Professional People providing exceptional Insurance products
We are proud to provide you with quality insurance products from a carefully selected group of financially sound insurance companies. We strive for the highest quality of customer service that can be provided to you.
Marv Bjugan | Principal
Marv began his insurance career in 1970 as an agent for Allstate Insurance Company. He spent the next 22 years as an agent and sales manager with Allstate. In 1994 he purchased Richfield State Agency in Richfield, Minnesota.
Marv attended Luther College and Mankato State University. A resident of Chaska, Marv is active in the Rotary Club and the Chaska Area Chamber of Commerce. He has served as chair of the Richfield Chamber of Commerce and has been awarded the Farrington Award for community service and the Extra Mile Award from the Richfield Schools. Marv was instrumental in Richfield State Insurance being inducted into the Small Business Hall of Fame in 2002. He also serves on the Region 8 board of the Minnesota Independent Agents and Brokers.
Marv specializes in all types of insurance and is available to meet with clients at any time to discuss their needs.
Paul Newton | Principal / Commercial Agent
Paul proudly claims to be from the United States when asked where he's from mostly because he lived all over the country growing up with a father in the Air Force. He graduated high school from the Academy of Holy Angels in Richfield, MN and then received his Bachelors from the University of Minnesota-Duluth. After college he moved to Alexandria, Virginia and worked 10 years in various roles for the American Society for Training & Development. He made a career change and moved back to Minnesota in 2004 to work for Federated Insurance. In late 2006, Paul decided being an independent agent would allow him to better serve clients long-term. He focuses on commercial insurance and understands risks associated with numerous industries.
He enjoys spending free time with his wife (Nyla) and two young boys (Henry & Sam). He likes to stay active in the community and sports leagues and has served on numerous boards Church, Kiwanis, Youth Soccer Associations.
I am proud to be able to provide you with quality insurance products to cover your automobiles, home, boat and recreational vehicles, business and life insurance
Please call on Paul for your personal or commercial insurance needs.
Scheryl Goetze | Agent / Office Manager
Scheryl grew up in rural Chaska, and a resident of the Chaska/Carver area all her life. She is married and has two grown sons. Scheryl has been employed with Swanson Insurance Agency for over 30 years, working as Agent and Customer Service Representative; and is eager to serve your insurance needs.
Scheryl is active in the community as a member of the Carver Second Alarm and at Trinity Lutheran Church in Carver, serving as Church Secretary, Sunday School teacher, LWML member and Congregation Treasurer. She also has a floral design business, doing primarily weddings; but welcomes any floral design orders.
In her ‘spare’ time, she likes to garden, do ceramics, crafts, play cards, games and she loves spending time with her grandchildren and being with people.
Kevin Ditlevson | Agent
Kevin also began his insurance career as an Agent for Allstate Insurance in 1987. During that time he was often acknowledged by Allstate as being one of Minnesota’s top agents. In 2012 he made the move to the independent Agency world and started with Swanson Insurance Agency.
He attended Normandale Community College and St. Cloud State University. He resides in Bloomington with his wife of over 30 year, Venita. They have 3 grown sons and enjoy golf, traveling and the outdoors.
“Being in an established Agency like Swanson gives me a better opportunity to provide the best coverage, at a competitive price for my customers!”
Give Kevin a call to see what he can do for you.
Wendy Radermacher | Agent / Life & Health Specialist
Wendy Radermacher brings 13 years of prior Health Care Experience and 13 years of Insurance experience in helping clients. When helping clients plan, she realizes that in the fast changing world the number one priority to most of our clients is to protect what they have spent a lifetime accumulating. While assisting the clients in these goal areas she is committed in providing the strongest quality products and designs to meet these needs.
Wendy is licensed for Life/Health/Accident Insurance/Property and Casualty and holds her CSA. She is currently working on her LTCA.
In 2009 Wendy began her own insurance agency WR Insurance Agency LLC, specializing in working with Small to Midsize Businesses and Individuals on the Health and Welfare benefits including Major Medical, Medicare Advantage Plans, Long Term Care, Life, Long Term Disability and Group Worksite Benefits. Prior to beginning her own agency and joining Swanson Insurance Agency, Wendy worked with DSB Financial Services working with Individuals and Small to Midsize Business with their Health and Welfare Benefits including Fixed and Index Annuities. Wendy also worked as a Unit Sales Manager (USM) for Bankers Life and Casualty where she managed a unit of Agents; training and supervising them in Insurance and Fixed income products. Prior to that she held a position in the Health Care Industry running residential and In-home services for persons with emotional and physical needs. In her roles as a Director and an Executive Director she was involved in budgeting, contract negotiations, regulations, and overall supervision and management of the programs and direct care staff. She is currently involved in Prior Lake Chamber, Jordan Commercial Club, MN Valley BNI and is a member of NAIFA.
Wendy received her BS degree from Mankato State University. She teaches aerobics at Dakota Sport and Fitness, and enjoys riding her motorcycle and snowmobiling. She is has two daughters, Mckenzie and Cassie and two granddaughters.
Janet Merckling | CSR
Janet grew up in South Dakota and moved to Minnesota to attend college. She received her B.A. from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. She volunteers at her son’s school and is active in the PTO. She enjoys reading, kayacking and 5k runs.