717 W Battlefield Street Springfield, MO 65807 (417) 887-6990
(the sloping entrance ramp starts on the right behind the stone wall)
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm Tuesday 8:00am to 7:00pm
The Waisner Agency is on the north side of Battlefield Road, a short ways west of Campbell Avenue and a few blocks east of Kansas Expressway.
A center turn lane on Battlefield Street eases the entering or departing from the office.
A handy ramp leading to the front door allows you to bypass the steps if you are in a wheelchair or akin to me… legs and feet that do not function as well as in my youth when I was an Adonis-like figure, profoundly handsome and a delight for the lasses of the land.
Nowadays I function much better as a door stop but the folks at Waisner Agency treat this Old Coot well.
And the coffee is good and they have a handy cup to use and it’s… FREE!!!!
There’s one of those fancy store-bought signs out by the street to assist you in finding the office.
Hey!!! I can make a clickable link to the Web site listed on the sign. That is just so nifty!!! It’s the bee’s knees!!!
I took most of the pictures on this blog entry using the wondrous digital camera thing.
Even a klutz such as I can take a decent picture then use free software found on the Web to improve the picture, if needed.
Cropping and brightening and a bunch of other things that can be done.
Using the built-in flash I even took some decent pics inside the office.
An Old Coot such as I delights in comfortable seating and inside the Jim Unit’s office we can see two padded comfortable chairs calling out for you to sit upon:
Oh… the “Jim Unit.” That’s one of my terms used for younger folks who have earned my respect. The Jim Unit is Mr. Jim Curl who is the insurance professional I most often interact with at this agency.
We first conducted business in 2008 when I emigrated from Nebraska and, by default, immigrated to Missouri. I interacted with a few of the local State Farm agencies looking for the ONE to become involved with and selected the one Mr. Curl was working at.
He excelled in customer interaction and service/product knowledge areas. The other agents in the Waisner agency are also very nice and pleasant to interact with so I have enjoyed doing business with the Jim Unit along with a minor amount of good-natured harassment this Old Coot tosses at others…but saved for when there was a lull in the office action.
Mr. Curl is all-business and will not make a customer wait because some long-winded Old Coot such as I is having his fun. I gotta’ respect the young feller’ for that!!!
So, you may be wondering who the Jim “Unit” Curl entity is. If you have young children present you may want to cover their eyes because……
Yes. That is the fellow. The Jim Unit. However, he is a rather husky fellow reminiscent of a football lineman so I am always well-behaved!!!
Not that Mr. Curl is malevolent. Nope. I would want him on my side if any BIG guys picked on my aged, withered body.
The boss is in the other room. As is typical he named the State Farm Agency he owns and operates using his own name.
That makes sense to me.
Hey, look!!!! It’s the boss!!!!
There he is… Mr. Dan Waisner. He is a great guy to talk with, also. He, too, looks akin to a front line football player. At least you can feel safe here with all these BIG husky guys to keep the peace!!!!
Of course… I have never heard of a non-peaceful insurance office but I AM trying to make this blog entry interesting!!
Here is the newest addition to the Dan Waisner team… a fellow I call Tyler Wilson and I refer to the fellow as that because it is his name!!!
There’s the boss on the left, the awesome Dan Waisner. Tyler is on the right and to the left, out of view, in his office, is the Jim Unit assisting one of the firm’s loyal customers.
The two pictures above were taken at the end of September 2013. Halloween is a month and a few days away and my mind reflects upon the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow fame.
None of that around here but I did find a body-less head that belongs to the Dan Waisner fellow!!!
There it is!!!!! I told you I found a head without a body but there isn’t a horse anywhere around so we should all be safe!!
Tyler is at the front desk closest to the door. He is the newest addition to the team… making three BIG guys present to ensure that if challenged by another insurance agency to a rugby or football game they will likely walk away the winner!!!
But, when it comes to handling insurance and dealing with customers… they are gentle giants!!!
Poking around the office I found a surprise out back…
Tomatoes and zucchini. healthy tasty vittles ’round these here parts, y’all.
And inside I saw some more vittles. Not as healthy but still yummy!!!
No wonder the crew was smiling in their picture… they had yummy stuff waiting for them in the break room!!!
Headed back to Jim Curl’s office and found the lad busy perusing papers:
Here he is doing one of those “multi-tasking” things these younguns’ today are so good at.
Well, it’s time to go. I hope you enjoyed this visit to the Waisner State Farm Agency.
I heartily recommend these folks based upon my years of personal experience.
I did not know any of these folks until I wandered in the door awhile back and liked what I saw and experienced so transferred my State Farm account here after the last move I made.
There were other agencies a little closer to my shanty but the couple of minutes of extra driving is a small price to pay for the outstanding service I have received at the Dan Waisner Agency.
If you drop in tell ‘em the Disgruntled Old Coot sent you!!!!