stay private, ignore short-term opportunities, to grow through acquisitions, clean up our organizational needs, and strengthen our company's balance sheet. We have been given a great heritage and a wonderful opportunity to exercise stewardship. Owen, we value the time spent with you and look forward to many years of working together.
“We shall seek out those substantial pools of private capital controlled by people of character and we shall, with all our strength and skill, isolate them as best we can from the ravages of creeping socialism, confiscatory taxes, inflation, fiscal irresponsibility and moral decay.”
Dr. W. Edwards Deming (1900 – 1993) visits Capitol Hill at the invitation of Newt Gingrich and arranged by CFC®. Dr. Deming was an American engineer and statistician who helped Japan after WWII with the Japanese post-war economic miracle when that country rose from the ashes of war to become the second largest economy in the world.
Dr. Norman Borlaug visits CFC®. In 1970 Dr. Borlaug was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his advances in agricultural crop-yield, for which he is credited for saving over one billion lives worldwide from starvation. He was also awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977 and the highest civilian award, the Congressional Gold Medal in 2006.
First CFC® Position Paper sent to clients.