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Many people are worried that they won’t have enough money to live the life that they want now and in retirement. We create a customized financial plan for you so that you can have confidence in your financial future.

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Our Core Values

Bold and Innovative

Focusing on Return on Life vs Return on Investments is both bold and innovative. Being steadfast in how we manage money is bold in a industry filled with risk. We boldly stand by our philosophy that by losing less we will outperform long term. We actively learn about and investigate new technology and tools that will strengthen our ability to manage our clients’ wealth and goals.


A life lived well by maximizing one’s Return on Life is our guiding principle. We work towards that goal every day. Everything we do is driven by the passion to see you live a life of abundance.

Strengthen Community

“Think globally, act locally”, isn’t just a slogan for us. We aim to strengthen our local communities by giving our time, talent, and financial support. As a company and individually, we are active in our communities.


We believe professional financial advice and careers should be accessible to all. We strive to include all people regardless of gender, sexual orientation, religion or race.

Harvest Opportunities

We believe that success is a confluence of opportunity, preparation, and hard work. We focus on maximizing our successes for our clients and ourselves. However, we are not blind to the fact that some have greater access to opportunities, and we acknowledge that privilege.

Centennial State


Douglas Applegate, AAMS

Founding Partner, CSWA, Branch Manager & Financial Advisor, RJFS

Erin Chatham-Applegate

Founding Partner

Kayla Ross

Branch Operations Coordinator

Natalie Bledowski

Account Operations Coordinator

Raymond James

Support Team

Frank McAleer

CFP, CIMA - Senior Vice President, Wealth Planning

Larry Adam


Michael Gibbs

Managing Director of Equity Portfolio & Technical Strategy

Nicholas Lacy

Chief Portfolio Strategist-AMS

Eugenio J. Alemán

Chief Economist

We Will Work With Your Team

We will work with all members of your team to create the full service plan you are working towards.

  • Estate Attorneys
  • CPAs
  • Real Estate Agents
  • Business Attorneys
  • Divorce Attorneys
  • Etc.


About Raymond James

Since 1962, Raymond James has been committed to providing customized investment and financial planning for individuals, families and businesses – a novel approach back then. We believe our clients, no matter where they live, deserve all the products and services provided by even the largest firms, but with the personal attention of a much smaller one. That’s why we provide Raymond James advisors with the investment choices, services and support they need to build strong relationships and deliver personal, customized service. 


Our culture is rooted in the values that were part of the foundation of the firm and have continued throughout our almost six-decade history. They are more than the characteristics that define Raymond James as a company or even the shared attitudes of the people who make up the firm, they are our pledge and our promise to clients, to advisors and to each other.

we put clients first

If we do what’s right for clients, the firm will do well and we’ll all benefit.

we act with integrity

We put others above self, and what’s right above what’s easy. We believe doing well and doing good aren’t mutually exclusive.

we value independence

We respect autonomy, celebrate individuality and welcome diverse perspectives, while encouraging collaboration and innovation.

we think long-term

We act responsibly, taking a conservative approach that translates into a strong, stable firm for clients, advisors, associates and shareholders.

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Investment advisory services offered through Raymond James Financial Services Advisors, Inc.. Centennial State Wealth Advisors is not a registered broker/dealer and is independent of Raymond James Financial Services