GuideOne Insurance Named to 2014 Inc. 5000 List

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Aug. 20, 2014 – GuideOne Insurance announced today that it has earned a spot on the 2014 Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. Coming in at number 2,919 out of millions of privately held U.S. companies, GuideOne now joins an exclusive club of organizations that come from a variety of industries, including consumer products and services, advertising, software, real estate and financial services, among others.

“It is quite an honor to receive this recognition,” said Jim Wallace, GuideOne chairman, president and chief executive officer. “In addition to our overall ranking, we were pleased to be number 12 out of 30 Iowa companies recognized on the list, and 39th out of 68 insurers recognized nationally.

This annual ranking, which is an expansion of the Inc. 500, was created by Inc. magazine. The Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth over a three year period. From 2011 to 2013, GuideOne experienced growth of 124 percent with $1.1 billion in revenue.

About GuideOne

Founded in 1947 and headquartered in West Des Moines, Iowa, GuideOne Insurance is one of the nation’s largest church insurers, with more than 46,000 church policyholders. GuideOne also insures private schools and higher education institutions, nonprofit organizations, as well as senior living communities. In 1999, the company created the GuideOne Center for Risk Management® in order to help churches and faith-based organizations safeguard their ministries. This effort was expanded in 2008 with the launch of SafeChurch®, the most comprehensive church risk management online resource available. GuideOne is licensed to do business in all 50 states and markets its products and services through nearly 3,000 independent and career agents. The company carries an A “Excellent” rating from A.M. Best. For more information, visit