Les Gerber Insurance Recognized as Member of the Month
The Wells County Chamber of Commerce staff and Ambassadors congratulated Les Gerber Insurance, located at 1120 N Main St in Bluffton, as the February Member of the Month. Les Gerber and his staff have a combined 120 years of experience including Perry Gerber, Klint Fiechter, Laurie Poling and Peggy Aschliman.
Les Gerber started in the insurance business 50 years ago in 1968 in his home in Bluffton. Fifty years later, Gerber still lives by his values of “we do business the right way and we do what we can for the customer”.
“You can only eat so much and do so much and my goal was not to be an insurance giant or country-wide agent. The community supported me, and I wanted to stay true to the community and pay it back to them,” explained Gerber. Les Gerber Insurance’s focus are the personal lines of insurance coverage such as home, auto, life, and small business.
Business continued to grow over the years and in 1992 Gerber decided he needed to bring on a new agent or make some changes. His son Perry, at the time, was working at Kitco. Perry explained, “I have an Engineering degree and it was time for me to make a change in my career, so when Dad approached me to sell Insurance, I thought I would give it a chance.”
Family is important to the Gerber’s. Grandson of Les, Klint Fiechter, has been working in the business for 15 years. “Klint approached me in school and told me he wanted to sell insurance. I really didn’t think he was serious, but it has worked out beautifully for us,” Les stated.
“We are very thankful for the support the community has given us. Being a member of the Chamber of Commerce has been very good and a way we can give back to the community,” said Perry.
Pictured in photo left to right:
Kevin Pritchard, RUOFF Home Mortgage, Chamber Ambassador
Peggy Aschliman, Les Gerber Insurance
Doug Brown, News-Banner, Chamber Ambassador
Klint Fiechter, Les Gerber Insurance
Les Gerber, Les Gerber Insurance
Perry Gerber, Les Gerber Insurance
Laurie Poling, Les Gerber Insurance
Rita Haneline, Markle Health & Rehab, Chamber Ambassador
Erin Prible, Wells County Chamber of Commerce, Executive Director
Cyndee Fiechter, BKM Real Estate, Chamber Ambassador