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Steve Vander Ploeg

License #: 0930438
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About Steve
Steve Vander Ploeg is an insurance agent with Goosehead Insurance located in Grand Rapids, MI. Using cutting edge technology to shop with dozens of home and car insurance companies in just a few short minutes, he is able to find the right coverage at a competitive price. He takes the time to review all of the options and customizes a policy based on the unique risks and desires of each client. After finalizing either a home or auto insurance policy, Steve is backed by a service team that has the highest client loyalty rating in the industry. Request a quote from Steve and you will quickly understand why Goosehead is one of the fastest growing distributors of home and auto insurance in the United States!
States Licensed In: MI
146 Monroe Center NW Suite 103
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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and then some.
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  • Life Insurance >
You probably looked at several houses before you found the right fit; why not look at home insurance the same way? Goosehead does the looking for you, and finds the policy that fits your needs and budget, without compromising coverage.
It seems like there’s as many car insurance companies out there as there are cars. Lucky for you, Goosehead looks under the hood of all those policies to find the right coverage for you and your ride. Think of us as your roadmap to better protection and better rates.
Having the right amount of protection in case of flooding is important. That’s why our Goosehead experts will do all the research for you. We’ll compare dozens of plans and choose what’s best for your residence, and your budget.
Sure, you may not own the building. But you own what’s in it. If a fire or disaster would cause a major setback, take a close look at renters insurance. Better yet, let us do it for you. We’ve evaluated products from dozens of the most respected insurance companies to help you home in on the right policy.
From an insurance standpoint, high rises, townhomes and condos can be, well, a little different. HOAs cover some parts of the property, leaving other areas up to you. We can help you find a policy that provides the coverage you need — at rates you’ll feel right at home with.
A rental property isn’t the same as a primary residence. Without proper protection, a landlord might be personally liable for damages from accidents or other events. We can help you determine the right coverage for your rental properties and compare rental property insurance quotes so you can operate with total peace of mind.
Driving a motorcycle is all about freedom. Speaking of freedom, there’s no need for you to spend end less hours of your free time comparing insurance plans. Comparing the best motorcycle policies from the best insurance companies to get you protected the way you should be protected, at the price you deserve.
Chances are you bought a boat for a little rest and relaxation. Goosehead makes shopping for boat insurance just as relaxing. Our expert agents will shop dozens of policies and find you the right protection, at the right price, that will really float your boat.
Your RV lets you escape to the open road. And with Goosehead, you can escape the usual time commitment of buying insurance. Our expert agents do the research for you, comparing dozens of policies and choosing the right protection for you and your home on wheels, all at the price you deserve.
As the saying goes, life happens. But sometimes it happens in ways we don’t expect. For all the great times, and the more difficult times, Goosehead can be there to make sure you and your family are prepared, and protected. If something happens to you, the right coverage will ensure your family is financially secure and well taken care of in your absence.
Homeowners Insurance 101
After looking at dozens of houses you found a property you love. You’ve managed to come up with a down payment, get approved by a lender, and started wrapping your knick knacks in newspaper. Now you need to find a homeowners insurance policy that meets your needs, but how do you know if a policy is the right one for you?
Auto Insurance 101
Most states require you to carry auto insurance. But how do you know if you have enough? A basic understanding will equip you with the knowledge you need to make smarter decisions when selecting your auto insurance policy. Let’s get started! 
Umbrella Insurance 101
Umbrella insurance goes beyond your normal limits of liability to cover injury to others, legal fees and litigation, excessive property damage, and more. Relatively cheap, it can give you protection from a sudden and serious situation. 
Water Coverages Explained
Four different types of water coverage may or may not be part of your home insurance policy. Let’s look at how they could help better protect you and your family from financial burden due to various causes of water damage to your home.
Recent Reviews
Total Agency Reviews 195
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Jacklyn S., Sep, 25 2023
Steve was quick professional and respectful
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Taylor J., Sep, 08 2023
Great person, was surprised to find Goosehead a franchise
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Storm B., Aug, 30 2023
My fiancé and I asked from quotes from Goosehead and one other agency. The Goosehead agent was friendly and explained the breakdown of everything in less than a day. The rates were lower than the other agency as well.
