Brawner Insurance acquires Armstrong Insurance Agency; Bunker hired as sales advisor

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Brawner Insurance owner Jared Brawner, left, and sales advisor Jake Bunker. | Photo courtesy of Brawer Insurance

KIRKSVILLE, Mo. — Brawner Insurance Agency recently acquired Armstrong Insurance, a four-year-old agency serving northeast Missouri. Brawner Insurance owner Jared Brawner will continue to serve as president, and Jake Bunker will be the sales advisor to assist with day-to-day operations.

Bunker brings 12 years of experience to his position. He previously worked at State Farm and in various regional auto dealerships in sales, finance and leadership positions.

Founded in 1992, Brawner Insurance specializes in crop, employee benefits, Medicare, personal and commercial insurance needs. The full-service agency is located at 2605 N. Baltimore in Kirksville.

In a press release, Brawner said, “We aim to continue providing the same level of protection and peace of mind that Jake Armstrong and Denise Armstrong have over the last several years. Our agency has been rooted in the north Missouri region for more than 30 years, and this acquisition allows us to expand our geography in a familiar area.”

Brawner added that Bunker is a Kahoka resident with northeast Missouri ties.

Brawner Insurance is a member of Valley Insurance Agency Alliance (VIAA), a family of more than 160 independent insurance agencies in Missouri and Illinois. Founded in 2006, Valley Insurance Agency Alliance generates more than $600 million in written premiums and is the regional founding member of SIAA–The Agent Alliance, a $12.5 billion national insurance network.

For more information about Brawner Insurance Agency and its recent acquisition, call (660) 665-1687 or visit

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