Bob (Robert) Bowerman started in the agency in February 1989. Bob started with property and casualty insurance business and few years later received his life and health license. Bob manages the crop insurance business, which he knows quite well since he has farmed all his life and owned his own farm since 1977. Bob actually purchased his crop insurance through Art Kirschenmann, the original owner of the agency. Bob has been a member of the North Dakota Professional Insurance Association, and has served on the board of directors on the NDPIA. Bob sees great rewards in seeing his customers with the best coverage available towards protecting their financial interest in the time of need. Bob and his wife LaDonna, live & farm NE of Steele. They have a daughter who lives in Jamestown with her husband and their 3 children. Their son's children live in Bismarck with their mother.
Bob loves to farm, hunt deer, travel and visit!
LaDonna started working in the agency in 1993 & became a fully licensed agent She works in all the areas of insurance and is the bookkeeper for both agencies, with the help of MaryJane Nipstad (Nipstad Management Solutions). LaDonna has earned the AFIS (Agriculture & Farm Insurance Specialist) designation for farm & agricultural risks and the CPIA (Certified Professional Insurance Agent) designation.
LaDonna and Bob have 2 grandchildren who lives in Bismarck with their mother. Their daughter Brietta lives in Jamestown with her husband and their three children. And their son’s children live in Bismarck. LaDonna and Bob are enjoying their five grandchildren.
LaDonna enjoys her grandchildren, shopping and visiting with her friends, traveling and walking!
Laura Remmick began working for our agency in July of 2008. She started as a CSR and soon became a licensed Property and Casualty Agent along with the CPIA (Certified Professional Insurance Agent) designation. Laura is the manager of the agency but still works in all areas of the insurance business She enjoys helping customers out with all their insurance needs.
Laura and her husband, David live on the family farm/ranch with their two children Carter & Avery North of Robinson. Laura enjoys being outdoors working in her yard and spending time with her kids. Laura started in the agency in July of 2008 as a CSR and has since received her Property & Casualty license, along with the CPIA (Certified Professional Insurance Agent) designation. Laura works in all areas of the insurance business and enjoys helping customers out with all their insurance needs.
Melissa Binder started working in our agency in February of 2015 as a CSR, she quickly became a Licensed Property and Casualty Agent. Melissa has learned quickly and help in all areas of the insurance business. Melissa enjoys helping customers and working with their specific needs.
Melissa worked in the banking industry most of her adult life and helps LaDonna with some of the agency’s bookwork.
Melissa and her husband, Jared live is Steele. Melissa and Jared have two children, Teanna and Blake. Melissa enjoys hunting, fishing, reading and spending time with family and friends. Melissa has lived and worked in the Steele area most of her life. She started in the agency in February 2015 as a CSR and has since received her license as a P & C agent. Melissa helps with all areas of the insurance business & enjoys working with all the customers with their specific needs.
Karen has three grown children, Tammy who lives in Napoleon, Erik and his wife Jenna and their two daughters live in West St Paul, MN and Justin who is living in Fargo and works in construction. Karen is enjoying living in her new home at Lake Isabel and being with her family & friends, especially enjoys the time spent with her granddaughters Juliet & Rose. Karen started working for the Federal Crop Insurance right after graduating in the summer of 1972 as a part time employee. She became full time in August of 1974 and was the County office Representative for Logan and McIntosh Counties until 1981 (this is when all the Federal county offices were closed). Karen then started her own agency in 1981 and for the next 20 years ran her independent agency specializing in Crop & Hail Insurance. Karen sold her agency in 2001 to a Napoleon agency and worked there as the manager of this agency until May of 2009. Karen started in our agency in the fall of 2010 she works mainly in the crop and hail department. She is enjoying working with all the customers and helping with their insurance risks.
Josh Hackman started in our agency in March of 2018. He became a Property and Casualty Licensed Agent as soon as he could as Josh was eager to learn the insurance business. He also wanted to get to know the customers and help them with their insurance risks they face. Having the technology and farming background, Josh believes he can be very beneficial to the crop customers, especially since technology is becoming very important today in Agriculture. Josh will also be working closely with his dad, Bob Hackman, (who is the agent and manager of our Bismarck location) learning home, auto, commercial and farm insurance along with getting to know his customers.
Josh has worked in Steele the last several years with BEK Communications and attended college for telecommunications where he began a career in technology.
Josh and his wife Becca live in Bismarck with their daughter, Adeline. Josh also farms his grandparents place north of Robinson along with his dad, Bob Hackman (Bob is the agent and manager of our Bismarck location) and loves the farm life. He has stated that he is even closer to his passion of farming. Some of Josh's hobbies include: taking trips with his family, snowmobiling and fishing.
April started in our agency in the summer of 2019 and shortly afterwards took the classes and tests required to obtain her Property & Casualty License. Since she is a licensed agent, she has been helping in all of the areas of the insurance business. She is working closely with Karen Lang learning the crop insurance business (as Karen will be retiring in March of 2020) as well as with Laura Remmick and Melissa Binder in the P & C Business. April is anxious to know all of the customers and looks forward to helping them.
April grew up in Tappen, ND and after high school completed her Associate in Science Degree at Bismarck State College. During college she started working at First Community Credit Union and was there for 12 ½ years. She started as a teller, then transferred to Steele and became a consumer loan officer. Shortly after that became the Branch Manager and Ag/Commercial loan officer while at FCCU.
April has lived in Steele, ND for the past 9 years with her husband Perry and their 3 kids, Teedyn, Saige, and Willow. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, fishing, and scrapbooking.