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Cornerstone Insurance Services

  • Chris Hardt

    Agency Owner
    Office: 515-414-7968
    Fax: 515-272-0022
    308 2nd St N
    Swea City IA 50590
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    Chris is an agent and owner of the agency and has been working in the field since 2008. Prior to becoming an agent, he worked as a crop adjuster and did crop insurance compliance audits. He also grew up on a farm and has actively farmed since 1994.

    He opened the agency in March 2014 and he is licensed to write most lines of insurance – however, agribusiness and farm accounts are his specialty and passion.

    In his spare time, he enjoys working, fishing, traveling, and keeping track of the Minnesota Twins!

  • Marlu Brekke

    Office Manager
    Office: 515-414-7968
    Fax: 515-272-0022
    308 2nd St N
    Swea City IA 50590
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    Marlu is our Office Manager and has been with the agency over 3 years.  She has many years of experience in the insurance industry and a variety of skills having worked in many areas of the industry.  In her spare time, she enjoys reading, a good movie, listening to music, attending country festivals and spending time with her son, daughter-in-law, and grandchildren – Bennett and Maddyn Jo.  

  • Stephanie Vaske

    Customer Service Representative
    Office: 515-414-7968
    Fax: 515-272-0022
    308 2nd St N
    Swea City IA 50590
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    Stephanie specializes in data collection for our customers and assisting our team with ensuring our customers have the proper information in their profiles. Her and husband Scott live on a farm near Burt where they raise cattle along with their three beautiful daughters: Lilly, Ellie, and Lacie. In her spare time she enjoys reading, spending time with family, and helping her husband on the farm.

Cornerstone Insurance Services -Estherville

  • Shanna Carlin

    Agent
    Office: 515-414-7968
    Fax: 712-362-0655
    214 North 6th Street
    Estherville IA 51334
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    Shanna has 15 of experience in the insurance industry specializing in auto, home, farm and health insurance. She has only been with our agency a month and has been a major asset to our team. Her and husband Brandon have 3 children: Mary, Nick, and Maci and they enjoy spending time together camping. Shanna is very interested in the ever-changing world of agriculture and enjoys helping customers in their journey.