KenKen-Grooms Grooms, Jr.

Ken Grooms specializes in Property Casualty Insurance. But throughout his career, he has worked in all phases of the industry. Ken earned his Insurance license in 1983. Ken began his insurance career as a claim specialist for Kemper Insurance. After establishing himself in the field as a claim representative, he was chosen to develop and administer their resident Workers Compensation Claim Training Course. This experience gave Ken a unique opportunity to learn the insurance policy coverages in a very comprehensive manner.

His career included a span with Alexander and Alexander’s Alexis Self Insured Claim Administration in charge of the insurance program for the construction of the nuclear power plants at Byron and Braidwood for Commonwealth Edison. Ken transitioned to Marketing after joining INA, where he was the COMPAR Account Executive coordinating the marketing efforts of agencies in Illinois, Wisconsin, and Iowa. The opportunity arose to join an Independent Insurance Agency in 1983, and Ken joined Keeney-Jones in Deerfield. On February 1, 1986 the Szydelko Insurance Agency in Lake Zurich became available, and Ken and Chris purchased Florian’s business and relocated to 8 N. Old Rand Lake Zurich. Szydelko-Grooms became Grooms Insurance Associates Agency, Inc. in 1986. And in November of 2004, the office relocated to 160 E. Main in Lake Zurich, where they operate today.

Ken believes in community service and giving back to his community. He has served two years as Village Clerk of Lake Zurich, twenty two years as a Police and Fire Commissioner, four years on the board of LZBSA, in addition to coaching at all levels and working as an Illinois High School Association “Patched” Umpire for nine years., His commitment continues with three years on the board of the LZ Area Chamber of Commerce, currently serving as chamber president.

Ken was named Chamber Director of the Year in 2012, and Grooms Insurance Associates was named Chamber Business of the Year in 2013. The Daily Herald has also named Grooms Insurance Associates as a Reader’s Choice for Top Insurance Provider for the last two years.

Ken is committed to the concept of proper coverage and protection through the education of his clients. “It is not only easier, but much more accurate to make an informed decision about something as vital as insurance protection if you understand your policy. Not all policies are equal, and adequate limits of Liability are essential for your economic future.”