Hazlett, Burt & Watson Inc. was founded in 1883 and has provided quality Investment Services for many generations.

We believe complex decisions regarding investment opportunities should be based on knowledgeable and experienced advice. Through our holding company, HB&W Inc., HB&W Financial Services Group and our affiliated companies Hazlett, Burt & Watson, Inc., Security Capital Management and Security National Trust Company, we are able to provide a broad array of investment and planning solutions to assist you and your family in achieving and maintaining your goals. We provide expertise in traditional investment brokerage, professional investment portfolio and money management advisory services, insurance and comprehensive trust services.

We invite you to learn more about our full range of services and how we can help you realize your financial goals. The representatives of our financial services firm look forward to working alongside your attorney(s) and accountant(s) to ensure that no part of your financial situation goes unaddressed and appropriate solutions are recommended.


  • TODAY

    Hazlett, Burt & Watson, Inc. continues its success as one of the oldest securities firms in the nation. The firm is a member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC), and the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA). The firm maintains its corporate headquarters in Wheeling, West Virginia, along with affiliated trust company, Security National Trust Company. The companies have branches in Huntington and Vienna, West Virginia; Barnesville, Ohio and Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

  • 2003

    On August 12, 2003, executives of Hazlett, Burt & Watson, Inc. were accorded the honor of ringing the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) along with Dick Grasso, Chairman and CEO/NYSE, and Catherine Kinney, President and Co-chair/NYSE.

  • 2000

    Hazlett, Burt & Watson, Inc. converted to a holding company structure (HB&W Inc.) in order to establish Security National Trust Company, a Federally Chartered Independent Trust Company.

  • 1973

    Upon the death of D.A. Burt, Jr., the firm was purchased by George S. Weaver, Jr., Stuart F. Bloch, John C. Watson, and other employees. The firm remains employee-owned to this day.

  • 1923

    Hazlett & Burt purchased a seat on the New York Stock Exchange and were early promoters of investing in blue chip stocks.

  • The Beginning

    In 1883, the forerunner of Hazlett Burt & Watson, Inc. opened for business under the name of Hazlett, Wheat & Hayes.

If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.

Benjamin Franklin