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What do the Silver State and the Grand Canyon State have in common?

Arizona, the Silver State and Nevada, the Grand Canyon State, are both home to our newest member agencies — United Valley is growing  adding 9 new member agencies in June 2012. Here’s a little something about our newest member agencies:


GLB Insurance Group of Nevada was originally formed in 1941 and organized as an LLC in 2004. Based in Las Vegas, the agency has a staff of 21 and is managed by President Russell Swain. They are generalists, selling all lines of insurance including life and benefits. Russ has been active in Independent Agents of Southern Nevada.

Mike Menath Insurance Services of Incline Village, in business since 1981, sells all lines of coverage including financial services and health insurance, focusing on outdoor recreation industry, hospitality, homeowners associations and affluent personal lines. They write main street commercial lines as well, representative of their geography. The agency is managed by Mike Menath and includes 17 employees as well as family members. Mike is a former Nevada Big I chairman and currently the Nevada Big I National Representative.

Nevada Insurance Agency Co, in business since 1935, with offices in Reno & Carson City, employs a staff of 17 led by Scott Schellin, President, Kyle Schellin, VP and Mike Schellin, CFO. The agency is a generalist focusing in Nevada but also has customers in most of the western states. They are an all-lines full service agency including life and benefits and are active in the Nevada Independent Insurance Agents, with Scott Schellin currently serving on the Legislative Committee.

Swarts, Manning & Associates of Las Vegas is a full service agency founded in 1996 by Mark Swarts and includes an office in Irvine, California. Justin Manning oversees Nevada operations, and the agency’s staff of 13 serves customers in 19 states. While a generalist, their targeted industries include hospitality and construction. Mark is President of Big I Southern Nevada and serves on several industry boards.


The Arizona Group in Gilbert, has been in business since 1993. They have a staff of over 40 employees selling all lines of business and personal insurance with specialization in charter schools, crane services, dentists and financial institutions. The agency is owned by Arizona Federal Credit Union, and is managed by Robert Ogden who is Director of Operations and Bud Bonner as President.

Daniels / Nicolson Insurance Agency of Phoenix, in business since 1980, is managed by President Bob Kadzie and includes a staff of 8. They are a full service commercial lines and personal lines agency also selling life and benefits. The agency is a generalist.

General Southwest Insurance Agency of Phoenix includes a staff of over 20 employees. Started by Jay Binsfeld in 1969, the agency is led by 2 generations of Binsfelds, Jay, his sons John, Joe & Dave Binsfeld, with Al Yont as President/General Manager. The agency focuses on P&C in both commercial lines and personal lines and are active in the local community as well as in industry associations.

Hester, Heitel & Associates located in Phoenix, includes a staff of 17 and are generalists with some areas of focus including hospitality, property manager and apartment owners with previous focus on construction. They are a full service agency and also sell medical and financial products.

A.T. Pancrazi Insurance has been serving Yuma since 1923, focusing on farm and agri business. Their staff of 9 also target schools, churches and construction accounts. Brothers Doug & Mark Pancrazi also work closely with the family’s real estate agency and their staff are well ensconced in the local community.

WELCOME Nevada & Arizona member agencies!