October 23, 2017 — TCU Insurance Agency, an independent agency within South Bend-based Teachers Credit Union, has acquired Winey Insurance Agency of Chesterton, Ind. The merger went into effect October 1, 2017.
Winey Insurance, an independent insurance agency specializing in personal and commercial insurance, has been in business since 1980. TCU Insurance will retain the Winey Insurance staff and office located at 762 S. Calumet Road in Chesterton. The staff will continue to work with Winey Insurance clients that reach throughout Indiana, Illinois and Michigan. Winey Insurance clients will have access to more robust options from the more than 200 insurance companies TCU Insurance represents.
In a letter announcing the merger to clients, senior Winey Insurance staffer Tim Winey wrote, "It has always been our promise to provide you peace of mind. We have strived to deliver personal, professional service and have been honored to serve as your insurance partner. I am excited to share changes that will ensure you continue to receive the best coverage and service."
TCU Insurance lines of coverage include home, auto, business, life and health insurance in communities throughout Indiana and Michigan in concert with Teachers Credit Union's 55 branch locations.
"We are excited to grow our presence and serve Winey Insurance's highly satisfied clients" said TCU Insurance Agency President Steve Neeser."We are proud to represent an abundance of A-rated insurance carriers, and our staff is well-known for making the extra effort to ensure our clients receive the coverage they need at competitive rates along with exceptional service."