About Us

Our History

Pella Insurance was established in 1993 by husband and wife, Paul and Melody Bouwers. The two worked side by side to service clients and grow the business. After two decades managing the firm, the Bouwers recognized a need to ensure the perpetuation of the agency beyond their time.

In 2018, Paul and Melody partnered with First MainStreet Insurance. First MainStreet Insurance L.C. (FMSI), headquartered in Cedar Rapids, IA, is an organization that was established in 2017 when likeminded individuals recognized the value for sustaining the small town insurance agency and its local legacy. The FMSI model focuses on smaller agencies, a lot of them family-run organizations, to perpetuate their business while giving them access to robust resources and carrier markets to better service their clients.

With the support of FMSI, Pella Insurance gained additional carrier and market resources to further their best-in-class service. Melody has since pursued other interests, while Paul remains active in servicing the firm and it’s client. The day-to-day operations are overseen by local staff – Parker Schnell, Dawn Cairney, and Terri Van Ryswyk. Together the team maintains the firm’s local presence and activity in the community while providing the attention clients expect from a local agent.

Our Mission 

To assist companies with protecting and maximizing assets, resources, and opportunities.

Our Values




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