Employees at a Glenwood insurance agency are getting settled at their spacious new location. In July, Accurate Insurance relocated its offices from the north side of Town Square to a new building at 508 S. Locust St.
President Richard “Dick” DeLashmutt said Accurate Insurance had simply outgrown its previous offices at 416 First St.
“We were just so cramped for room,” DeLashmutt said. “We haven’t had the room to take care of our clients like we should. Our new place gives us about three times the space we had in the other building.”
DeLashmutt said some consideration was initially given to buying the former Glenwood City Hall building, but eventually the decision was made to build a new structure on property purchased from Dr. Paul Albertson and Glenwood Family Dentistry, which ended up buying the City Hall building for a future relocation of its own.
The new facility even has some extra office space that will allow Accurate Insurance to continue to grow and the customer-friendly facility has ample parking in the front and rear of the building.
Although the Accurate Insurance name is only seven years old, the business actually opened in 1927 under the ownership of Paul H. Cheyney, Sr. Known for generations as Cheyney Insurance, the company was purchased in 2006 by DeLashmutt, Eric Stille, and Mona McKnelly. DeLashmutt has been affiliated with the company since 1993 and became a part owner in 1994. McKnelly began working at the firm in 1994. After 30 years in the insurance industry, she bought a portion of the company in 2006. Stille was employed in the automobile business before joining the business in 2003. The fourth member of the Accurate Insurance staff is agent Kelly Crouch.
The business prides itself on providing personal service to its clients.
DeLashmutt said Accurate Insurance works with more than a dozen major insurance providers to find the coverage that best suits the client’s needs.
“We can take care of most insurance needs,” he said.
DeLashmutt said Accurate Insurance offers a full line of coverages, including health, life, auto, home, ag and commercial.
Employees at Accurate Insurance hosted an open house at their new location on July 25.