A Who’s Who of the insurance industry.

The Shepherd Team gives you access to the absolute best specialists in every area of insurance. Our talented team is constantly recognized for its expertise. Our people are asked to sit on boards. They are given awards for business and personal achievements. And most importantly, they are recommended by customers who want their friends to have an insurance agency that does things a little better.


2017 - 40th Anniversary of Shepherd Insurance. January 2017 begins our 40th year doing what we truly love – building and strengthening long-term relationships and helping people protect what matters. Your trust in us has made this possible, and for that you will always have our heartfelt gratitude.

2016, 2015, 2014 - Top 5000 Fastest Growing Companies in the U.S. by Inc. Magazine  [Press Release]

2016 - Top 100 Insurance Brokers in the U.S. by Business Insurance

2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 - Top 100 Independent Agencies in the U.S. by Insurance Journal  [Press Release]

2014, 2003 - Agency of the Year by Independent Insurance Agents of Indiana (IIAI), or Big "I"  [ Video of our story ]  [Press Release]

2016, 2015 - Top 50 Elite Agencies in the U.S. by Insurance Business America magazine  [Press Release]

2014 - Top 25 Fastest Growing Companies by Indianapolis Business Journal  [Press Release]

2013 - Columbus office recognized for growth in the Columbus Republic
2012 - Shepherd recognized by the American Heart Association as a Fit-Friendly Worksite for creating a culture of wellness in the workplace
2011 - Shepherd Columbus office recognized for supporting families in need for Christmas
2011 - Steve Gregory named to broker advisory council of Advantage Health Solutions
2011 - Recognized by the American Heart Association as the 2011 "Rookie of the Year" company for the Heart Walk
2011 - Recognized by MarshBerry for Outstanding Growth
2011 - Shepherd featured in Indianapolis Business Journal
2010 - Interviewed for March issue of Successful Dealer magazine: "Disaster Recovery Planning"
2010 - Steve Gregory named to Anthem's agent advisory council
2009 - Recognized by Indiana Business as the seventh largest independent insurance agency in Indiana
2009 - Shepherd Insurance is the title sponsor of the 2009 American Truck Dealer's Convention
2008 - Kelly Shepherd Purmort and Jeff Kweder are named to the Rough Notes advisory board
2008 - Nominated for Rough Notes magazine’s national “Agency of the Year”
2007 - Doug Annakin named President of Big "I" (Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America)
2007 - Rough Notes magazine designated Shepherd as their “National Agency of the Month” for August
2006 - Interviewed for October issue of Successful Dealer magazine: "Selecting the Proper Insurance for your Dealership"
2005-2016 - Shepherd is invited to join MarshBerry's APPEX (Agency Peak Performance EXchange), a forum recognizing the nation's top "Best Practices" agencies
2004 - National Underwriter magazine recognized Shepherd as one of the 5 best agencies in the country
2003 - The Independent Insurance Agents awarded Shepherd the Indiana “Agency of the Year”