Butler & Associates Insurance Agency has been serving insurance clients in Minnesota and Wisconsin since 2002. The internet, fax and phone enable us to serve people well beyond our East Bethel and Apple Valley neighborhoods.

We are an independent insurance agency, which means we represent more than one insurance company. We have chosen to work with some of the most respected local and national providers of personal, business, health and life insurance. We are able to offer you individualized insurance plans at competitive prices and to adapt your coverage as your situation or needs change.

We have been a Trusted Choice® agency since 2002, which means we are committed to providing current and prospective customers with the best in service and insurance protection. The Pledge of Performance demands more from agencies that participate in the Trusted Choice® program.

Helping you to be informed insurance consumers is a top priority for our agency. Please explore our website for helpful information  check out our Butler & Associates Insurance Agency Blog for insurance news you can use.

Agency Staff

Dan Butler, CIC President • Insurance Advisor

Dan Butler graduated from UW-Milwaukee with a degree in Business Administration and after a successful sales management career with a Fortune 100 Company he started Butler & Associates Insurance Agency, Inc.

His experience, knowledge and ability to form relationships provides access to a broad choice of quality insurance products and related services. This enables Dan and our other agents to offer customized coverage at competitive pricing. Most importantly, Dan’s clients find that they are treated like people, not policies.

A driving force in starting the East Bethel Chamber of Commerce, Dan is active in his local community. He has served in several leadership capacities including President of the East Bethel Economic Development Authority, Vice President of the East Bethel Chamber of Commerce, and Board Member of the Beaverbrook Sportsman’s Club. Dan’s hobbies include fishing, hunting and following the Minnesota Wild.

Dan attained his Certified Insurance Counselor designation (CIC) and he continues to expand his knowledge of the insurance industry by attending CIC graduate seminars as well as a variety of educational courses. Dan is licensed in Property, Casualty, Accident & Health and Life Insurance.

Bill Butler, CIC, CISR Insurance Advisor

Bill Butler is an insurance agent with Butler & Associates Insurance Agency, licensed in Property, Casualty, Accident & Health and Life Insurance. He started his insurance career in 2004 after 13 years of service with the U.S. Army and Minnesota Army National Guard.

Bill lives in St Paul with his wife and their cat, Betty Boop. Bill met Shannon while swing dancing in 1998 and, after they were married, the couple started teaching swing dance together. Their love of music and dancing has taken them all over the United States and Europe, teaching in England, Germany, Austin, Omaha, Boston and Seattle, to name a few. Bill and Shannon also teach and perform locally, and have hosted a dance night at Lee’s Liquor Lounge in Minneapolis for 10 years.

Now that Bill has had some time in the insurance industry, he is working to give back to the local community. He is an active member of the Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce, serving as an Ambassador, and is also a Rotarian.

Since entering the insurance industry, Bill has focused on education and has attained both his Certified Insurance Service Representative designation (CISR) and Certified Insurance Counselor designation (CIC). He continues to expand his insurance knowledge and is committed to educating and guiding his clients, as well. Because of his dedication to his clients, his professionalism and his work as the Chairperson for the Minnesota Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers Young Agents Committee, Bill was named the 2012 MIIAB Young Agent of the Year.

Linda Butler, CIC, CISR Senior Account Manager

Linda has headed up the Customer Service department since she joined her husband, Dan, at Butler & Associates in 2002. Linda is a licensed property and casualty agent and she is interested in helping clients solve problems and to understand their coverages and their insurance options.

Prior to her insurance career, Linda was a special education teacher and then a stay-at-home mom. After returning to school, Linda became a dental hygienist. Following that, she went back to school again and earned a master’s degree in theology.

It was back to school again for her insurance education. Linda attained her Certified Insurance Service Representative and Certified Insurance Counselor designations, and she continues to expand her insurance knowledge by attending comprehensive educational courses.

In her free time, Linda enjoys reading, she swims for exercise and finds raising the family’s Gordon Setter puppy a challenge and a joy.

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