Dr. Ronald K. Stair
Principal and Actuary
Location: East Meadow, NY
“We have watched employees’ children grow up and the grandchildren come to visit,” says Dr. Ronald K. Stair. “On average, people have been here 19 years.” Every employee at Creative Plan Designs, Ltd. gets 12 days off a year for community service. “They do have to come back and share stories with us of the things they’ve done,” says Stair. “It’s not for me to tell my employees what they’re supposed to care about, and that diversity within the office is part of what makes it so interesting.” Twice a year, the company pays for a financial planner to sit with employees and answer their questions, and every five years or so, an attorney helps deal with their wills, trusts and other estate planning issues.
“Clients don’t come first here, the employees do. Because of that, the clients are better served.”