Joe and Kathy Whitinger started a small-town, mainstreet insurance agency in the early 1980’s, known as Whitinger Insurance. Joe sold auto insurance, home insurance, as well as crop/hail insurance to farmers. About 10 years later, Joe and Kathy acquired a bank-owned insurance agency and became Peoples Insurance Agency.
Joe and Kathy’s three sons, Jason, Jarvis and Josh joined the family business not too much later, with Jason being the oldest, starting in 1995 and Josh being the youngest, joining the business in 2000. At that point, the family turned their passion of helping people into a pursuit of excellence. They grew their mainstreet insurance agency into a nationally recognized agency, currently writing property and casualty insurance in 47 states.