New State Farm office opens
A new branch of State Farm opened in Lakeville last Thursday.
Pete Peterson is a Lakeville resident and is focused on growing his new business by helping his customers feel at ease with their insurance.
Before Peterson decided to join the insurance game, he worked as the manager of Dodge in Burnsville. He was involved within the community and became known for his relationship with the country radio station Buzzin with Paul Koffy.
The business opened Feb. 1, and Peterson says he is working to make sure his customers feel as if they are always being taken care of. Peterson has taken his 15 years of sales experience to open his own State Farm branch.
“The main thing I’d like to get out of my business is more freedom and flexibility,” Peterson said.
His goal is to not only grow his business but create enjoyable memories for him, his wife and three daughters.
“For me, it’s about hanging out with my kids,” Peterson said. “I grew up with a dad who worked a lot. … I told myself I would never do that to my kids and in the car business I felt like I was going down that road. That’s why I wanted something with more freedom.”
Peterson hopes to travel more with his family as his new business grows. He specializes in mortgages and focuses on commercial insurance for other business owners. He says he stands out by bringing in his customer service abilities in order to be there for those long term.
Peterson plans to be running his office until he retires.
“When starting a new business the first year can be rough. I know that it will be better for my family in the long run,” he said.
Originally printed in the SunThisweek by Kayla Culver – 2/9/2018
- On February 12, 2018