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  • Larry Fouts

    President
    Office: 785-738-3558
    Fax: 785-738-4812
    121 E. Main St
    Beloit KS 67420
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    Larry grew up in Beloit and attended Kansas State University, graduating in 1973 with a degree in Business Administration. He spent 8 years with a local direct writer in insurance before starting the Independent Agency in 1991 that is now Fouts Insurance Agency.

    Larry has been involved in insurance since 1974 and takes great pride in knowing that he still works with many of the same clients since his start in the industry. Building a personal relationship with each individual client/business has helped ensure a solid foundation for Fouts Insurance to expand.

    Golfing with friends, playing cards, family time, and watching sports are his passions. Spending time with his grandchildren Paxton, Laikynn, & Connor is also a main priority. On most weekends during football and basketball season Larry can be found in Manhattan attending the home games and cheering on the KSU Wildcats.

  • Joel Fouts

    Agent
    Office: 785-738-3558
    Fax: 785-738-4812
    121 E. Main St
    Beloit KS 67420
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    Knowing he wanted to work in business, Joel attended Kansas State University College of Business and obtained a variety of experience in Finance, Accounting and Marketing. Joel had his first experience with insurance the summer before college graduation, and he found the industry intriguing. He graduated in December of 2007 from KSU with a degree in Finance and joined Fouts Insurance in January 2008.

    Joel has experience in all aspects of insurance including home, auto, business, crop, and life. Ensuring a customer is properly insured, and understands the policy coverage is what he is in the business for.

    He and his wife, Christie, enjoy attending KSU sporting events, traveling, and spending time with their new son Connor that arrived in October 2013. “I look forward to gaining more experience from my father, and working alongside my brother as we grow the family business.”

  • Jonathan Fouts

    Agent
    Office: 785-738-3558
    Fax: 785-738-4812
    121 E. Main St
    Beloit KS 67420
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    Jon joined Fouts Insurance in June of 2011 bringing with him three years of insurance experience in commercial underwriting from Dallas, TX.

    Jon is able to help with several lines of business in the insurance industry such as Life, Health, Property, Casualty, Business & Personal Lines products. Jon’s main goal is to ensure that the client is comfortable and properly covered for the risk being insured.

    “Nothing is more important to me than knowing that when you leave my office you are confident that you have chosen an agent that you can trust, and will take care of you and your family in the event of a loss. Lasting relationships are built on trust.”

    Jon enjoys spending time with his two kids Paxton & Laikynn, hunting, fishing, golfing, and basically anything that revolves around being in the outdoors.

  • Byron Palen

    Agent
    Office: 785-738-3558
    Fax: 785-738-4812
    121 E. Main St
    Beloit KS 67420
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    Byron joined Fouts Insurance in February 2005 with 14 years of experience as an insurance agent. He can assist you with home, auto, life and commercial insurance.

    Byron believes that insurance plays a vital role in protecting the assets of individuals and businesses. He enjoys working hard to provide that service to his clients.

    Originally from Tipton, KS, Byron graduated from Fort Hays State University. He is married to Barb and they have 2 sons, Brady and Blaise who attend St. John’s Catholic Schools. He loves spending time with his family, golfing and officiating high school basketball and football.

  • Joanne Brown

    Crop Agent
    Office: 785-738-3558
    Fax: 785-738-4812
    121 E. Main St
    Beloit KS 67420
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    Joanne has been with Fouts Insurance since 1995. Crop Insurance is her specialty, which plays a vital role in the farm operation today. She enjoys meeting and visiting with the farmers to help them better understand and choose the right coverage for their farm operation.

    “Family is my main priority. My husband Don & I have five grown children and 10 grandchildren. We feel very blessed.”

    Joanne is a member of St. John’s Catholic Church and likes to volunteer for various Church activities. She has recently tried her hand at sewing and enjoys cooking and reading when time permits.

  • Deb Fuller

    Receptionist/Secretary
    Office: 785-738-3558
    Fax: 785-738-4812
    121 E. Main St
    Beloit KS 67420
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    Deb has been employed at Fouts Insurance since 1999. She loves to talk, so greeting people that come in the front door is right up her alley. One of her main responsibilities is claims support and she strives to help in any way to make them less strenuous for our insured’s.

    Deb has three children. Ashlyn is a Physical Therapist in Wichita. Preston and Paul are both attending Kansas State University.

    “On my off time I love to spend time with my family, gardening, canning (salsa is my favorite), walking, cooking, and just being outside.”

  • Gary Pahls

    Crop Agent
    Office: 785-738-3558
    Fax: 785-738-4812
    121 E. Main St
    Beloit KS 67420
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    Graduated in 1982 from North Central Kansas Technical College. After working in the electronics industry for 32 years I decided to take a detour in my career. Crop Insurance seemed to be a good fit having worked for a local farmer in high school and still taking time every year to help with the local wheat harvest. I joined Fouts Insurance in November of 2013 handling the crop insurance.

    Gary has a wife Linda and two sons, Matt & Jeff. Playing golf, woodworking, & gardening are just a few hobbies on the list.

  • Sarah Johnson

    CSR/Agent
    Office: 785-738-3558
    Fax: 785-738-4812
    121 E. Main St
    Beloit KS 67420
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    Sarah grew up in Beloit and attended Fort Hays State University, graduating in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science degree.  She joined Fouts Insurance in 2014 and is excited to be a part of a growing business and expand her knowledge of  insurance.  As a licensed agent she is able to interact with the customers, quote, and explain coverage’s associated with policies.

    Sarah enjoys spending time with family, cooking, traveling and spending time outdoors.