The Encore Financial Story

About Us

At an early age, Encore Financial Group principal and founder, Dennis Hesselink, learned the importance of hard work and the need for purposeful planning.  His father died young and left his mom with seven young children and a $5,000 life insurance plan. Not surprising, the years ahead were hard ones. Eventually Dennis was introduced to the life insurance business. Here he has stayed, all the while helping many client families to become financially independent and thrive. Read the full story behind why here.

With a deep-rooted passion for financial security, each Encore Financial Group representative partners with their clients and their families to plan and implement financially sound solutions and lifestyles. In fact, Encore’s values echo this passion and permeate our day-to-day business interactions:

  • Respect – For our clients, for our community and colleagues
  • Quality – For the top-level services and solutions we offer each of our clients
  • Teamwork  – For the environment and resources with which we sustainably build our client relationships and business

Getting Involved

Along with helping in local food kitchens and the like, we frequently participate in community programs to share important information about solutions like long-term health care, social security and life insurance. We believe it is important to talk about these things both in our offices as well as out in the community. Finally, our advisors work in the communities in which they live, making the ties to their work and community that much more meaningful and impactful. That’s why we created Encore For Gifting, a way to give back to what matters to our communities.

Providing Opportunity

One of these programs includes paid summer internships. College students and emerging professionals are able to focus on learning the financial and insurance industry in an approachable environment. The goal of the internship program is to help someone develop professionally and provide employment opportunities in our community.




“I had just changed my major to Personal Financial Planning [before interning]; therefore I didn’t have much knowledge of the field upon starting. I can confidently say when I left, I did not feel the same way.

Being exposed to the industry and being around the team increased my knowledge tremendously. My internship positively helped in my decision to pursue personal financial planning as a career.”

Briana Franz

2013 Summer Intern

Testimonial may not be representative of the experience of others.

“Before accepting an internship position, my knowledge of both the insurance and finance industry was very little. My experience has given me a wealth of knowledge of the industry, and of a professional lifestyle that has been greatly beneficial. The team at Encore made me feel welcome from my first day, and I couldn’t be more pleased with the experiences and opportunities that I had over the summer with Encore Financial Group.”

Mason Elliott

2016 Summer Intern

“Encore is a family-like company with friendly employees and dedicated owners. It is really inspiring and refreshing to see a small company want to keep pushing and improving themselves. I am amazed at [Encore’s] involvement in the community. Most companies see it as an obligation. [Encore] sees it as an opportunity.”
Olivia Burek

2017 Summer Intern

Our Mission

At Encore Financial Group, we are dedicated to helping members of our community achieve and maintain financial independence. We do this via a holistic approach to reducing risk, offering protection services and potential growth opportunities for our clients who love their family and are serious about their money.

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