Elko Brouwer came into the insurance business in 1964 as a Farmers agent on East Valley Parkway. As an immigrant from the Netherlands in the post WWII era, he knew that applying himself in the new land of opportunity would pay off. Later, in 1977 Elko jumped at the opportunity to become an independent agent, greatly improving the insurance options he could bring to his growing clientele. Along the way came changes in technology that he has applied to the operation of our insurance agency bringing efficiency and improved customer service.
Jack joined in 1985 after 5 years on the “company” side and Dave joined the family agency in 1988. And the next generation has stepped in with Cory Brouwer joining us in 2016.
The nature of the insurance business continues to change but the ideals that he brought over from the “old country” still shape our day to day efforts; knowledge, experience, a willingness to help, integrity and hard work. And at the end of the day, a smile, grateful for the opportunities our clients give to us.