I am the great, great, grandson of Thomas Underwood who, in 1865, traveled home after serving with Sherman in the Civil War and started The Underwood Agency.
I was born and raised in West Lafayette, graduated from Klondike High School and have a BA from Purdue University. I began my career in the insurance profession with ISU-Underwood Agency in 1972. I have had the good fortune through this business to meet and work with many fine people in Greater Lafayette and throughout the State of Indiana. I have and continue to serve on numerous not–for-profit boards in Tippecanoe County and the State of Indiana.
For me, the most interesting facets of the insurance business is the people you meet and the continuous motion of the profession.
I am married to a wonderful woman and we have five great children.
Vice President Southern Division
I started in the Life & Health insurance business in 1975. I have been trained in family needs, estate planning, and helping people to understand insurance and how it can help their lives. After about 15 years, I realized that to help more people, I needed to be an independent agent with access to many companies, because not just any one company has all of the products to best meet peoples needs and affordability. I have been certified in many forms of insurance, including LUTCF, CIC, and Estate Planning as well as the new Health Care Reform Laws.
I thoroughly enjoy meeting people and helping them with all of their insurance needs. Doing a needs analysis and putting together a plan based on what people need and that can fit into their budget is very challenging and very satisfying.
If I can be of any service or if you just need advice, I will be happy to help you.