You’ll notice another new sign in Huxley soon, as the business landscape continues to change from longtime familiar names to new ownership, which seems to be the trend in 2018. Tim Wilson purchased the S and S Insurance agency, previously owned by Marge Sheldahl, on Jan. 1, and has changed the name to Wilson Insurance Services LLC.
Wilson has been a Huxley resident for 12 years, working previously in supply chain management at Syngenta Seed.
“It’s been my dream to own my own business,” said Wilson. “Marge decided she was ready to sell and so we worked through the process.”
Tim comes from a family of insurance professionals. His father started Wilson Insurance Services in Armstrong, Iowa, in 2009 and Tim’s brother-in-law joined the business about five years ago. Tim has the luxury of learning the insurance business from his father, who will be actively involved with the Huxley operation while Tim gets acclimated. The Wilsons will continue to operate two locations — one in Armstrong and one in Huxley.
Wilson grew up in Ringsted and graduated from Iowa State University. After that, he spent several years in Algona in agricultural retail sales, before moving to Huxley to work for Syngenta. He has a wife and two children, both under the age of ten, and enjoys college football, ice fishing and biking.
Tim has known the previous owner, Marge Sheldahl, for most of his time in Huxley. As he learned about the opportunity, he went through the licensing process and is thankful that Marge will continue to help out in the office until June. He says he’s met many of the customers, but still has more to meet.
“I’m most excited about helping customers,” said Tim. “I’ve always been a people person. We want to be a trusted choice. Our motto is ‘Family owned and professionally managed.’ We want to be there for customers whenever they need us.”
Wilson Insurance Services will specialize in home, auto, business, farm and crop, and semi-trailer insurance. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with other hours available by appointment.