Dennis and Janis Connealy started in the insurance business 35 years ago by offering area farmers products that met a farmer’s needs, from a farmer’s point of view. The original agency name was Connealy Brothers Crop Insurance or CBCI. Our first crop supper was in March of 1985 in Wheeler’s back room. In March of 1986, we moved into an office in the basement of the old Burt County State Bank Building. We moved into our current office in 1991. What started as a part-time crop insurance business done at the kitchen table has grown into four full-time agents and two sub-agents providing additional lines of insurance to further meet the needs of their customers.
We began as independent agents specializing in Crop MPCI, Hail, and Farm Insurance. Our customers asked for a broader range of coverage options at competitive rates so we added home, auto, life, health, long term care, small business, home-based business, commercial buildings, and many other lines of insurance.
Connealy Insurance is an evolving agency and added Kiley Connealy, an agent for crop, property and casualty in January of 2023. What started as a family business is going to continue to serve the needs of our area customers. Kiley had gotten her Crop license in July of 2022 and Property Casualty in October of 2022. With a plan to start working at the agency in the summer of 2023. With the sudden and unexpected passing of Dennis on October 18, 2022, that timeline was moved up to January to begin the learn the business and eventually fill Janis’ role at the office. There is nobody quite like Denny Connealy and we sure feel his void at the office and in the community. We intend to carry on his legacy and kind, caring and giving ways to the best of our abilities.
Connealy’s operating philosophy is based on three solid business principals. These principals guide Connealy’s business operations day in and day out.
What sets Connealy Insurance apart from others is the training and experience making us professionals in your insurance needs. We believe our customers deserve experienced professionals working towards their best interests. Everyone working at Connealy Insurance attends crop training as well as other insurance continuing education each year to stay up to date.
There are few things more frustrating than waiting too long for calls to be returned or getting a document only to find out it’s wrong.
Our goal is to provide absolutely the best user-friendly service available anywhere. Our team members are trained and are expected to provide exceptionally high levels of customer service. We want you to be pleased with our service every time you walk through our doors, pick up the phone or receive a letter from our office.
We strive to develop a relationship with our customers based on mutual trust and respect. We alert you when we feel you don’t have the right coverage, offer a solution and let you decide how you want to handle it. Our experienced professionals will ask you to consider areas of risk management that you may not have considered in the past. Our experience and dedication to exceptional service assure Connealy Insurance customers of prompt, professional service delivered with a “How can I help” attitude.
It is our philosophy that, if insurance is designed as part of a complete management plan, you will not be under or over-insured. We are not going to recommend something to our neighbors that we would not buy or use ourselves. We have found that very often our insureds didn’t know they could customize their insurance policy to fit their needs, they assumed that insurance was ‘one size fits all.’ We take the time to sit down and evaluate your insurance needs with you so that we can make recommendations and give you options for coverages that meet the exposures that you need to insure against and which ones you don’t. When you have determined what your coverage needs are, we find you the best price for that coverage. We feel that it is important that you decide each year which coverage fits your farming operation. Each year we send you a renewal letter. Often times things change during the year that may impact your insurance coverage. Without an annual checkup, it is easy to overlook something new that should be insured or continue to insure something that you no longer own that is still on your policy. We understand keeping costs down, but we also look at what is best for your operation. Cheapest may or may not be the best option for your operation. We look ultimately at how you want to be taken care of in the event of a loss. We pose this question for you, “How long has it been since your agent thoroughly reviewed your policy with you?” If it’s been more than a year, it’s been too long. There is no additional fee for this service. It is simply part of Connealy Insurance’s hometown business integrity
Can we be competitive? YES!
As an independent agent, we have access to several insurance companies and can generally get you broad coverage at competitive rates. We can help you compare your identified risk exposures with your existing insurance policy and make recommendations on whether you should keep the same coverage or make changes. The result is broad coverage based on your specific needs at a competitive price.