Why Choose Bainswest?
Bainswest is a consortium of insurance agencies that band together to provide you, the client, with the best prices and service.
Making It Personal
If you are a client that is looking for the best insurance products for the dollar with superior customer service and a one-on-one personal relationship, then a Bainswest member agency is for you. We work hard to bring the world marketplace to the communities we serve. With the broad representation of companies we offer, we can do the shopping for you all in one convenient location.
Assembling The Crew
Bainswest, Inc. was founded in 1993 by Tim Driskill (Joe West Company), Bruce Schutte and Jim Beavers (The Arrow Group) as a way to lend leverage to their local agencies. Six months later, Thad Leonard (Carl M Leonard & Son) joined the firm. In the late 1990’s and early 2000’s, the remainder of our members became affiliated with Bainswest.
Our goal has always been to maintain our local identities while gaining the buying power to get our clients the same market access, product quality, and pricing capabilities as large, major brokers. We have succeeded at this goal year-after-year and have watched Bainswest grow exponentially. Through all this, we have never lost sight of our overriding philosophy: “What’s right for our client always comes first.”
Our principals and their producers and staff members are all insurance professionals with many years of commitment to their clients, communities, and the industry. Six of our principals have served as state presidents of the Independent Insurance Agents of Arkansas or Oklahoma. Many are active at the national level working with the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America. Click here to learn more about our principals.
Bainswest maintains relationships with nearly all national and regional companies within our trade territory. Listed here are our primary companies. Bainswest also has relationships with Underwriters at Lloyds of London as well as many wholesale brokers to access excess, surplus lines, and specialty coverage.
We also are involved in many programs for specific groups of risks including aviation, public entities, schools, medical professional liability and employee benefits, to name a few. All these relationships help us bring the world insurance marketplace to our clients in all of the communities we serve in Oklahoma and Arkansas.