About Us

About

The Colligan Crew

Our value proposition is your advantage.  We are earnestly local, independent, and seek to earn your trust with each opportunity.

We invite you to connect with us.

Jeremy Hyde

Partner

EDUCATION

  • Began insurance career in 2005
  • 2001 Graduate of North Side HS
  • 2005 School of Business Graduate at Miami University (OH)
  • 2016 Associate in Risk Management (ARM) Designation

WORK EXPERIENCE PRIOR TO COLLIGAN & COMPANY

  • Over 10 Years with Insurance Carriers
  • Underwriting Experience:
  • Property & Casualty
  • Executive Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Cyber/Privacy Breach Liability

PERSONAL ACTIVITES / HOBBIES

  • Jeremy and his wife (Gwen) live in Fort Wayne and have five children (Kaelynn, Jameson, Daniel, Paxton & Finlee)
  • Spending time with family and friends, road trips, sports and racing events, playing basketball, camping, hiking, and biking.

FAVORITE PART OF MY JOB

Relationship building

FAVORITE QUOTE / PERSONAL SAYING

“Nobody Rises to Low Expectations” – J Sylvester Rowan

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Joel Hyde

Partner

EDUCATION

  • Began insurance career in 2003
  • 1999 Graduate of North Side HS
  • 2003 Graduate of Indiana Univ.
  • Earned CIC Designation in 2007

WORK EXPERIENCE PRIOR TO COLLIGAN & COMPANY

  • Allstate Insurance Agent
  • Golf Course Pro Shop

PROFESSIONAL / COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • Brookside Church
  • Big Brothers

PERSONAL ACTIVITIES / HOBBIES

  • Spending time with family; Wife: Angela, Children: Jayda, Treyton, Alayna, Emerlynn
  • Golf and Basketball
  • IU Basketball Fan

FAVORITE PART OF MY JOB

Doing my best for my insureds and future clients.

FAVORITE QUOTE / PERSONAL SAYING

“Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.” – John Wooden

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Dave McClure

Agent

EDUCATION

  • Began insurance career in 1973
  • Graduate of New Haven High School
  • 1970 Graduate of The University of St. Francis
  • Earned CPCU Designation in 1984

WORK EXPERIENCE PRIOR TO COLLIGAN & COMPANY

  • High School Teacher and Coach
  • Claims Adjuster for Indiana Insurance Company
  • Claims Adjuster / Agent

PROFESSIONAL / COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • CPCU Society

PERSONAL ACTIVITIES / HOBBIES

  • Avid tennis player
  • Traveling
  • Frequent trips to visit daughters and grandchildren in Chicago, IL

FAVORITE PART OF MY JOB

Ability to observe the varied scope of American business and to see first hand how capitalism works and helps people achieve their dreams.

FAVORITE QUOTE / PERSONAL SAYING

“Get the job done.”

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Dustin Shirey

Agent

EDUCATION

  • Began insurance career in 2003
  • 1998 Graduate of Paulding HS
  • 2009 Graduate of Indiana University

WORK EXPERIENCE PRIOR TO COLLIGAN & COMPANY

  • American Family Insurance 2003-2008
  • Gorrell Bros. Auctioneers and Real Estate 1996-2003

PROFESSIONAL / COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • Junior Achievement of Northeast Indiana

PERSONAL ACTIVITIES / HOBBIES

  • Cheering on THE Buckeyes
  • Spending quality time with my family; Wife: Amber, Children: Kenyah, Weston and Lucas

FAVORITE PART OF MY JOB

Explaining insurance coverages to my clients so that they feel secure in knowing that they are well taken care of should the worst occur.

FAVORITE QUOTE / PERSONAL SAYING

“Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less.” – C.S. Lewis

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Anna Mechling

Personal CSR

EDUCATION

  • Began insurance career in 1999
  • Graduate of Heritage Jr./Sr. HS.
  • Associates Degree in Office Administration from IBC
  • IACSR both Commercial and Personal Lines

WORK EXPERIENCE PRIOR TO COLLIGAN & COMPANY

  • Sales associate at L.S. Ayers

FAVORITE PART OF MY JOB

  • Analyzing customer problems
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Riley Nicholson

Personal CSR

EDUCATION

  • Began insurance career in 2018
  • Graduate of Carroll High School

WORK EXPERIENCE PRIOR TO COLLIGAN & COMPANY

  • Sales Associate at Sugar Love Boutique
  • Server at Pine Valley Country Club

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • Small group leader for freshman girls at Pathway Church

PERSONAL ACTIVITIES / HOBBIES

  • Spending time with family and friends
  • I love to travel
  • I like listening to music

FAVORITE QUOTE / PERSONAL SAYING:

“Have patience with all things but first with yourself.  Never confuse your mistakes with your value as a human being.  You are a perfectly valuable, creative, worthwhile person simply because you exist. And no amount of triumphs or tribulations can ever change that.” – Saint Frances de Sales

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Karen Swygart

Commercial CSR

EDUCATION

  • Began insurance career in 1983 with Colligan & Company
  • 1979 Graduate of Paul Harding HS
  • Obtained CPSR designation for personal lines and commercial lines in 1989

WORK EXPERIENCE PRIOR TO COLLIGAN & COMPANY

  • Jewelry department assistant manager at O.G. Wilsons until they closed
  • Worked briefly for local John Hancock office before coming to Colligan & Co.

PERSONAL ACTIVITIES / HOBBIES

  • Spending time with family
  • Scrapbooking and Crocheting
  • Seeing parts of the USA with husband

FAVORITE PART OF MY JOB

  • Talking with our clients and being able to help them with their insurance needs
  • I’ve made some good friends with several of them.
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Our Heritage

Joseph Colligan started the Colligan & Company journey in 1929.  Two of his sons also gave their working careers to the agency.  Charlie joined in 1957 and Stan joined in 1967 to bring a continuous 88 years of service from the Colligan family.  Together, the Colligan’s created a relational culture of professionalism, loyalty, and trust.

The Colligan’s developed a business ethic that continues to run deep in our agency to do business honestly and ethically with a constant pursuit to improve the quality of our products, services, and operations.  Colligan & Company has now been entrusted to two Hyde brothers, Joel who joined the agency in 2006 and Jeremy in 2016, to carry on this very culture and the tradition of being a local, family-owned insurance agency.

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