Clients Valued.  Risk Managed.

We value our clients in ways most insurance agencies do not, cannot, or do not desire to.  When a client’s interest is the priority all other matters are put aside.

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$8,922,974

Since 2016 our agency has paid over $8,922,974 (and counting) in claims – right here in Fort Wayne and the surrounding areas.

$22,020

In 2019, our agency started “Colligan Cares” and have raised a total of $22,020 for the Fort Wayne Rescue Mission!

Meet The Colligan Crew

Jeremy Hyde is an Agency Partner

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

Connecting with others.  Creating Value.

FAVORITE QUOTE / PERSONAL SAYING

“Nobody Rises to Low Expectations” – J Sylvester Rowan

Joel is an Agency Partner

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

Dave is an Agency Staff Member

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.”

Dustin is an Agency Staff Member

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

Anna is an Agency Staff Member

Anna Mechling

Personal | Customer Service

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
Karen is an Agency Staff Member

Karen Swygart

Business | Customer Service

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.
Agency Staff

Gwen Hyde

Administrative Coordinator

EDUCATION

  • 2001 Graduate of Olentangy High School, Powell, Ohio
  • 2005 School of Arts & Science Graduate of Miami University (OH) – Major in Organizational Communication

WORK EXPERIENCE PRIOR TO COLLIGAN & COMPANY

  • Office Administration for an Indianapolis Sheet Metal Company
  • Various roles for an Independent Book Publishing Company

PERSONAL ACTIVITIES / HOBBIES

  • Living life with Jeremy and our five kids
  • Reading
  • Walking with friends

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • PTO Chair for the Oak View Elementary Library Book Fair
  • Event Planning – Annual Garage Sale at Pathway Community Church benefiting Adoption and Orphan Care

FAVORITE PART OF MY JOB

Helping keep my husband and brother-in-law organized so they can do what they do best!

FAVORITE QUOTE / PERSONAL SAYING

It’s quite simple: Do what is fair and just to your neighbor, be compassionate and loyal in your love, And don’t take yourself too seriously— take God seriously.

~Micah 6:8 MSG