We trace our roots back from that 130 years, to 1889, when H.F. Stapel formed the Missouri Farmers Mutual Tornado, Cyclone and Windstorm Insurance Company. This mutual insurance movement was new then, as East Coast insurance companies were unwilling to insure the risks of the New Frontier. We are proud of our deep history as a mutual insurance company.
Throughout our history, we have grown our operating territory, product offerings and more.
We first established our Columbia, Missouri, roots, when Farmers Mutual Windstorm Insurance and Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Missouri moved from Rockport. This new location provided a more strategic location for our continued growth and expansion.
We moved to a new, larger headquarters on the Business Loop 70 in Columbia, Missouri.
We are moved our Home Office to our current location on White Gate Drive.
We began writing commercial lines and joined the Arkansas marketplace.
We established our branch office in Omaha, Nebraska, after acquiring National American Insurance Company of Nebraska.
We created our company name, Company Insurance Group, and logo in celebration of our 100-year anniversary. The symbol within our logo is unique among insurance companies. It is a graphic presentation of a person holding an American flag, representing Everyman and Everywoman.
We established our Atlanta Branch.
We established our Kansas office in Olathe, but the office moved to Salina, its current location, the following year.
We introduced the Pinnacle Agency program, offering additional benefits to reward elite agencies that demonstrate a commitment of sustained profitable growth with us.
We established our Austin Branch after acquiring Association Casualty Insurance Company. We also expanded our footprint throughout the Southeast.
Columbia Insurance Group proudly moves forward, building upon the strong foundation of our history. The three entities that comprise our family of companies are Association Casualty Insurance Company, Columbia Mutual Insurance Company, and Columbia National Insurance Company.