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About Harms Insurance Group

Our Philosophy

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Integrity & Honesty

Our agency will always be honest and ethical in the decisions we make and the business we conduct within the agency and with our clients

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Relationships

We believe in forming strong personal relationships with our clients and the companies we represent. We feel that the better we know our customers, the better we will be at anticipating their insurance needs.

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Community

Giving back to the community is an important part of our belief system. We give both time and money to many different community activities and organizations.

Our Story

1984

Ed Ritter starts Ritter Insurance Agency. His only employee was his lovely wife, Mary, and his selection of insurance companies was limited to just one. 

From those humble beginnings, Ed and his wife helped to grow Ritter Insurance Agency into a Sun Prairie staple by adding long-serving staff, improved product offerings, and new relationships with insurance companies.

1997

Matt Harms joins Ritter Insurance Agency with a strong work ethic and aspirations of eventually purchasing the company from Ed.

2007

10 years after Matt joined Ritter Insurance Agency, his dedication paid off, and he purchased the company from Ed. His commitment to maintaining a family-first focus and personal relationships with clients and the community mirrored Ed’s vision for the agency, making him a no-brainer for the successor of the company.

2009

After two years of keeping everything the same, Matt decided to reinvent the agency’s name to reflect his own dedication to the staff, clients, and community. Some things remain the same, however, including the business philosophies that Ritter Insurance Agency committed themselves to.

2015

Harms Insurance Group moves into a newly-designed office space in Liberty Square as well as a second location in Lake Mills after a merger with Wendt Insurance Agency.

The Future

Looking toward the future, we look to continue to evolve and grow, so that we may better serve our clients. This involves growing our caring staff, as well as the companies we represent. 

Don’t worry though; we will always carry with us the same business philosophy that Ed Ritter imparted in us over 35 years ago—to give back to the community, cultivate strong relationships, and above all else, remain honest in everything we do.

Trusted Choice® Pledge of Performance

Trusted Choice® agencies are insurance and financial services firms whose access to multiple companies and commitment to quality service enable us to offer our clients competitive pricing, a broad choice of products and unparalleled advocacy.

As a Trusted Choice® agency, we are dedicated to you and are committed to treating you as a person, not a policy. This commitment means we shall:

  • Work with you to identify the insurance and financial services that are right for you, your family, or your business and use our access to multiple companies to deliver those products.
  • Guide you through the claims process for a prompt and fair resolution of your claim. Help you solve problems related to your coverage or account.
  • Explain the coverages and options available to you through our agency, at your request.
  • Return your phone calls and emails promptly, and respond to your requests in a timely manner.
  • Provide 24/7 services for our customers, offering any or all of the following: emergency phone numbers, Internet account access, e-mail, and call center services.
  • Use our experience and multiple company relationships to customize your coverage as needed.
  • Commit our staff to continuing education so they may be more knowledgeable in serving you.
  • Treat you with respect and courtesy.
  • Conduct our business in an ethical manner.

We pledge this to you, our clients, and ask that you let us know if we fail to meet our commitment, so we may take corrective action.

Meet Our Team

Matt Harms

Matt Harms

Commercial Lines Agent

Business Liability – Property – Auto – Workers Comp – Professional Liability

Sun Prairie | 608-837-2484

Email: matt@harmsinsurancegroup.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattheweharms/

Dave Wendt

Dave Wendt

Personal Lines Agent

Home – Auto – Umbrella – Life – Motorcycle – Boat – RV

Lake Mills | 920-648-8016

Email: dwendt@harmsinsurancegroup.com

Kathy Forest

Kathy Forest

Employee Benefits & Life Agent

Group & Individual Health Insurance – Life – Vision – Dental – Disability – Medicare Supplements

Lake Mills | 920-648-8016

Email: kathy@harmsinsurancegroup.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kathyschmitz/

Jeff Lederman

Jeff Lederman

Commercial Lines Agent

Business Liability – Property – Auto – Workers Comp – Professional Liability

Sun Prairie | 608-837-2484

Email: jeff@harmsinsurancegroup.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeff-lederman/

Lu Anne Wood

Lu Anne Wood

Senior Account Manager - Commercial Lines

Business Liability – Property – Auto – Workers Comp – Professional Liability

Sun Prairie | 608-837-2484

Email: luanne@harmsinsurancegroup.com

Nicole Waerzeggers

Nicole Waerzeggers

Account Manager - Commercial Lines

Business Liability – Property – Auto – Workers Comp – Professional Liability

Sun Prairie | 608-837-2484

Email: nicole@harmsinsurancegroup.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicolewaerzeggers/

Brenda Heilman

Brenda Heilman

Senior Account Manager - Personal Lines

Senior Account Manager – Personal Lines

Home – Auto – Umbrella – Life – Motorcycle – Boat – RV

Sun Prairie | 608-837-2484

Email: brenda@harmsinsurancegroup.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brendaheilmancisr/

Andi Soto

Andi Soto

Account Manager - Personal Lines & Benefits

Home – Auto – Umbrella – Life – Motorcycle – Boat – RV Individual Benefits – Employee Benefits

Lake Mills | 920-648-8016

Email: andi@harmsinsurancegroup.com

Laurie Stocker

Laurie Stocker

Customer Service Specialist

Bookkeeper – HR

Sun Prairie | 608-837-2484

Email: laurie@harmsinsurancegroup.com

Now that you’ve met our team and learned a little bit about our company, give us a call! We are eager to work with you.

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Business Address

804 Liberty Blvd #203
Sun Prairie, WI 53590

Phone

608-837-2484

Fax

608-837-4853

Email

info@harmsinsurancegroup.com

Business Hours

Monday -Thursday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Friday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Saturday - Sunday
Closed

Business Address

116 E Lake St
Lake Mills, WI 53551

Phone

920-648-8016

Fax

920-945-0403

Email

info@harmsinsurancegroup.com

Business Hours

Monday - Thursday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Friday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Saturday - Sunday
Closed