Keystone Insurers Group announced the addition of three more agency partners in Michigan: Nulty Insurance Agency, Ottawa Kent Insurance and Mason-McBride Inc.
Keystone recently expanded into Michigan, adding Saginaw Bay Underwriters, which has offices in Saginaw, Bay City and Midland.
Nulty Insurance, with locations in Kalamazoo, Otsego, Iron Mountain and Buchanan, was established in 1945 by TG Nulty’s grandfather and currently employs more than 50 professionals. The agency has experienced a steady growth in new business with diverse hiring and leadership promotion and benefits consultation for the Affordable Care Act. TG Nulty joined the agency as a producer in 1998 and became president in 1999.
Ottawa Kent has four locations in the Grand Rapids area, in Jenison, Sparta, Holland and Byron Center. The agency was established in 1973 by Mike and Matt Haverdink’s father. Today, it has more than 50 employees and conducts business around the state. Mike Haverdink serves as president and Matt Haverdink is vice president. The brothers became agency owners in 1996.
Mason-McBride Insurance Inc. in Troy was established in 1916. President W. Michael McBride joined the agency in 1984. His brother, Scott P. McBride, joined in 1988 and is the current chief operating officer. Jamie Parry, executive vice president, joined as a principal as part of the integration of Summit Risk Management in 2006.
Agency principals and staff are active members of the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (Big “I”). Four past and current presidents of the state association are from Mason-McBride. Mike McBride currently serves on the Big “I” national board representing the state of Michigan, and he serves as chairman for the Trusted Choice board. The agency writes business in many states across the country and boasts a staff of more than 30 employees.
Keystone has around 300 independent agency partners in 11 states.