On July 1, 2015 two legacy agencies united to form the largest independent insurance agency in Southwest Missouri. Ollis & Company and Akers & Arney brought together rich histories, expert staff members, and a tradition for superior customer service and client success. The two brands became one, under the name Ollis/Akers/Arney. With a new name came a new look, one paying homage to the golden standard in both logos with the addition of a rich blue, signifying stability, trust, and expertise—qualities employees want to convey in every aspect of this organization.
Together, Ollis/Akers/Arney have nearly 200 years of agency history and an expert staff with nearly 400 years of experience. Four employees have served as local Chamber of Commerce Presidents and each year countless hours are given back to our communities through service on boards and volunteering.
Read more about the legacies of both the Springfield, MO office and the Branson, MO office below. We look forward to the new opportunities this merger brings and look forward to working with you.
Ollis & Company was established in 1885 by brothers R. A., Alfred, and Charles Ollis to provide insurance coverage for families, businesses, and farms in the Springfield community. Throughout the next generations, the agency grew steadily, adding products and services to meet the needs of changing times.
Akers & Arney was founded in Branson, MO in 1952 by Elven Akers when he saw a need to support the local business community through insurance. Two additional generations under the Akers name have forged the leadership and name Branson residents have come to know and trust.