“Annette was very helpful. I am very happy with her service.”
“Thank you so much! You are the best! “
United Hearts, LLC.
“From the moment I spoke to John I knew I was in good hands and I was eager to do business. John then informed me that his insurance agency Andrea would be in touch with me – I was leery at first as I thought John was so amazing I didn’t want to you deal with anyone else. Then I spoke to Andrea. Come to quick learn that Andrea was just as amazing as John. In the beginning of my endeavors I felt like I was so pesty and probably requesting more assistance than you probably would from your insurance company. Andrea is beyond outstanding! She has a beautiful spirit and is very kind. Also, Andrea’s knowledge is above and beyond her scope of practice.
My entire experience with Aspire Insurance is the kind of experience you dream of encountering on all business matters.
I would recommend this agency to anyone. Thank you for your outstanding excellence Aspire Insurance Agency.”
Sandy Miller – Eveleth, MN
” Our agent Nikki was very Helpful, Generous, Knowledgeable and Very nice. I would definitely recommend Aspire Insurance Agency.”
Oromia Health Care, LLC.
“Aspire team particularly Andrea has been helpful and prompt in services. Greatly appreciate it.”
William and Christine Shanahan – Gilbert, MN
“My husband and I recently moved to Gilbert Minnesota from Colorado. I chose Aspire Insurance Agency due to the location. We realized very quickly we were in the right place. The staff greeted us very warmly. Nikki was so professional and helpful. the agency has the ability to search for the best coverages and rates. Nikki was able to quickly secure coverage for our new home. She then secured insurance for our vehicles, ATV and RV. Nikki also assisted us in getting in touch with the appropriate people to get our health insurance in place. I cannot thank the entire agency enough for their efficiency and friendliness. John , Nikki and Andrea also gave us wonderful information regarding the area we now call home.”
“The folks I have worked with, Annette and other have been very helpful in ensuring my insurance needs have been met satisfactorily! Thanks!! “
Kristine Nelson – Keewatin, MN
“Annette is awesome – trustworthy, approachable, great to work with.”
Kristine Nelson 4/8/16
Kristen Hanson – Sandstone, MN
“It was excellent! Super fast & everyone is SO friendly! I was explained my policy in a very detailed manor, which doesn’t often happen! I loved it!”
Kristen Hanson 4/8/16
” I really enjoyed working with Annette Faulkner about my insurance & the transfer from my previous agency went smoothly. She is very personable & knowledgeable. I hope to stay with Aspire for the long term. Thank you.” 3/23/16
Wes Pruett – Faribault, MN
“I want to trust my insurance agent and in the past that hasn’t always been easy to do. With Aspire Insurance it comes easy. With trust I look for a few of things: integrity, competence and whether they care about me and my needs. The staff at Aspire are as honest as the day is long, never an issue – case closed.
In terms of competence they know what they are doing. When I ask questions they either have the answer or find it for me. It is nice to have an agent who knows what they are doing.
Finally, I want an agent who is more interested in my insurance needs rather than just selling another policy. With Aspire, they are only interested in providing policies that make sense for me and not to just collect premiums.
They are good folks to work with and I would recommend them without hesitation.”
Wes Pruett 3/14/16
Thomas Hagen – Nashwauk, MN
“Annette was very knowledgeable and helpful with our insurance needs. She made us feel comfortable and had answers for all our questions. I have recommended Aspire to my family and friends.” 2/5/16
“Nikki Shaleen is a valuable employee. I have contacted via email and she is prompt & answers all my questions.”
Andrew Kingsbury – Nashwauk, MN 55769
“Annette was very nice, helpful and the staff also. I would and do recommend her to everyone.” 11/2015
Kristina Westerberg – Grand Rapids, MN
” I had a great experience and got all my insurance needs fulfilled”. 11/17/15
Franklin Home and Health Care Service – Minneapolis MN
” I appreciate everything Aspire (especially Andrea) does for me. I am grateful for your time, expertise, promptness and kindness. This process has been long and confusing, but with open communication it’s been smooth. Thank you a million.” 11/3/15
“Nikki was good to work with. All my questions were answered. The questions were answered in a timely manner.” 10/30/15
“Nikki was awesome! She got me a quote super quick and answered all my questions immediately! Was so glad I decided to get a quote.” 10/15/15
Gray’s Garage, LLC
” We recently switched to Aspire Insurance, thanks to Annette F. She is wonderful to work with – friendly, prompt, and looking out for our best interests. Looking forward to doing years of business with you all.” 10/15/15
Symphony Senior Services, Inc.
