Our History in Benton Harbor, MI

In 1943, Joe Flaugh, Sr. started the insurance agency as a New York Life Insurance Company Agent and operated out of his home in Benton Harbor, Michigan.

In 1951, Joe Flaugh, Sr. and his wife, Roxy, moved the F. Joseph Flaugh Insurance Agency to the Vincent Hotel on Main Street in Benton Harbor. They expanded their product offering to all lines of insurance. Two years later, their son Dan, joined the agency after being discharged from the Navy following the Korean War. Dan opened a separate agency on Water Street in 1957. A few years later, his wife Laureen, joined him in the business.

In 1962, Joe Flaugh Jr. joined his parents’ agency. Ten years later, both agencies combined to become the F. Joseph Flaugh Agency.

In 1966, the agency moved to the new Fairplain Plaza in Benton Harbor. Through the years, the agency grew and was in dire need of more space. A new office complex was built in 1988 on Napier Avenue with twice as much space, and the agency moved there and has remained there. In 1997, after 35 years, Joe retired from the agency.

Today, the agency is owned and operated by Dan’s son Cory, who has been involved in the agency for over 30 years. As a third generation Insurance Agent, Cory prides himself on ensuring that each client receives personal attention and creates personalized insurance programs to meet the unique needs of each customer.

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Our Agents

Cory Flaugh
Cory FlaughOwner
In following the footsteps of his grandfather and father, Cory has continued the tradition of owning and operating Flaugh Insurance Agency with the same dedication to customer service and offering only quality insurance products that have guided the business since it was first opened in 1943. Cory enjoys working with all insurance lines with a particular interest in Life and Business insurance programs. He takes great pleasure in advising and advocating for his clients and ensuring they have comprehensive coverage.

When out of the office, Cory enjoys the great offerings of Southwest Michigan
such as the beaches, trails, and state parks.

He is a proud member of Cornerstone Alliance, Southwest Michigan Regional Chamber of Commerce, St Joseph-Benton Harbor Rotary Club, Sarett Nature Center, Benton Harbor Moose Lodge, St. Joseph-Benton Harbor Elks Lodge, German American National Congress/DANK, Sons of the American Legion Post Benton Harbor, and St. Joseph Fraternal Order of Police Lodge.

Contact Cory at cory@flaugh.com

Karen Willming
Karen WillmingAgent
Karen joined Flaugh Insurance Agency in July 2006, and has been working in the insurance industry since 1985 serving customers in Southwest Michigan area. Some customers had Karen as their agent for well over 30 years. She is a life-long resident of Southwest Michigan and knows the area and the people well. This gives her a unique perspective to understand her client’s needs in order to create their customized insurance plan.

Karen can help you with any of your personal insurance needs ranging from auto, home, recreational vehicles, boats and rental homes. She works with top rated carriers such as Auto-Owners, Nationwide, Safeco, Progressive, Foremost and more. Karen is ready to help put together the right insurance package to fit your individual needs.

Karen has always been an outdoor person. During summer months she enjoys relaxing around the campfire. She enjoys spending time with her family, and is expecting her first grandchild this year.

Contact Karen at karen@flaugh.com

Debbie Strunk
Debbie StrunkAgent
Debbie joined Flaugh Insurance Agency in August 2021 bringing with her years of customer service experience in the Benton Harbor-St. Joseph and surrounding communities from the banking and real estate industries as well as a small business owner. This experience allows her to understand her clients needs in order to create a personalized program just for them.

Debbie focuses on auto, home, recreation vehicles and business insurance needs and works with top rated carriers such as Auto-Owners, Nationwide, Safeco, EMC, Foremost, Progressive, and more. Debbie is ready to work with you on all of your insurance needs with a personalized touch and her commitment to great customer service.

In her spare time, Debbie enjoys gardening, sunny vacations, and cooking for her family.

Contact Debbie at debbie@flaugh.com