Our Realty Team

Our team of experienced professionals are committed to helping you find a policy or a property that fits your needs. We focus on providing individualized attention and exceptional customer services to create an experience that is difficult to find in today’s market. At the Engel Agency, we will work with you to ensure that you and those you care about most are protected.


Engel Realty Team


Jennifer Machande
Manager/Licensed Insurance Agent
Jennifer Machande of Miles, IA joined The Engel Agency, Inc. in 2003. Jennifer currently specializes in commercial, personal and farm insurance, as well as life and health insurance. She is also a licensed real estate agent. Jennifer is available Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm or by appointment and can be reached via email or at the office.
Fred Droste
Real Estate Agent
Lived in Maquoketa area since 1980 and have always been involved with farming one way or another. Recieved realtors license in 2003 and has been involved with residential, commercial, and farm realty. Very much enjoy working with people and all aspects of real estate. Received associates broker’s license in 2013. Was elected to the Board of Directors for the East Central Iowa Association of Realtors in 2016 and vice-president in 2017. In 2013 received insurance license for crop, P & C, commercial and farm. In 2013, joined the Engel Agency full time as an insurance and real estate agent. My wife, Sharon, and I still live on our farm Northwest of Maquoketa and enjoy time with our 2 grandchildren and family. We enjoy life in the country and the occasional motorcycle ride.
Chris Schaefer
Real Estate Agent
Chris joined The Engel Agency 5 years ago. During that time she enjoys helping people get into their dream homes and helping our clients get the value out of their house they deserve when selling. Family is where you will find me when I'm not working, Spending time with my husband Ron, four children, Sam, Charlie, Carolyn , Ronny and two adorable grandchildren, Caleb and Mya. My family is where my heart is. Other activities are golfing and fishing.
Lisa Bormann
Customer Service Rep
Lisa Bormann of Preston, IA joined The Engel Agency, Inc. in 2007. She specializes in customer service and can assist with personal lines insurance. Lisa is available Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm and can be reached via email, or by calling the office.