About Us

About Us

Who we are

Working for your future

Locally owned and community invested! The current ownership group purchased Friesen Insurance back in 2000. Located in the Southland Mall, Friesen Insurance is the broker of choice for your insurance needs. We offer the best hours in Southern Manitoba, open Monday to Saturday, including weekday evenings. We speak English, Low German, and High German, and look forward to serving you!

What we do

Supporting your insurance needs

It takes a special kind of person to put the needs of others ahead of your own – but that’s exactly what makes the people here special.  The feeling we get from helping someone when they need advice or find themselves in a jam is what gets us excited. Insurance will never define us – choosing our attitude and making a commitment to others does.

 Whether you’re a teammate, customer or someone in our community we’ve never met – “if you need us, we’re there”.

Our Team

Merlin Heppner

partner

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Merlin started with Friesen Insurance in 1995 and became a partner in 2000. He was born and raised in Winkler. He enjoys spending time with his family and hobbies include playing sports, photography, and camping. He has been on several community and church boards and loves giving back to his community.

Brad Friesen

Partner

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Brad has been with Friesen Insurance since 1997, and a partner since 2000. He lives in Winkler and enjoys serving the community through the Winkler Fire Department. He enjoys spending time camping with his family.

Doug Penner

Partner

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Doug started with Friesen Insurance in 1995 and became a partner in 2000. He obtained his Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker (CAIB) designation in 1993. He enjoys fishing and camping.

Corey Derksen

Commercial/Farm/Truck/Home

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Corey has been with Friesen’s since 2006.  He currently holds his Level 2 license.  Corey lives in Winkler.  He spends his leisure time golfing, officiating hockey, and travelling in winter.

James Fehr

commercial/farm/truck/home

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James has been with Friesen Insurance since 2006. He obtained his CAIB designation in 2009. James resides in Winkler with his wife and daughters. His hobbies include camping and following hockey, football, and baseball.

Tina Loewen

auto/home/travel

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Tina has been with Friesen Insurance since 2015. She currently holds her level 1 licence. She enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Dorothea Neufeld

auto/home/travel

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Dorothea joined Friesen Insurance in 2015; she currently holds her level 1 licence. She enjoys travelling and spending quality time with friends and family. Dorothea lives in Winkler with her husband.

Alyssa Friesen

auto/home/travel

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Alyssa has worked at Friesen’s since 2015. She currently holds a level 1 license. Alyssa enjoys traveling, being outdoors and spending time with family and friends.

Martin Schoenke

Auto/Home/travel

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Martin has been with Friesen’s since 2016. He currently holds his Level 1 license. He’s an avid hunter and enjoys spending time with his new dog Chief.

Dayna Friesen

auto/home/travel

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Dayna started at Friesen’s in 2016 and currently holds her level 1 license. When not working, she enjoys reading, photography and spending time with family and friends.

Anna Matuszewski

AUTO/home/TRAVEL

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Anna started at Friesen’s in 2015 and holds her level 1 license. She enjoys watching her kids play sports and appreciates a good chocolate bar.

Ryan Penner

auto/travel

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Ryan started working at Friesen Insurance in the fall of 2018. He currently holds his Level 1 insurance license. Ryan enjoys playing sports and cheering on the Chicago Bears. He also enjoys outdoor activities such as camping and fishing.

Carilee Wall

AUTO/HOME/TRAVEL

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Carilee has been with Friesen’s since 2005.  She earned her CAIB designation in 2010.  She enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Contact us during our regular business hours 1-204-325-4701

Toll Free: 1-888-860-5551 Fax: 204-325-7990

Hours: Monday – Friday: 8:30am to 9:00pm, Saturday 9:30am to 5:30pm, Sunday closed.