ABOUT US

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Our History

A Plus was established in 1999 in Colorado Springs, CO.  Shawn Christie, and his wife Amy, are its owners.  We are a family owned and operated insurance broker.  We offer a full range of products to service a wide spectrum of personal insurance needs, as well as business insurance needs.  It is our objective to provide quality, low-cost coverage to meet the needs of our clients.

  • Service through Education.
  • Don’t worry about the money.
  • Focus on being of service to others while being honest and sincere.
  • Keep it Simple.
  • Always Look for the Win-Win.

Meet Our Team

Get to know our agents and team members!

Shawn Christie

Owner/Founder/Agent

 
More about Shawn!

Shawn was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He has had an entrepreneurial spirit from the beginning. He started his own business at the age of 10. In 1999, he began to work as an insurance broker for one of the first online insurance Brokerage houses. There he obtained all of his residential and non-residential insurance licenses to sell insurance in 14+ states. In 2000, he set out on his own and began to build a book of business. Through the prompting of his clients, he brought on additional lines of insurance (Auto, Home, Business, etc) and A Plus Insurance was created. Shawn has continued to integrate technology into the company to make business smooth and seamless from both an agent and a client perspective. He continues to strive to make doing business with A Plus Insurances fast, efficient, and effective as possible for our clients. His agents have served and delivered the highest level of customer service to over 26,000 clients in 16 states. His hobbies include spending time with his family, working on SEO, taking the time to learn new things, Reading, and catching a nap on the weekends (when time permits). Inspirational figures: Winston Churchill, His Son, and His Beautiful Wife and business partner Amy. (not necessarily in that order)


Amy Christie

Founder/Agent

 
More about Amy!

Amy was born in Colorado Springs, CO. She has lived a large portion of her life in the Colorado Springs area, graduating from Sierra High School, then graduating from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs with an Organization Communication degree in 1999. Amy began her insurance career by working for a life insurance brokerage, Eterm.com, in 1999. There she became licensed in several different states both residential and nonresidential licenses. In 2001, she moved on to working side by side with her husband, Shawn, selling life and health insurance, and auto insurance. She is an active member of the community and has been even seen out on the local football field helping coach park and recreation teams. Interests include spending time with her family, traveling, gardening, and cooking. Her goal each day is to make finding an insurance policy or making a change to an existing policy as quick and efficient as possible for her clients in a polite, knowledgeable and professional manner. She understands that people do not want to spend all day dealing with insurance. Favorite Quotes: “A person’s a person, no matter how small.” & “I meant what I said, and I said what I meant, an elephant is faithful, 100%.” – Horton, Dr. Seuss.


Sy Sopko

Customer Service/Agent

 
More about Sy!

Life began in Dallas, Texas. Raised in Greenville, South Carolina. Currently living in Greenville, SC. Sy has always had a technical mind and an interest for people of many different walks of life. He practiced aviation technology, but his love for Customer Service and Relations brought him to the sales industry. The joke is that he is a Social butterfly. Quick to be a friend and slow to be an enemy he is always happy to help. He Strives for peace in achieving goals that have been set. Sy was introduced to the Insurance industry in 2018 by CEO/Operator Amy and Shawn. Currently he works part time to lend a hand when needed. His passion is people, classic cars, music, and food.


Jola Robbennolt

Agent/Broker

 
More About Jola!

Jola was originally born in South Dakota. She moved out to Colorado after high school, where she stayed for many years to raise her family, in Colorado Springs.In 1998, she made a move up Alaska to start a new adventure where she still resides in the Mantansuka Valley area.She began working with A+ Insurance in 2012. She is an integral part of the A+ Insurance family as an agent who writes and services policies with all of our carriers. Many of our clients enjoy her warm, friendly nature, and appreciate the time that she spends on the phone with them to make sure their questions are answered thoroughly and completely. Some of her interests include spending time with her family, gardening, and baking. She also enjoys taking the time to enjoy her motor home and traveling to see new people and places.


Katie Sopko

Agent/Broker

 
More about Katie!

Life began in Detroit Michigan. Raised in Greenville, South Carolina. She graduated from Easley High school. Katie has always enjoyed working in the customer service industry. She obtained a degree in medical office/billing and coding from Tri-County Technical College. She was introduced to the insurance industry in 2020 by Owners Amy and Shawn. She works part time and fills in where needed. Her passions include spending time with her family/friends, traveling, baking, hiking and food. Katie looks forward to assisting her customers with all of their insurance needs and questions.


Lauren Mckenzie

Agent/Broker

 
More about Lauren!

Lauren was born and raised in Wasilla, Alaska. She graduated Wasilla high School and attended the University of Anchorage Alaska pursing a degree in Environmental Science. Lauren traveled after college but always made it back to her home town. She enjoys the outdoors; camping, hiking, fishing, wildlife and spending time with family. Lauren became an agent with A Plus Insurance in 2019, She has a friendly personality and loves getting to know our customers and assist them with all of their insurance needs. Lauren looks forward to more traveling in the future, continuing her education, and making the most enjoying Alaska and surrounding family.


