About Kane County Mutual Insurance
Kane County Farmers Mutual Fire Insurance Company received their Charter on March 17, 1925, and commenced business on June 1, 1925. The word “Farmers” was dropped from the name in 1946 as the company began insuring property in towns and villages in addition to farm property. The word “Fire” was dropped from the name in 1987 as the state statutes changed and the company was able to write wind coverage in addition to fire and extended perils.
The company has always been located in Geneva with three prior locations. We outgrew our previous office space and moved to our current location at 417 Williamsburg Avenue in October of 2014.
A Board of Directors consisting of nine policyholders governs the company along with a manager to handle the affairs of the company according to the procedures set by the directors. The manager holds the office of Secretary/Treasurer, but is not a voting member of the board of directors. The current Secretary/Treasurer, Kathleen Rice, has been with the company since 2008.
Presently, we have fifteen (15) independent insurance agencies representing Kane County Mutual. They are: Kane Mutual Insurance Service of Geneva, First Insurance Group of Plano, BMC Insurance Agency of Hinckley, Resource Insurance Agency of DeKalb, Turk Financial Services of Elgin, Pardridge Insurance (formerly HBT Insurance) of Sycamore, Hometowne Insurance Services of Oswego, Fox Valley Insurance Center of Sugar Grove, Langlois/Complete Insurance Agency of Joliet, Lauritzen Insurance Agency of Dwight, August Vincent Inc., of Huntley and Davenport, Weer-Woellert Insurance Agency of Spring Grove, All Insurance Services of McHenry, Calfa for Insurance of Algonquin and Insurance Counts of Batavia.
The board of directors has operated the company in a conservative manner over the years, which enabled the company to be financially strong even though it remained small. The past several years has brought many changes as family farms began disappearing from the landscape of Kane County. The board of directors and management has been progressive and changed to meet the needs of the community in which it operates.
The foundation of mutual insurance has always been the Golden Rule, and the company will remain faithful to that concept as it moves forward through the 21st century.