Ron received his B.S. Degree from Indiana University-Bloomington in 1982. Also in 1982, he was farming and chose to supplement his education and work by getting licensed in Property and Casualty Insurance, as well as Life and Health Insurance. He began selling insurance for Combined Insurance in 1982 and in 1984 started selling for American Family Insurance as a direct writer.
Rita received her B.A. Degree from Indiana University-Bloomington in 1982. She worked for Indiana University from 1982 until 1991. She obtained her Property and Casualty license in 1991 and began working at Hardesty Insurance, first as support staff, and now Agent/Owner. Being a risk manager is a rewarding career as she works to help people make safe, sound judgments in their insurance (financial) decisions.