After 47 years in the insurance business, Harold Goodman is retiring. The insurance office will stay open under new ownership. The location, phone number and exceptional level of customer service will not change. Here's some words from Harold about the transition:
"This letter is hard for me to write, so with a tear in my eye and lump in my throat, after 47 years in the insurance business I have decided to semi-retire. I have been thinking of doing this for the past two years and have been looking for another agency to take over and treat my clients like I have for the past several years. I feel I have found that agency and they will be taking over effective August 1, 2021. I will still be writing life insurance and Medicare Supplements, so I will not be retiring completely.
The agents taking over my agency will be Ed and Alyssa Kerns. They own an insurance agency in Loogootee, IN and have been in the insurance business for several years. Alyssa will be working out of the office here in Bedford using the same location as it is now (717 Lincoln Avenue, Suite B Bedford, IN 47421) and also using the same phone number of 812-275-5899. I highly recommend that you do as I will do and continue your insurance coverage with Ed and Alyssa. Your policy will transfer over to their agency on August 1, 2021. Ed and Alyssa have all the insurance companies that I carry, plus a few that I did not carry. I want you to know that it has been a privilege to have been your insurance agent for the past several years and thank you for trusting me with your insurance."
We are honored that Harold has entrusted us to continue the business he has built over the last 47 years. Though we will operate under the name of Kerns Insurance, we will continue to stay in the same building and the phone number will not change. We will continue to offer the same Property & Casualty companies that Harold offered, and will add a few more options. At Kerns Insurance, we will also offer life insurance, Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplements, Prescription Drug Plans and other health insurance. We are excited to get to know you. Please read below to learn a little more about us:
We currently own an insurance agency in Loogootee, Indiana. Ed Kerns currently works there and will continue to work primarily out of that office. Alyssa Kerns, his wife, will primarily be in the Bedford office. Luke Callison is a licensed agent and will work in both offices.
Ed Kerns is an owner and agent at Kerns Insurance Agency. He grew up in Loogootee, IN. Ed spent his early years as a police officer, in restaurant management and logistics. He has worked in insurance sales for over 10 years. Ed has an associate’s degree from Vincennes University in Criminal Justice and a bachelor's degree from Oakland City University in business. He lives in Loogootee with his wife Alyssa and their children: Gage, Colt, Broc, Trinity and Carter.
Alyssa Kerns is an owner and agent at Kerns Insurance Agency. She is a Registered Nurse and has spent over 20 years in the health insurance industry. Alyssa has a master’s degree in science and a master’s degree in business administration from Bellarmine University. She lives in Loogootee with her husband Ed and their children.
Luke Callison is an agent at Kerns Insurance Agency. He’s 21 years old and a 2018 graduate of Loogootee High School. He went on to continue his education at Vincennes University and graduated with an associate’s degree in Journalism and Broadcasting. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his friends and family, and watching his favorite sports teams play.
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