Keystone Insurers Group, one of the nation's largest property and casualty insurance brokers, welcomed Normal, Ill.-based agency Van Gundy Insurance as their newest franchise partner in the state.
The announcement was made today by Van Gundy Insurance President David McGrew and Keystone Vice President of Sales and Marketing Elizabeth Schenk.
"We are pleased that Keystone Insurers Group invited us to join their exclusive network of independent insurance agents," noted McGrew. "As a Keystone partner, we will be able to provide our clients with enhanced insurance programs for their families and businesses. It will also allow us to continue our mission of providing our clients with prompt, professional and personal service."
"Van Gundy has an impeccable reputation in the insurance industry and was a natural fit for Keystone," said Schenk. "As one of the larger independent insurance agencies in central Illinois, they bring a tremendous amount of expertise to the partnership. We’re looking forward to furthering our relationship with the Van Gundy team."
Van Gundy Agency was founded in 1946 by Lander Van Gundy. With his roots in the harness racing industry, Van Gundy established a nationwide insurance network for insuring harness horses, stables and race tracks.
Today the agency is under the management of six partners: David McGrew, Mark Brent, John Lenahan, Mike McNeely, Rod Brent and Mike McGrew.