Our History

PDCM Insurance Inc. resulted from the merger of two successful agencies. Vaughan, Pedersen & McCausland Insurance, Inc. had its beginning in 1916. Bob Brown and Harry Dieckman formed the Brown and Dieckman Insurance Agency in 1936. The agencies have continued to expand through acquisitions and sales growth. As a continued leader in the area, Pedersen, Dowie, Clabby & McCausland (PDCM) is available to you for the management of your insurance needs. PDCM has a long history of operating a professional organization and performing only to the highest ethical standards.

Our dedication and commitment to serving the business community over the past 100 years has enabled us to become one of the most successful independent insurance agencies and consulting firms in Iowa. We have kept pace with the ever-changing insurance industry and continue to meet our clients' challenges through innovative and cost-effective programs.

We understand that keeping pace today requires being innovative and adaptable to change. Although we have grown significantly over the years, our philosophy has remained the same: To combine capabilities with highly responsive service for the benefit of our clients. This has been, and will continue to be, the foundation on which we build our strong client relationships.

All of our staff members that have direct contact with clients are licensed agents. You will find very talented support people available to provide service for you. Our staff averages 18 years of insurance experience with various insurance industry designations. Because of our people, we have been able to raise the bar and continually redefine the standard of excellence in insurance for over eighty years.