“Both John & Andrea are highly competent and understand our insurance needs. They’ve increased our coverage and lowered our costs. Both are very proactive and easy to reach when needed.” 8/10/15
Dan Lippincott – Keewatin, MN
“It is always a pleasure dealing with Annette Faulkner my agent. She has explained to me some things that I did not know about insurance. Annette said she is an Insurance producer & the staff at Aspire office in Gilbert do the actual quoting work behind the scenes. I trust Annette with my life, as well as the people she refers me to regarding my auto, home & life & boat insurance. Thank you for all doing a great job.” 8/10/15
Dennis Lockard – Nashwauk, MN
“Annette was/is great on the insurance side. Offered plenty of information, and when she needed certain paperwork sent via email, cell etc.” 8/6/15
Wes Pruett- Fairmont, MN
“When I first needed business insurance I turned to Aspire. They helped me determine what I needed and found a policy that met my needs. I was happy with the outcome and so I then had them quote my home and auto. Again they found a good solution and I switched away from a large national company that I had been doing business with for over 20 years. Just recently they also helped me walk through the options with a new health insurance policy. In every case they are dependable, knowledgeable, professional, and affordable. Thanks for all of your good work!” 4/7/2014
Dr. Todd Marshall- St. Paul, MN”
They are highly professional, respectful, responsive and quite simply very nice people. I have recommended their services to several friends.” 6/25/2014
Sharmarke Ali/Allcare Home Healthcare, LLC- Minneapolis, MN
“The service and professionalism I got from this agency is beyond and above the rest. Also, Andrea is a lady that is honest, professional and knowledgeable and someone that will take her time to educate you about the different & confusing insurances that you have to navigate through.
I have already referred two clients to this agency.” 8/29/2014
Mary Abernathy/Merry Comb Beauty Salon- Marble, MN
“Thank you for your wonderful customer service. Annette Faulkner is my agent and she was wonderful helping me find the coverage that I needed. I’m a small business owner and Annette assisted me in finding the policy and coverage I need to run my business.
Thanks again Aspire Insurance Agency.” 8/21/2014
Joseph Skerjance- Aurora, MN
“I had a claim on my 1954 Mercury (scratched the side). I contacted Aspire Insurance Agency and they took care of it with my insurance carrier. The claims office had the check to me within a week!
I am very satisfied with Aspire Insurance Agency and couldn’t have asked for this claim to be handled any better than it was! I was then able to bring my car to two shows this last weekend and it looked good as new!” 8/6/2014
Tracy Grimme- Shakopee, MN
“For the majority of my recent insurance needs, I have worked with Nikki Shaleen. Nikki has been incredibly helpful in answering the range of questions I typically have. Additionally, it has been exciting to see the money my husband has been able to save moving to Aspire from Travelers.” 10/31/14
Mary Kim/Great Lakes Home Care- Crystal, MN
“Aspire Insurance Agency, is one of the best agencies I have worked with. The staff are customer friendly and professional on point.
I truly appreciate Andrea Lamb and the rest of the team.” 12/01/2014
Thomas Gentilini- Eveleth, MN
“As a customer of 3 years, the agency has always been-courteous-answered any concerns I have on a prompt basis- made immediate changes to my policies upon request-have my best interest of insurance needs and requirements for 2 cars- 1 truck and home owners coverage-would recommend the agency to anyone.” -05/12/2015
Dennis Lockard- Nashwauk, MN
“Annette was spot on during negotiations for quotes on new policy information. Was working with 3 different agencies, she kept on top of her quotes, made changes per my request. Thanks Annette” -06/07/15
RPE & R DBA: Med City Mobility, LLC- Rochester, MN
“I consider the Gilbert office a partner with Med City Mobility in doing business. Insurances is a major expense and our mutual goal is to come to the best balance- premium vs coverage’s. Andrea is always upbeat and a pleasure to work with. -04/27/2015
Robert Hanson/Beezy’s Tavern- Nashwauk, MN
“A couple of phone calls-Some facts + figures and in just a few days had a policy that met my needs-Thank you” -12/2/2014
Sara Umlauf/CK Home Health Care Inc- Fergus Falls, MN
“Aspire Insurance goes above and beyond to meet our needs! They take the time to explain different options along with going the extra mile to find the best insurance plans for the business!” 12/01/2014
Uncommon Seminars LLC- Apple Valley, MN
“Andrea and John are prompt, competent and care. I have enjoyed 5-star service from both and I trust them implicitly-thanks.” 12/31/2014
Chris Boese- Aurora, MN
“It was nice to find a local company that has the customer’s best interest at heart. Thanks to DeAnna & Nikki for their hard work to find the best policies for my needs.” 03/20/2015
Kevin Wehrenberg- Hibbing, MN
“Nikki and Andrea are awesome to work with!! If there is a problem they work it out right away. I recommend Aspire Insurance to all my friends and relatives.” -11/4/2014
Hunter DuChene- St. Cloud, MN
“The girls at Aspire (Andrea & Nicole) were the absolute best agents I have ever worked with. They were friendly, knowledgeable and had my best interests! I would recommend them to anyone!” 9/16/2014
Shirlee Sailer- Gilbert, MN
“We had a very quick and efficient visit for car insurance for my son. Really appreciate the great, as always, service.” 6/26/2014
Kris Lillemo- Seward, AK
“After working with another agency, unnamed, for over a month trying to insure our house in Gilbert, MN I got some good advice from the Randall-Moss Insurance Agency in Anchorage, AK. They suggested I find a Safeco agent near our home in Gilbert and work with them. That’s how I found Aspire Insurance Agency. Nikki at Aspire got back to me within hours with a policy and as soon as we exchanged documentation we had our home in Gilbert insured. Simple. Fast. Efficient. Now I have two good agencies I can trust for my insurance needs. Aspire Insurance Agency in Gilbert, MN and Randall- Moss Insurance Agency in Anchorage, AK. Thank you Nikki from Aspire and Brenda from Randall- Moss.” 7/29/2014
Steve- Marshall, MN
“Nikki was great helping me set up my renters insurance. Just wanted to send a message to let you know.”
