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Meet The Team
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Passion and personal relationships sets FCIS apart from other agencies. We are a family-based independent agency that partners with national and local insurance companies to find the best insurance solutions to fit your needs. FCIS opened its doors to allow every situation a solution. FCIS is here to help. Just let us know how.


MEET OUR TEAM ----- We are a team of dedicated professionals, ready to do whatever it takes to help provide the best solutions! 

Bret LaBuwi -- Owner, Broker

Bret's dedication lies in helping people like you through his knowledge and problem solving attitude. Knowing he can find the best solution to your insurance needs is evident during every step of the process. Bret's business partner and wife, Nicole, have two teenage, busy girls, Shay and Brooke. However, the top dog in the family is Lambeau along with his side kick Lucy, the bird-hunting dogs. Outside being involved in the community, church, networking groups and volunteering, Bret enjoys a great game of golf, watching football and certainly the Packers. Get to know Bret and you are certain to part with a smile on your face.



Nicole LaBuwi -- Owner, Broker

Nicole's true passion is building a personal relationship to help in all aspects of insurance throughout your life. Key knowledge, organization and honesty is what you can expect from Nicole. Business partner and husband, Bret, have two teenage girls, Shay and Brooke along with two Springer Spaniels named Lambeau and Lucy. While kids keep Nicole quite busy, Nicole still finds time to enjoy volunteering, being involved at church, football games, deal finding and traveling to warm destinations. Get to know Nicole and you'll know you've talked to the right person that has a passion for helping you.



Steve Stewart -- Licensed Insurance Broker

Steve's drive to build relationships provides the perfect approach to achieve solutions for each client. With background in insurance and sales, Steve prides himself with understanding needs and providing out of the box solutions for his employee benefit groups. Steve's genuine demeaner and can-do attitude creates a welcoming introduction to your employee benefit solutions. Steve enjoys catching Badger and Packer games in the fall. During the summer months he enjoys hiking and BBQ time with friends and family. Get to know Steve Stewart and you'll know you've worked with a knowledgeable person that wants to find the best solution.



Jill Buchheim-- Customer Service Specialist

With over 20 years of work experience, Jill prides herself on being the client’s first point of contact and enjoys connecting clients with our talented brokers.  As our Customer Service Specialist, Jill works on your behalf to deliver answers reliably and quickly.  When not at work, she enjoys camping with her family, hiking in national parks, attending sporting events with her husband, volunteering with several local organizations, providing music for special occasions, and saying YES to as many adventures as she can.  Get to know Jill and you’ll find a caring and helpful partner willing to do whatever it takes to meet your needs.



Erin Barth-- Licensed Insurance Broker

Erin's passion for success, health, fitness and healing people, make her a perfect fit to the FCIS team. With extensive sales and health industry experience, Erin brings smart solutions to the table to provide the best options while making the process easy. A Wisconsin born native, Erin has been part of the Sun Prairie community for nearly 10 years. When outside of work you can find Erin on the golf course, relaxing by the pool or competing in bodybuilding competitions. She has a 12 year old, nearly toothless, Chihuahua named Bella.  Meet with Erin and you will feel confident that you've had the best assistance in understanding your options for health, life, Medicare and dental needs. You will leave FCIS with a contagious smile!



Ben Brindley -- Independent Broker

Ben's personal approach and extensive background in insurance makes him a perfect match to find the best solutions for his clients. Ben helps clients feel relaxed with his informational approach. Ben joined FCIS in 2009 as an independent contractor and specializes in individual/family health insurance, small group health insurance, life insurance, disability, dental and Medicare supplements. As an alumni of the University of Wisconsin, Ben and his wife Annie enjoy spending weekends around Madison. Get pumped up, Ben is also spends time as a Cross Fit Trainer in Portage. Get to know Ben Brindley and you'll know you've worked with an experience agent that focuses on your needs.

FCIS is here to help. Just let us know how.

FCIS is built around passion in helping people. Developing personal relationships is part of the FCIS process.

Why FCIS?

Our focus is not just on the bottom line. Our primary goal in working with clients is helping them find the products and strategies that fit their needs and offer the best solutions based on coverage and budget. Our approach is informative and our practice is service-oriented.

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