Trevor Reger has worked a few years in his current role with the Clint Harris Insurance Agency Inc., and he’s already prepared for his next professional move.
“My future aspirations are to open my own State Farm Agency in the Springfield area,” Reger says. “I have been an approved candidate by the corporate office to do so for two years, however, there has not yet been an opening in the area.”
Reger, an insurance and financial services representative with State Farm agent Clint Harris, has built a noteworthy clientele. Since 2019, Reger’s doubled his individual annual billings and client roster to top $1.3 million and 1,288 clients managed. He started working with Harris and State Farm in mid-2018.
State Farm corporate officials have noticed. He’s been tabbed an “agent aspirant” and appointed to leadership in that group.
“I help lead the State Farm Agent Aspirant Program, which is an elite group of men and women who aspire to open their own State Farm office someday. This is a very competitive group to qualify for and be a member,” Reger says, noting participants must meet performance metrics and he’s met his requirements every quarter the past few years he’s been eligible. “We discuss how to better serve our clients and improve our business plans for when we open our own office.”
With his licenses to sell mutual funds, annuities and securities, as well as multiple lines of insurance, Reger knows life can throw unexpected things at his clients, and he considers it his role to prepare them for the unforeseen.
“I believe I have made a very positive impact on many of my clients lives as they have told me they feel much more secure after meeting with me and confident that they are on the right path to achieve their financial dreams and sleep well at night knowing they are properly protected and invested to reach life’s goals,” Reger says.
He recalls a few emergency situations where making himself directly available to clients – and at any time – paid dividends for them and his business.
“I recently had a young family with a baby get a new car on a Saturday and the next day, on Sunday, had a minor accident and were stranded on the road in the heat,” Reger says. “My client called me in a panic (and) I quickly got a tow truck out to get them off the road and set up a rental car for them, so they were not stranded.
“I have also helped someone who was not a client at the time – (but) was in an accident with a client of mine – file a claim and service their claim when I had no obligation to do so, and because of that they switched everything over to me from their current company.”
In his spare time, Reger has been heavily involved with wetlands conservation group Ducks Unlimited and helped found the first collegiate chapter in the state while attending Missouri State University. He was college chapter president for two years and followed that up with three years as president/chair of the Ducks Unlimited Christian County Chapter. Now, Reger is district chair for the Greater Ozarks Region, and he’s led fundraising efforts exceeding $250,000.
Going up at Missouri State University’s 125-acre William H. Darr Agricultural Center on Kansas Expressway is the Small Animal Education Center.