Heidi and Tyler Hansen open insurance agency

Posted May 1, 2013 at 9:07 pm

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•Hansen opens Southwest Insurance Service in Walnut Grove

Tom Merchant

Sentinel Tribune

Walnut Grove — Heidi Hansen, of rural Revere, has been licensed in insurance since 1998 She has joined forces with
Southwest Insurance Services. The service also has offices in Balaton, Pipestone and Tyler.

Hansen is an independent agent but works with the other offices to broker with insurance companies.

Her office is located on Highway 14 in the former D&M Anderson Trucking building.

She was looking for a place to locate an office. Her brother-in-law, Steve Hansen, was talking with Dave Anderson of Tracy, about his office in Walnut Grove. She was able to make a deal with Anderson to rent his Walnut Grove office.

Her son, Tyler, who lives and works in Marshall was the one who actually approached her about starting their own agency together. “I thought that was a great idea,” said Heidi.

Tyler was recently licensed and will join her in the office and commute from Marshall for the time being.

Tyler worked for U.S. Bank and Lockwood Motors as a finance officer. He is a 2008 graduate of
Southwest Minnesota State College with a degree in finance and management.

Tyler plans on moving back to the Walnut Grove area as soon as he can sell his house in Marshall.

“We were able to redecorate and new carpet was installed — to suit our needs — plus we have a little room to expand in the future,” she said.

Left: Heidi and Tyler in their new office.