Chuck Tompkins founded Western Agency, Inc. in 1976. Before starting his own agency, Chuck served as an agent for Nodak Mutual and Farm Bureau of North Dakota. A North Dakota farm kid who understood the importance of crop and farm insurance first hand, he developed Western Agency to serve primarily the farm and small-town insurance market. A complicated niche many agents avoid, today this insurance segment represents more than 4000 insured Western Agency accounts and over 800 farms – more than any other individual agency in North Dakota. Today, his agency has grown to include eight satellite offices in surrounding rural communities throughout North Dakota.
Chuck has more than three decades of experience in the insurance business. In 1996, he was voted North Dakota Agent of the Year by the North Dakota Association of Professional Insurance Agents (NDPIA). In 1997 he was nominated for National Insurance Agent of the year. Chuck is also Past President of the ND Professional Insurance Agents Association.
Chuck lives in Minot, N.D. most of the year and winters in Fountain Hills, Ariz. He and his wife Linda have four children, eight grandchildren and three horses.
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Dakota to Dakine
This book came from my need to recognize the two places I most love, North Dakota and Hawaii. Poems, stories and thoughts about my life in these two places comprise the book. Some of the events are funny, some are very sad and some describe scenes we have all witnessed. I hope this book helps you rediscover events of your own life and you find this a fun book.
The Insurance Wars
An entrepreneur shares ‘war stories’ of building a business and prospering. Multi-millionaire and insurance industry expert, Chuck Tompkins remembers the day his huge commission checks weren't enough to convince a small-town banker his business was worth saving. Via a powerfully honest, hearty “tell-it-like-it-is” reflection, Tompkins recounts all-too humbling, entrepreneurial lessons like these.
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