Chris William Iten is a partner at Giles & Iten Insurance
Originally from Minnesota, Chris grew up in a automotive family, his Grandfather Peter started in 1928 repairing and selling automobiles. That grew into what became Iten Chevrolet a well-known dealership for over 70 years.
In 1995 Chris left the family business and moved to the Valley of the Sun, Phoenix, AZ with his wife and two young children. He stayed in the Car business for several years and eventually ended up on the corporate end contracting to Ford and General Motors as a trainer. In 2002 Chris joined the Farmers Insurance Company as an agency owner.
After establishing his agency Chris decided to combine office space with another agency owner, Shannon Giles and the two remained office partners for many years in fact some clients almost couldn’t remember who their actual agent was because that is how they ran the business, as one. In 2018 Chris and Shannon both decided there had to be a better way than just offering one product line and that set the wheels in motion for their new Independent Agency, Giles and Iten Insurance opened 1st quarter 2019.
Chris makes work his fun as well by being part of the SxS off road, boating and camping communities, you will see Iten Insurance at many events promoting their new venture and building relationships with other riders and business owners within industry that also support their motorsports community in Arizona and Southern California.