Ed Faber, Independent Insurance Agent
My wife and I have made Cedar Rapids our home for over 30 years and raising our family here. I love getting involved in my church, Fairfax Lion’s Club, Knights of Columbus and Landlords of Linn County, Catholic Laymen’s Club and other organizations. I earned a B.S degree in marketing from Drake University. I especially enjoyed my 20-year career in advertising at the Cedar Rapids Gazette prior to becoming a licensed insurance agent.
I began my insurance career in 2012 by managing my own agency with Shelter. I am grateful for my experience there where I learned about insurance principles such as, underwriting rules, claims and agency management. As I built on my foundation of knowledge, my business slowly grew and I gained the trust of of my clients. Perhaps my proudest accomplishment was maintaining a retention ratio of 92 percent, one of the highest in the region!
I’m a believer in long-term relationships. I never like to lose any family’s business. As a captive agent there was little I could do, for example, if their rates skyrocketed just for adding a young driver. Making the move to an independent agent allowed me to shop multiple carriers. Now I can now offer my clients more competitive alternatives so they don’t have the need to go elsewhere.
I’ve always had a creative and independent spirit. It’s thrilling to fulfill my life long dream of becoming a small business owner! Now I’m free to use my marketing background to build my own brand and stand out from other agents. As a Trusted Choice agent, I’m a member of Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America. I most enjoy helping people understand how insurance works and to use that info to get the most value for their investment. Learn more about the benefits of an independent agent in our blog.
Ed Faber is a member of Independent Insurance Agents of Iowa, Midwest Insurance Agency Alliance (MIAA) and Strategic Insurance Agency Alliance (SIAA).
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