Partnering With Dimond

Don Bartos
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An Aggressive Strategy...

What began in 1867 with two people in an office in Arcola, IL has grown to one of the largest independent insurance agencies in the Midwest. Dimond expanded into Mattoon and Danville, IL and growth remained steady until 2000, when current CEO Don Bartos acquired the agency. Since that time, it has been a fast track to growth and Dimond currently has 34 locations and over 250 employees in Illinois and Indiana.

Dimond Bros. Revenue Growth Since 2005

With Size and Scale Comes Support

The kind of growth that Dimond has experienced requires an extensive support system.  We endeavor to alleviate much of the administrative burden for agencies who partner with us by supporting these functions:

Accounting/bookkeeping: Our staff of 12 is dedicated to handling all accounting-related matters.

Information Technology: We have 2 in-house IT professionals, as well as a dedicated IT consultant and help desk to handle all IT/system needs.

Human Resources: Our 3 HR personnel are here to assist with everything from employment contracts to employee benefits to policies and procedures and everything in between.

Training:  Our training department consists of 6 team members dedicated to:

  • Training on agency management systems and ancillary support systems/products

  • Training on agency policies & procedures

  • Providing excellent education opportunities for insurance products & industry-relevant topics through Dimond University

Contracts & Licensing: We have 2 members responsible for maintaining agency insurance licenses and helping employees to maintain their licenses, as well as maintaining carrier contracts and coordinating appointments with carriers.

Regional Management: The Dimond group is divided into regions, each with a dedicated manager responsible for supporting the offices in their region by:

  • Providing sales direction as well as tracking production for sales executives
  • Acting as a liaison between the sales offices and Executive Management
  • Managing office personnel/HR concerns
  • Performing overall management of the agencies in their region

Mergers & Acquisitions to Date Click here for more mergers details

Hasler Insurance – Paris, IL (1999)
Holley Insurance Agency – Paris, IL (1999)
Dimond Bros. Insurance – Arcola, IL (2000)
Lewis Insurance Store – Champaign, IL (2002)
Garwood Insurance Agency – Paris, IL (2003)
First Alliance Fin. Grp – Champaign, IL (2004)
Interstate Ins. Brokerage – Springfield, IL (2004)
Collings Insurance Agency – Rantoul, IL (2004)
The Mackin Agency – Kankakee, IL (2004)
Elledge Insurance – Paris, IL (2005)
Griffith Insurance – Effingham, IL (2006)
Hite Insurance Services – Macon, IL (2006)
William R Bear Agency – Freeport, IL (2006)
LC Shanle & Co – Springfield, IL (2006)
Mest Wiser Warmbir Agy – Kankakee, IL (2007)
Scott Bros. Ins. – Princeton & Ohio, IL (2007)
Market Insurance – Rockford, IL (2007)
Mercator Assurance Ptnrs– Rockford, IL (2007)
The Newton Agency – Mattoon, IL (2008)
Citizens Insurance Services – Paris, IL (2009)
KMRM Ins. – Taylorville/Carlinville, IL (2009)
Althoff Insurance Unltd – Effingham, IL (2009)
Garrett Insurance Svcs – Taylorville, IL (2009)
Heaton Agency – Pontiac, IL (2009)
Citizens Insurance Svcs – Carlinville, IL (2010)
Hollis-Neff & Bomke Ins. – Springfield, IL (2010)
Heartland Ins. Agency – Danville, IL (2010)
Colton-Downey & Assoc.– Jacksonville, IL (2011)
Tower Insurance Agency – Kankakee, IL (2011)
First Med Insurance – Springfield, IL (2012)
The Insurance Partnership – Centralia, IL (2012)
Ferguson Financial Grp – Pecatonica, IL (2012)
Earl Datweiler Ins. Agency – Herscher, IL (2012)
Bodden Ins. Agency – Assumption, IL (2012)
Loewe Insurance – Pecatonica, IL (2012)
Keck’s Agency – Fairbury, IL (2012)
Lafferty Insurance Agency – Freeport, IL (2013)
AXCC Insurance Grp, Inc – Marion, IL (2013)
CBW Agencies, Inc – Cherry, IL (2013)
Lueders Associates, Inc – Granite City, IL (2013)
ISB, Inc. – Woodlawn, IL (2013)
The Insurance Store, Inc – Mt Vernon, IL (2013)
Diana Thomas Agency – Mt Vernon, IL (2014)
Dan Dowling Ins Agency – St Louis, MO (2014)
Boudreau & Fischer Ins Agy – Bourbonnais, IL (2014)
Pillar Group Risk Mgmt – Indianapolis, IN (2014)
Andi Burkhardt – Mazon, IL (2014)
Willison Insurance Agency – Oakland, IL (2015)
Steve Turner – Jacksonville, IL (2015)
Randle Love/UFL Financial – Centralia, IL (2015)
Baldwin House (Benefits) – Nashville, IL (2016)
McSherry Agency, Inc – Pontiac, IL (2016)
Jackson Kahl Ins. Agency – Peru, IL (2016)
Champaign General Agency – Champaign, IL (2016)
Simmons Group – Carterville, IL (2016)
Snedeker & Associates – Casey, IL (2016)
Insurance Consulting Svcs – Mount Vernon, IL (2017)
Baldwin House (P&C) – Nashville, IL (2017)
Dakota Street Insurance – Spring Valley, IL (2017)
Princeton Insurance Group – Princeton, IL (2017)
Whitacre McNamara Insurance – Mt. Zion, IL (2017)
The Petrus Agency – Elmhurst, IL (2017)
Rochelle Insurance Group - Rochelle, IL (2018)
River Valley Insurance - River Valley, IL (2018)
PrimeCor Insurance - Carmel, IN (2018)
Jager Insurance Agency - Kewanee, IL (2018)