Who We Are
Weadock & Associates, LLC. is a family owned business with roots dating back to the early 1900s. Our leadership team has over 150 years of combined insurance industry experience, and we take pride in our ability to pass that knowledge to our clients. Integrity and commitment to our clients are the hallmarks of our success.
We are an independent agency, which allows us to be unbiased in our analysis of benefits available. We are also not obligated to any one provider, which means we can present many competitive options to our clients.
John S. Weadock, President/Principal
In April of 2001, John decided to form his own independent agency. Relying on more than 30 years of agency experience, a high regard for his clients, and a passion for doing business the right way, John started Weadock & Associates, LLC. Now, almost 20 years later, John has continued to create and maintain relationships with many businesses, organizations, and councils. His extensive knowledge from more than 50 years of experience in the insurance industry is an asset to his clients and his team.
John lives in West Michigan with his wife. When is not working, he can usually be found boating, snowmobiling, golfing, or doing yardwork.
Drew Polak, Agent/Principal
Drew represents the third generation of ownership in the company his grandfather started. He joined Weadock & Associates in 2013 after having gained experience in the insurance industry. Now with more than 10 years of experience in the industry, he continues the tradition of integrity and client first business. While Drew is learning his growing role in ownership of the agency, his mind is focused on our clients. He has a keen ability to find the best, creative solutions to any issues the clients may have. He has made himself known in the industry as a passionate and driven advocate for his clients.
Drew lives in West Michigan with his wife and their 2 dogs, Daisy and Stella. He and his wife, in their freetime, enjoy their shared passion for watching and playing hockey.
Connie J. Hernandez, Agent
With 25 years in human resource management and the insurance industry, Connie has become an expert in navigating the complexities of both human resources and insurance. With her gregarious nature and passion for helping others, she passes this experience on to her clients with the motto: "There are times when doing your best is enough to help the client. Other times you need to be ready to dig in your heels, roll up those sleeves, and call on your resources to make the right thing happen". Connie manages the book of accounts for Weadock & Associates, while doing her best to keep everyone here in line, which is her most difficult job.
She is the co-founder of a non-profit mission organization specializing in providing aid, education, and housing to underprivileged communities.
James M. Blackburn, Agent
Jim is a native of East Grand Rapids, and has been a business owner and developer for more than 25 years. He has been a part of the insurance industry for more than 35 years. He has a long history of community service, consulting, and serving on many private and community boards. He specializes in employee benefits, property & casualty, and medical malpractice.
Christian Patterson, Agent
Christian is the newest addition to the Weadock team, and with more than 10 years experience with customer service, sales, and marketing he is a strong addition. Leaning on the values and focus he learned from 6 years in the army, Christian is a passionate advocate for his clients. In addition to being a licensed agent, he holds a bachelor's degree in marketing. He uses his experience in marketing to keep Weadock & Associates in tune with our client base through digital formats. Christian is a West Michigan native and understands the importance this community places on integrity and family values.
Christian lives in Grand Rapids with his wife and 2 children. When he has the time, he enjoys building and fixing things around the house and relaxing with a good novel.