Our Toledo, Iowa, office roots go back to 1948. Early owners were Bill Kremenak, Nick Kleis and Harlan Dirks. Jake Jacobson joined the agency in 1979 and became an owner in 1983, forming Dirks and Jacobson Insurance of Tama-Toledo. In 1994, Dirks and Jacobson Insurance merged with Independent Insurance Services of Marshalltown. Over the years, we have remained committed to forging strong and long-lasting relationships through our insurance solutions and exemplary customer service.
In February 2020, Independent Insurance Services of Marshalltown joined AssuredPartners. This partnership provides us with access to a vast network of industry pros and resources, allowing us deliver innovative products and solutions that are tailored to our clients’ precise needs.
Our local expertise includes numerous programs to protect individuals and businesses, including home, auto, crop, property and casualty, farm, medical, life insurance and employee benefits. Special areas of expertise, in addition to personal insurance programs, include risk management and insurance programs for commercial customers in manufacturing, contracting, medical, nursing homes, churches and agribusiness.
Matt Zmolek was born and raised in Toledo and graduated from South Tama County High School in 1996. He graduated from Simpson College in 2000 with a BA degree in Criminal Justice and a minor in Management. He received his CPCU (Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter) designation in 2007 and CIC (Certified Insurance Counselor) designation in 2010. Matt joined the agency in 2012 after spending 10+ years with EMC Insurance Companies in Des Moines gaining experience in Claims, Commercial Underwriting and Marketing.