The Accel Group provides individual, business and agribusiness insurance solutions, strategic counsel, employee benefits, financial and risk management services to partners of all sizes, from individuals to enterprises. We take a proactive approach to a reactive concept by focusing on the client, not the commodity. This means offering innovative, customized products and solutions that are uniquely packaged to accelerate client success by focusing on mitigating the risk up front.
With offices throughout Iowa, we combine a sophisticated work ethic and personal touch with unparalleled resources to provide peace of mind for our clients’ bottom line. We are committed to supporting the needs of our clients in the communities we serve.
Our story stems from the successes of two separate entities; Millhiser Smith and the Accel Group. In 1928 Harold Millhiser established The Millhiser Insurance Agency in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Forrest Smith joined Harold Millhiser as a business partner in 1947 to form the firm known as the Millhiser Smith Agency.
The Accel Group, founded in the home of Leslie J. Young in 1936, began as a small business selling life and auto insurance. Leslie was called to serve in WWII which required his wife Mavis to take operational control of the business until his return. Fast-forward a few decades to 2010 when the company was presented with an opportunity to expand offerings to clients, leading to the formation of The Accel Group. The new agency added a 401(k) and employee benefit division of Net Worth Advisors, which allowed them to better serve their client’s needs.
On January 1, 2018, the agencies officially merged, making The Accel Group one of the largest independent, Iowa-based insurance agencies in the state. In 2019, the company expanded its footprint with the acquisition of Asset Pros of West Des Moines. The Accel Group stands united in the pursuit of our mission to offer custom solutions that accelerate client success.
No one can prevent an emergency. But at The Accel Group, we prepare for them. What does this mean for you? It means you'll always have service 24/7, all year long.Agility Recovery Solutions