Our Story

We’ve been in business since 1982.

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The DeHayes Group is one of the largest privately-owned insurance agencies in Northern Indiana.

The history of our agency.

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 The DeHayes Group to become the largest locally owned insurance agency in Northeast Indiana. We are pleased to offer commercial property and casualty, group benefits, personal lines, senior benefits, wellness and financial services.

The DeHayes Group represents more than 40 insurance carriers, insures over 1,300 business and 1,800 households and is responsible for the health insurance needs of more than 19,000 lives.

The DeHayes Group is 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 Dave Relue, Kevin Burns, Nick Groves, and Jeff Pikel. They look forward to leading the next generation into ownership.

About - The DeHayes Group Team
Words that we still stand by.

The ownership team echoes the thoughts of the late Bill Rush:

We have quality people—the best in the business—fostering genuine, personal relationships with our clients and carriers; that’s the key to our success and the success of our clients and carriers.
The mission of our agency.

Our mission is exceeding expectations beyond insurance. The DeHayes Group proactively delivers the outstanding service and expertise that our clients have come to expect and appreciate for over 30 years. We do this by developing a deep relationship with our clients. This is what guides us to provide you with a tailored solution for your business and personal needs, whether it be property and casualty insurance, employee benefits, personal insurance or financial services.

An agency working for you.

As an intermediary working strictly on your behalf, we view ourselves as one of your employees and we actively seek areas of improvement in price, product and service while monitoring the ever-changing governmental and industry trends.

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The DeHayes Group is an independent insurance agency offering a comprehensive suite of insurance solutions to protect you from the unexpected.

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As an independent agency, we offer multiple options at competitive prices.

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