Our History


is a four generation, family owned business that’s been providing service for over 95 years. Founded on small town values, Ramsey-Weeks is committed to providing quality insurance products for individuals and businesses, and impeccable service to our insurance and real estate clients alike. We combine our strong insurance background and product knowledge to assist both current and future clients manage and plan for all types of potential risk. Our real estate team brings vast knowledge and experience to provide exceptional service before and after the sale.

Our team of knowledgeable insurance professionals is experienced in creating personal and commercial insurance policies designed to fit your needs. With Ramsey-Weeks, Inc., our friendly staff will work with you on a one-on-one basis to find the right policies for you.

Our real estate team brings market knowledge and years of experience to provide you with exceptional service before, during, and after the sale!  Our agents work with buyers to find the home that fits your needs and your budget, and work with sellers to develop the best strategy to sell your home.

When you work with Ramsey-Weeks, you’ll experience the quality service and attention to detail that you can only find with an independent agency. We don't just care about a sale, we care about the relationship between us, our clientele, and our community. We are dedicated to ensure your protection both physically and financially. Contact us today and begin building a strong relationship and strong support.


Brief Company History

1923 – Grant Ramsey Opens Ramsey Realty

1931 – Fred Ramsey returns to Grinnell and joins his father

1932 - Fred takes over the business following Grant's passing

1933 – In addition to real estate, Fred begins selling insurance and changes the name to Ramsey Insurance and Real Estate

1963 – Rick Ramsey returns to Grinnell and joins the family business

1965 – Anna Ramsey inherits the business after Fred passes

1969 – Rick Ramsey forms a partnership with Bill Weeks to buy the business

1974 – Ramsey-Weeks is incorporated and moves to its current location

1998 – Jim Ramsey returns to Grinnell and joins his father; Paul Pohlson is named Vice President

2002 - Bill Weeks begins semi-retirement

2005 – Jim Ramsey is named president of Ramsey-Weeks; Rick eases into retirement

2011 - Darcy Swick is named Vice President of Personal Lines & Kevin Kolbe is named Vice President of Real Estate