Our Firm


The Investment Center of Erie is a full-service financial firm committed to helping people achieve their financial goals. As all good money management follows (4) steps we help clients to:

  1. Carefully Determine Goals and Objectives
  2. Develop a Strategy to Achieve Goals and Objectives
  3. Select Investments to Implement Strategy
  4. Monitor Results and Make Changes when Necessary

As an Independent firm we offer a wide range of financial products and solutions to individuals and businesses. We have the freedom to provide you with unbiased choices and are not pressured by any parent company.


JAMES R. REIM, CFA®  |  Senior Financial Advisor


Mr. Reim  holds the professional designation of Chartered Financial Analyst.  He has more than 25 years of experience providing financial and retirement planning for individuals, businesses, and pension plans.


Jim spent 11 years with Paine Webber and 14 years with Morgan Stanley before opening The Investment Center of Erie in May of 2009. He is a member of the Chartered Financial Analysts Institute as well as the CFA Society of Cleveland.  He is also an Accredited Investment Fiduciary  and has completed the Estate Planning Consultant Program.


Jim serves on the board of directors of Springhill Senior Living Center and Methodist Towers.  He is a member of the Estate Planning Council of Erie, the Independent Council on Aging, the Erie Kiwanis Club, the Erie Philharmonic Chorus and the First United Methodist Church Choir. He is married with three grown children and resides in Fairview.



JEFFREY L. GIBBENS  |  Financial Advisor 


Since 1986, Jeff has been providing financial advise to hundreds of individuals and families, retirees,  business owners, professionals, and affluent individuals.  His commitment is to build long-term client/advisor relationships and to provide the best in professional guidance in the areas of investment planning, wealth accumulation, retirement planning, estate planning, tax reduction and risk management.


A lifelong Erie resident, Jeff lives in Fairview, PA and is an avid golfer and accomplished musician (trumpet)  and regularly performs at his church home, Dorchester Drive Baptist Church in Millcreek, PA as well as with the Buffalo Philharmonic "Pops" Orchestra  and many local groups such as the Misery Bay Big Band. Jeff is also the music director, writer/arranger/composer and brass instructor for the Erie Thunderbirds Drum and Corps, and has led them to six national championships. 


In 2005, Jeff was inducted to the Pennsylvania  Drum and Bugle Corps Hall of Fame.  On April 24, 2010, Jeff was honored with induction into the Buglers Hall of Fame. He regularly sounds “Taps” for our local hero’s at military funerals, and is also an Ontario Hockey League Off-Ice Official for the Erie Otters Hockey Club.



GREGORY D. TOWER, CLU®, ChFC®, LUTCF  |  Financial Advisor

A financial advisor since 1980, Greg continues to provide expert advise to his clients. A lifelong Erie resident, Greg lives in Fairview, PA with his wife Sue. Together they have three children and three grandchildren. Greg is an accomplished musician (piano & trombone) and regularly performs at their church home, First Alliance Church in Millcreek, PA where he serves as choir director,  as well as with many local groups such as the Misery Bay Big Band, the Dixie Doodlers, and the Northwest Concert Band of Edinboro, PA. Greg participates as a PIAA Official, officiating football games and judging swimming/diving competitions.  He is also an approved instructor for the Pennsylvania Insurance for Continuing Education classes for PA insurance professionals.






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