A History of AMB
AMB is actively engaged in investment management, investment banking, brokerage, and corporate and employee benefits. The firm has offices in Thomasville, St. Simons Island and Charleston, and has a sister company, Eastover Investment Advisors, in Charlotte. But it all started with just two financial advisors.
In 1985, M.H. Allen, Jr. and Richard G. Mooney, III were recruited by Merrill Lynch to represent the “Red Hills” region of South Georgia and North Florida – an area known for its unique place in history, plantations and bobwhite quail. And from this partnership a firm was born.
In 2000, Kate Ireland and Jack Frazee were brought on board as capital partners. Ireland, a descendant of the Cleveland, Ohio, branch of the Hanna family, was a nationally known philanthropist, a Fourth District Federal Reserve Bank Director, and a limited partner of Brown Brothers Harriman & Company. Frazee was the former COO and director of Sprint. Together, they formed FAIM, LLC, which served as the holding company for the AMB group of companies.
In 2011 following the passing of Kate Ireland and Jack Frazee’s resignation as a partner and board member, Charles W. “Chuck” Roberts, III became a capital partner and was elected Chairman of FAIM, LLC. Mr. Roberts is the President of Roberts and Roberts, Inc. and Culpepper Construction, Inc. He served as President of C. W. Roberts Contracting from 1976 until 2013. His other appointments include a five year term beginning in 2011 as a Commissioner for the Florida Wildlife Commission, 20 years as Director and one year as Chairman of the Florida Transportation Builders Association, and 10 years as Director of the Asphalt Contractors Association of Florida.