A Florida company announced on Thursday it had acquired Carthage's Beimdiek Insurance Agency, and Beimdiek's operations will continue under the leadership of CEO Steve Beimdiek.

A Florida company announced on Thursday it had acquired Carthage's Beimdiek Insurance Agency, and Beimdiek's operations will continue under the leadership of CEO Steve Beimdiek.

AssuredPartners Inc., based in Lake Mary, Fla., announced by written release that it had acquired the company and that the staff of 26 employees would continue operations under Beimdiek's leadership.

“Beimdiek Insurance was founded in 1936 as a family owned business in which over the years has grown organically and through acquisitions, but staying true to the family roots.” said Beimdiek CEO Steve Beimdiek. “Our agency is proud of our heritage and the growth we have been able to achieve in our marketplace. As we look to continually evolve with our environment and technological advancements, we have found a true partner in AssuredPartners that will allow access to a national presence.”

Beimdiek was not immediately available for further comment on Thursday afternoon.

Carthage Chamber of Commerce President Mark Elliff said Beimdiek Insurance has been a community leader in Carthage for decades.

“The Beimdiek family and company has been in Carthage for ages,” Elliff said. “We're glad that the business and the employees will remain as a strong business in the Carthage community.”

According to the agency history on its website, http://www.beimdiek.com., Beimdiek Insurance was founded in 1936 when George S. Beimdiek started the business from scratch.

“As a family business, Mr. Beimdiek sold his ownership in 1976 to his son, George S. Beimdiek III (Steve) who incorporated the company as Beimdiek Insurance Agency, Inc.,” the website said. “Over the years the company has grown both organically as well as through several acquisitions including the Zeckser, Croley, Boggess, Allen, Hill, Garvin, Chalmers and Osborn agencies.”

The company has offices in Joplin and Neosho.

The family and company have been active supporters of groups and non-profits throughout the area.

The family name is on the Beimdiek Student Center at Missouri Southern State University and the company and the family have supported Carthage groups such as the Carthage United Way, Carthage Crisis Center and Carthage R-9 Foundation, among others.

AssuredPartners Regional President Randy Larsen welcomed Beimdiek to his company.

“AssuredPartners is pleased to welcome our new partners and continue our growth in the state of Missouri.” stated AssuredPartners Regional President Randy Larsen. “We feel that we have identified a great partner within a great community and we are looking forward to working with the fantastic team at Beimdiek Insurance and extend an earnest welcome to their clientele.”

 

ABOUT ASSUREDPARTNERS, INC
Headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida and led by Jim Henderson and Tom Riley, AssuredPartners, Inc. acquires and invests in insurance brokerage businesses (property and casualty, employee benefits, surety and MGU’s) across the United States and in London. From its founding in March of 2011, AssuredPartners has grown to over $950 million in annualized revenue and continues to be one of the fastest growing insurance brokerage firms in the United States with over 200 offices in 30 states and London. Since 2011, AssuredPartners has acquired more than 195 insurance agencies.