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The DeHayes Group provides comprehensive insurance options.

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We are your trusted independent insurance agency.

Since our establishment in 1982, our agency has grown into one of the largest privately-owned insurance agencies in Northern Indiana, licensed to serve clients across the United States.

Our Story

The DeHayes Group was founded in 1982 as a commercial property and casualty insurance agency with three employees. Organic growth, acquisitions and development of new product lines enabled us to become the largest locally owned insurance agency in the region. We are committed to remaining locally owned and independent. We are proud to have internally perpetuated the agency twice. The agency is currently owned and managed by Jeff Pikel, Kevin Burns and Nick Groves, who look forward to leading the next generation into ownership.

On March 12th, 2021, we lost one of our managing partners, Dave Relue. Dave was an amazing person who was a friend to all, he made a huge impact on everyone he encountered, and he will be deeply missed. It is very important to us that both his personal and professional legacy continues. “There are some who bring a light so great to the world that even after they have gone, their light remains.”

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It’s not about the beginning or the end, it’s about the dash in between.

Dave Relue 1967- 2021

Insuring thousands of clients.

Here at The DeHayes Group, we are proud to serve the needs of our clients to the best of our abilities. With decades of experience and dedicated service, we insure more than 1,300 businesses and 1,800 individuals with insurance coverage from the 40 multi-line insurance companies we represent.

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Superior quality insurance solutions.

While we started our agency providing property and casualty insurance, we have since grown rapidly to offer a variety of insurance options to include everything from business insurance, to personal insurance, group employee benefits and financial services. No matter what insurance services you need, we can tailor policies to meet and exceed your needs.

Outstanding service and expertise.

Serving your needs and exceeding expectations are our top priorities. With more than three decades of delivering personalized service and knowledgeable expertise, you can count on us to put your needs first while educating you on your insurance coverage options. As an intermediary working strictly on your behalf, we work for you by actively seeking areas of improvement on price and service, as well as monitoring the ever-changing insurance industry.

Our Associations

Awards - Fort Wayne Newspapers Readers Choice 1st Place 2021 Badge

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Our Philosophy



Our clients are our focus, because exceeding expectations is what we do best. Whether it’s building relationships or developing tailored insurance solutions, we’re there for you.



With over 30 years of industry experience, we know what it takes to get you the coverage you need and to advise you on the unique risks you face, offering dedicated service and trusted advice.


Insurance Partners

By partnering with more than 40 of the top insurance carriers, we have access to a wide variety of coverage options to bring you insurance solutions customized to your needs.

At The DeHayes Group, our mission is very simple. We strive to provide a true, concierge client experience which is unique in the insurance industry. We give clients the power of choice from top-rated national and regional insurance carriers.

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