"Insurance is not just a job, insurance is my career." says Chery Gardner. She started that career in 1991 when hired to work at her first agency. She quickly obtained her agents license in property, casualty, life¹
and health and has never looked back. Excellent customer service and product knowledge are essential to be successful in this business, Chery believes. If you blend all that with a caring heart and a lively personality, she adds, it keeps the clients happier, and happy clients are the best kind.
In June of 2008 Chery was appointed her own insurance agency in Springfield MO. Many know that 2008 was certainly not a good year to start your own business. She had the insurance knowledge combined with years of training and experience to be a success. Unfortunately though, the failing economy along with all the gritty details of being self- employed took its toll. After 5 years she said, “Not everyone should be self- employed and that includes me.” So in August of 2013 Chery accepted a position as a producer with Farmers® Insurance, the Ken Teague Agency. She hopes to stay there until she can retire.
Chery is married with 2 children and 3 grandchildren, but they all live out of state. Her house is still lively though, with three lovable fur babies, 2 Westies and a Dorky. During the summer months, you can find Chery and hubby Jerry at Table Rock Lake on their pontoon...they love lake life. Chery also enjoys shopping for an collecting various antiques.