James Blaauw, CPIA – Partner Agent
I’m thankful to have you as a client. I know that you had a choice when purchasing your insurance, my family and I appreciate that you chose me. As your Independent Agent, I can continue to work with you to ensure that you have the right protection for your changing needs. Keep your eyes out for our newsletter to see what is happening at Compass or reach out to me anytime with questions about your account.
Compass runs much like a family, and that’s one of the reasons I enjoy working here so much. Everyone works so well together and enjoys helping each other out, which can be rare in the sales world. Because I was born and raised in West Michigan, it’s been a privilege to provide insurance to the West Michigan area with Compass Insurance. Before I started my insurance career, I had over 8 years of experience in the construction field which gives me a unique perspective on the insurance world. I’ve really enjoyed learning the insurance industry and helping people find the correct coverage for their specific situation. Compass’s slogan is “Pointing you in the right direction.” and that is something I truly love doing, saving people money is always a great feeling too!
Working with Jack, Compass’s managing partner, is a bit of a family affair. Twelve years before I started working for Jack, my wife Katie, then 16, found herself working for Jack filing papers and doing mailings. While it was a great after school job, she now finds herself working at the University Club of Grand Rapids. We have two beautiful, happy children, Samantha and Ryan, and a playful Westie named Wrigley.
I am an avid sports fan, especially the Michigan State Spartans and the Chicago Cubs, and enjoy playing sports myself. I stay active by playing in a golf league, softball league, and play pick up basketball with friends.