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Custer Insurance Agency specializes in providing home and auto insurance in Zeeland, MI

2019 Meemic Champion

Custer Insurance Agency specializes in providing home and auto insurance in Zeeland, MI. The agency is proud to offer insurance for educators through the Meemic family.  Meemic was founded by teachers and has been serving the educational community for over 60 years. Customer satisfaction is our priority. Contact us about coverage options for your specific needs and find out how much you can save.

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We would like to introduce you to a different type of insurance company — Meemic.

For over a half-century, Meemic has been protecting educational employees and their families with exceptional and affordable insurance. Today, we provide teachers, professors, administrators and staff with exclusive auto, home and umbrella coverage. With our educational grants and award programs, we’re also committed to making a difference in the schools and communities where we live.

Meemic has a tradition of above-and-beyond service, so helping members understand their insurance is one of many enjoyable parts of our job. Your questions help us obtain the right coverage for you and help you understand why you need it. Our hope is to build a relationship with one another so you can trust us to recommend policy options specific to your needs and proactively review your coverage as your life changes.

At Meemic, we put you first. If you’re new to our agency, welcome. We’re confident you’ll give us an A+ for our friendly, professional service — and the savings we’ll find! If you’re a current member, thank you. We appreciate the trust you’ve placed in us and the families, friends and colleagues you’ve sent our way.

Stop by our office, phone or email us today and let us know how we can serve you.

Agency Principals

Tim Custer

Tim Custer is the owner of the Agency and is licensed in both property and casualty and life and health insurance. Tim is a graduate of Hope College and also has Masters Degrees in Theology from Western Theological Seminary and in Business Management from Aquinas College. Tim and his wife Karen live in Zeeland and have three children. Tim started as a Meemic Agent in 1998.

Stephanie Custer-Vail

Stephanie Custer-Vail has worked for the Custer Agency in a part-time role since 2005 and joined us full time as the Assistant Agency Manager in 2013. Licensed in property and casualty and life and health insurance, Stephanie alternates working at all three of our office locations. Stephanie helps coordinate marketing, social media, training and management projects for our agency.​

Larry Custer

Larry Custer was a guidance counselor for 36 years. Larry founded the Custer Agency in 1986 and still works at the agency during the mornings each day of the week. Larry is licensed in property and casualty insurance and loves to talk with policyholders about their auto and home coverages and questions. Larry earned both his BA and Master Degrees at Western Michigan University. Larry and his wife Ruth live in Holland and have three children and eight grandchildren.

Zeeland Office

Peggy Bol

Peggy Bol is licensed in property and casualty insurance and works in the Zeeland office. Peggy and her husband, Dale, live in Hamilton and have two sons. Peggy has been with the Custer Agency since 1992.

Melody Dykstra

Mel Dykstra is licensed in property and casualty insurance and specializes in sales and service in the Zeeland office.  Mel and her husband, Tim, live in Hamilton and have two children. Mel has been with our agency since 2001.

Pat Reuschel

Pat Reuschel works as a Customer Service Representative specializing in serving our Meemic customers. Pat and her husband Mark live in Overisel and have three children and five grandchildren. Pat has worked for the Custer Agency since 2000.

Jolene VanSingel

Jolene Van Singel is licensed in life and health. She specializes in sales and service of life insurance policies and also works as a customer service representative in the Zeeland office. Jolene and her husband, Don, live in Zeeland. They have three children and 14 grandchildren. Jolene has worked for the Custer Agency since 2003.

Merry Bartels

Merry Bartels is a customer service representative working primarily in our Zeeland Office. Merry and her husband, Russ, live in Zeeland and have four children and 12 grandchildren. Merry has a passion for motorcycle riding and enjoys being active in the Redemption Riders Motorcycle Ministry. Merry has worked for the Custer Agency since 2012.

Kathy Zwiers

Kathy Zwiers joined the Custer Agency in 2018 after working for Zeeland Public Schools. Kathy works in our Zeeland office as a customer service specialist.

Anna Filcik

Anna Filcik graduated from Hope College and joined the Custer Agency full time in 2017 after working as a math teacher at Calvary Christian Schools. Anna has her property and casualty license and works mostly in our Zeeland office.

Michael Custer

Michael graduated from Hope College with a bachelor’s degree in business management. Michael enjoys playing football, basketball and golf. He works in the Zeeland office.

Jenison Office

Diane Lohman

Diane Lohman is licensed in property and casualty insurance and specializes in sales and service.  Diane and her husband, Ray, live in Hamilton and have two children. Diane has worked for the Custer Agency since 2003.

Lynn Hillicoss

Lynn Hillicoss is licensed in property and casualty insurance and specializes in sales and service.  Lynn and her husband, Rikk, live in Holland and have two children.  Lynn has been with our agency since 2002.

Darlene Buckley

Darlene Buckley works in Jenison as a customer service representative specializing in serving our Meemic customers. Dar and her husband, Rick, live in Holland and have three children and one grandson. Dar has worked at our agency since 2004.

Grand Rapids Office

Christy TenElshof

Christy TenElshof is licensed in property and casualty insurance and has been with the Custer Agency since 2011. She is the office manager for our Grand Rapids location and specializes in providing insurance solutions to meet our customer’s needs. Christy and her husband, Dale, live in Zeeland and have two daughters.

 

Our Offices


Tim Custer


One Royal Park Dr., Suite 1
Zeeland, MI 49464
Phone:  616-748-4920
  877-563-3642
Fax: 616-748-4925
Email: CusterAgency-Zeeland@Meemic.com

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1848 Baldwin St., Unit Six
Jenison, MI 49428
Phone:  616-988-0921
  855-240-7358
Fax: 616-988-0927
Email: CusterAgency-Jenison@Meemic.com

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Our Hours


It All Started with Auto Insurance 70 Years Ago

Way back in 1950, Meemic was founded by a small group of teachers to provide affordable auto insurance to their colleagues. True to our roots, we’re still committed to giving members of the educational community the best possible value in car insurance. No matter what kind of car you drive, contact us and we will tailor a policy to suit your needs.

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Home Insurance

As a Meemic agency, we’re always striving for a perfect grade. We want you to be completely satisfied with our service, and we’re committed to helping you obtain homeowners insurance that meets your unique needs. Our dedication to quality and service is just one of the reasons Meemic consistently earns one of the highest customer service rankings in the industry.

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Other Product Coverage Options

If it’s not a work day, you’ve got other places to go and other ways to get there. Take Meemic along for the ride and rest easy knowing you’re protected come what may. As Meemic insurance professionals, we have the expertise to help you choose the exact coverage for your boat insurance*, recreational vehicle insurance or motorcycle insurance. We have product options to fit your unique needs.

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*Boat insurance only available in Michigan.

Visit our Reform Center for more information on recent changes to Michigan's auto insurance laws from Meemic Insurance, a proud member of the AAA family.
 

Membership

With more savings and more services offered more ways than ever, AAA Membership is an indispensable traveling companion on the road of life. As a member, you’ll enjoy our legendary roadside assistance, plus member savings on dining and shopping, identity theft protection and personal service with travel planning. And with local branch, web and mobile access to your membership, you’ll find it easy to make more of every journey, every dollar and every day.

Just a few of the benefits:
• AAA Roadside Assistance in any car, SUV or pickup truck – whether you’re the driver or passenger
• Member savings at local retailers, restaurants, entertainment venues and more
• Free ID theft monitoring with ProtectMyID® Essential
• Free severe weather alerts for up to five locations

Visit our membership page for more information on the different AAA Membership levels.

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