LPL Financial LLC has landed Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Householder Group, a large hybrid supervisory office that supports 40 independent practices nationwide, LPL said Tuesday.

Householder, whose advisors handle about $1.2 billion in investor assets, had been affiliated with Securities Services Network Inc. for the past four years.

The firm’s RIA, Householder Group Estate and Retirement Specialists LLC, is also using LPL as a custodian.

Scott Householder, CEO of the Householder Group, said LPL had the capabilities he was looking for as he eyes ambitious growth plans for next year, which include the addition of 50 new offices. The firm is focusing on adding advisors in the Northeast, building on its current footprint mainly in the West and Southeast.

Among other strengths, LPL provides the practice-management support and recruitment expertise his firm needs to grow, Householder said.

Despite a competitive recruiting environment, Householder thinks he can land recruits by focusing on advisors “who have room to grow and want a partner who answers the $10 million riddle: How to get qualified prospects into my office.”

The firm is known for offering a soup-to-nuts turnkey platform for attracting and serving the mass affluent.

“We have a turnkey computer system, practice management, and marketing support," Householder said. "We get into details about how to set up an office, and how to organize it, down to the selection of furniture, arranging photos on a desk and the beverage selection. Then we train the entire staff and help in the staff selection process.”

Investor leads are generated by a series of marketing programs developed by the Householder Group, which target different markets like centers of influence and corporate retirement programs.

Householder said he recruits from both the wirehouse and independent broker-dealer channels.