UNICO Group, Inc. came into existence October 1, 1988 as the result of a merger between two well established property/casualty insurance brokerage firms; Reynolds-Simmons-Nelson Insurance and Chambers Dobson. Chambers Dobson also included a financial services division led by Rich Hill. The merger of the firms was a direct response to the belief that by merging the individuals and talents of both firms, a new corporation would be created that could build upon and even exceed the past precedents established by the two individual firms for services and professionalism.
In the initial endeavor to expand, UNICO Group of Columbus was opened in 1998 under the leadership of Bob Wick with the objective of increasing our customer base in northeastern Nebraska. In January 1999, UNICO responded to the demands of our consumers by adding a Life Department, UNICO Financial Advisors. Our growth continued out in western Nebraska. In May 2001 Anderson-Divan-Cottrell Insurance merged with UNICO Group, Inc. forming UNICO Group of Kearney. Our most recent growth was In March of 2009 when UNICO completed its merger with Greco Insurance Agency of Papillion, which will allow us to grow in the Omaha metro area. Tom Greco and his father Mike have been in the agency business for over 20 years.
UNICO Group, Inc. is now the largest locally owned insurance agency in Lincoln and one of the largest in Nebraska. The firm’s managing principals are comprised of J. Scott Nelson, Bob Reynoldson, Sandra Masters, Tom Champoux and Ric Stoakes.