A Long-Standing History within the Insurance Industry

At Schomer Insurance, our Pierz insurance agency has officially been established since 1963; however, we are able to trace our insurance roots back to a much earlier year in time.

  • Around 1913: R.M. Stoll and A.P. Stoll incorporated their insurance agency, calling it Stoll & Stoll, Inc.
  • 1960s: The agency changed its name to Farmers & Merchants Insurance Agency, Inc., to reflect the bank that owned it.
  • 1963: W.B. Schomer starts Willie Schomer Agency.
  • 1985: Willie Schomer Agency undergoes a name change, becoming Pioneer Company Insurance.
  • 1990: The bank sells Farmers & Merchants Insurance Agency to John Christenson of Crosby, MN, who made it a sole proprietorship.
  • 1992: Howie Schomer purchases Farmers & Merchants Insurance Agency. He adds several new property, casualty, life and health insurance companies.
  • 1994: After several location changes, Pioneer Company Insurance moves to 227 Main Street North ~ Pierz, MN.
  • 1997: W.B. Schomer passes away and Howie Schomer purchases this agency too. Howie merges the two firms (Farmers & Merchants Insurance Agency and Pioneer Company Insurance) together, creating a single agency called Schomer Insurance. At that same time the resulting agency moved into its current location in downtown Pierz at 227 Main Street North.

Meet Our Agents

Howie Schomer (Owner / Licensed Agent)
Howie Schomer
(Owner, Licensed Insurance Agent)
Allison Brisk (Customer Service Representative)
Allison Brisk
(Customer Service Representative)
Tammy Giuliani (Customer Service Representative)
Tammy Giuliani
(Customer Service Representative)
"I feel that [the staff] really values me. I appreciate that I'm not just a ‘number’ to them, but feel more like a friend. They've been taking care of me for over a quarter century now and the service is second to none."

— Ginny (Little Falls, MN)
"I've had a couple claims on both my home and auto over the past few years and can't say enough about how well I was treated by Howie and his staff and my company. I am very satisfied with their service."

— Dorothy (Pierz, MN)
"Schomer Insurance gives very good personal service which is very important. Howie is also very involved in many local activities. You never have too much of that in a small town."

— Leon (Pierz, MN)