About

FCIS Wisconsin Branch

Formerly Main Street Insurance Ashland

The Main Street Insurance Agency began over 50 years ago in Ashland Wisconsin. The original owner, Mr. Lou Bickel, started the business with the motto of “Service with a Smile”. The Lou Bickel Agency was located on the east side of town. As the agency grew, Mr. Bickel relocated the office to its present location. It has remained at this location for over 40 years.

The Agency offered “All Lines of Insurance”. Mr. Bickel purchased the Penn Insurance Agency 25 years ago to offer additional carriers to his customer base.

In 2009, the Lou Bickel Agency was purchased by Joe Brezinski. The name was changed to the Main Street Insurance Agency LLC and incorporates the same philosophy of service with a smile. The Agency has expanded its carrier base to provide better coverage opportunities for customers.

In 2023, Main Street Insurance was purchased by FCIS Insurance, based in Forest City, Iowa. The Agency remains in the older historical area of downtown Ashland, one block away from Chequamegon Bay on Lake Superior.