Hometown Insurance

An Affiliate of Ripperger Insurance Services LLC

We're your reliable insurance resource with that personal hometown service.

Hometown Insurance Indianola was founded in 2002 with a home office in Creston, Iowa. Our mission is to provide the people of central Iowa with our best possible service and prices. Located just off the Indianola town square, we're an independent agency, which means our agents have the flexibility of working with a variety of insurance carriers to find the right policy for you.

Stop by and visit us today! The coffee is always on.

Our Agents

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A lifelong resident of Indianola, Gary has been in the insurance business since 1986. He specializes in Senior and Retiree Benefits and counsels regularly on Medicare supplements, Medicare Advantage, Part D prescription drug plans, personal health insurance, and elective benefits for employees. 

In his free time, Gary likes to travel with Lynn, his wife of over 40 years. Together, they thoroughly enjoy their role as grandparents to the families of their four children. Gary is also interested in all things historical, political, scientific, and religious.


josh Weitzel, ricp®

Josh has been in insurance since 2007 and enjoys ensuring his clients are properly protected. Whether it's auto, homeowners, life, health, farm or retirement, Josh is able to assist. Josh is currently a notary public, a certified national child passenger safety seat technician and a Retirement Income Certified Professional.

A Colorado native, Josh meet his wife Rachel attending college in Pensacola, Florida. The Weitzels reside in Indianola with their 5 children and 2 dogs. Josh enjoys spending time with family, coaching youth sports, serving on Parent Teacher Fellowship, cooking and volunteering at church functions.  



Jim has been an agent with Hometown Insurance since 2005. His specialty is auto and home insurance. He truly loves his role as an agent because he gets to meet new people and provide them with quality, affordable plans to meet their needs.  

Jim has spent most of his life around cars--selling, racing, collecting, and now insuring them. See his collection in the office! He is a great help to others and always willing to go the extra mile. He spends his time away from the office loving his family and serving others.


Karen Hogue

Karen is a mother and grandmother and a big part of the agency. She was born and raised an Iowa girl but spent about 20 years in business in Florida. She has also worked as a financial director for several colleges. Her hobbies include golf, tennis, and historical fiction. She was once on the National Ski patrol and serves as our Contact Manager, assisting with client communications and scheduling. Her infectious sense of humor and organizational abilities are two of her greatest strengths.

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