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  • Jim Ramsey

    President
    Office: 641-236-3141
    Mobile: 641-990-1711
    Fax: 641-236-6689
    715 5th Ave
    Grinnell IA 50112
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    Jim, President of Ramsey-Weeks, joined the agency in January 1998 as a full time real estate sales associate.

    Prior to joining Ramsey-Weeks, Jim worked for a commercial real estate development company in Knoxville, Tennessee, as a financial analyst and assistant property manager. Jim graduated from Grinnell High School and then earned a BA from Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois, and masters degrees from Duke University and the University of Tennessee.

    Jim is currently working with commercial lines insurance products.

  • Paul Pohlson

    Vice President
    Office: 641-236-3141
    Mobile: 641-990-1356
    Fax: 641-236-6689
    715 5th Ave
    Grinnell IA 50112
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    Paul, a vice president, joined Ramsey-Weeks in October 1981 as a full-time insurance sales associate.  He earned his BA degree and has completed a majority of the requirements necessary for obtaining a CPCU designation.

    Paul believes in a sales approach that educates the insurance customer about various insurance products and then offers assistance helping that person make an informed decision about his particular insurance needs.  Paul follows a soft sell approach in working with customers.

    For ALL of your commercial insurance needs-Business Owners, Auto, Workers Compensation, Inland Marine, Directors and Officers, Bonds, Umbrella, and many other commercial types of insurance, give Paul a call.

  • Darcy Swick

    Vice President of Personal Lines
    Office: 641-236-3141
    Mobile: 641-260-6446
    Fax: 641-236-6689
    715 5th Ave
    Grinnell IA 50112
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    Darcy joined Ramsey-Weeks in February 2000 as a full time personal lines sales associate and customer service representative.  She became the personal lines insurance manager in 2005 and is currently the Vice President of Personal Lines for Ramsey-Weeks.

    Prior to joining Ramsey-Weeks, Darcy worked 10 years as a fully licensed representative for the State Farm insurance Company in Minnesota.  Darcy is a native of Adrian, Minnesota where she graduated from Adrian High School.  She received a two year college degree in Business at Nettleton College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

    Darcy made Grinnell home in December 1999.  For a knowledgeable, friendly insurance representative who will help you with your personal insurance needs, give Darcy a call.

  • Kevin Kolbe

    Vice President of Real Estate
    Office: 641-236-3141
    Mobile: 641-990-4995
    Fax: 641-236-6689
    715 5th Ave
    Grinnell IA 50112
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    Kevin joined Ramsey-Weeks as a full time real estate sales agent in March 2003 and is currently the managing real estate broker and Vice President of Real Estate for Ramsey-Weeks.

    Kevin graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in 1982 with a degree in Psychology and Secondary Education.  Kevin, along with his wife Susan, have called Grinnell home since 1985.

    He brings twenty-five years of professional sales experience to Ramsey-Weeks.

  • Dustin Smith

    Financial and Investment Services
    Office: 641-236-3141
    Mobile: 641-990-5448
    Fax: 641-236-6689
    715 5th Ave
    Grinnell IA 50112
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    Dustin joined Ramsey-Weeks in March 2006 as a full time financial advisor.  His addition allows us to offer a full range of financial services and investment products to our clients.

    Dustin graduated from Luther College in Decorah, IA and Rock Island High School in Rock Island, IL.  Prior to joining Ramsey-Weeks, Dustin worked for Thrivent Financial as a regional management associate in the Chicago area.

    Dustin and his wife Sarah have two children, Alex and Josie.  Call Dustin with all of your life, health, investment and retirement needs.

  • Lori Vande Stouwe

    Commercial Lines CSR
    Office: 641-236-3141
    Fax: 641-236-6689
    715 5th Ave
    Grinnell IA 50112
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    Lori has been employed with Ramsey-Weeks, Inc. since August of 1992.

    She is a Graduate of Grinnell High School and moved to Iowa City in 1977 to attend the University of Iowa. Prior to her employment with the company, she worked in the banking industry for 13 years in Iowa City and also for a short time in Knoxville, TN.

    In 1990 she returned to her hometown of Grinnell and after two years of being a stay at home mom, she joined the Ramsey-Weeks team. Lori is the mother of three children as well as a proud grandmother.

    Lori is a licensed agent in personal and commercial insurance lines and enjoys her position of Commercial Lines CSR. She works closely with the insurance producers to make sure all of your commercial insurance needs are met. If you have any questions about your present business insurance or wish to obtain a quote for your business, give Lori a call and she will give your needs the prompt professional attention they deserve.

  • Cindy Pollock

    Office Manager
    Office: 641-236-3141
    Fax: 641-236-6689
    715 5th Ave
    Grinnell IA 50112
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    As office manager her responsibilities include insurance claim processing and bookkeeping for the corporation.

    She and her husband, Jason, moved to Grinnell in June of 2000.  They are the parents of Todd, Brooke, & Colby Pollock.  Cindy’s hometown is Jefferson Iowa, where she graduated from High School.  She has Small Business Management Degree from DMACC in Ankeny.

