To be able, on a regular basis, to assist our clients in achieving peace of mind with so many major financial issues is a constant satisfaction. Our decision to join Halbert Hargrove was primarily motivated by the family culture that was clearly evident as we got to know the firm. A decade later and counting, we remain extremely pleased with where we are.
Bill established Halbert Hargrove’s Houston office in 2011 to advise individuals and families on wealth management strategies. As Director of Hooper, Langley, & Associates, P.C., he also provides accounting, practice management services, and financial planning for health care professionals and related firms—an association he’s maintained for close to four decades.
For Bill, the most rewarding aspect of his work is in assisting his clients in clearly identifying their goals and helping them achieve their dreams. He works closely with Halbert Hargrove’s Wealth Advisors, and is committed to helping foster their development.
Bill graduated from University of Hawaii with a BBA in Accounting in 1974; he earned his MBA from the University of Houston in 1981. He is a Certified Public Accountant and has also earned the specialist designation “Personal Financial Specialist” from the AICPA. As well, Bill is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional.
Bill is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the International Board of Standards and Practices Certified Financial Planners.
Together with his wife Diane, Bill enjoys a large extended family. They share three married daughters and eight grandchildren. He says he’s particularly proud that he convinced his two “stubborn” parents in their 80s to move to Houston to be near family in their later years. Bill is also an active member of Woodlands Methodist Church and an avid snow and water skier.
Growing up, I lived on islands in three different countries. I count spending time on the beach with my family among my favorite times.