It was “Insurance” at First Sight…no…I mean, it was Love at First Sight! Mark and Vickie met on a blind date in December of 1992. Vickie couldn’t resist Mark’s quick wit and good looks and Mark couldn’t resist Vickie’s beauty and smile (his words folks)! It was a whirlwind romance and by September of 1993, they were united in marriage. And the rest, they say, is history! They have 5 grown children and 7 grandchildren and love being a part of a blended family.
Vickie Rinehart, a native of Jackson, MO…is a JHS graduate of 1981, (we’re telling on you Vickie)! After graduation, Vickie worked in the business industry for several years in Jackson and Cape Girardeau. In 1995, she became an Insurance Agent in Jackson, MO for a captive agency which we shall not name : ). While her love of her community and helping people shined, she became frustrated by the inability to offer her clients the best coverage for the best possible premium.
Mark Rinehart, a native of Stoddard County, MO, grew up on the family farm, worked on the farm, and is a Richland High Graduate of 1981, (sorry Mark, we’re telling on you too)! After graduation, Mark continued to work on the family farm, chose a career in the military for several years, was employed by Ameren UE as a lineman, and eventually settled on a career in the Insurance Industry. Why? Because Vickie made it look so fun! In 2003, Mark became an Insurance Agent for a captive agency in Bloomfield, MO …nope, not naming that one either ; ) While Mark loved being a part of the Insurance Industry, he also expressed discouragement with limited company affiliations and being able to offer his clients options.
While their love of Insurance and building relationships remained, they came up with a solution to their frustrations…and Rinehart Independent Agency was created! The Dexter, MO location has been going strong since 2004 and continues to thrive today, with the help of Tina and Nancy, of course!
Their dream continued and while they’ve lived in Stoddard County for 16 years now, their roots remain strong in Jackson too. After much deliberation and hard work, their second location became a reality. And in December of 2019, the Jackson location was established and officially opened! While we’re just getting our feet wet in Jackson, we are excited for the opportunity to serve the community Vickie grew up in!!