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Insurance is a people business. Relationships of trust, knowledge, and a willingness to serve are our stock in trade.

Our History


Koty-Leavitt Insurance Agency’s roots date back to 1940 when Kenneth Nehring opened an independent insurance agency in Tucson. In 1953 Arthur Nehring joined his father in the agency and in 1970 they merged with the Solot-Walker Agency and became Nehring-Solot-Walker.Their partners merged with Koty-Leavitt Insurance Agency, Inc. on July 1, 1990.

On July 1, 2013 Dan Schneider and the staff of The Schneider Group merged their operations with Koty-Leavitt insurance.

Koty-Leavitt Insurance Agency’s staff of over 65 insurance professionals focuses on all types of business and personal insurance, as well as surety bonds. Our staff is not only licensed and trained in the field of insurance, we are also committed to the service of our clients. This commitment has helped make us one of the largest insurance agencies in Arizona.

Koty-Leavitt Insurance Agency, Inc. is an affiliate of The Leavitt Group, which is one of America’s largest and strongest independent insurance organizations. There are 13 other Arizona Leavitt Group offices in Mesa, Cottonwood, Phoenix, Taylor, Heber, Flagstaff, Winslow, Gilbert, Buckeye, Goodyear and Scottsdale. There are over 115 other Leavitt Group offices located in 16 states.

We are an “independent agency” that represents the leading U.S. Insurance companies. Because of our size and growth, insurance carriers have committed to provide our clients with the most competitive pricing available.

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Our Partners

Commercial & Personal Lines Carriers

  • Colorado Casualty
  • Contractors Bonding Ins Co. (CBIC)
  • CSA (Short Term Medical Insurance)
  • CSE Insurance
  • Employer Mutual Companies (EMC)
  • Encompass
  • Financial Pacific
  • Fireman's Fund
  • Foremost
  • Great American
  • First NonProfit Insurance Co.
  • The Hartford
  • Main Street America Group
  • Merchants Bonding
  • Metropolitan
  • One Beacon
  • Philadelphia Ins
  • Progressive
  • Safeco
  • Secura
  • Selective Insurance

Employee Benefits Carriers

  • Guardian
  • The Hartford
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • ING
  • Lincoln Financial
  • Metlife
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • Principal
  • Reliance Standard
  • Standard
  • Sun Life Financial
  • Ternian Insurance

About Leavitt Group

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Long-Term Relationships

We work to develop lasting client relationships. As a privately-held firm, we have the flexibility to make long-term decisions with you. Our performance is not judged by Wall Street every quarter, but rather by the quality of relationships we maintain.

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Experience And Resources

As the 12th largest privately-held insurance brokerage in the nation*, we bring you the national resources, experience, problem-solving skills, and key insurance company and underwriting relationships that will result in an effective risk management and employee benefits strategy.

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A Greater Commitment To Your Success

As a result of our local managing co-owner and on-the-ground decision makers, our interest in your success results in a greater level of service and commitment to your business. We match solutions to your needs and geography.

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We believe in operating with complete integrity and transparency. We have a long history based on this principle, and it is a vital part of our culture. As we bring people into our organization, we look for those who share our values, thus fostering relationships based on trust—for employees, insurance companies, and clients.

*According to Insurance Journal, August 2019 issue.

History of Leavitt Group

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From the beginning, Leavitt Group has been built on a foundation of trusted co-owners with local insights and experience. This core value has remained central to Leavitt Group as it grew from one agency into one of the largest insurance brokerages in the United States.

Our Foundation

In 1952, Dixie Leavitt opened an insurance agency in Cedar City, Utah, with one company appointment and no clients. By the decade’s end, Dixie had thousands of clients throughout southwestern Utah and southern Nevada.

Our Growth

When Dixie Leavitt and his brother, Bert, incorporated Leavitt Insurance Agency of Las Vegas in 1959, Dixie owned 60% and Bert owned 40%. Using this 60-40 arrangement, Dixie and other co-owners invested in and created agencies in Utah, Arizona, and Nevada. Dixie formed Leavitt Group Enterprises in 1962.

Dixie built Leavitt Group on a foundation of able and trusted co-owners. He recognized that each agency should have nurturing insurer relationships, autonomy in staffing, and increasing sales and profits with which to build an adequate capital base.

As the number and size of affiliated agencies grew, the potential of strength in numbers became apparent. In 1978, the group formed Leavitt Group Agency Association (LGAA), providing member agencies with the multi-agency strength necessary to maintain insurer relationships, to offer placement services, to provide employee benefits, and to support other group-wide services, such as E&O coverage, accounting, IT, data management, marketing, and other key supporting activities.

Since its early beginning in 1952, Leavitt Group has grown into one of the largest independent brokers in the United States. Since 1989, consolidated revenues have climbed from $8 million to $250 million. Throughout this period of growth and success, agency profitability ratios have remained well above industry averages.

Our Future

Leavitt Group continues to expand into new areas and various market segments—from agencies serving in smaller communities to large agencies serving complex corporate accounts. Leavitt Group recruits qualified insurance professionals and affiliates with agencies who share the same foundational values based on integrity.

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