NORTHUMBERLAND, Pa. (Dec. 7, 2016) – Ottawa Kent Insurance has joined Keystone Insurers Group to become Keystone’s third pioneer partner agency in Michigan. Ottawa Kent has four locations in the Grand Rapids area, in Jenison, Sparta, Holland and Byron Center.
“Grand Rapids is the second largest city in Michigan and a hot spot for growth,” said Elizabeth Schenk, Keystone’s vice president of sales and geographic expansion. “When determining the best agency for this area, Ottawa Kent was an easy decision for us. In addition to their strong community commitment and solid book of business, they possess the trust and integrity that have been the hallmark of our organization.”
“We are very excited to be a part of Keystone,” Ottawa Kent President Mike Haverdink said. “The resources we now have available to us through this partnership will greatly benefit our clients, now and in the future.”
About Ottawa Kent – Ottawa Kent was established in 1973 by Mike and Matt Haverdink’s father. Today, the agency employs more than 50 individuals in four locations and conducts business around the state. President Mike Haverdink is a native of Grand Rapids and graduated from Hope College. He currently serves on numerous agency advisory boards. Vice president Matt Haverdink joined the agency in 1992 after graduating from Hope College. Both he and Mike became agency owners in 1996. For more, visit www.ottawakent.com.
About Keystone Insurers Group (Keystone) – Keystone started in 1983 when four independent insurance agencies teamed up to pool their experience and expertise. Determined and scrappy in the face of a difficult market, this small group believed that agencies could be stronger and more successful if they linked arms. Today, that passion and spirit that started Keystone continues. Growing to almost 300 independent agency partners in 11 states, Keystone provides its agents with a community of like-minded agencies, industry expertise, and access to specialized products for their clients. Keystone is ranked number two on Insurance Journal's 2016 list of Top 20 Privately-Held Property/Casualty Agency Partnerships. For more information, go to www.keystoneinsgrp.com.
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Lea Ann Hawk