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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 Jeff Pikel, Kevin Burns and Nick Groves, who look forward to leading the next generation into ownership.

Words that we still stand by.

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

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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