Meet Our Team

Doug Schonhorst
Doug Schonhorst


Mike Schonhorst
Mike Schonhorst


John  Brooks
John Brooks


Shannon Guynn
Shannon Guynn

Customer Service Representative



Welcome to General Insurance Agency!

We are a privately owned independent insurance agency in Huxley, Iowa.  Our associates have been guiding the financial wellbeing of businesses, individuals, and families since 1984.  Our promise is to provide prompt and attentive service. Longstanding relationships with each insurance company with which we write policies and institutional knowledge help us keep this promise.  


We offer education and advocacy.  We endeavor to keep our clients informed and work collaboratively with them to reduce costs while reducing gaps in coverage.  We have fun and we work together.  This gives our clients opportunities to get the right coverage at the right price.


The local community has been integral to our success.  For this reason, we are members of the Ballard Business Alliance, which helps us promote community awareness and a healthy economic environment.  Our involvement with the Alliance and our efforts to create a culture of aptitude and liveliness in our agency are symbols of our ongoing commitment to our clients.  



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"The Ballard Community School District has been a loyal General Insurance Agency customer for years. With General Insurance, we have the best of both worlds; competitive rates with a comprehensive product offering, AND the highest standard of personal service one would expect from a local agency. Doug and Mike were born and raised in the community and their commitment to Ballard is evident not only in their service commitment, but also in their ongoing support of our district and students."

- Ottie Maxey of the Ballard Community School District

"Whether it be dealing with insurance on a corporate level handling workplace policies, or a personal level finding an auto policy that suits my family with three driving teenagers- General Insurance Agency does it all! The small town attitude combined with a big city expertise gives me the comfort of knowing I am getting the best services that are available. Since I have begun working with General Insurance- be it business or personal - I have never looked back or thought I could find something better. The Schonhorst brothers deserve an A+ rating.

- Jolene R. Lettow

"I have been with General Insurance for 10 years. Doug, Mike and their staff have provided accountable and thorough service. They are more than willing to explain any insurance coverage and changes that may occur. Their staff is very accessible with questions or claims. I would highly recommend their insurance services."

- Rob Drew

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