Along with several shareholders, our agency is lead by insurance professionals with over 80 years combined experience.
Steve Olson joined the agency in 1993 and became a partner on January 1, 2000 and serves as the Director of Employee Benefits Department. After graduating from Michigan State University in 1980 with a B.A. in Business, Steve began his insurance career with The Travelers Insurance Company and then joined the Olson Insurance Agency. Steve holds designations of Certified Insurance Counselor (C.I.C.) and Licensed Insurance Counselor (L.I.C.). He serves on the West Michigan Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Advisory Committee, is also a member of the Key Producers Club with Priority Health and serves on their Agent Advisory Board. Steve is known for his dedication to his clients and for going the extra mile to meet their needs.
Thomas L. Stuit
Tom started working in the insurance industry in 1977. He is a partner, stockholder and focuses on serving clients with property, casualty and group benefits insurance. He also assists the agency in financial and administrative capacities. He graduated from Hope College with a B.A. in Business and Psychology and continued his education at Michigan State University where he received his Masters of Business Administration in 1974. He began his career in public accounting and obtained his CPA certificate in 1976. Tom is a Licensed Insurance Counselor (L.I.C.) and has served the insurance industry through a variety of boards and committees. Tom is committed to meeting all the needs of his clients.
CIC, LIC, CRM
Jerry Niewiek has been working in the insurance industry for over twenty-five years and joined Berends Hendricks Stuit Insurance Agency, Inc. in September of 1988. He became a Partner for the agency in 1995 and leads the Commercial Lines Department. He assists in developing sales strategies, mentoring new producers and has been influential in the development of our Resultsplus program. Jerry is a graduate of Ferris State University with a degree in Business Administration and holds the designations of Certified Insurance Counselor (C.I.C.), Licensed Insurance Counselor (L.I.C.) and Certified Risk Manager (C.R.M). Over the years, he has developed relationships with his clients and has been able to utilize his claims knowledge and experience to help many business owners.
Employment Quality Statement
We strive to attract, develop, and retain talented and productive people. It is our goal to provide a team and service-oriented environment that recognizes and rewards performance. We are proud of our team! Check out our open positions.