General Insurance Services is an independent insurance agency serving Northwest Indiana. For more than 80 years, we have helped our clients manage their risk to protect what matters most. But our mission goes far beyond quoting a policy. What we do has a far greater impact. We’ve set out to be an agency built on strong ethics, enduring relationships, and an undeniable passion for what we do. We strive to be your source for all forms of insurance, risk management, and financial services. It is the deep understanding of our client’s needs, combined with our knowledge and expertise, that allows us to successfully deliver sound advice and adhere to our mission of securing the futures of the communities we serve.


To secure the future of the communities we serve.

Honesty - Integrity - Outstanding Service - Respect - Trust





From the very beginning, GIS has strived to provide our clients with truly outstanding service.
The delivery of this service is made possible by our focus on developing and maintaining a values-based, high performance culture.
The “Fundamentals” that follow define our unique culture. They’re what set us apart and drive our success.
We call these fundamentals, The GIS Way.



Our roots in La Porte go back to the 1930s with agencies formed by John & Frank Hargrave and J. Garland Taylor. We ventured into Michigan City in the 1940s with agencies formed by Norm Cipares, Robert Rose and Thomas Ringo.



They say it takes teamwork to make the dream work, and that couldn’t be more true for General Insurance Services. Meet the people that make it all happen each and every day.

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