Our Employees

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We would like to introduce you to our staff. We all strive to serve you in the best way we can.

Richard Aardsma

Peggy Ferguson

Marilan Bass 

Marilan is a long time veteran of the insurance industry. In 1965 Marilan, a native of Chicago, started her career with State Farm Insurance in Lansing Illinois.  She continued in the industry after re-locating to Jacksonville Florida in 1973 and has now returned “home” to Lansing to be close to her mother.


Her outside interests have included Lansing Jr., Women’s Club; P.T.A.; and teaching baton twirling to the local children for over 15 years. Currently she is involved in the Buble/Aiken Foundation, that helps autistic & special needs children along with working on her class reunion committee and the board of her condo association.


She also loves singers, particularly Clay Aiken and among her other accomplishments started college at age 42. Marilan has two children - Julie, age 38 and Steven, age 33 and attends St. Ann Catholic Church in Lansing, IL. She services the needs of our Personal Lines clients.

Cindy Barnes

Cindy is the newest member of the team returning to the workforce after twelve years of work as a stay at home mom raising her children.


Cindy and her husband Earl have three daughters; Liane, Tiffany, and Dayna.  Along with the soccer mom lifestyle of being involved with her children Cindy enjoys reading, being crafty, fishing and working in her garden.  They attend Grace Reformed Church where she is active in one of the Woman’s Bible Study programs each week.

Rick began his insurance career in 1979 selling life insurance for the Equitable Life Assurance Company in Chicago, IL.  Soon after he joined a local Independent insurance agency where he worked for 5 years. In 1987 he started Professional Insurance Services by purchasing the Swanson Insurance Agency in Homewood, Illinois.  For more info. click on Who is Rick Aardsma.

After working with State Farm for two years Peggy joined Professional Insurance Services in 1989 and has continued here until the present time.

After her marriage to Daniel and two children, Ashley and Mark, Peggy began working less hours at the agency. She is responsible for personal lines customer service, works with our church clients, and does some commercial work as well. She enjoys reading and scrap booking, attends Faith Church in Dyer and has enjoyed serving in a local soup kitchen several times.