Joseph E. Lowry, Sr.
Ever since he attended a class on the stock market with his mother at the age of 12, Joe has been a believer in the power of the capital markets. After a successful start as an agent of New York Life Insurance, Joe followed his fierce sense of independence in founding our predecessor firm, The Lowry Group, in 1978.
Joe’s unique ability is Achieving Simplicity® for clients by helping make complex situations clear and relatable.
He loves to travel with his wife, Gladys, hike, and read (especially history). He is also an avid fitness buff. Joe is active in a number of community causes and in his church (see Giving Back).
He received a BS from Brigham Young University in 1974. He is an Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF®), Accredited Estate Planner®, Chartered Financial Consultant® (ChFC®), and Chartered Life Underwriter® (CLU®).
Active in industry-related organizations, Joe is a member of the Society of Financial Service Professionals (past president/Gainesville, FL, Chapter), National Association of Estate Planning Councils (past president/Gainesville Chapter), the Financial Services Institute, and a Life Member of the Million Dollar Round Table. He is also past president of the Gainesville Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors.
Joseph E. Lowry, Jr.
Joe, Jr., grew up observing the family business and at an early age appreciated the long-term relationships his father developed with his clients. While pursuing his bachelor’s degree at Brigham Young University (international politics, 2003), he told Joe, Sr., that he was interested in learning about the business. After graduation, he joined Joe, Sr., and became his formal partner several years later.
A student of history and current events, Joe’s unique ability is to draw from these disciplines to provide context for each client’s unique situations. Seeing how the “big picture” impacts individuals and their families is a big part of Achieving Simplicity® for his clients.
Joe gains his greatest enjoyment is spending time with his wife, Lacy, and three children. As a family, they enjoy traveling, being near the water, and playing games together. Joe is active in numerous community organizations and his church.
Beatrice "Bea" Caldwell
Client Relationship Manager
There is a reason that a local industry group once awarded Bea the “Can Do” award. She views challenges as something to overcome rather than as insurmountable obstacles. Bea joined Joe, Sr., in 2000, and the firm’s clients know that her knowledge and assistance come from a sincere desire to help them achieve their goals.
In her role as a client relationship manager, Bea is a focal point for the firm’s operations.
Originally from Miami, Bea and her family have called Gainesville home for many years. She loves to be on the water (not in it) and enjoys motorsports, shooting pool, hiking, and camping with family and friends.
Nicole Cothern, FPQP™, CRC®
Nicole’s energy and desire to learn new things are a great asset to our firm. She joined The Joes® in 2015 after working successfully in various roles for a well-known, local insurance agency. As our planning assistant, she supports the firm by putting her excellent problem-solving skills to work on a daily basis.
In May 2018, Nicole obtained her Financial Paraplanner Qualified Professional™ designation. Individuals who hold the FPQP™designation have completed a course of study encompassing the financial planning process, the five disciplines of financial planning and general financial planning concepts, terminology, and product categories. In November 2021, she obtained her Certified Retirement Counselor® (CRC®) designation to help enhance her knowledge and mastery of the field and better assist in the construction of financial plans for the firm.
In her free time, Nicole enjoys running, spending time with friends, and volunteering. She is also a voracious reader and helps the rest of the office make healthier food choices!
Cale Flage, CFP®
Financial Advisor / Construction Industry Advisor
Cale is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, specializing in providing financial advice to construction industry business owners and other small business owners.
Cale specializes in working with contractors to help them reach their financial goals. Cale, his father, and his grandfather were builders in Florida, and Cale maintains a general contractor's license (inactive). His combined financial planning and building experience give him a unique understanding of contractors' financial planning needs.
Additionally, Cale has a degree in economics from the University of Florida and is one of the founders of Tipple’s Brews, a craft beer and wine store that became one of the top-rated specialty beer and wine stores in Florida.
He is a former motocross racer and enjoys spending time in the mountains and continuously learning about behavioral finance and economics and applying them to financial planning.