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Keystone Launches in Iowa, Signing on Pioneer Partner Kingsgate Insurance
[January 14, 2020]

Keystone Launches in Iowa, Signing on Pioneer Partner Kingsgate Insurance

Keystone Insurers Group (Keystone) continued its expansion in the Midwest by launching in Iowa, signing on new Pioneer Partner Kingsgate Insurance of Fort Dodge. The announcement was made today by Keystone Executive Director of Franchise Sales & Expansion Mark Maurer and Kingsgate agency principal Ryan Smith.

"We are very pleased to have Kingsgate be our first agency in Iowa," said Maurer. "Highly recommended by numerous agencies, the Smith family has built an outstanding operation and they will be great contributors to the Keystone culture."

"We chose to partner with Keystone for multiple reasons but the two key drivers were: one, agencies across the country that we have come to know and respect greatly valued their partnership with Keystone; and two, philosophically their organization aligns with ours," explained Smith. "They are focused on helping dynamic agencies continue to develop and deliver outstanding tools and resources to their valued clients. At the end of the day, that's our objective."

About Kngsgate Insurance-The agency was founded in 1990 in Fort Dodge, Iowa, by Ed Smith. Known then as Ag Business Associates, the company drew on Ed's experience in farming and farm management to serve the needs of those engaged in the ag industry, offering farm, crop, and benefits insurance to its customers. The agency also has expertise in the construction, transportation, and habitational niches. They are a member of the Beyond Insurance Global Network and are a Certified Master WorkComp Advisor Agency. For more, visit

About Keystone Insurers Group (Keystone) -- Keystone started in 1983 when four independent insurance agencies teamed up to pool their experience and expertise. Growing to almost 300 independent agency partners in 14 states, Keystone provides its agents with a community of like-minded agencies, industry expertise and access to specialized products for their clients. Keystone is ranked number three on Insurance Journal's 2019 list of Top 20 Agency Partnerships. For more information, go to

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