About Us – Thams Agency History
When Kenneth Thams founded Thams Agency in 1934 on the family farm near Schleswig, IA, he never imagined that he would be starting a legacy for the years to come.
Thams Agency started by first offering Crop Insurance to local farmers. It didn’t take him long to realize it would be important for his clients if he was able to offer more services, so he quickly added auto and home insurance. In 1939 you could have bought full coverage on a car for just $16 a year!
After serving in WW2 Ken relocated to an office in Denison and continued to grow by offering investments and real estate services. In the late 1970′s Allen Thams joined the family business with his wife Judy Thams.
Today the family business continues to grow. Allen and Judy’s son Todd, purchased the company in 2012 making this a third generation small business. After completing a total remodel in 2012, Thams Agency is ready for the future. Thams Agency has a great team of insurance agents and companies to serve you.
In September 2013 Thams Agency acquired Western Iowa Insurance from Gary and Deanna Krummel and relocated to their office.
In July of 2015, Thams Agency opened a new office located in Audubon, IA. Brandon Toft is an Audubon native who is the local agent.
Thams Agency has a great team of agents who are experienced and knowledgeable.
No matter what your insurance need , we’ll be able to get you to the right person. We have people who focus in the following areas
- Personal Insurance such as Auto Insurance, or Home Insurance
- Business or Commercial Insurance such as Property Insurance, Liability Insurance, Auto Insurance, or Workers Compensation
- Life and Health Insurance
- Farm Insurance
At the end of the day we use the latest technology to enhance our friendly customer service and provide the best possible experience for you.
Our clients say it best….
The agents at Thams make you feel like you are part of a family. They are extremely personable and the level of communication exceeds any company I have had experience with.
Client since 2004
They have helped reduce my payments with discounts like homeowner, safe driving, multi car, etc. Their rates are better then the old insurance company I had, they just kept raising rates although I had never had an accident (and they didn’t have discounts either). When I first came in to to talk to Todd and ask about their rates, they were 50 % lower then what I was paying. Now they are even lower due to discounts.
Thams Agency has an honest, and straight forward approach to dealing with customers. They work hard to find the best insurance coverages and prices for the customer, while giving guidance and reasoning for customers to make the most informed decision possible.
After switching to Thams, I feel like I am getting as good, maybe even slightly better property insurance coverage for a whole lot less money. As long as the premium does not take any significant jumps in the next few years then I believe this was a great switch to Thams. Very friendly staff. I feel like I should have gone to see them many years ago.
Brian E.Customer since 2014
We feel that we have professionals serving our every need at the Thams Agency whether it be house, auto, or health. One stop takes care of all of our insurance needs, and we know it’s done right. P.S. Your offices are lovely. Good move on your part to remodel and maintain the historical attributes of the building while still making it modern.
You served my folks well and I have found no reason to switch elsewhere. Your company seems rooted in Denison and an asset to the community, which is always an important part of being in business in any community.
Virginia Dobler McCurdyCustomer since 2011