We are dedicated to helping our customers achieve their financial goals.

Our Firm

Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, we have the advantage of understanding the dynamic business environment of the Pacific Northwest as well as the new technologies that affect our region. At Martin Nelson & Company, our knowledge and expertise will provide you with the best possible service.


After working for over 20 years at a large New York brokerage house, Martin Nelson Sr. decided that he could do a better job for his clients by starting a Northwest based investment firm. In May, 1954, he and Mel Scoville started Nelson, Scoville & Co in downtown Seattle. A year later, Martin Nelson bought out Scoville to form Martin Nelson & Co., Inc. (MNCO). As an independent regional broker/dealer, MNCO has been serving local municipalities, businesses and investors with the highest degree of professional and personal service.

In 1970, Martin Nelson Jr. joined the firm; he took over as president in 1982. Under his guidance and after almost 50 years in downtown Seattle, MNCO purchased a building in the South Lake Union area and moved the firm to its current location of 1500 Westlake Ave N in 2002.

Since the formation of the company in 1954, there has been a steady growth in the stock market. Our clients' wealth and financial rewards, for the most part, have come from buying carefully researched investments and exercising the patience necessary for those ideas to develop. We will continue to work hard for our clients.


Martin Nelson & Company's Seattle headquarters is located in a newly rennovated space in the iconic Marina Mart Building situated in the bustling and developing community of South Lake Union. Our street side is at 1500 Westlake Avenue North and our water side directly abuts the shores of Lake Union. From our top floor, we appreciate sweeping views of downtown, Space Needle and local boating and seaplane activities.

We are accessed easily from Aurora/Hwy 99 Dexter exit or from the I-5 Mercer exit. You may choose the more scenic route from downtown's Westlake Center via the South Lake Union Trolley to MOHAI (Museum of History and Industry), then a 5 minute walk along the lake.


At Martin Nelson & Company, Inc., we are continuously focused on attracting and retaining exceptional individuals who share our work ethic and who are committed to providing the highest level of service for our clients. Click here view our current openings.

Our Leadership

Key Staff

Our Services

Wealth Management

A wide range of investment products and services are offered by Martin Nelson & Company. Recommendations are based on the understanding of our customer's needs. Trust and quality service are what we value most. In addition to nationally traded stocks, we serve as a market maker of closely held issues, many based in the Pacific Northwest.

Whether planning for retirement, a child's education or any other specific purpose, we provide personalized investment services utilizing:

  • Stocks
  • Mutual Funds
  • Municipal Bonds
  • Corporate Bonds
  • U.S. Government Securities
  • Options
Retirement Planning

Investments for retirement are among the most important financial choices individuals make. The best way to start planning for retirement is selecting a retirement program that fits your investment goals and needs.

Martin Nelson & Company offers individual and corporate clients:

  • Regular IRAs
  • Roth IRAs
  • Fixed and Variable Annuities
  • Simplified Employee Pensions (SEP)
  • 401K Plans
  • Profit-Sharing Plans
  • Money Purchase Pension Plans

A Martin Nelson & Company Investment Executive will help you choose an investment program that meets your long-term financial goals.

Contact Us

Martin Nelson & Company
1500 Westlake Avenue North
Suite 200
Seattle, WA 98109-3031
Email Us
Investment Services:
(206) 682-6261
Trading Department:
(800) 543-3332