Our Firm

Our firm was founded as McCarthy and Associates Inc. in 1972 by J. Patrick "Pat" McCarthy. Pat retired as a Colonel from the U.S. Air Force and settled in Paradise Valley with his wife and six children. 


Like Pat, Keith also pursued a military career and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel from the U.S. Army.  Keith purchased the practice from Pat in 1998 and intends to continue assisting clients with investment choices. In 1999 Keith formed Blakeman and Associates Inc. as an Arizona Corporation.

Our investment recommendations through Commonwealth Financial Network®,  routinely consist of broadly diversified investments. Our clients are encouraged to be long-term investors. We offer online access to investor accounts and provide detailed information on investment products for our clients. We believe that the information that we provide on potential investment choices makes it possible for our clients to make an informed decision.