Tuesday, January 24, 2012

First National Insurance Acquires Dinneen Agency

First National Insurance Agency CEO Alan Emshoff with longtime Dinneen Agency owners J.J. and Judy Dinneen.

First National Insurance Agency Purchases Dinneen Agency

Ed Mark, President of First National Insurance Agency, Inc. (FNIA) announced that the agency has purchased the Dinneen Insurance Agency of Exeter effective December 13, 2011.

The Dinneen Insurance Agency began operation in 1936 when J.J. Dinneen’s grandfather became licensed to sell insurance for Farmers Mutual Hail of Iowa. Dinneen’s father J.W. took over the business in 1951 until a car accident limited his involvement in the business. J.J. became an agent of the Dinneen Insurance Agency in 1985.

J.J. stated “I am happy to sell our agency to First National Insurance Agency. We have found Ed Mark and his staff to be very knowledgeable and helpful.” Dinneen remarked, “I have enjoyed my years representing Farmers Mutual Hail.”

FNIA President Ed Mark praised the Dinneen family for their longevity in the insurance business. Mark also commented “With this acquisition, we will strive to provide the same quality service that J.J. provided to his customers.”

Established in 1964, FNIA is a locally owned and operated "Trusted Choice" Independent Insurance Agency. In addition to now offering crop coverage with Farmers Mutual Hail of Iowa, they also offer RCIS, John Deere and Rain Hail companies.

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