As the nation entered the 1930s and was coping with the Great Depression, few could have imagined establishing a new business. But, that is exactly what William K. McGowan, Sr. set out to do. An Indianapolis native, he astonished friends and associates by going into the insurance business and starting what would later become McGowan Insurance Group, Inc. The agency has succeeded far beyond its founder’s dreams.
Eighty years later, as these dreams continue, McGowan Insurance Group is perfectly situated in downtown Indianapolis. We remain a family business, with son Hugh B. and grandson Hugh M. McGowan at the helm.
We remain focused on our founding small-company principles of service, professionalism and a caring attitude, ensuring that growth and success don’t get in the way of those core commitments upon which the agency was founded. Our success is due to strong client relationships, outstanding employees and community and industry involvement. From its humble beginnings, McGowan Insurance Group, Inc. has grown into one of the largest and most respected independent insurance firms not only in Indiana, but also nationally.
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