Kingsgate Insurance Center Named Keystone’s Iowa State Agency of the Year

FORT DODGE, IOWA (August 24, 2023) – Independence works better together to raise the bar. In that spirit, Kingsgate Insurance Center of Fort Dodge was named the Iowa State Agency of the Year by Keystone Insurers Group (Keystone), the fourth largest insurance agency network.

The award recognizes agencies within Keystone’s footprint that exemplify growth and innovation beyond just sales, including technology, best practices, community service, and leadership within the industry.

The National Agency of the Year selected among all state Agencies of the Year will be announced at Keystone’s National Conference on September 11 in San Antonio.

Celebrating 40 years in the industry, Keystone’s mission is to deliver more than premium aggregation to independent agencies who wish to succeed in an industry that’s continually shifting and reshaping.

“We expect our staff to go beyond basic service, and the tenacity in which we serve is top notch.  We identified our core values – one of those was ‘know the why.’ We expect our employees to see more than one step ahead to help deliver a better customer experience,” remarked Kingsgate agency principal Ryan Smith.

About Kingsgate Insurance Center (Kingsgate) – We focus heavily on serving the North Central Iowa community, but we’ve formed strong client relationships throughout the entire state and Midwest. With technology today, our clients can reach us whenever or wherever they need us. While remaining true to our roots, Kingsgate now offers a full range of products and risk management services.  Through professional development, our staff has been trained to help our clients solve complex risk management problems with cost effective solutions. For more information, visit

About Keystone Insurers Group (Keystone) – As Keystone celebrates our 40th anniversary, we’re helping agents raise the bar. It all started in 1983 when four independent insurance agencies teamed up to pool their experience and expertise. This small group believed that agencies could be stronger and more successful if they linked arms — a passion and spirit that continues. Growing to almost 300 independent agency partners in 19 states, we provide our agents with a community of like-minded agencies, industry expertise and access to specialized products for their clients. Keystone is ranked number four on Insurance Journal’s 2022 list of Top 20 Property/Casualty Agency Partnerships. For more information, go to

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