Spotlight on business: Choice Financial Insurance moving to bank location

Choice Financial Insurance is moving to a new home inside the Choice Financial bank building in Langdon.

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Posted on 3/28/15

By Melissa Anderson

“The major change that is allowing our bank and insurance teams to come together under one roof is the extensive remodel that’s taken place in the bank over the last five months” Todd Borchardt, President of Choice Financial Group stated.

During the remodel three new offices were constructed on the main floor of the bank which provides the needed office space to give the insurance team adequate room to work with their clients. The rest of the building also received a refreshed look with new paint, décor, and other updates.

In 2001, Choice Financial purchased O.S. Johnson and Uecker Insurance and began working out of the O.S. Johnson building on Main Street.

“We have remained at this location due to limited space in the bank” Kim Burnham, manager of personal insurance services at Choice stated. “With the continued growth our insurance lines have experienced in the last several years, the timing was right to bring our teams together under one roof in an enhanced work space. The insurance team is looking forward to making the move and joining the group at the bank” said Darryl Kartes, who is the manager of crop insurance services.

Choice Financial Insurance offers a full line of services including multi-peril crop & hail insurance, property & casualty, life health, and long-term care.  They also continue to offer a broad line of personal, business, and agricultural based deposit and loan products.  Choice Financial has a leading edge online and eServices platform that supports products such as mobile banking for smart phones and online bill pay, and an extensive suite for Business Online Banking.

“I really believe our culture as an organization is what sets us apart from the rest. We always incorporate an element of fun into our jobs and everyone on our team is extremely dedicated and passionate about what they do – I think that really carries through to our customer experience. We believe in investing in and being a part of our community, not just working here” Borchardt stated.

Choice Financial has access to a broad range of products and resources to serve almost any insurance or banking scenario. “I believe one of the biggest strengths is the expertise and experience we have amongst our team. Our folks have been in the business for a long time and that results in great guidance for our clients” said Borchardt.

The Choice Financial location in Langdon will be having some minor changes to business hours beginning April 1. When the insurance team begins operations out of the bank building their new hours will be 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Their phone number will remain the same 701-256-2101. The bank’s lobby hours will continue to be 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Saturdays. The insurance team will be located on the south end of the building with that entrance corresponding with the insurance business hours.

Choice Financial Group will be holding an open house on May 14 to showcase the building remodel and welcome the insurance team to their new home. That same evening Choice will also host the Langdon Area Chamber of Commerce’s Business After Hours event as well.