Our Team

Owner/Commercial Lines

Rick Harpenau

Rick joined his father, Robert, in the agency in 1978.  He has worked in all lines of insurance coverage.  He has attained two designations; CIC (Certified Insurance Counselor) and CWCA (Certified Worker’s Compensation Advisor).  Through his dedication and hard work, he has grown the agency from a two-man office, to what we are today.  Although he is very knowledgeable in all areas of insurance, he has focused on the primary industries of Wood, Trucking and Workers Compensation.  Rick and Pam, together, have a total of five adult children and one granddaughter.

Personal Lines Account Manager

LaDonna Bell

LaDonna is the Personal Lines Account Manager. Prior to joining the agency in May 2005, she worked as a Realtor and a Mortgage Lender for a number of years. In her spare-time, LaDonna loves spending times with her family. They enjoy traveling, motor-sports, and camping.

Commercial Lines Account Manager

Darla Small

Darla is a Commercial Lines Account Manager and has been with the HIA since 2009. It is her goal to provide the best customer service possible and she is available to answer any of your insurance concerns and inquiries. Before relocating to Indiana, Darla had 13 years of experience as a personal lines customer service rep at agencies in Maine and Pennsylvania. She is now in her 20th year in the insurance industry and continues to find the ever-changing business interesting and challenging. Darla resides in Santa Claus with her husband Russell. They have two adult daughters and two grandsons whom they enjoy spending time with. She also enjoys church activities, reading, and relaxing with her husband and their family pets.

Commercial Lines Account Manager

Theresa Adkins

We are very pleased to have Theresa on our team! She has been called, “Catalytic, contagious and cracker jack!” We can attest to all of those descriptions. Her knack for treating every client like a member of her family makes it easy to do business with her and our Harpenau family. She has 2 wonderful grown children and a precious young grandson. She and her late husband were avid kayakers and golfers. Don’t hesitate to let her know what you need!

Commercial Lines Account Manager

Cheri Harpenau

Cheri graduated in 2003 from Vincennes University with a Administrative Office Technology. She lives in Troy with her husband Bart. They have 2 sons, Cohen & Slade.  In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, running, kayaking, and being outdoors.

Commercial Lines Account Manager

Becky Dixon

Becky is a Commercial Lines Account Manager and has been with the agency since 2013; she handles the quoting for new accounts and renewals. She is detail-oriented and likes to stay busy, which is why she loves her job at the agency putting those characteristics to good use. Becky is married to her best friend, Kevin. They have 2 sons and 2 granddaughters. She loves spending time with family and friends, spending time outdoors, cooking, crafting, decorating and traveling.

Administrative Assistant

Desman Denison

Personal Lines Account Manager

Tessa Roeling

Tessa is a Personal Lines Account Manager and has been with the agency since 2007. She lives in Tell City with her three children, Hailey, Chloe, and Drevan. All three of them are active in sports, which keeps her very busy. Tessa also enjoys spending time with her family outdoors and on the water.

Accounting/Personal Lines

Pam Harpenau

Pam started in insurance in 2000 as a personal lines agent at Schatz Insurance.  Since coming to Harpenau Insurance in 2002, she started taking over the duties of Janice Harpenau, Rick’s mother, handling the accounting for the agency and worked as a personal lines agent simultaneously.  Currently she does only accounting and helps out, from time to time, with personal lines.

Personal Lines Account Manager

Kim Blair

Born and raised in the Netherlands, Kim adds a little European flare to HIA. With her lively personality and cheeky attitude she is ready to welcome you to the office.

Kim has a degree in Architectural Engineering and Built Heritage and has a passion to conserve Historical Properties and Landmarks. She worked for 8 years as a Civil Servant, the last couple as a Manager at the Roermond City Archives in the Netherlands.

She made the international move to Tell City in August 2018 to be with the love of her life Brent Blair. In true romance novel fashion they married on August 25, only 4 days after her landing. She is now the proud stepmom of Cassie, Daniel, Katie and Jared.

She loves playing D&D, hiking, walking her dogs, playing golf and going on motor cycle rides.

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