For two decades, Mid-America Specialty Markets has provided clients with peace of mind in all of their commercial insurance needs.
In 1992 Randy Sieberg and Steve Van Drimmelen joined together to form Mid-America Specialty Markets. Both were working as direct insurance writers at the time and decided to start their own independent agency. Their goal was to provide more for their clients and to build a trust and relationship with them that would continue over the years.
“We find our clients, they don’t find us, and we rely on existing customers and word-of-mouth,” Van Drimmelen says. “We present ourselves as having a niche in the insurance market,”
With a focus on providing all insurance needs to business owners in Mid-Missouri, Van Drimmelen and Sieberg work with contractors, manufacturers, e-commerce, distributors, retailers and service operations to provide them with their specialized business insurance needs.
The company name represents its goals and mission, Van Drimmelen says. Mid-America is the location of the company, and it focuses on providing services to specialty markets.
In the beginning, Mid-America Specialty Markets was a two-man office. The company began to set itself apart from the competition by working with contractors and commercial insurance.
As an independent insurance agency, Mid-America Specialty Markets works with several different insurance providers. The result is it can provide clients with any type of commercial insurance they might need. The focus on providing personal service has seen the business grow to having seven employees and an additional office in Jefferson City. “We have great people working for us, and we all work toward a common goal,” Sieberg says.
Education is also important to both Sieberg and Van Drimmelen. The owners and agents of Mid-America Specialty Markets have seven professional designations among them. “It’s our education that sets us apart,” Sieberg said. “Continuing education helps us to provide top-quality insurance to our clients and match coverage and companies.”
Reflecting on the company’s two decades in business, Sieberg says his staff loves doing what they do and are good at solving people’s problems. That’s the fun part for us,” he says. Van Drimmelen adds that the company has clients who have been with them since the beginning, and the personal relationship with clients is most rewarding.
Mid-America Specialty Markets is located at 2718 Forum Blvd., Suite 3B, in Columbia. To learn more about the company, visit www.midaminsurance.com.
Jan. 1, 1992 – Opened business
1998 – Opened office in Jefferson City as well
2003 – Moved into current location at 2718 Forum Blvd.
2008 – Launched website