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Van Houten Insurance - More Than Insurance.  Protecting your future with a personalized touch.

Our Story

Van Houten Insurance was founded by Michael Van Houten, whose journey into the insurance industry is both unique and inspiring. Michael spent 22 years as a dedicated chef, a profession that he loved deeply. However, his career was unexpectedly cut short when he was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. This diagnosis not only meant leaving behind a job he was passionate about but also navigating the challenging and often confusing world of health insurance.


Faced with the need to secure his own health insurance after being unable to remain on his wife's employer plan, Michael found the process to be overwhelmingly frustrating. Determined to make an informed decision, he spent countless hours researching and understanding the intricacies of insurance. His dedication to understanding the details did not go unnoticed by his wife, who suggested that he channel his newfound expertise into a career in insurance.


Inspired by his wife's suggestion and motivated by his own experiences, Michael transitioned into the insurance industry with a clear mission: to simplify the insurance process for others. He recognized that many people face similar challenges and frustrations when it comes to choosing the right insurance, and he wanted to help alleviate that burden.


Van Houten Insurance was born out of this desire to make insurance accessible, understandable, and less stressful for everyone. Michael's background as a chef taught him the importance of meticulous attention to detail, dedication, and service—qualities he now brings to his insurance practice. Today, Van Houten Insurance is committed to providing personalized, compassionate, and comprehensive insurance solutions, ensuring that clients feel supported and informed every step of the way.

Client Focus

At Van Houten Insurance, we pride ourselves on serving a diverse range of clients, with a particular focus on individuals and families who are navigating life transitions. Our ideal clients are those who understand the importance of securing their financial future and seek a trusted advisor to guide them through the complexities of insurance and financial planning.


Young Professionals and Families

We cater to young professionals and families who are just starting their journey towards financial security. Whether it's securing life insurance, planning for future education expenses, or safeguarding their first home, we offer tailored solutions that meet their evolving needs. We understand that as you build your career and family, having a solid financial foundation is crucial.


Mid-Career Individuals

For mid-career individuals, balancing career growth, family responsibilities, and long-term financial goals can be challenging. Our services are designed to provide peace of mind through comprehensive insurance coverage and strategic financial planning. We help clients navigate critical milestones such as purchasing a home, funding college education, and planning for retirement.


Pre-Retirees and Retirees

We also specialize in assisting pre-retirees and retirees who are focused on preserving their wealth and ensuring a comfortable retirement. Our expertise in life insurance and financial planning helps clients manage their assets, protect their loved ones, and achieve their retirement dreams. We offer personalized strategies that provide financial security and stability in the golden years.


Small Business Owners

Small business owners face unique challenges and risks. We offer specialized insurance solutions that protect their business interests and personal assets. From safeguarding against potential business risks to planning for succession and retirement, our services are tailored to meet the specific needs of entrepreneurs and business owners.


Our Commitment

At Van Houten Insurance, our mission is to alleviate the stress associated with insurance and financial planning. We are dedicated to providing personalized, compassionate, and professional service to each client. Our goal is to help you make informed decisions that secure your financial future and bring you peace of mind.


By focusing on your unique needs and providing tailored solutions, we ensure that you and your loved ones are protected every step of the way. Let's embark on this journey together and build a secure financial future.

Vision & Aspirations


At Van Houten Insurance, our vision is to be a beacon of trust and reliability in the insurance and financial planning industry. We aspire to transform the way individuals and families perceive and engage with insurance by providing exceptional service, personalized solutions, and a commitment to education.


Our goal is to empower our clients to make informed decisions that secure their financial future, ensuring peace of mind for themselves and their loved ones.


  1. Client-Centric Approach: We aim to continuously refine and enhance our client-centric approach, ensuring that every client receives personalized attention and solutions tailored to their unique needs and circumstances.

  2. Community Impact: We aspire to make a positive impact on our community by offering educational resources and support that help individuals and families understand the importance of insurance and financial planning.

  3. Innovation in Services: We are committed to embracing innovative technologies and strategies to streamline our services, making the process of obtaining and managing insurance as simple and stress-free as possible for our clients.

  4. Industry Leadership: Our aspiration is to be recognized as a leader in the insurance and financial planning industry, known for our integrity, expertise, and unwavering commitment to our clients' well-being.

  5. Comprehensive Financial Solutions: We aim to expand our services beyond insurance to include comprehensive financial planning, offering our clients a holistic approach to managing their financial health and future.

  6. Continuous Learning and Growth: We believe in the importance of continuous learning and professional development. Our aspiration is to stay ahead of industry trends and best practices, ensuring that we always provide the most current and effective solutions to our clients.

  7. Building Lasting Relationships: Our goal is to build lasting relationships with our clients, becoming their trusted advisor and partner in all their insurance and financial planning needs.


By adhering to these aspirations, Van Houten Insurance strives to create a legacy of trust, reliability, and excellence, ultimately contributing to the financial security and peace of mind of our clients.

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