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About Clemon-Maki Insurance

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Established in 1991 by Gary Clemon and Dale Maki, Clemon-Maki insurance has grown to be a premier regional full-service insurance provider. We service commercial and residential properties, professionals, commercial and personal liability, and various specialty products. We are proudly serving you and thousands of others in Jasper County.

Our Owners

Jeff Maki

Jeff Maki

Jeff joined Clemon-Maki Insurance in June of 2000. In April of 2015 he became part owner with his father Dale. He’s fully licensed in personal, commercial, life and health insurance. He is a lifelong resident of Newton and actively involved many local civic organizations from Rotary, Newton Chamber, Newton Christian School and the YMCA. Jeff and his wife Donna have one Son, Carter.

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Alex Modlin

Alex Modlin

Alex has been a licensed insurance agent since 2007. He joined Clemon-Maki Insurance in 2014 and specializes in all lines of insurance. In January of 2017 he became part owner with Darin Eide and Jeff Maki. Alex received his bachelor’s degree from Buena Vista University in business management in 2007. He is a born and raised Newton native and is heavily involved in local community organizations. Alex married his wife Chelsie in 2008 and they have three children, Rylan, Jagger and Jersey.

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Darin Eide

Darin Eide

Darin is a fully licensed insurance agent and joined Clemon-Maki Insurance in 2015. In January of 2017 he became part owner with Jeff Maki and Alex Modlin. His focus is ensuring that every client’s insurance program is tailored around their specific needs. He is a graduate from the University of Northern Iowa and he, his wife Meghann and their two children moved back to their hometown of Newton in 2005.

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The rest of our team 

Dale Maki

Dale Maki

Dale started his career in the insurance business in 1976 with Bankers Life now The Principal. He is a native of Grand Rapids, MN and moved to Newton Iowa in 1967. He graduated from NHS in 1970 then served 4 years in the US Army. Dale has been very active in the Newton community. He’s served on many boards from the Newton YMCA, Rotary Club and Newton Legion Post 111. He and his wife Shari have two children, and 3 grandsons.

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Gary Clemon

Gary Clemon

Gary has been an independent insurance agent for over 30 years. He is an Army veteran of Vietnam and graduate of the University of Iowa's College of Business. Gary's started at Travelers Ins. Co. as an underwriter. There he earned a Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) professional designation. He is a past President of the Newton Noon Kiwanis and Jasper Co. I Club. He is an active member of Newton Elks and Moose clubs, American Legion, 40&8, VFW and Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. Gary and his wife, Dianne, have 3 children and 5 grandchildren.

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Denise Naber

Denise Naber

Denise joined Clemon-Maki Insurance in July of 2013 as the book keeper/office manager. She served 4 years in the US Air Force. She and her husband Mike have two sons and one grandson.

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Lori Gibson

Lori Gibson

Lori has been with Clemon-Maki Insurance since December of 2011. She is licensed in both personal and commercial lines. She is the commercial lines CSR and Claims Manager. She has one son Justin.

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Aerika Berner

Aerika Van Der Wilt

Aerika joined the Clemon-Maki Insurance team in December of 2016 as a licensed CSR and specializes in personal lines. She is a Central Wisconsin native who moved to Iowa in the Fall of 2016. Aerika is excited to experience all that Jasper County has to offer.

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Skyler Wedeking

Skyler Wedeking

Skyler joined Clemon-Maki Insurance in July of 2017 and is currently licensed in property and casualty insurance. Skyler was born and raised in Newton and moved to Excelsior Springs, Missouri his sophomore year of high school. After attending and playing football at Missouri Valley College, Skyler moved back to Newton. He married his wife Abbie in 2014 and they have one son, Liam. Skyler is a member of the Izaak Walton League and participates in many sports offered by the YMCA in Newton. 

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Brett Bozarth

Brett Bozarth

Brett has been a licensed insurance agent since 2014. He joined Clemon Maki Insurance in 2019 and currently is licensed in personal and commercial insurance. Brett was born and raised in Newton and received his bachelors from UNI in Finance and Real Estate. He married his wife Lacey in 2006 and has 2 children, Landon and Haleigh. In his free time, Brett spends a lot of his time coaching youth sports or hanging out with his family. 

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