Meet Jän Simon, Owner of Foundation Insurance Services

Business Name * Foundation Insurance Services
Website or Social Media Link * http://www.found-ins.com
Who is the owner/manager? Jän Simon
How many years have you been in business? 1
What product or service do you offer? * Property and Casualty Insurance for business; including (but not limited to) General Liability, Property, Business Auto, Workers Compensation, Professional Liability (E&O), Inland Marine and Bonds.
What makes your business different, competitive, or unique? * I am an independent insurance agency representing multiple carriers which gives me the ability to provide competitive quotes for any type of business. I have nearly 25 years of experience in insurance and take a comprehensive and consultative approach to reviewing an account. I like to look at the entire account to properly assess the exposure and offer the most comprehensive coverage package for each individual company. I really enjoy the educational aspect of what I do, and helping clients understand why the insurance they are purchasing is important and how it all ties in.
What is the nicest thing a customer has ever said about your business? * I have clients frequently tell me that they have never had anyone take the time to help them understand why they need a specific type of coverage or what it actually does for them. They appreciate all the time I am willing to take to help them really understand what they should have and why it is important to their business.
How has your business found value in your membership with the Gilbert Chamber? * The Chamber has been an incredible asset to my business. Throughout the past few years, changing from one agency to the next and now opening my own business, the Chamber has been there every step of the way. The relationships, support, encouragement and business I have gained from the Chamber is invaluable and completely unparalleled by any other business development avenue I have attempted. It has definitely paid back many times over the investment I have put in. I would HIGHLY recommend the Chamber to anyone looking to get involved in the community and grow their business.
What is your name and title? * Owner
What motivates you professionally? * I love to feel like I bring value to my business and community. Being part of a community and having the opportunity to give of my time and resources to better my community is what motivates me to grow a successful business. Having a successful business, I believe, will afford me greater opportunity to invest in my community.
What do you consider to be your greatest success? * At this point, I have created a business that is up and running and has the foundation to be successful in the future.
Who do you look up to or admire? * There are a number of people locally that I admire for what they do in the community and in their industries. First, I admire my Fiance for her strength and support. She has a huge heart and loves to help others and it is because of her and her tireless support I can do what I do. Professionally, I appreciate Ben Kalkman for his innovation and what he has built at Rocket Media, JW Rayhons for his involvement and leadership in the community, and Kathy Tilque for her dedication to the business community and being a true leader and advocate for all things business in the Town of Gilbert.
When you're not working, where in Gilbert do you spend your time? * There are so many places locally we enjoy spending time, I don't know I could narrow it down to a short list. But we love the local vibe of the Heritage District, the great restaurants and shops at San Tan Mall, and the many venues like Top Golf, FatCats, and Hale Center Theater to list a few. We love Gilbert and all it has to offer. What we love most is that it has a small town feel yet the convenience of a larger city.