Randy is the owner/Principal of BIG of Arkansas and Randy Reichardt Insurance Agency, founded in 1994 as an Independent Insurance Agency serving Batesville, Arkansas, and the surrounding areas. Previous to opening the agency, Randy obtained his licenses in property, casualty, life, health, surety and marine insurances in 1993 and worked for one year with the Independence County Farm Bureau. He also received his "Fellow" designation from the Life Underwriter Training Council in 1996. From the beginning, Randy knew that he wanted to provide his clients with both the best products and best service available in the business. His focus and philosophy of treating others fairly and with respect and striving to be a trusted insurance advisor to his customers has kept the Randy Reichardt Insurance Agency continually growing for 25 years and counting. Outside of work, Randy is involved in his community as a past Chairman (2011) and Board member of the Chamber of Commerce. He is a past Reserve Sergeant Deputy of the Independence County Sheriff's Department, where he was licensed/received training in: Basic Patrol Rifle 2012, Taser Conducted Electrical Weapons, and Active Shooter training 2013. His involvement in law enforcement and concern for the community was part of the motivation for helping to form, and becoming a charter member of the Law Enforcement Community Relations Team (LECRT). This organization was formed to improve awareness of the various operations of the law enforcement agencies in Independence County, promote the safety of residents with educational programs/events, and to assist in providing resources needed to protect and serve our city/county. Randy currently participates in and teaches "ALICE" training to local businesses, manufacturing, schools, and others concerned with having an Active Shooter response plan. In 2015, Randy was commissioned with the Batesville Police Department as a Reserve Officer. When Randy isn't wearing his insurance hat, uniform/BDU's, or otherwise volunteering in his community, he can be found thoroughly enjoying family life with his wife, Michelle; daughter, Bailey and fur-kid Abby. At home Randy is hailed as grilling guru, spaghetti chef extraordinaire, fixer of broken things, and all around superman.
Michelle is Randy's partner in love and work. She has been a licensed property/casualty and life and health agent since joining the agency in 2007. Before joining Randy, and the Reichardt Agency, Michelle was a business owner of multiple small businesses including more than seven years owning a small Regional Paging Communications company, and rental property owner/manager. Michelle has worked in multiple areas within the agency including Customer Service Representative, Sales and Administrative Assistant and more recently, Michelle has focused her work efforts on marketing and customer satisfaction strategy for the agency. Outside of work, Michelle volunteers with the Law Enforcement Community Relations Team, and is a supporter of the Humane Society of Independence Co., and attends the Bethesda Church of Christ. When Michelle isn't working or volunteering, she is a hobby beekeeper, enjoys photography, lives to travel, loves being Mom to Bailey (26, Nurses rock!) and Ashley (30, lives on in our hearts and forever missed). She is also "Mom" to one very spoiled fur-kid: Abby.
Laura is a personal lines agent who has been with Reichardt Insurance agency since October 2006- when she was hired as a Customer Service Representative. Presently, she serves as office manager, personal lines insurance agent, and helps with life, health, and supplemental accounts. Laura also manages the agencies small commercial accounts. Laura received her property and casualty license in April 2007 and was licensed in life and health in October 2014. She continues to learn and grow in her insurance knowledge and participates in classes/continuing education annually. Laura is a lifelong resident of Cushman, AR. She is married to Wayne and mom to Andrea Wright, Rachel Low and Dustin Wright. She is the proud MiMi of three adorable grandchildren, Sophie, Ella, and Carson. When Laura isn't working, she enjoys time with her family, music, road trips, and just relaxing.
Mary Chambers joined the Reichardt Insurance Family in November of 2015 as a personal lines insurance agent and customer service representative. Mary received her insurance license in 1983 while working with Farmers Insurance. She began working with Sensabaugh insurance in 1992 and continued there until its change of ownership in 2015. Having over 34 years of experience in Home/Auto/Personal lines insurance, Mary has the knowledge and expertise to guide her customers in choosing the right insurance coverages for their needs. Mary is a graduate of Cave City Schools, and resides in the Batesville area with her husband, Mike, of 42 years. When not working, she enjoys reading, cooking, hunting and spending time with their two children and two grandchildren. She and Mike are members of Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church.