More Than Capable.

Message from Our CEO

jimkeatingboardrm-3I started Keating in 2004 with only a home computer, $76,000 from the sale of my house, and without a hint of infrastructure or name recognition.

I harbored no delusions of grandeur and recognized building a company out of nothing would include challenges, disappointments, and difficulties. But I did have, and still have to this very day, a vision that we would become a great company. I have never wavered in that belief.

A great company is built brick-by-brick, step-by-step, over a period of time. It is founded on the combination of sacrifice, parent-like dedication, and an enormous amount of hard work. It is furthered by making more good decisions than bad; and by learning the lessons imparted by a bad decision made. Above all, a company becomes great only when it attracts, nurtures, and rewards outstanding people.

Today we are the company I had envisioned. From very humble beginnings, we have grown into one of the largest truly independent wholesalers in the United States. We have built one of the most advanced IT platforms in our industry, capable of supporting a national organization. With offices nationwide, we have grown, year in and year out, despite the economic climate and the softest insurance market in recent memory.

We will continue to make great strides by following our vision, no matter the challenge.

Regardless of the reason for your visit to our site today, I hope you find your time here to be beneficial and informative. If you are a current customer, I thank you for your support and partnership. If you are a prospective customer, I welcome you to our company and hope your time here helps you learn more about the breadth and depth of our product line.  I sincerely hope it gives you a reason to reach out to one of our dedicated producers.  For those interested in joining us, I hope you get a taste of who we are, what we believe, and an understanding of what we look for and offer in return.

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about our company.



James F. Keating