The Story Behind Allied Insurance Managers, Inc. and its History


Our journey before we became the Allied Insurance Managers.   We started way back in 1912 when the company was still called Beaver Realty and operated in the famous Penobscot building in Detroit, MI. For three quarters of a century, we flourished under that name as one of Southeast Michigan’s top independent insurance agencies.

After those success-filled 75 years, it was time to develop a new type of Independent Agency from Beaver Realty’s foundations. The new agency was initially made up of Ron Kosmal, Paul Murad, John Kelsey (who were previously underwriters from major carriers like Royal Insurance Company, Citizens, and Continental Insurance), they joined  Lou Thurau and Dave Thurau (both from Beaver Realty). The group of young underwriters worked for over a year to design an agency structure that would become a model for service and culture.

Allied Insurance Managers was born out of their plans. The first office opened in May of 1987 on Rochester Rd. (Troy, MI). They set a new standard of excellence in providing comprehensive insurance products.  The business grew and thrived.

The agency moved up to Rochester Hills, and John and Lou retired soon after the move. The business grew further and expanded by moving to the current South Blvd East location in Rochester Hills. Dave then moved on to start his own company offering computer services.

Jayson Bass, an employee of almost 14 years, then became the third partner of Allied Insurance Managers in 2010. Jayson together with Paul and Ron owned and guided the business. Jayson contributed immensely to another company expansion, with the addition of three additonal account executives who will be the future of the agency.

Aside from our incredible team of professionals and managers, we owe our current standing as a reputable agency to our valued partners the insurance companies or the carriers we work with. They have secure financial positions within the industry and the highest ratings from A.M. Best Company and Standard & Poors. We can attest to the competency and integrity that each of them has in giving Southeast Michigan businesses the protection they need.

If you need more information about our company or if you would like to know more about our carriers and the products we offer, please call 1-248-853-0930 or 1-800-860-0930. You can also send us a message via email at

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Headquartered in Rochester Hills, Mich., Allied Insurance Managers is one of the largest, privately-owned, independent insurance agencies in Michigan.