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Raynaldo D., Aug, 19 2023
Answered all questions. Easy to talk to and understand. Nice person
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Cathy J., Jul, 26 2023
Friendly, Fast, Efficient, Simplified Service.
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Kennedy F., Jul, 20 2023
Steve was very helpful through the entire insurance process and gave good advice.
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Ashley P., Jul, 17 2023
Steve was very efficient in getting a quote that has more coverage and great savings for me. I truly appreciate the consideration he gave and for taking the time to discuss the policies and options with me. Thank you again!!
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Karen C., Jul, 14 2023
Steve was very informative.
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Sandra O., Jul, 02 2023
Steve VanderPloeg is awesome to work with.
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Wendy M., Jun, 20 2023
Steve Vander Ploeg was great. Very detailed and took his time to explain everything. I felt very comfortable working with him.
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Liyu X., Jun, 19 2023
All went well & price seems good, but I don’t really know the company yet.
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David N., Jun, 04 2023
It was quick and easy to get a quote/plan needed for the purchase of our new house. Steve was responsive and helpful and the quotes were competitive.
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Racquel W., May, 30 2023
Steve Vander Ploeg was super helpful and was available for any questions we had.
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Monique C., May, 26 2023
he was very polite and know what i needed.
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Hannah H., May, 03 2023
Steve was very helpful, easy to communicate with and got me a very competitive rate. I appreciate that he came recommended by someone I am working with.
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Sadie E., Apr, 19 2023
Outstanding customer service
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Tonira T., Apr, 04 2023
Steve was really helpful & treated us like we're family 👪 best insurance rates I've found will gladly recommend you to my family and friends thank you again
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Ninette G., Mar, 26 2023
Steve was really fast at getting us a great quote and he explained everything with patience when I didn’t understand.
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Dana M., Mar, 20 2023
Steve was amazing
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Todd A., Mar, 17 2023
Good experience
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Andrew L., Mar, 14 2023
Responsiveness, easy to work with
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Karen L., Mar, 13 2023
Very friendly and very through. He made sure has asked us everything he could and gave us some really good options
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Madeline L., Mar, 09 2023
Friendly and personable and easy
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Diana G., Mar, 07 2023
Very good service.
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Meghann T., Mar, 03 2023
Great communication and customer service!
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Sally S., Feb, 28 2023
Steve was very pleasant to talk with about it all
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Kelly J., Feb, 22 2023
Steve and how u found a good policy for affordable price
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Melinda V., Feb, 10 2023
Great customer service!
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Michelle J., Feb, 01 2023
Paul is amazing and friendly and does the most to help me. It was an easy and pleasant experience!
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Blain W., Jan, 08 2023
Steve was a teacher. He went slow and made sure I understood everything that was going on. He was very kind. I completely understand everything I purchased. He was very transparent in our interaction.
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Emily W., Jan, 06 2023
The time that was given to explain everything. I felt well informed after the conversation.
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Sharon T., Dec, 24 2022
Great Agent!
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Araly G., Dec, 05 2022
Steve was very straight forward and very helpful. He got back to me right away.
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Mathew N., Nov, 12 2022
Steve was very prompt, courteous and thorough
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Martin S., Nov, 11 2022
Saved $1200/yr switching with Goodehead
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Jacob E., Nov, 10 2022
Fast, Friendly and reasonable.
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Corey H., Nov, 08 2022
Steve was detailed in gong over all the policy options. At the end of the day he was able to show around and found a policy that was going to save me hundreds annually
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Dakota S., Nov, 05 2022
Excellent customer service
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Michael S., Nov, 01 2022
Steve seems genuine and works at a nice pace. Explains each item well.
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Amy R., Oct, 28 2022
Very helpful answering questions and made getting insurance a very smooth process.
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Mark M., Oct, 27 2022
Paul was always near the phone and very helpful. He made very good assumptions in looking for a quality insurance product that I felt was of high quality.
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Samantha D., Oct, 17 2022
Steve was extremely nice and very informational. He answered all of the questions I had and got back to me at very reasonable times. He gave me different insurance rates from 7 companies and explained which ones were better than the others and why.

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