Who We Are

A Professional Independent Insurance Agency


Grooms Insurance Associates is an independent insurance agency that has been serving the Lake Zurich community since February 1986. Located in the central business district of downtown Lake Zurich we take great pride in providing concise, intelligent solutions to the insurance needs of our individuals, families and businesses.

Our professional staff provides a thorough review of your current insurance program, makes meaningful recommendations and quotes your policies with our carefully selected insurance carriers. The carriers we have selected to represent provide the best combination of coverage, service, and premiums available. We provide quality solutions for your home, auto, umbrella, boat, health, life, long term care, as well as for your business, including workers compensation, commercial auto, and umbrella liability, among other commercial insurance needs.

We pride ourselves on outstanding service, and we are proud of the fact that the majority of our clients are referrals from existing clients. We do not work for an insurance carrier, we work for you!

Ken Grooms
Ken GroomsOwner/Producer, Property & Casualty
Chris Grooms
Chris GroomsOwner/Producer, Health & Life
Tim Burke, MBA
Tim Burke, MBAOfficer/Producer
Vicki Mangioni
Vicki MangioniProducer, All Lines
Bernie Labuz
Bernie LabuzOffice Manager

Recognition from one of Our Carriers

Dear Ken, Chris, Bernie, & Vicki,
I want to thank you for providing excellence in serving our customers. Our agents are the hands and feet of Auto-Owners. You have obviously made an impression on this customer, and we are grateful for the commitment and outstanding service you provide. Keep up the great work!

Thank you for your business, and all you do for Auto-Owners. If there is ever anything we can assist you with, please don’t hesitate to call.

Jeff Tagsold, President, Auto-Owners Insurance