Eric McCleary

Independent Agent

Eric McCleary

Eric McCleary


Eric was born and raised in the Twin Cities area. He grew up in Shoreview before moving to Excelsior when he was 12 years old. Eric studied business marketing at the University of Minnesota Duluth. While “studying” he met his wife, Heidi, and they graduated together in the fall of 2011. They now live in St. Bonifacius with their two rescue dogs. With the exception of his brother who lives in South Carolina, the rest of his family has stayed in the Twin Cities area.

Shortly after graduation Eric landed his first job with State Farm on a two year “agent in training” program. After a year, he discovered he did not like representing only one insurance company and started looking to join an independent agency. In 2013, Eric joined Lakeside Insurance as an independent agent and considers the best part about Lakeside is having options for his clients instead of being able to offer only one company.

Eric is a sports and outdoor enthusiast; so when he is away from the office you will find him outside fishing, grilling, playing sports, hunting, hiking, or camping, but mostly you will find him fishing.


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