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!

Beth WaldenBeth Walden
21:00 03 Nov 23
Very helpful and quick to respond. I was very happy with the cost of my insurance. I was able to get everything I needed at one place.
Ryan BudginRyan Budgin
21:44 02 Nov 23
They did a wonderful job finding me the perfect home insurance!
Cassi DayCassi Day
20:53 01 Nov 23
Kyle Knutson is one of the best Insurance Agents I have ever dealt with EVER ....... and my mother was an Independent Agent in So. California for 40 yrs. I was for a time myself.His knowledge and expertise in his products is excellent. But more impressive (if that can be) is his response time.I have emailed him in the evening, knowing that the next business day is when I expected a response. Both time he has reviews and answered my questions within an hour or less! 6-7 pm at night! WOW - So amazing to have someone be right on top of what is important to you at that moment!And just like that - I no longer had to think about that. One more thing checked off my list.I can't say enough about Kyle other that Give him your Business and you will NOT be disappointed!
15:07 30 Oct 23
Jason Schwerdt did a fantastic job of of reviewing my prior policies and making the coverage changes I needed for home and auto insurance while simultaneously reducing my overall annual insurance costs. He was quick to respond when a roofing contractor caused a leak in my skylight that damaged my ceiling, and I highly recommend working with him and Valpo First!
Larry or Arlene PiferLarry or Arlene Pifer
20:18 29 Oct 23
Scott PendletonScott Pendleton
22:32 27 Oct 23
Kyle goes out of his way to satisfy. this is the best insurance experience i have ever had.
Lisa PietersLisa Pieters
17:50 27 Oct 23
Great people to work with!
Jenny NightingaleJenny Nightingale
14:15 27 Oct 23
Very helpful and we are please to them.
Robert TracyRobert Tracy
10:07 27 Oct 23
00:30 27 Oct 23
Jason Schwerdt is a fantastic agent. He is so professional, kind and explains everything, he looks for what is best for his clients.