family is thorne’s foundation

About Us

Thorne Insurance has been a family-owned and operated business since 1928 and is currently in the fourth generation of ownership. As an independent insurance agency, our goal is to be the one-stop for all your insurance needs.

Our story
About us: family of Thorne Insurance receiving Hoosier Homestead Farm Award

About Thorne Insurance

history of thorne insurance

Two horses and a buggy

Benjamin H. Thorne (pictured right) founded Thorne Insurance in 1928. At the time, Thorne was quite the mobile agency! Powered by two horses and a humble buggy, Ben initially offered just life insurance but later expanded his product line in the 1940s to include property and casualty lines. He continued to own the agency and write insurance until 1957.

William (Bill) Thorne (pictured right) continued to write life insurance and property and casualty lines. He added the ability to insure commercial lines. Bill owned the agency until 1985 and co-owned it until 2005.

Rex A. Thorne joined the agency in 1985 and expanded its business by offering high-risk auto, health, and crop insurance and bonds. He wrote full-time until 2001 and co-owned the agency until 2004.

Founder of Thorne Insurance Benjamin H. Thorne with his two horses
William Thorne and Kevin Killen next to the Thorne Insurance sign at the Huntington insurance office
Portrait of Thorne Insurance founder Benjamin H. Thorne
Benjamin H. Thorne leaning on his Model T car
Thorne Insurance Agency owners with Walther Agency owners after merging
Kevin Killen, Luke Rumple, and Jason Dawes receiving a Western Reserve Group award
Kevin Killen and Jason Dawes receiving Erie Founders award in 2019
Thorne Insurance agents receiving a life insurance award from Erie Insurance in 2023

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Five locations and a full staff

Kevin C. Killen (pictured left) is the fourth generation to join the Thorne Insurance agency legacy in 1999. He started by writing existing lines, became a co-owner in 2004, and then became the sole owner of Thorne Insurance in 2005 through 2019. When Kevin took over, Thorne Insurance only had one location and two employees. Kevin’s vision of expansion led to many additional insurance markets, employees, and locations.

Jason Dawes (pictured left) then joined the agency in May of 2007 on a summer internship. He later became co-owner in January of 2015. Under their combined leadership, Thorne has experienced substantial growth through five agency acquisitions and a growing dedicated staff of employees.

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All Lines of Coverage

Simplify the insurance process and let us help you find the right coverage at the best price. With all lines of coverage, competitive pricing, and A-rated partners, Thorne Insurance is your local one-stop for all your insurance needs.

Service with a Smile

Service is at the heart of our family-owned business. With a dedicated team of CSRs, you’ll never have to press one for a live person. Even in emergencies, our phones line are covered by real people.

Our award-winning and locally run agency puts our people first. With a straightforward and authentic approach to insurance, our agents ensure our customers walk away as better informed consumers.

More than an Agency

Our commitment to our community doesn’t end at 5 PM. Find us participating in county fairs, city parades, and other local events.

With over 100 years of farming in our lineage, we have firsthand knowledge of the products we sell and why they work.

We also offer a completely free aerial photo and video service to our customers. Whether they need shots of their field drainage, a roof inspection, or beautiful landscape photos, our 4K Quadcopter is up to the task.