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About MJ

MJ Insurance was founded by Michael M. Bill more than 50 years ago.

To this day, we continue to follow his entrepreneurial spirit—and that includes attracting, developing, and retaining the most talented professionals in the field.

With a focus on expanding our capabilities, developing specialized programs, and following our constant desire to improve, MJ has also attracted a long list of distinguished clients. And it’s our ongoing desire to see them succeed that has kept us growing and thriving throughout the years.

It’s been a busy 50 years at MJ Insurance. The timeline below tells the story of our growth and success.

DOORS OPEN IN ANDERSON, IN

June 1, 1964

Michael M Bill FOUNDER/CHAIRMAN OF BOARD

1964

4 TOTAL EMPLOYEES

First employees: Jim Ritter, Larry Johnson, Diane Cunningham

1964

Established construction & manufacturing practice

1964

Established PERSONAL LINES practice

1966

Introduced original logo for M-J United Insurance Agency

1968

Formed omnibus financial corporation

(Closed 2013)

1970

Tom barnes joins firm

1970

FC Tucker agency acquisition

1970

vietnam war

Federal budget deficits grow, foreign competition intensifies, stock market sags.

1970 - 1975

Relocation to 9000 Hague Rd, Indianapolis, IN

1972

20 total employees

1974

25 total employees

1976

revenue benchmark: $1M

1976

Established Employee Benefits practice

1976

Savings and Loan Crisis

Loss of $160 billion, including $132 billion taken from taxpayers.

1980 - 1995

Established Transportation Practice

1980

Established Energy/Mining Practice

1982

35 total employees

1984

Relocation to 8180 Clearvista Dr, Indianapolis, IN

1986

Jan Bednarz and Ed Mournighan named to Board of Directors

1986

revenue benchmark: $5M

1986

black monday

Global stock markets crash, including Dow Jones index loss of 23% of its value.

October 19, 1987

celebrated 25th anniversary

1989

Relocation to 3750 Priority Way S. Dr, Indianapolis, IN

1991

Michael H Bill hired as Producer

1992

80 total employees

1992

Founded Benefit Design Administrators TPA

(Sold 2006)

1995

Indiana Lumbermans Corporation/Fessler Agency acquisition

1996

Transition of ownership from Michael M Bill to Michael H Bill begins in ’96, concludes in ’06.

1996- 2006

Cooper Insurance Service, Inc. acquisition

1997

Michael H Bill named to Board of Directors

1997 - 2001

Became member of Assurex Global

1998

Established Sorority Department

1998

100 total employees

1998

revenue benchmark: $15M

2000

Founded Omnibus Insurance, Ltd.

(Ceased 2008)

2000

Brian Friend joins as VP Operations

2000

Established Japanese business practice

2001

michael h bill becomes president

2001

9/11

Along with tragic events that occurred, entire banking industry shuts down.

September 11, 2001

michael m bill scholarship is formed

2004

colin macnab named to board of directors

2004

brian friend transitions to vp finance

2004

110 total employees

2004

Jon Loftin named VP Operations, named President and COO in ’05

2004 - 2005

arizona office opens

2005

michael h bill named ceo

2005

Named a “Top 100 Privately Held Independent Agencies in the U.S.” by Insurance Journal

2006

Founded MJ Reinsurance Intermediaries, LLC

(Closed 2010)

2006

Cindy Stellhorn & Jon Loftin named to Board of Directors

2006

Relocation to 9225 Priority Way West Dr, Indianapolis, IN

2006

revenue benchmark: $20M

2006

Becomes a “Best Place to Work” in Indiana. Consecutive wins ever since.

2008

great recession

Worldwide economy affected by U.S. subprime mortgage crisis.

2008

Named “Marketing Agency of the Year” by Rough Notes

2009

125 total employees

2010

Named a ‘Best Place to Work’ in Arizona, 2011 & 2012

2011 - 2012

Revenue benchmark: $25M

2012

Mead & company, INC. acquisition

2013

brian friend named cfo

2013

launched the mj private exchange

2014

Inducted into Hall of Fame by Indiana Chamber of Commerce

2014

launched mj youniversity

2014

Celebrated 50th anniversary

2015

Awarded “Indiana’s Half Century Award” by the Indiana Economic Development Corporation

2015

Launched InspireYOU Education Series

2016
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