About Us

OFFERING YOU THE HIGHEST QUALITY SERVICE

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Everything else will fall into place.

Don’t worry about the money, Focus on being of service to others while being honest and sincere.

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Meet Our Agents

Shawn Christie

Owner/Founder/Agent

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)

Find out about his free Small business consultation services here.

Amy Christie

Founder/Agent

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

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

Mckenzie Agent/Broker

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

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

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

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.

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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.

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.

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 Ownersmotorcycle, 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.

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