Welcome Daren Teghtmeyer to Waldo!

Let’s be honest…the task of securing property insurance…doesn’t sound like much fun, right?  Yet you must have it.  The thought of calling around to agencies, deciding how much coverage to buy, what’s the right amount, how much will it cost, what the difference between agencies..it’s easy to put off that phone call. But it doesn’t have to be an unpleasant and boring task.

Daren Teghtmeyer, American Family Insurance Agent

Meet Daren Teghtmeyer, a  new American Family agent in Becky Beck’s office at 8043 Wornall. He’s here to make the entire process easy, quick, and understandable.   I met Daren at a Brookside networking event recently.  What impressed me most was his easygoing demeanor and obvious love of the job.  Daren wanted a career where he could be his own boss and give customers the high level of service they expect along with a quality product.  And that’s exactly what he’s doing.

There are differences in insurance companies, and getting ‘the cheapest rate’ is not necessarily the best way to go. When you have a major investment such as a car or a home, it needs proper protection–for those unexpected accidents that always seem to happen at the worst time. When you need to make a claim, you want to talk to a human who will be with you at every step. You want to talk to an agent who will be there at 2am or 2pm.  I think of those folks in Joplin who suffered through the massive tornado in May.  After the shock of the catastrophe, who do you think the homeowner called?  The insurance agent.  And hopefully it wasn’t some faceless call center agent at the other end of an 800 number.

That’s how Daren runs his business.  He’s all about getting you the information you want, helping you make a sound decision, and following up on a regular basis.  He takes a personal interest in his customers.  And his customers like him:  he’s athletic, likes playing outdoors, is newly married and dedicated to his work.  He’s easy to talk to and will take the time to explain, in detail, the various insurance options you should consider.  Some important questions to ask as you consider insurance options:  How available is the agent to you? How, exactly, are claims handled? What extra coverage do you offer that X company doesn’t ?  How much insurance do I need and why?  Why should I choose you and your company–what makes you different?

Speaking of Joplin, Daren related an interesting story to me the reinforces the American Family Insurance company values.  Four days after the tornado hit, he connected with other AF agents and headed to the site with some four wheelers.  They drove around the city and stopped to help out those individuals who needed it–clearing debris, cutting trees, etc.  He wasn’t in a trailer, handling claims–he was out with the still-in-shock residents, offering his help on a one to one basis.  Daren says this showed him the spirit and the mindset of his company–how they care about their customers in more ways than just following the insurance policy.

Contact Daren (dteghtme@amfam.com)  if you need insurance or are thinking of switching companies.  After discussing your needs, he’ll work up a free, no obligation quote for you.   He’s happy to meet you at his office or at your home, at a time that is convenient for you.  Daren, we know you are another asset to our  Waldo community.  Office location:  8043 Wornall Road, in the Becky Beck agency,  816 694 3217

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