Life changes, so do your insurance needs


Our team of highly trained professionals is dedicated to providing the best experience possible and doing whatever it takes to ensure that every customer is satisfied with their choice. 

Fully Independent

We are proud to offer our independent services and expertise to the Valparaiso community. Our focus is on providing personalized and reliable solutions that meet the needs of each individual client. 


Valpo First operates on a foundation of trust and transparency, making sure that all of our customers know exactly what they are getting when they sign up for one of our policies.


We pride ourselves on being trustworthy, reliable partners who will work hard to exceed expectations with every interaction. We work diligently to maintain a high standard for every client we serve.

about us

We’re here to help

While we are extremely proud of our agency’s history and what was accomplished to get the agency where it is today, we’re equally as excited for what the future holds. Consistent hard work over the years by our agency team and their dedication to our policy holders has allowed Valparaiso First Insurance to be contracted with some of, if not the best, insurance carriers in the industry. We value our relationships with our newer companies and are grateful for our history with our existing companies who have been agency partners for decades. We use that history and our values to continually work on the agency from within, building off our past experiences, in order to provide our customers with the best possible insurance experience. We continue to reinvest in the agency, looking for new technologies to enhance our customer experience. This hard work and dedication to our customers, team members & company partners will position Valparaiso First Insurance to be your first choice for all things insurance related.


years of experience


team members


see what we offer

Valparaiso First specializes in insurance for distilleries, micro-breweries, contractors, trucking, manufacturers, retailers, property owners, associations, auto repair shops, body shops, homeowners insurance, automobile insurance, life insurance, and many more products for personal clients and business owners.

Personal Insurance

Home, Auto, Umbrella

Life Insurance

Term, Universal, Whole Life

Business Insurance

Restaurants, Contractors and more


Private Health Insurance


what clients say about us

Our customers are the heart of our business and we wouldn’t be where we are today without their continued support. We’re proud to show off what our customers have to say about us, as it reflects not only the quality of our products and services but also the level of care and commitment we give to each one of them. Take a look at what some of our customers are saying – you’ll quickly see why they continue to work with Valpo First Insurance!

Zach RobinsonZach Robinson
19:52 04 May 24
Jason Schwerdt has our best interests in mind. He is very trustworthy and provides excellent service. He has made the process of dealing with insurance easy and painless and was able to save us many dollars on our home/auto insurance policies! We are so grateful for his thoroughness and time spent with us to make sure we have the best plan for our needs. I would recommend Jason to any of my friends and family!
Brian HartmanBrian Hartman
15:43 13 Mar 24
Valparaiso First Insurance Reduce the cost of my Home and Auto Insurance by 20 %. They are easy to work with and very responsive.Great business to work with.
Dave GrafDave Graf
23:02 09 Mar 24
Very helpful. Quick service when we needed it most.
Ethan ScatesEthan Scates
20:14 07 Mar 24
We have been thrilled with all of Kyle's help in our insurance needs. He has been attentive and fit us in a policy that was perfect for us.
Central DispatchCentral Dispatch
18:00 07 Mar 24
Kyle knutson saved us money, and gave us better coverage. After being with State Farm over 20 years, they would not replace my roof with hale damage. Kyle hooked us up!!
Tom SandbergTom Sandberg
17:20 06 Mar 24
Kyle my new agent is very honest and will save you money. Just ask for him, he saved me over $1200.00. I hope they pay him well.
Stephen BuckStephen Buck
17:01 06 Mar 24
Great level of trust with service and products.
Stephanie PorchStephanie Porch
12:39 06 Mar 24
I cannot say enough good things about this company! Specifically, Kyle Knutson! A friend referred me to him a few years ago and I will never look back! I will gladly refer him to anyone and everyone! Shopping for insurance and getting the most for your money is such a pain but with Kyle, he made it absolutely effortless! One of the best parts, I get to actually talk to him and don’t get redirected or have to be on hold or speak with someone that is difficult to understand! They offer multiple insurances for your needs therefore makes it a one stop shop! Kyle also keeps me updated throughout the year regarding my policies! Saves time, money, and aggravation! I’m absolutely delighted with Kyle and this company! You won’t regret it!!
Jamie OwensJamie Owens
12:22 06 Mar 24
He know what he’s talking about when it come to ins .Nice guy !!
ron nelsonron nelson
02:21 06 Mar 24