Who

WE ARE

OUR STORY

We are proud of our well-trained and professional staff at VanVleet Insurance.

Each of our customer service representatives are licensed insurance agents and we continue our education to make sure that we are aware of the latest trends and coverages in insurance.

We use our knowledge to help guide clients to the best coverage in their situation.

Family Owned

We are an Independent, Family-Owned Insurance Agency

Being Independent, we represent a carefully selected group of financially sound and reputable insurance companies.

We select the right carrier or carriers for each client so we can obtain the best coverage at the best value.

In the event of a loss, our in-house claim specialist is here to work with you to be sure your claim is settled promptly.

Customer Appreciation

WE CELEBRATE OUR CUSTOMERS

We understand that our customers are our livelihood! Our customer appreciation events provide us with an opportunity to thank our clients.

WE’RE DIFFERENT THAN OUR COMPETITORS!

Spring Open House

This event is held the same night as the Richmond Rose Garden Bloom & Glow! We invite our clients to our agency for dinner on us! It’s a family-friendly event and we encourage everyone to walk across the street afterward to enjoy the roses! Clients leave with VanVleet Insurance swag!

Holiday Party

We like to build relationships the old-fashioned way. We enjoy personal, face-to-face contact with our clients during our annual holiday party. We provide food, live music, door prizes, and a special gift as you leave! It’s an event that you won’t want to miss!

Referral Program

We have the BEST referral program around.
We get our best customers from our best customers! If you refer business to us we will send a $10 gift card directly to you as a token of our appreciation. We send out over 50 gift cards a month! We take our referral program very seriously.

MEET THE TEAM

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ERIC VANVLEET

Founder/CIC
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BRAD VANVLEET

President/Personal & Commercial Agent
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KELLY VANVLEET

Marketing Manager
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KYLE ZAJDEL

Vice President of Health & Life Sales
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VALERIE HUFFMAN, CIC, AFIS

Personal Lines & Farm Agent
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BRAD CLARK

Personal Lines Agent
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KYLE DAFLER

Employee Benefits Specialist
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LONI CLARK

Medicare Supplement, Individual Health Agent
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DANIELLE ONSTOTT

Claims Manager
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CAROL STEVENSON

Customer Service Agent
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TAMMY BRUNER, CISR, CPSR

Customer Service
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BRITTANY COLLINS

Customer Service Agent
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CAROLYN KRITSCH

Customer Service Agent
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JONATHAN CLARK

Customer Service

OUR HISTORY

[ 1981 ]
Eric VanVleet founded VanVleet Insurance in 1981 after learning the commercial business “at the knee” of a mentor for the prior 8 years. He purchased 1110 South A Street in Richmond, Indiana and started to renovate the old federal style building to house VanVleet Insurance.
1981- 1110 S A office front door
Eric and Brad
[ 2001 ]
Eric’s son, Brad VanVleet, graduated with a business degree from the University of Dayton. After graduation, Brad joined the team at VanVleet Insurance.
[ 2008 ]

Brad VanVleet received the Governor’s Award for Tomorrow’s Leaders. This award is presented by the Governor annually to young adults to strive for and attain excellence as entrepreneurial leaders, volunteers, and scholars.

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We are Moving
[ 2013 ]
After 32 years in our stately, federal style, 130-year old building, VanVleet Insurance moved to a new location at 1 Glen Miller Parkway. The new building offers some wonderful features such as one floor, premium pay drive thru window, beautiful skylights, an abundance of parking, and two ways in and out (East Main Street and Southeast Parkway).
[ 2017 ]
VanVleet Insurance was named winner of the Erie Insurance F.W. Hirt Quality Agency award, the highest honor an Erie Insurance agency can receive. Each year, Erie gives the award to agencies that best demonstrate long-term commitment to exceptional service, performance and profitability across all lines of business.

The award is named in honor of late Erie Insurance Chairman and Chief Executive Officer F. William Hirt. VanVleet Insurance has won the Quality Agent Award three times since 1981.

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[ 2018 ]
VanVleet Insurance announced the promotion of Kyle Zajdel to Vice President of Life and Health Sales. Kyle joined the company in 2007 and has progressively advanced in the Health and Life Department at VanVleet Insurance.

VanVleet Insurance accepted Erie Insurance’s Life Recognition Award. VanVleet has won the award every year since 2011.

[ 2019 ]
VanVleet Insurance has enjoyed an upward trajectory ever since our move to East Main Street in 2013. It became clear that we were out of office space! In 2019, we added an additional 2,200 sq ft of additional office space along with a nice general meeting area. The new addition houses our life, health and Medicare supplement employees allowing for a division of labor from the home, auto, business insurance agents. The ability to have employees specialize in their particular wheelhouse of expertise allows us to bring more value to our customer relationships.

VanVleet Insurance was proud to be recognized at the Wayne County Area Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Dinner as the Achievement of Excellence, Small Business Award Recipient.

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OUR PARTNERS

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We are partnered with the insurance industry’s leading companies.

Knowing which insurance is right for you can be confusing.

We help you make the perfect insurance choices by partnering with the best companies in the industry, then guide you to the most appropriate and affordable choice for your situation.

Health/Life Companies:
AARP, Aetna, AllSavers, AM Better, Ameritas, Anthem BCBS, Assurant, AFLAC, Cigna, Colonial Life, Companion Life, Delta Dental, Erie, Gerber, Genworth, Guardian, Humana, IHC, Prairie States, Unified, Caresource, Figo, Silver Script, IMG, Manhattan Life, Medico, MetLife, Mutual of Omaha, National General, Nationwide, Nippon Life, Oxford Life, Principal, SIHO, Sun Life, Symetra, Thrivent Financial, TransAmerica, United Healthcare, US Health & Life