Crystal Sullivan

Agent/Broker

 
More about Crystal!

Crystal was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado but grew up in Wasilla, Alaska. She graduated from Wasilla High School, then graduated from Colorado Mesa University with an Athletic Training Degree and EMT Certificate in 2015. Crystal is now working towards future goals of being a part of the Military. She enjoys lifting at the gym every morning before work, learning new ways how to cook for her family, watch shows on Netflix, and painting. Her bundle of joy is a black cat named Kingsley. Crystal was recently brought on in 2016 to A Plus Insurance. Proudly and actively working each day to serve customers and their insurance needs. Favorite Color: Teal NBA Team: Denver Nuggets Favorite Quote: Stay positive, work hard, make it happen.


Justine Pronk

Customer Service Representative

 
More about Justine!

Justine was born in Avis, PA, moved to Easley SC in 2005, there I graduated from Easley High School in 2010. “I enjoy hanging out with my husband and my 5 year old son Connor. We enjoy anything outdoors like camping, adventuring, and hiking.” My favorite quote is ”every ending is also a new beginning” I started with A Plus insurance in 2020. Favorite color: pink Favorite sports team: Philadelphia Eagles Favorite season: Fall



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Customer Service Representative

 
More About Olivia!

Olivia was born and raised in Northwest Arkansas area. There she graduated from Greenland High School and Northwest Arkansas Community Collage. Afterwards, she moved to Oklahoma with her husband in 2018 where they live with with their lazy Great Pyrenees named Fargo, who is named after the Clive Cussler book series. She enjoys gardening, camping, fly fishing, traveling and volunteering with her husband when she is not working part time for A Plus Insurance



Veronica Moss

Marketing Strategist/Content Creator

 
More About Veronica!

Veronica is one of our newest members of A Plus Insurance and is excited to be a part of the team. Born and raised in Baltimore, MD, she spent her school years in several visual art programs and has since been passionate about creating and helping bring the creative visions of others to life. Since moving to the south, she has met many unexpected new loves, including but not limited to: the word y’all, chicken biscuits, pimento cheese sandwiches, and her husband of nearly 11 years, Marlon. They reside in Easley, SC where she has spent the last few years as a freelance graphic artist and social media content creator. She loves spending time with Marlon in their weekly volunteer work, creating films, stories, multimedia content, and eating weird foods. Their only source of contention is during football season where she roots for the Baltimore Ravens, and he at odds with his support for the Miami Dolphins. Fun facts: She will never be found without a cup of coffee in her hand, and must have sushi at least once a week.

In The Beginning

Our company originally began as a “Life and Health” shop, but experiencing sheer encouragement from our existing clientele,we began to seek companies that could offer affordable auto insurance coverage.

Progressive Insurance was the first company to issue us an auto contract (and we are still very grateful). As we started to grow our book of Property and Casualty clients, we slowly added additional companies including, but not limited to Bristol West, Mendota, Viking, Dairyland, Travelers, and much more. Once again, at the urging of our clientele, we began to offer Home Owners, motorcycle, business insurance coverage. Ironically now we sell very few “life or Health” policies at all and are almost exclusively a Property and Causality brokerage.

We constantly strive to do the research with different companies to find out if they are going to be a good fit for our clients, both from a financial and coverage standpoint. Another goal of our agency is to provide outstanding customer service, prompt responses, and the ability to answer questions.

Our Products

We specialize in personal auto, home, and motorcycle insurance, but also include boat, RV, and business liability insurance.

At A Plus we have the ability to shop multiple companies, to try to find the most competitive rate for a client’s situation. We also have many carriers that can offer SR22 filings on both auto and even motorcycle policies. If you do not have a vehicle, we also offer NonOwners or even Broad Form policies.

Our goal is to provide solutions that better protect the future of our customers. Teamwork, Integrity, Excellence, Passion, and client engagement are tenants of success at A Plus Insurance. Above all, we make sure that our interests are aligned with those of our clients.

A Plus Insurance and Technology

We utilize modern technology to provide exceptional and unmatched service to our valuable clients.

Not only do our prospective clients have the ability to do an online quote, but our knowledgeable staff is available via phone and email. Once we activate a policy, we have the technology to immediately send over proof of insurance documents via email or fax. Additionally, we also utilize an electronic signature system for applications Which helps cut down on unnecessary paper waste. We have a very low-pressure approach to sales and about 75% of those who call us for quotes can save by switching.


Our Service Areas

We now insure thousands of clients homes, cars, boats, motorcycles, and businesses. We have expanded our offering coverage in 14 states. (Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Wisconsin.)  We also may expand into other states in the near future.

We are confident in the customer service and products that we offer at A Plus Insurance but don’t just take our word for it,  the best way to judge the quality of our services is to check the other client’s reviews.

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Want to Contact Us Directly?

Phone: 719 392 4000

Email:  sales@learnandserve.org

Last Updated on July 2, 2021 by Veronica Moss

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