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Ben Bartelt

Bartelt Ins and Fin Svcs Inc

505 Bridge Avenue
Albert Lea, MN 56007-2304

Across the Street from Security Bank

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Office Info

Office Hours

9am - 5pm
After Hours by Appointment
Call or text us 24 hours a day!


505 Bridge Avenue
Albert Lea, MN 56007-2304



May is here, get your classic cars, motorcycles, boats, jet-skis, ATVs or UTVs and campers ready! It's time to go outside again and pray for less windy days! As you are pulling covers off your toys it’s also a great time to review your homeowner's insurance as we head into stormy weather season. Give us a call today and let’s have a conversation to make sure you are protected as the warm weather nears.

I am a graduate of St. John's University where I received a degree in business and Mathematics. I believe you are never done learning and most recently attended the American College of Financial Services in June of 2023. I was awarded the ChFC designation on 8/1/2022 by the American College and my CLU designation on 6/1/2023. Both the ChFC and CLU designation are to better serve my insureds around financial and life insurance needs.

I first became insurance licensed in 2009 where I developed a passion for protecting people from financial burdens. Like paying a total loss check so you can go buy a new car, trailer, or even things like a fish house or UTV. Decreasing your debt payments so you can buy your fiancé the ring of her dreams. Rebuilding your detached garage because it started on fire in the middle of the night. To paying a life claim so families can properly morn their love ones without financial worry. We will build a confident future for you at our office.

I married my wife Susan on my birthday - October 30th. I have no excuses to forget my anniversary now! We have three beautiful children that test our patience on a daily basis. They keep us extremely busy with all of their activities golf, coach pitch, gymnastics, fast-pitch, volleyball and hockey. Susan works as a Registered Nurse in wound care at Mercy Hospital in Mason City.

My passions include family, golfing, fishing, camping, hunting, traveling and taking care of my insureds! I am an Albert Lea Chamber member. I also volunteer my time as the President of St Theo's School Board.

I have a second family here at the office - Amy Rehnelt, Jami Johnston & Kajsa Stadheim. We take great pride in protecting our customers from financial loss. State Farm Claims adjuster Reed Jr stated, "You're going to make it through it. You're going harder than any agent I've ever worked with... including hurricane claims.. you're definitely different when it comes to helping out on a claim... Much Respect"

If you don't get one of us on the phone right away, please leave a message. We will return your phone call as soon as one of us frees up from helping others. I also respond to email's immediately, so if you prefer, shoot me an email. You can also text the office phone number.

We service the greater Albert Lea Area and Northern Iowa. If you are relocating to Albert Lea, Clarks Grove, Hollandale, Alden, Ellendale, Hayward, Glenville, Geneva, or in Freeborn County - give us a call. I provide some pretty unique benefits such as the use of a 6x12 enclosed trailer to help you move and host an annual customer appreciation day in July!

Whether you are a first time home buyer, buying your first house or buying your first car we want to make sure you have the coverage in place to protect you and your loved ones - Contact us!

Insurance & Products Offered:

- Auto Insurance - Home Insurance - Life Insurance - Business Insurance - Jackson National Products

- Rocket Loans - Income For Life - Short & Long Term Insurance - Farm Insurance - Supplements

- Workers Compensation Insurance - Life Insurance - Contractors Insurance - Loans- (vehicle-Home Improvement-Boat, Motorcycle, RV, Home)


- TICA Top 100 Agents - Senior Vice President's Club - Chairman's Club - Ambassador Club - Honor Club

Insurance Products Offered

Auto, Homeowners, Condo, Renters, Personal Articles, Business, Life, Health, Pet

Other Products

Banking, Mutual Funds, Annuities

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Our mission is to serve the greater Albert Lea Area and Northern IA by protecting your assets and loved ones so you can realize your dreams! The Ben Bartelt State Farm Agency accomplishes this by managing everyday risks like car accidents, fires, natural disasters, to the unexpected death of a loved one. We will build you a worry free future!

We pride ourselves on providing superior customer service. With myself and three staff members, we have more than 30 years of State Farm experience combined. We are adequately staffed to answer all your insurance questions, assist with claims, answer the phone, return your call, or just be there for you like a Good Neighbor! Give us a call and let us assist in all your insurance needs.


Amy Rehnelt

Office Manager

I truly enjoy building the long term relationships and friendships with our customers. Our team is here to share our insurance knowledge and answer any questions or concerns that are asked of us. We pride ourselves on our attentiveness and quality customer service. Helping our customers protect their families with Life Insurance is a favorite part of my job. To see them understand the importance of this valuable coverage and how much they care about their loved ones is as rewarding as it gets.

• Married for 30 years
• Mother of two daughters, ages 18 and 22
• Started with State Farm July 10, 1987
• Licensed in Auto/Fire/Life and Health Insurance

Jami Johnston State Farm Agent Team Member

Jami Johnston

Property & Casualty Representative

Being in the front of the office, I tend to be the first smile you see :)
Born and raised in Albert Lea, I am familiar with the area and the great neighbors of this community!
Helping people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected, and realize their dreams is our mission.

• Wife & Mother of 3 Children
• 10 years with State Farm
• Licensed in Auto/Fire/Life/Health/Bank