About Us - Grimm Real Estate & Insurance - North English, Iowa

About Us

Grimm Real Estate and Insurance Company has existed for over 50 years to service the rural communities of southeast Iowa. Since we live and work in rural/small town Iowa, we know the needs of these communities. As an independent agency, we are able to find coverage through many providers to meet the needs of those in this part of the country, including such areas as specialized coverages for farm and agricultural interests. We can shop the various providers to find the most appropriate coverage at the best price. We have a state-of-the-art computer system that makes ratings and comparisons available in a short time for your convenience.
We have offices at the original site in North English, Iowa, on the southern border of Iowa County and the north edge of Keokuk county. Our clients come from other surrounding counties because of this location and the similar features of the towns and rural areas, and for our personal, but professional service and caring and conscientious staff. We are here to work for the interests of our clients, not to serve a single corporate interest. Our training in independent agency makes personalizing a policy for you the most important factor in our service.
Another office was added in Williamsburg, Iowa, close to the home office, but in the heart of Iowa County, and closer to the more highly populated areas of the county along the I-80 corridor. Through both offices we can offer well-rounded insurance coverage through multiple agents who specialize in various insurance needs.

Alan Grimm

Owner of Grimm Real Estate and Insurance for 49 years.

Candra Sowder

Candra is licensed to do business in personal and commercial lines. She joined the team as an office manager in 2015. She has 4 grown children and 2 grandchildren.

Jen Rugg

Jen helps with personal and commercial lines of insurance. She is also involved in many other aspects of our office's operations. Jen is busy with her husband and 2 small girls who are the light of her life.

Jon Garling

Jon can help you with personal, commercial, life, and health insurance. He is in the office daily to help you!

Mary Beth Knipfer

Mary Beth is licensed in personal, commercial, life, and health insurance. She recently became a grandma and has several grown children. Mary Beth has completed BCBS Medicare Certification training.

Scott Grimm

Scott deals with most insurance issues, but his specialty is farm-related insurance, such as crop/hail and rural home and farm coverage. He is also a real estate agent.

Sharon Hegewald

Sharon is licensed in personal, life, health, and crop insurance. She works out of the Williamsburg office, and also does work for our company's other operations.