Today, the Bison Insurance Group, an insurance agency partnership located in Kansas and their member agencies agreed to become shareholder members of Bainswest, This agreement has been ratified by the shareholders of Bainswest and Bison Insurance Group today.
The member agencies of Bison Insurance Group include:
· Renn & Company – Wellington
· Al Shank Insurance – Liberal
· Tyner Insurance Group – Emporia, Wamego, Council Grove, Rossville, Manhattan
· Kellerman Insurance – Holton
· Heritage Insurance Group – Stockton, Phillipsburg. Logan
· Saylor Insurance Services – Sabetha, Seneca
· Cardinal Insurance – Manhattan, Junction City
· Raleigh Insurance – Little River, Inman, Lyons, Manhattan
· Truly Insurance (formerly known as Linn County Insurance) – LaCygne, Mound City, Pleasanton, Garnett
· Porter Spears & Bundy - Ottawa
· Bison Insurance Group, LLC – Group Entity – equally owned by the members above
The transition of agency contracts and codes to Bainswest will begin immediately with an effective date of January 1, 2021.
Bison Insurance Group was formed in 2013 by 5 current and former Presidents of the Independent Insurance Agents of Kansas as to strengthen member agencies ability to serve their clients and to enhance their relationships with Insurance Companies they represent. Bison members operate 10 agencies with 20 physical locations across Kansas. www.bisoninsgroup.com
Bainswest was formed in 1995 in Oklahoma by former Presidents and Board Members of the Independent Insurance Agents of Oklahoma to allow member agencies to better serve their clients and enhance relationships with Insurance Companies. Since, Bainswest has added members in Arkansas, Missouri and Texas with 21 member agencies and 50 physical locations. Bainswest is recognized at the 18th Largest Agency Partnership in the US by the Insurance Journal. www.bainswest.com
Mike Loftis – President Austin Renn – Managing Member
Bainswest, Inc. Bison Insurance Group, LLC
(580) 363-8008 (620) 326-2271
Insurors of the Ozarks Voted in as our newest member
We are very pleased and proud that we voted to add Greg Young of Insurors of the Ozarks as our new member.
January 17, 2020
Mark V. Williamson Inducted into the Arkansas Insurance Hall of Fame
We are very pleased and proud that one of our members, Mark V. Williamson, is among the distinguished inductees of the Arkansas Insurance Hall of Fame. Mark's leadership abilities and genuine love for the insurance industry inspire us every single day.
October 5, 2017
Bainswest has quarterly meeting
Bainswest had its quarterly meeting October 20, 21. They had a dinner hosted by Travelers. 19 out of the 20 agencies were in attendance. Among the many discussion items, it was decided to add a common link for email communication and a private web portal for files.
Bainswest makes Top 16 Agency Partnership for 2016
Bainswest was selected as the 16th largest partnership in the US. Go to https://www.insurancejournal.com/research/research/success/insurance-journals-top-100-independent-propertycasualty-agencies-2016/ to read more about it. Bainswest is a group of 19 independently owned insurance agencies in Oklahoma, Arkansas and Missouri.
Bainswest adds new member in Mena, AR.
Bainswest had it quarterly meeting on July 22, 2016 and voted in PT Plunkett from Mena, AR bringing the total membership to 19 agencies. The meeting was hosted the evening before by Liberty Mutual. Also, Scott Cornelius from ECI Agency was voted onto the board of directors.
Bainswest has annual planning meeting
Bainswest celebrated their biggest and most profitable year yet with an annual meeting On April 28 & 29. We stayed at the historic Ambassador Hotel in downtown Tulsa and ate dinner at Southern Hills Country Club. While our wives shopped on Thursday afternoon and Friday morning, agency principals met to talk about the direction of the group, how we can continue to grown and help each other out.
Bainswest adds new member in Little Rock, AR
Bainswest unanimously voted to add Mark V Williamson Company of Little Rock, AR bringing the total group of agencies to 19. Mark Williamson will be a welcome addition to the group.
Bainswest adds new member in Oklahoma City, OK
Bainswest unanimously voted to add 3000 Insurance Group of Oklahoma City, OK bringing the total group of agencies to 18. Joe and Guy Strunk along with Jennifer Beale will be a welcome addition to the group.
Bainswest makes Top 15 Agency Partnership
Bainswest was selected as the 15 largest partnership as chosen by Insurance Journal. Go to http://www.insurancejournal.com/top-20-agency-partnerships/ to read more details
Bainswest adds new members in Muskogee & Oklahoma City, OK and Kennett, MO
Bainswest unanimously voted to add The Beckman Company in Muskogee and Oklahoma City and T. R. Baker Agency in Kennett, MO bringing the total group of agencies to 17. Martin, Tom and Will Beckman along with Randy Baker are welcome additions to the group.
Bainswest makes Top 13 Agency Partnership
Bainswest was selected as the 13 largest partnership as chosen by Insurance Journal. Go to http://www.insurancejournal.com/top-20-agency-partnerships/ to read more details
Bainswest adds new member in Norman, OK
Bainswest unanimously voted to add Insurance Solutions from Norman, OK bringing the total group of agencies to 15. Jim and Jimmy Irwin are welcome additions to the group
Bainswest adds new member in Ft Smith, AR
Bainswest unanimously voted to add Cross Pointe Insurance Advisors LLC from Ft Smith AR. John Baxter and his team are a welcome addition to the group of agencies
Bainswest adds new member in McAlester, OK
Bainswest unanimously voted to add Jordan Carris Agency from McAlester, OK. Bruce Jordon and his team are a welcome addition to the group of agencies
Bainswest Once Again Makes Insurance Journal Top 100 Once Again
Bainswest, Inc., a consortium of independent agencies in Oklahoma and Arkansas were again ranked in the Insurance Journal’s Top 100.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Bramlett Sworn in as IIABA President
Bainswest partner Bob Bramlett, President of The Bramlett Agency in Ardmore, OK was sworn in as Chairman of the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America (IIABA) at their fall meeting in Atlanta, GA on September 8th.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Rackley Insurance Agency Acquires Thompson Insurance
Steve Rackley and Mike Thompson jointly announced the sale of Thompson Insurance in Mountain Home, AR to Rackley Insurance Agency of Gainesville, MO.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Bainswest Makes Insurance Journal Top 100
Bainswest, Inc., a consortium of independent agencies in Oklahoma and Arkansas were again ranked in the Insurance Journal’s Top 100. With a current ranking of 56th in 2010, Bainswest has risen from a rank of 76th in 2005.
Thursday, October 07, 2010