Justun Wanke is the new Country Financial Representative in Granite Falls. Wanke resides in Montevideo along with his girlfriend, Emmy, and her three girls. In 1998, Wanke graduated from Montevideo High School and soon after became a route salesman for a local Minnesota company. He ordered and delivered product to retail stores and other institutional facilities for almost 15 years before becoming a Financial Representative for Country Financial. About two and a half years ago, he also teamed with his mother, Rhonda, to start a transportation company known as “Turbo Taxi” located in Montevideo.

Justun Wanke is the new Country Financial Representative in Granite Falls. Wanke resides in Montevideo along with his girlfriend, Emmy, and her three girls.  In 1998, Wanke graduated from Montevideo High School and soon after became a route salesman for a local Minnesota company.  He ordered and delivered product to retail stores and other institutional facilities for almost 15 years before becoming a Financial Representative for Country Financial.  About two and a half years ago,  he also teamed with his mother, Rhonda, to start a transportation company known as “Turbo Taxi”  located in Montevideo.

A-T: Tell us a little about Country Financial as well as what brought you to be a part of the organization in Granite Falls?
Country Financial was introduced in Illinois over 90 years ago to the farming community.  Since then we have expanded throughout the United States and are still growing steadily.  I became interested in Country Financial after becoming aware of  all the product lines  they had to offer.  Country Financial is one of the few companies that offer such a wide variety of products to the customer.  Country Financial offers  retirement planning such as 401K, tradition and Roth IRAs, mutual funds and other  investment planning.  We also offer  all lines of insurance to protect your assets and property  that you’ve worked hard for.  The lines of insurance that we offer include, auto, home, life, commercial (business) just to name a few.  Country Financial has great products at  competitive premiums.
 
A-T: What is your responsibility as a Financial Representative?
Being a Financial Representative,  it is my job to help  create wealth and distribute it at retirement while protecting your assets and property along the way.  At Country Financial we look at everyone individually and create a plan specifically designed for that person.  We continually monitor the situations of every client and create a plan on their ever changing needs as they present themselves.

A-T: What will be your working relationship with Dennis?
I will be working alongside Dennis for an undetermined time as of now.  Dennis has been in the insurance business for almost 30 years now and is still undecided about retirement at this point.  The plan is to take over the reins when Dennis decides its time to hang it up.

A-T: Why would someone to do business with you and Country Financial?
Country Financial as a company has been rated A+ with the AM Best and is recognized by J.D. Power for providing “An outstanding Customer Service Experience” along with having a very high rating with customer claims satisfaction.

A-T: What is the most valuable thing you've learned from Dennis thus far?
Dennis has taught me numerous things as we work together and it would be hard to list them all, but the main thing that stands out is to be up front with the clients and to look at their individual needs as they are presented.  Just be there for your client and their needs.

A-T: What do you like to do in your spare time?
Some of the activities I do in my spare time include fishing, hunting, riding motorcycle, going to the lake and just having fun with family and friends.
Country Financial is located just off Prentice St. on 8th Ave.