Weizenegger-Engel InsuranceSM opened its new office on Monday, November 1, 2021. The public is invited to celebrate the occasion during its grand opening celebration on Wednesday, April 27, from 4-6 p.m. at their new office in The EkoMarkt, 15616 Edgewood Drive, Suite 200, in Baxter, Minnesota. This event is free and open to the public.
“We’re excited to start this new chapter,” said Jim Sodomka, agency principal, Weizenegger-Engel Insurance. “While we’ve been at our current location for a very long time, it will be nice to celebrate 100 years of business and helping customers with a brand-new facility.”
The grand opening celebration will include a tour of the facility, program, and light refreshments.
“Weizenegger-Engel has been a fixture in this community for a very long time,” said Sodomka. “Moving locations is bittersweet, but the new facility is modern, larger, and will accommodate our growing customer base.”
And that’s not the only thing Weizenegger-Engel Insurance is celebrating. This past summer, they hit a momentous milestone — 100 years in business. The company has served the insurance needs of many businesses in the state of Minnesota over the last century, and continues to provide coverage to this day.
“This achievement came with a great deal of hard work and dedication from our staff, many of whom were, or continue to be, long-term employees.” said Sodomka.
Joni Ebert — a long-time employee with the company — started at W&E when she was a junior in high school in 1974 as part of her school’s On the Job Training Program.
“It is so rewarding to come to work every day and continually see our clients' trust and confidence in the agency,” she said. “Our retention rate is nearly 100 percent, and some of our clients have been insured with us since even before I started. Our clients feel a great sense of security with the professionalism and knowledge that W&E brings to them. They really are like family.”
Weizenegger-Engel insurance agents are licensed in all states except Alaska, Hawaii, New Hampshire, and Vermont.
An 1920 aerial view of Opsahl Insurance Agency on 6th Street and Graham Insurance Agency on 7th Street in Brainerd, Minnesota.
Graham/Weizenegger Insurance and R&E Agency combined to become the now Weizenegger Engel Insurance. They moved to 301 Northwest 6th Street in Brainerd, Minnesota and have been operating there ever since.
Weizenegger Engel Insurance new office location on 2nd floor of The Ekö-Markt 15616 Edgewood Drive Baxter MN 56425.
For more than 100 years, Weizenegger-Engel Insurance has offered business insurance and personal coverage for its clients and partners. Owned by Federated Mutual Insurance Company — a nationwide organization based out of Owatonna, Minnesota — Weizenegger-Engel was acquired in 2004 and proudly services more than 1,500 businesses and families.