About Our Agency
Beversdorf Real Estate & Insurance was founded by Herbert Beversdorf in 1954. The agency was located in the Truck Line Auto building (Chevrolet Auto Dealership) on Main Street, Birnamwood. Jane Resch joined her father in 1979 as his secretary, a year later becoming a licensed insurance. Upon the death of her father in November of 1981, Jane purchased the agency from her mother and renamed it Jane Resch Birnamwood Insurance, continuing to operate out of the same office.
Jane was then joined by her husband Joe Resch in 1985; shortly after, purchasing the Koeppel Agency in Wausau. By 1990, Jane and Joe outgrew the office on Main Street and moved to an office located in the Truck's Place restaurant building on Hwy 45 Birnamwood. Shortly after the move, Jane and Joe once again expanded their agency by purchasing the Roger Jensen Agency. By 1994, the Resch's knew they needed to add another local agent to help service their client base; Tammy Resch, a former employee of Banner Banks joined the team and was a natural fit. Through the years, Tammy has grown with the agency and has become the Vice President.
On the move again, Jane and Joe purchased Agency Services, Inc. of Birnamwood in 1994 and relocated in the Banner Bank building, renaming the agency Resch Birnamwood Insurance Agency, Inc. In the same year, with great gratitude, Jane and Joe's son Alan moved back to the area heading the agency to continued success.
In May of 1995, Alan hired Clay Zogata as an office assistant and has remained with the agency until 2016 as a licensed agent and VP of Agency Operations. The year 1996 was a thriller year for the agency as Jane Resch was named "Agent of the Year" by the Professional Insurance Agents of Wisconsin. By 1997, the team once again outgrew their office space and decided to build a new building on Main Street in Birnamwood, the building they now occupy. Forever keeping the Resch Insurance clients in mind, new personnel were added to serve their local insurance needs.
In October of 2008, Gregg James, a Wausau native, became a licensed insurance agent to support the Weston area residents. Clay & Gregg opened Resch Insurance Agency of Weston, our branch office, in September of 2009.
Mary Jo VerHagen, a Antigo native, was added to the licensed customer support team in Birnamwood in August 2011, allowing more time for the agents to service their clients.
Tanya (Resch) Gehrig joined our Weston team in June of 2015 and in September 2017 she moved to the Birnamwood Office. Orginally from Birnamwood, Tanya knows our client base very well and is ready to help serve our clients as needed!
Last, but not least, Jose Murillo joined our team in Birnamwood and has been a fantastic addition to our team!
In September of 2017, the Weston Office of Resch Insurance merged with Central Wisconsin Insurance Associates (formerly Clabough Insurance from Wittenberg). The Birnamwood location remains as Resch Insurance.
The Resch Insurance Agency Team: Jane, Joe, Alan, Tammy, Mary Jo, Tanya, and Jose all want to Thank You for your continuous support and loyalty!