Bar Owner, Northern MN
“When my property insurance became due earlier this year, I simply didn’t have it – My checking Account had been almost empty since late last year; I had allowed bar tabs to get too high. Property taxes on the building had not been homesteaded, were horribly high, had to be paid, and I didn’t have it. I KNEW I was done at the bar.
I called Aspire to let you know, and you were incredible. You told me I’d be covered, you believed in me, and to send what I could when I could. I think I cried. I know I cried.
My business, after that call, slowly, but steadily built back up. I worked more hours, business gradually built back up, I collected on most of the tabs, and watched all my money going out.
A year later, I’m still here, and I LOVE it here. The bar business, like most, is tough. The ‘no smoking’ ban hit us hard, there is no getting around that. The economy up here seems to be getting worse, but we continue to hang on.
I absolutely know we would not be here without the help you gave me earlier this year. It went beyond kindness, and certainly beyond a business decision. I guess it went on faith.
So, for everything you do – for watching to keep my insurance premiums down, for having to wait for payments, for just being there. I can’t thank you enough.
You are the spirit of friendship, and I’ve been blessed knowing you.”
Becky Larsen- Griffin, Administrator, River Oaks Home Health Care, Int’l Falls, MN
River Oaks Home Health Care
“When John walked into my office last summer, it was the first time I had an insurance agent who showed a sincere interest in helping me to control the insurance costs for our small agency.
John worked closely with me to find companies that would provide high quality products at a reasonable cost. Our agency has saved more than $20,000 in total insurance costs for this fiscal year. That’s the reason I recommend John, and why I will continue to have him as our “agent of record”.
Thanks John, for all the hard work.”
“We view John & Andrea as our business partners. John visits, he cares, and is always looking at ways for us to improve our business and save us money.
We have never experienced anything like this before. Our only regret is that we didn’t know about Aspire earlier.”
“Aspire: You have clearly done the right thing for the client, which is exactly what I would have done in a similar situation. This PROVES without a doubt why I want to do business with you and why I will be recommending you as often as I can”
Diamond Home Care Inc.
“I have received an outstanding job. Everything went well beyond our expectations. I believe that we will have you guys for more to come.” 12/01/2014
Mary Jo Palmowski
The young people who have helped us are exceptional. Right from the start they helped to extend and find us insurance rates that were very reasonable. They are so kind to make our payments over the internet because we sometimes have computer anxiety. I can not say how thankful we are to find this agency and how fortunate we feel to work with these employee’s as they are very good at explaining things and are very helpful and courteous.” 12/01/2014
Prospect- Fergus Falls
“Aspire- I am calling from Fergus Falls to get your help on insurance for my existing business. I have not been pleased with agent or company for a few years so I shopped around locally. Not much help. I was talking with a customer and they said to quit working so hard on insurance and call your agency. They said they have dealt with many agents over the years and Aspire in the only one they will ever use. They said you’ll tell me what’s going on. Can you visit me and look over my policies? I am not going to call another agent based on this customers comments about you.” 05/05/2015
Purchasing insurance from Aspire Agency was truly the right choice for me. The agents I worked with are very professional. Thank you for a chance to provide some feedback. 10/8/2014
“Nikki has helped me several times and has always worked with me to get the best value for our insurance. Very pleasant to talk to and returns my calls promptly. Great to do business with. Thank you Nikki. 7/21/14
“It has been nice working with Aspire Insurance Agency. The agents are awesome and I will recommend them to anyone.” 8/4/2014
“Thank you for the smooth transition.” 8/15/2014
“I received clear list benefit comparison with my current insurance. My questions were answered promptly. I am pleased to have all my policies with Aspire and look forward to working with you in the future.” 8/30/2014
Unemployed individual with pre-existing condition seeking health insurance
“Dear John & Aspire: You have NO idea what an impact you have on the world around you. Great things, John. You and your agency are doing great things!”