Karl Riehn is the kind of guy you might see at a Lincoln Square Chamber of Commerce luncheon, at the Kiwanis of Ravenswood or maybe walking down Lincoln Ave. on the way to Riehn Insurance at 4541 N. Lincoln Ave. He is not, he says a television guy.
But since Monday, Karl’s has been the anchor man in an ad spot running across the Chicago area through February.
“It’s the first time I’ve ever been on television,” says Riehn. “I was concerned about how I would do with that ad. I’m the closer and I think it came out pretty good. They only did two or three takes.”
In business in Lincoln Square since 1956, Riehn grew up at Lincoln and Grace. Although he now lives in Long Grove, six years ago he built a new office space at his current location on Lincoln Ave. because, “my heart and soul is here. I didn’t want to sell to some developer that would just make condos.”
The ad, for Trusted Choice Independent Insurance Agents, shows Riehn giving the punch line at 15 seconds in. Take a look at the ad below.