The Accel Group works with entrepreneurs, executives and individuals to provide appropriate insurance coverage.
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 Iowa-based insurance agencies in the state. The Accel Group stands united in the pursuit of their mission to offer custom solutions that accelerate your 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