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Tanner Handcock new agent for Crew Agency

by Del Bartels

Tanner Handcock is the newest insurance agent at Crew Agency.

Handcock has passed his South Dakota testing requirements for crop insurance and started working full time for the agency on August 1. He is a 1999 graduate of Kadoka High School and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Black Hills State University.

"I've actually always wanted to get into the insurance business," said Handcock. "The people here have known that I was interested since I was in college." Prior to coming to Crew Agency, Handcock lived in Rapid City and worked for First American Title Company. "My wife and I are excited to get back to a small community. Going to the small town sporting events again and being able to get involved in the community activities is something we are looking forward to," he said. His wife, Kimberly (Davis), is originally from Wall. They and their nine-month-old son, Dawson, will be moving to Wall as soon as they sell their house in Rapid City. "Kim works for the Coca-Cola Bottling Company in Rapid City and will be commuting to work. We have a daycare lined out in Wall when we get there. It'll be good," said Tanner Handcock.

"When Crew Agency decided to expand, the opportunity came knocking at my door and I took it," said Handcock. "The best part of the job is being able to interact with the farmers and ranchers in the surrounding communities. Since I grew up on a ranch, it makes the job easier. Everyone I work with is so friendly and helpful," he said.

Grady Crew, one of the owners of Crew Agency, said, "We have always had our eye on Tanner. When people meet him, they will know why we hired him. He is a very sharp young businessman with a warm personality."

Handcock added, "And, I get to work with my Dad." Maurice Handcock was the last agent employed at Crew Agency. "Working with family is really good. I used to work with my older brother, Tucker, at American Title." Tanner has another brother, Tyler, and a sister, Abigail. "We are a real close family," said Handcock.

Maurice Handcock said, "This is neat. In agriculture fathers and sons often work together and now I get the chance, too. It is fun for a dad to work with a son. Plus, my wife and I are going to have another one of the grand babies closer for us to spoil. It will be great getting to see more of Tanner's family."