The Preserve Group

Personal, Local, & Competitive

The Preserve Group serves families and businesses in the Twin Cities

Insurance in Minnesota

About The Preserve Group

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What You Need

At The Preserve Group, our goal is to help you design an insurance protection plan that covers your family and/or business from a wide range of risk exposures. That doesn’t mean packing in coverage you won’t need – instead, we get to know you and recommend coverage based on your unique characteristics.

Why You Need It

Having quality coverage is great but most people want to understand what they’re getting and why. We’ll explain our recommendations, so you know what’s being covered and how it applies to you. If you decide you don’t want a particular coverage, we’ll update the policy. The important part is that you fully understand what you’re getting.

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Where to Get It

Designing a protection plan is only half of the job. The other half is finding an insurance company that offers the coverage you want for a great price. As an independent insurance agency, The Preserve Group will retrieve quotes from over 15 top insurance companies to help match you with a carrier that meets your needs and budget. Plus, we can help you find a new company as your needs change.

Meet The Team

Eric Kittleson

Eric Kittleson

Eric grew up in St Paul, MN where he attended and graduated from St. Bernard’s High School. In 2004 he moved to Phoenix, Arizona where he attend MMI, graduating with a PHD as a certified Harley-Davidson technician in both new model and old model Harley-Davidson’s. Eric spent several years working on Harley Davidson motorcycles and thoroughly enjoyed the ride in life it gave him. In 2012 Eric moved back to MN and onto a more conventional 9-5 job that he knew was not his true calling in life. With the encouragement from his soon-to-be wife Mary, Eric made the decision to change careers in 2016 and made the move to the insurance industry and has not looked back since.

Eric started his insurance career at a captive agency, where he made many great connections in the insurance industry. The gained experience and relationships built is something that has helped to get him and his agency where it is today. This company is also where he met his now business partner, James. After a few challenging years and the belief they could offer their clients more, both James and Eric decided to take the jump into true agency ownership by opening “The Preserve Group, LLC”.

Outside of work, Eric enjoys going to concerts and events with his wife, Mary or anything sports related. You will often find Eric on the golf course, watching another MN pro sports team let him down in a big game or coaching his son, Henry on the baseball field.

James Thovson

James Thovson

Hi, I’m James! I live in the South Metro with my wife and four active children. My wife says I’m a family man at heart. She’s not wrong. Outside of work, I enjoy coaching youth sports, serving in my church and local community.

I began working in the insurance industry in 2015 after losing my dad to cancer. He was the true family man, and I knew things in my life had to change to leave a legacy similar to his. I made a career pivot to become a small business-owner, with the primary goals of being able to serve clients in a personalized way and gain flexibility for my growing family.

I believe it is important to educate my clients and prioritize customized coverage that meets each client’s individual needs. The Preserve Group serves a variety of clients in the Twin Cities and focuses on four cornerstone principles: education, personalized coverage, competitive premiums, and unparalleled service.

We love the opportunity to get to know people, what they are passionate about, and partner with other businesses to give back to our community. Together we truly can build something stronger. 

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