Gary grew up with humble beginnings on a dairy farm in Kalona. After leaving the Amish community, Gary set out to be a business owner. His first business was a towing and repair shop where he earned the Iowa Technician of the Year award through NAPA in 1997. Realizing that he had a passion for sales and helping people, Gary turned his sites toward insurance. Within a few years of being licensed and gaining experience, Gary purchased his own agency. Since then Gary has been recognized by several companies for his outstanding performance in sales as well as served on advisory councils for Hastings Mutual and Celina Insurance. Gary continues to focus on the growth of his agencies while serving his community and clients.