Our best effort will reflect a helpful attitude and a willingness to listen and offer individual solutions.
Your business is our business and in order for us to earn and keep your trust means demonstrating our commitment to helping you and your business succeed. We are interested in more than selling you an insurance policy. We are motivated to provide solutions that help you and your employees prosper. In doing so, we seek to establish a long, lasting business relationship.
My passion is helping people solve financial risks and problems through some type of insurance solution. I am a people-pleaser and naturally I want to help people. Family has always been important to me. I was lucky enough to grow up in an “insurance business family”. My uncle and father started and grew an agency when I was 6, so the insurance business is really all I have known.
I grew up in Orange City, Iowa in northwest Iowa or Dutchville as some say. I went to Northwestern College in the same town. I had a very blessed and complete upbringing. After college, I moved to Des Moines. My career started at the Principal Financial Group as an information analyst, then 5 years as a commercial lines underwriter for Continental Western Group, and 11 years as a broker/agent/partner for the Van Engelenhoven Agency, Inc. At the family agency, I was able to learn from my dad, Dave.
My agency concentration was on commercial lines, handling a book of business about $2,500,000 in volume. Accounts included municipalities, a private liberal arts college, several bio-tech companies, many non profit organizations and churches, radiation oncology manufacturer, daycares, small and medium retail, plastic manufacturers, metal fabricators, car and motorcycle dealerships, truckers, propane dealers, many contractors (large and small), and agricultural-related accounts including medium-sized agricultural equ ipment manufacturer, elevators, feed mills, and implement dealerships.
In 2011 my family and I moved to Steamboat Springs, Colorado where I opened Yampa Valley Insurance Agency. It has grown by leaps and bounds and is still operating today. As a business owner I know the challenges any business owner has. In Colorado, a partner and I owned four restaurants. I performed every job that existed in the restaurants. It was quite a humbling experience!
After losing my dad on November 28, 2021, my wife, Ana Proano and I decided to move back to the Midwest to be closer to my mother Marilyn. We chose Sioux Falls and decided to start a new insurance agency, HammerStone Insurance Group. I am licensed in South Dakota and the surrounding states including: Colorado, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota, Wyoming,
as well as Idaho, New Jersey, Washington, Texas, and North Carolina.
I specialize in commercial/business insurance of all sizes and types; families for their personal insurance (all types); and supplemental insurance for all needs. You will not find another agent broker that will work harder for you! - Paul
We are Independent Agents in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, free to choose the best carrier for your insurance needs. We do not work for an insurance company; we work for you. We work on your side when you have a loss and follow through to see that you get fair, prompt payment and service. Hammerstone Insurance represents a carefully selected group of financially strong, reputable insurance companies. Therefore, we are able to offer you the best coverage at the most competitive price.
What is an Independent Insurance Agent?
When you decide to buy a car, you wouldn't purchase the first one you see. What if one day the automobile industry decided to make only one type of car, one make and one model. You wouldn't have a choice!
The same situation holds true for insurance. You need insurance to drive a car, to purchase a house, to protect your family's financial future and to run a small business. But if there was only one insurance company that offered only one type of insurance, you wouldn't have a choice. The only solution would be going to that one company.
With an independent insurance agent, you have choices. Independent agents are not tied to any one insurance company. One of the advantages of using an independent agent is that he or she works to satisfy your needs. You are using an expert for an important financial decision.
An independent agent has several companies that he or she can approach to get you the best coverage at the best price. And your independent agent will know the companies with the most efficient claims departments to recover your losses as quickly as possible.
When you buy insurance, you want an advocate who will properly assess the risks you face and give you an objective analysis of the marketplace, because it's up to you to make the final choice.
Hammerstone Insurance, a division of Van Engelenhoven Insurance Solutions, LLC, offers free, comparative quotes from multiple insurance carriers in Sioux Falls so you can get the best possible rate.
Want to see how much we can save you? Just request a quote to find out.
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Hammerstone Insurance Group, a division of Van Engelenhoven Insurance Solutions, LLC, specializes in Sioux Falls commercial insurance, business insurance, restaurant, contractor, trucking and moving company insurance, apartment and condo insurance, and home healthcare insurance. and auto, home and life insurance.. Licensed in South Dakota, Colorado, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Wyoming, North Dakota, Kansas, Missouri, North Carolina, Washington, Idaho, Texas, New Jersey.