In 2007, Dryden-Kamis Insurance was born, started by John Dryden, Sr. and his family. John is a retired engineer an international company and more recently retired (at the sweet age of 76) from pastoring a church. They started the business in a one room building that was formerly a gas station and funded the operation with part of John’s pension monies. Seeing an opportunity to be of service to the senior population, John continued to serve as a pastor by selling affordable health and drug coverage.
The agency grew quickly and other like-minded people soon partnered with the agency. The product line quickly expanded into a full-service agency, servicing Central and Southern Illinois and Southwestern Indiana. The agency is now located in the historic Sunderland Home in Newton, Illinois.
The Dryden Family’s Christian background and strong core values of integrity, hard work and service fits very well in the insurance industry which is often complicated and highly regulated and requires a compassionate, personal, and professional customer service and yet at the same time provides a reasonable income for their families, agents and employees.