Agency History

Independent Agents of Kentucky was originally founded in 1958 by Barry Easley. Joe Borsch joined Mr. Easley during the 1970’s and they operated under the name Easley & Borsch. Mr. Easley retired and sold out to Mr. Borsch in the late 1980’s. Around that time, the company acquired a small agency with the name Independent Agents of Bardstown and Mr. Borsch changed the company name to Independent Agents of Louisville.

In 1983 Stephen Corey affiliated with Guide One Insurance as an agent building an agency from scratch. In 1984 he became an Agency Manager for GuideOne and for seven years was responsible for hiring and training agents while still building and operating an agency. In 1991 he founded Corey Insurance and became a special agent for GuideOne, specializing in Personal, Church and Senior Living Facility insurance and began to represent several additional companies.

In 1990, Wayne Young joined GuideOne as an agent. In 1991, he founded Young Insurance and also became a special agent representing GuideOne and several other top carriers. Wayne also specialized in Personal and Church insurance. Corey Insurance and Young Insurance operated as a partnership for twenty six years. Both have been consistent top performers for their companies.

After six years as an Allstate agent, Sam Lotze acquired Independent Agents of Louisville from Joe Borsch in 2010. Sam changed the name one last time to Independent Agents of Kentucky. In 2017, Independent Agents of Kentucky, Corey Insurance, and Young Insurance all merged together and all now operate under the name Independent Agents of Kentucky. Our staff has over 100 years combined experience in the insurance industry!


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We're Moving

Our insurance agency is continuing to grow, so we are moving to a new location at 806 Stone Creek Parkway, Suite 1, Louisville, KY 40223. The new office is just off of S. Hurstbourne Parkway between Shelbyville Road and Interstate 64.

We will only be about 4-5 miles from the current office. All phone numbers, email addresses and other forms of contact will remain the same.

Our last day at the current office will be Wednesday April 14th. We will be moving on April 15th and 16th and then re-open at the new location on Monday April 19th. During the move, our access to email and Voicemail may be limited. However, if you leave a message, we should get back to you within 24 hours. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions. Thanks!