ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- Rockford Mutual Insurance may be a smaller company, but they mean big business. The company is celebrating 116 years with new leadership and a new look.
Rockford Mutual was created by 50 farmers and originally only provided tornado insurance. Now the company serves more than 70,000 people. Rockford Mutual's president says they've lasted this long by always taking care of the community. Ricardo Terrones has worked there for almost 50 years. As the Executive Vice President of Operations, he says he's happy they've been able to adapt to the times.
"Well, when I first started I joined the company to set-up an in house print shop. Shortly after that I got into the technology side of it which was very different back then than it is today. That's probably been the biggest change that I've witnessed over the years," Terrones said.
Rockford Mutual Insurance has offices in Indiana and Wisconsin with more than 70 employees in Rockford.