Colligan & Company is an independent, full service insurance agency that offers auto, home, business, and life insurance.
Founded in 1929 our personal and professional commitment continues to this day as we serve individuals, families, and businesses in Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio.  Colligan’s independence allows our clients to be the priority. It is a competitive advantage that creates multiple options and leads to long term relationships.  As a locally owned business we are focused on making our community stronger by creating real value and peace of mind that comes from having a trusted adviser.

$7,524,918

Since 2016 our agency has paid over $7,524,918 (and counting) in claims – right here in Fort Wayne and the surrounding areas.  We create a unique blend of personalized care and professional competence for our clients so they have help in a time of need.

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The Colligan Crew

Jeremy 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
Riley is an Agency Staff Member

Riley Nicholson

Personal | Customer Service

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

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.

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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