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Although Dow Insurance Service, Inc. was newly formed in December of 2018, nothing about our Agency is New! The Dows have been selling insurance in Joliet & the surrounding areas since 1945. With the untimely passing of Jeff Thompson, Chris, Bob & Diane Dow left Northern Insurance Service, LTD to begin a new Chapter in Lemont, IL. Jeff Thompson’s kind and generous spirit will always be a part of the foundation of Dow Insurance.

The Dow Insurance Service family has been growing since day one with the purchase of Golden Security Insurance on 12/23/2018. In addition to the purchase of Golden Security Insurance, Dow Insurance is proud to announce the purchase of Baldwin & Company, Inc. of Joliet in 2021 after merging in 2019. Jeff Barnes, Principal at Baldwin & Co, is a lifelong resident of Joliet and brings with him a wealth of knowledge in all lines of insurance. Dow Insurance & Baldwin & Co have been a part of the Joliet Insurance landscape since 1945 & 1967 respectively and look forward to continuing the legacy under one roof.

2021 was a difficult year for Dow Insurance, with the Passing of Bob Dow. His 52 years in the industry can never be replaced, nor will his generous heart and caring nature towards his clients, whom he considered his extended family. Like Jeff Thompson, the legacy of Bob Dow will live on long into the future, as he touched so many in the community during his 79 years.

Most recently in early 2022, Dow Insurance has joined forces with L DeGeus & Associates, including relocating our Joliet Team to their current office location at 227 N. Hammes, Joliet, IL 60435, to better serve our customers in Joliet and the surrounding communities. We look forward to continuing to providing excellent service in Joliet, Lemont and the surrounding areas for many years to come.

Be on the lookout for another exciting purchase announcement!