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Our growing network offers continuous solutions and advice to help your independent agency thrive and ensure your clients are well taken care of.

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How Bainswest began.

Bainswest, Inc. was founded in 1993 by Tim Driskill (Joe West Company), Bruce Schutte, and Jim Beavers (The Arrow Group) as a way to lend leverage to their local agencies. Six months after being established, Thad Leonard (Carl M Leonard & Son) joined the firm, and it only continued to grow from there. Throughout the late 1990s and 2000s, many of our members became affiliated with Bainswest, and today, we have grown to over 35 agency affiliates in over 60 locations.

The benefits of our organization.

Our goal has always been to maintain our local identities while gaining the buying power to get our clients the same market access, product quality, and pricing capabilities as large, major brokers. We have succeeded at this goal year-after-year and have watched Bainswest grow exponentially. Through all this, we have never lost sight of our overriding philosophy: “What’s right for our client always comes first.”


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About our members.

Our principals and their producers and staff members are all insurance professionals with many years of commitment to their clients, communities, and the industry. Six of our principals have served as state presidents of the Independent Insurance Agents of Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Kansas. Many are active at the national level working with the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America.

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Our Network

Powerful partnerships with insurance agencies across South Central United States.

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Bainswest‘s Agency Achievements

Here’s what sets us apart.

Partnership - Top 20 Badge

Awarded for over ten
consecutive years.

Partnership - Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America

Our principals have served as presidents for IIABA.

The Bainswest Advantage

  • Represent top-rated insurance partners.
  • A friendly, knowledgeable network of agencies.
  • Building trusted relationships for over 25 years.
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