    Prior to joining Ramsey-Weeks, she worked at Grinnell Regional Medical Center and Dental Associates.  Should the need arise to file an insurance claim, please contact Cindy, she’d be happy to help you through it.

  • Laura Schultz

    Personal Lines CSR
    Office: 641-236-3141
    Fax: 641-236-6689
    715 5th Ave
    Grinnell IA 50112
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    Laura joined Ramsey-Weeks in September 2006 as a receptionist.  Currently she is our customer service representative in Personal lines insurance.

    Laura grew up in Iowa City, IA, graduated from City High School and attended Kirkwood Community College.  For over 6 years she worked in the banking industry in Iowa City.  In 1999, Laura and her family moved to the Grinnell area.

    For all your personal lines insurance needs, give Laura a call.

  • Teresa Phipps

    Customer Service
    Office: 641-236-3141
    Fax: 641-236-6689
    715 5th Ave
    Grinnell IA 50112
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    Teresa joined Ramsey-Weeks in September of 2009 as receptionist.

    Teresa was born and raised in Grinnell and is a graduate of Grinnell High School.  Teresa attended Kirkwood Community College before relocating to Ankeny, Iowa.  Teresa later moved back to Grinnell and has lived here since 2001.

    For the past 8 years Teresa has worked in customer service related fields.

  • Collin Swick

    Insurance Specialist
    Office: 641-236-3141
    Mobile: 6419901555
    Fax: 641-236-6689
    715 5th Ave
    Grinnell IA 50112
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    Collin joined Ramsey-Weeks in January 2017 as a full-time insurance specialist where he will be doing multiple lines of business; personal, commercial, health, and life insurance.

     

    Prior to joining Ramsey-Weeks, Collin worked 6 months as a temporary employee at Group Benefits Ltd. where he had helped an agent during the busy season. Collin is a native of Grinnell, Iowa where he graduated from Grinnell High School. He had received a 2 year Business degree from Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa, Iowa and then went on to receive his 4 year Finance degree from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa.

     

    Collin has made his home since December 1999 when my parents had brought my sister and I down to Grinnell from Minnesota. For a knowledgeable, friendly insurance representative who will help you with all areas of insurance, give Collin a call.

  • Penny Gable

    Real Estate Agent
    Office: 641-236-3141
    Mobile: 641-325-0010
    Fax: 641-236-6689
    715 5th Ave
    Grinnell IA 50112
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    Penny has been a full time/full service real estate sales agent since November 2004 specializing in residential sales.  Over the past 4 years she has successfully helped over 80 families buy or sell their homes using her experience and market knowledge.

    A native of Grinnell, Penny and her husband Darin have two children and enjoy attending their many activities as well as being members of the community.

    If you're looking for professionalism, customer service, patience, and fun! Let Penny help you with all your real estate needs.

  • Alex Plate

    Real Estate Agent
    Office: 641-236-3141
    Mobile: (641) 990-9825
    Fax: 641-236-6689
    715 5th Ave
    Grinnell IA 50112
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    Alex holds a bachelor's degree in marketing from Upper Iowa University, and brings 5+ years of marketing experience, most recently as the business development manager of Genesis Development in Grinnell. Alex, along with her husband, Ryan, a Grinnell native, have called Grinnell home since 2011. Alex serves on the Grinnell-Newburg Dollars for Scholars Board, and is a recent graduate of the Poweshiek Leadership Program. If you're looking for an agent that will work with your best interests in mind and make the process simple and fun, let Alex help you with all your real estate needs!

     

  • Felicity Meads

    Real Estate Closing Agent
    Office: 641-236-3141
    Fax: 641-236-6689
    715 5th Ave
    Grinnell IA 50112
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    Felicity is a 2012 Grinnell High School graduate and a 2016 graduate from Iowa State University. She received her Bachelors of Science in History as well as minors in Anthropology and Religious Studies. Felicity has called Grinnell home since 2000 and has enjoyed growing up in Grinnell and participating in various community events. Now that she has moved back, she is looking forward to resuming her involvement with the Grinnell Community.  She brings a diverse set of skills she has developed through employment at various Grinnell businesses, most recently with her service through the Grinnell Americorps Partnership.

  • Andy Plate

    Real Estate Agent
    Office: 641-236-3141
    Fax: 641-236-6689
    715 5th Ave
    Grinnell IA 50112
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    Ramsey-Weeks, Inc. is pleased to introduce Any Plate, as our newest, full-time real estate agent. Andy is a graduate from the Univserity of Northern Iowa, with a degree in business management. Andy was born and raised in Grinnell, and is a Grinnellian who has decided to return and pursure his professional career in his hometown. Andy enjoys fly fishing, habitat & prarie restoration, and keeping up with his brothers on the golf course. Andy is licensed to assist buyers and sellers with all types of real estate, including; residental, commercial, land (farm income producing and recreational gorund). Andy, with his team at Ramsey-Weeks Inc., looks forward to providing you with a professional real estate experience, and exceding your expectations.