Integrity is the word that summarizes Rick’s work and success as a leader in the insurance industry.  He has over three decades of experience as an Independent Insurance Agent, helping people safeguard their lives, assets and futures.

With the help of his associates Ricks business has grown to over 3 million dollars in sales volume since its beginning in 1987.  Currently the agency insures several hundred commercial, church/Christian School, and other church related accounts, along with over 1400 personal lines clients throughout Illinois and Indiana.

The Aardsma Agency has received multiple awards including the Million Dollar Agency Award and Partners In Excellence Award for outstanding service to their clients.


Rick and his wife Judy live in Crown Point, Indiana with their three daughters Michelle, Katie and Stephanie.  They are all active members of Bethel Church and Ministries.

Over the years Rick has served the local church in many ways including:  Deacon, Treasurer, Sunday School Teacher, Young Peoples Leader and Choir member.


Currently Rick serves as on the Counting Ministry. He is one of the coaches on Stephanie's Lego robotics team, and enjoys woodworking, fishing and reading when time permits.

· President, Illiana Christian Athletic Association


· President, Reformed Believers United


· Trustee, Village of

             Thornton, IL


· Police & Fire Committee Chairman, Village of Thornton, IL


· Local Chairman Christian               Business Committee

Richard J. Aardsma CIC…

· A.S., Business Administration  


· B.S., Business Administration


· M.B.A., Currently in progress


· Certified Insurance Consultant (CIC)*, The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research


· Member Americas Registry of Outstanding Professionals


· Member Who’s Who Executives and Professionals

The CIC designation is awarded by the Society of Certified Insurance Counselors after five 20 hour classes of intensive instruction followed by 5 rigorous essay examinations.  The CIC Program is the nations largest professional insurance  education program.  The CRM designation follows the same format of study for risk managers.  Both designations are highly esteemed by insurance professionals and while many agents claim to be  CRM’s there are only 1600 Certified Risk Managers in North America at the time of this publication.


Teacher and speaker, Rick considers himself a Church Board Advisor. He knows that every church has its own unique needs – so the solutions will also be unique.  In fact the solution may not require insurance.


 That is why he does not believe in “selling” you insurance, but rather in educating clients and letting you decide what coverage and price is best for your situation.


If you would like this approach to your insurance coverage please give him a call!

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In 2004 and again in 2008 Rick was privileged to provide and set up and update the computer lab at The Evangelical College of Theology in Sierra Leone, West Africa.  They have 18 work stations!