The DeHayes Group

The DeHayes Group

Partner Agency Overview

Founded in 1982, The Dehayes Group has become the largest privately-owned independent insurance agency in Northeast Indiana and was recognized as the “Best Insurance Agency” in the 2021 Fort Wayne Newspapers Reader’s Choice Awards. Licensed in all 50 states, the agency serves customers operating in every state, insuring over 1,300 business and 1,800 households, and is responsible for the health insurance needs of more than 19,000 lives.

  • Based in Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • Serving customers across all 50 states for 40+ years
  • 2021 recognized as Fort Wayne’s Reader’s Choice “Best Insurance Agency
  • 2021 achieved Gold Level designation from the YMCA Workplace Wellness Awards
  • 2019 received 4 Star AchieveWell designation from the Wellness Council of Indiana

Company Leadership

Jeffrey J. Pikel
The DeHayes Group

Patrick J. BrazilL
The DeHayes Group

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  • Construction
  • Contractor
  • Education
  • Food & Beverage
  • Manufacturing
  • Professional Services
  • Real Estate
  • Retail
  • Transportation
  • Wineries


Well drilling, restaurants, trucking, towing, roofing, real estate, manufacturing, contractors


Home, auto, umbrella, individual life, senior benefits

Employee Benefits

Group health,  dental, vision, & voluntary

Wellness programs

“Our partnership with Keystone Agency Partners was the perfect fit for DeHayes to continue and enhance our customer-first approach to our clients.  This partnership allows DeHayes to strengthen its over 40 years’ insurance leadership position in the communities it serves by providing our employees access to Keystone Agency Partners’ resources and capabilities.”

Jeffrey J. Pikel - CEO, The DeHayes Group