Our History

Harry A. Koch Sr. started our company in 1916. His son, our chairman emeritus, Harry A. Koch Jr. carried on what his father began until 2004 when he sold his company to longtime friend and business associate Bruce Lauritzen. As part of the Lauritzen Corporation, First Insurance Group ranks as one of the top 100 brokers in the country with offices in Omaha and Lincoln. In addition, First Insurance Group is the 20th largest bank-owned insurance agency in the USA.