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Our office will be closed on 
July 4th & July 5th
in observance of 
Independence Day.

Summer Hours

Our office will close at 12:00 PM (noon) on Fridays in June, July, and August.

We will be here when you need us.

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Who We Are

Insurance by Strehlow was founded in Willmar Minnesota in1956. Through the years, our staff have carried on the legacy of our founder, providing insurance products the community needs and service that makes sense. We happily expanded our service area beyond Minnesota to include North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Iowa,  Colorado, Arizona, and Florida. Our licensed and experienced agents have more than 85 years of combined experience providing personal and business insurance solutions. 

We know that insurance can be frustrating and sometimes difficult to understand. We think it doesn't have to be. Our mission is to take the pain out of dealing with insurance. To accomplish our mission, we strive to be available when you call, text or stop by, and provide the insurance products and service that you need.

 

We will be there when you need us! 

Our Team

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Andy Jacobson

Andy graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi, returning to his hometown, Willmar, soon thereafter. Looking for a challenging and rewarding career, Andy chose insurance, allowing him to help his many acquaintances with their insurance needs.  Andy joined Insurance By Strehlow in 2004.  Since then, Andy has found success in providing personal and commercial coverage for his many clients. 

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Sara Lieser

Sara began her insurance career in 1997 at a small independent agency in Monticello, MN. Moving back to her roots, she worked at another independent agency in Saint Cloud and eventually found her way to Willmar. Whether with co-workers or clients, Sara's true passion is helping other people find answers and succeed. 

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Norm Strehlow

Norm's insurance career began in 1975 working with his father, Charles, who started Strehlow Insurance Agency in 1956.  In 1978, Norm earned the prestigious CIC designation. Soon after purchasing in 1980, Norm changed the agency name to Insurance By Strehlow and moved to its present location in 1981.

His experience and education assures the professional delivery of personal, commercial, and life/health insurance products to a wide diversification of clientele.

Tina Renne

Tina Renne

Tina has enjoyed working with the public for many years. Since joining Insurance By Strehlow, she has continued her service to the community by getting to know her clients, and helping them satisfy their individual insurance needs.

In her free time, she loves entertaining friends at her home and working on her hobby farm.

Travis Wendorff

Travis Wendorff

Contact Travis for help getting new coverage in place for your business such as General Liability, Property, Business Auto, Worker's Compensation, Commercial Umbrella Liability, Professional Liability, and more. Travis is also available to assist you with your personal insurance needs including home, auto, boat, wedding or special event liability, snowmobile, motorcycle, and more.

Nikki Wieland

Nikki Wieland

Insurance By Strehlow was pleased to welcome Nikki to the team in October 2023.

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Marsha Hubert

Marsha joined Insurance By Strehlow in 2023. With a keen attention to detail, Marsha helps us stay organized.

What We Do

Personal Insurance

  • Homeowner's Insurance

  • Auto Insurance

  • ATV​ Insurance

  • Snowmobile Insurance

  • Motorcycle Insurance

  • RV Insurance / Motorhome Insurance

  • Collector Car Insurance

  • Seasonal Home / Cabin Insurance

  • Mobile Home Insurance

  • Farm Insurance

  • Boat Insurance

  • Personal Umbrella Liability Insurance

  • Wedding Liability Insurance

Individual Life & Health Insurance

  • Life Insurance

  • Individual Health Insurance

  • Disability Insurance

  • Medicare Supplements*

  • Medicare Advantage Plans*

  • Prescription Drug Part D*

 

*We do not offer every plan available in your area. Any information we provide is limited to those plans we do offer in your area. Please contact Medicare.gov or 1-800-MEDICARE to get information on all of your options.​

​​​Business Insurance

  • Commercial Auto Insurance

  • General Liability Insurance

  • Commercial Property Insurance

  • Contractors Tools and Equipment Insurance

  • Bonds

  • Workers' Compensation Insurance

  • Commercial Umbrella Liability Insurance

  • Professional Liability Insurance

  • Cyber Liability Insurance & Data Breach Coverage

  • Employment Practices Liability Insurance

  • Directors & Officers Liability Insurance

  • Employee Benefits Liability Insurance

  • ERISA Bonds

  • Special Event Insurance

  • Crime Insurance

​​Employee Benefits

  • Group Health Insurance

  • Group Life Insurance

  • Group Long-term Disability Insurance

  • Group Short-term Disability Insurance

  • Group Dental Insurance

  • Group Vision Insurance

  • Health Savings Accounts (HSA)

Additional Services

  • Building Replacement Cost Estimates

  • Claims reporting assistance

  • Claims resolution assistance

  • Coverage and Exposure Reviews

A Note From Norm

To our Neighbors, Friends, and Clients:

 

In my 49 year career as an insurance agent providing both personal & commercial lines, I have never witnessed and had to deal with such a difficult market!  Many companies are non-renewing policies, increasing minimum deductibles, restricting certain coverages, increasing premiums  at renewals, and some seem simply  not interested in writing new policies unless the applicant is claim/violation free for at least three years.

 

I suggest exploring the below with us or your current agent:

  1. Combine Auto and Home with the same company to earn multi-policy discounts and in many cases, a common loss deductible feature.

  2. As premiums are very much affected by "Insurance Scores" which are partially based on credit scores, ask your agent to run yours once a year if you believe it has improved. 

  3. Consider increasing your deductibles.

  4. If you are over age 55, take a Defensive Driving Course to earn an auto insurance discount. And if you are 100% retired, request the PIP work loss exclusion discount

  5. Make sure your agent/company knows the one-way distance you drive to and from work.

  6. Avoid driving violations as many companies will increase premiums for driving violations and for "at-fault accidents."

  7. Make sure premiums are paid on time as reinstatement is not guaranteed.

  8. If you are considering an insurance provider change, make sure to keep current insurance "In Force" until the new insurance is confirmed.

  9. Take advantage of any "Paid in Full" discounts.

  10. If you pay on installments, consider switching from a paper bill to EFT/Auto Pay from a bank account to reduce or eliminate installment fees.

  11. If you pay by mail, allow 7-10 days for delivery and processing to help avoid late fees.

  12. Schedule time to meet with your agent once per year to do a thorough review of your needs and related insurance program.

 

Sincerely,

 

Norm Strehlow, CIC

You Have Choices

When it comes to insurance, you have choices. We recommend choosing an agent and carrier that you are comfortable working with and who takes time to understand your priorities and needs.

Contact

716 1st Street South

PO Box 953

Willmar, MN 56201

320-235-2804

Office Hours:
8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Monday - Thursday

8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Friday*

*Our office will close at 12:00 PM (noon) on Fridays in June, July, and August.

Because we want to serve you promptly, appointments are preferred.

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