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Chris Hipple

CIC · Managing Agency Co-Owner
Sturgis, SD

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  • We have owned our KOA for seven years and have used Leavitt for all of our insurance needs every single year and have no plans to change.

    Communication is key and Chris and the team are always there whether it is for information, an explanation, or just to chat about a potential issue. We filed our first claim in 2020 and the process was seamless from start to finish. These folks are the real deal when it comes to insurance.

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    Jason Tubb
    Travelers Rest KOA
    South Carolina
  • Chris Hipple and Leavitt Recreation have been handling my campground insurance needs since I bought Rush No More RV Resort and Cabins 11 years ago.

    They have been great to work with and have been prompt in answering any questions I may have. They also oversaw the processing of my claim after I suffered extensive hail damage. It’s a pleasure to work with all the staff in their office. I would highly recommend Chris and Leavitt for all your insurance business.

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    Edward C. Miller
    ARVC National Board of Directors, Owner of Rush No More RV Resort
    Sturgis, SD
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(800) 525-2060 - Direct

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About Chris


  • CIC—Certified Insurance Counselor

Chris Hipple has been an insurance agent serving the needs of the outdoor industry for 25 years. He is an avid archer, camper, hunter, angler, dog trainer, and overall outdoorsman who has spent time in the forests and fields of the US and Canada following his passions. Chris is licensed in all 50 states and focuses on recreational hospitality industries but spent 17 years as a generalist insurance agent so he’s seen quite the variety of clients.


Chis holds a Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation as well as a Life Underwriter Training Council fellowship. Chris held a Series 7 and 63 stock broker licenses for over 20 years until he recently “retired” from those services to focus solely on insurance products for the outdoor industry.

Chris has spent time with attorneys and industry professionals reviewing the exposures facing today’s outdoor businesses as well as the coverages, and limitations, provided by the current offerings of today’s insurance companies. Chris also serves as an educator to both the Kampgrounds of America franchise as well as the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds for their educational curriculum. He often speaks on risk management at these classes. He knows the outdoor industry and will help you navigate the tangled underbrush of the complicated insurance world like a trusted guide!

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942 14th Street
Sturgis, SD 57785

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(800) 525-2060 ext 4341 - Chris's Direct

(605) 423-4341 - Chris's Fax

(800) 525-2060 - General Office

(866) 465-2797 - General Office Fax

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