About ICI

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"Best Places to Work"

The Agency You Can Trust

With roots dating back to 1885, ICI Insurance is the independent insurance agency with the history and stability you can trust for your business and personal insurance needs. Headquartered in El Dorado, Kansas, with locations in Wichita, Derby, Emporia, Garden City and Augusta, our team has strong Midwestern values and is proud to serve clients our clients throughout Kansas and beyond. In 2022 and 2023, we were nationally recognized as a “Best Practices Agency” based on growth and operational excellence, as well as recognized by the Wichita Business Journal as a “Best Places to Work.”

Our Purpose: To Build Relationships by Creating Value

Our Core Values

We believe that building strong relationships requires a relentless focus on creating value, whether that means developing innovative solutions that address our clients’ most pressing needs, investing in the ongoing growth and development of our team members, or actively engaging with and contributing to the communities we serve.

  • Do The Right Thing

    Our reputation is everything. Upholding our integrity is our highest priority.

  • Culture Focused

    We believe in the power of teamwork, having fun, creating an environment of trust and being accountable to each other.

  • Empower Others

    Our people are the heart and soul of our organization. We succeed by helping each team member realize their potential.

  • Growth Mindset

    We strive for continuous improvement. We encourage ourselves to be lifelong learners by promoting professional and personal development.

  • Embrace Change

    The six most dangerous words for an organization are “we’ve always done it that way.” We’re constantly searching for smarter solutions to provide to our clients.

The Rich History of ICI

ICI clients trust us to protect their assets and manage their total cost of risk, which is why they appreciate the rich history and stability of our insurance agency.


In 1885, J.C. Hoyt & Co. (what would later be known as ICI Insurance) started providing insurance services to El Dorado, Kansas. Forty years later, in 1925, J.C. Hoyt & Co. acquired the Bersie Agency, and two years later, J.C. Hoyt & Co. acquired W.R. Childs. In 1938, Bacon Insurance, a company that would later be included in a merger, was established.

ICI Insurance 1880


During the 1950s, J.C. Hoyt & Co. acquired the Clint Mossman Agency. During the 1960s, numerous insurance companies were acquired, including the Ray L. Smith Companies (1962), Stearns Agency (1964), Safety Insurance (1966), Ellsworth Jordan Agency (1967) and Viola Ernest Agency (1967). In 1970, the Mannion Insurance Agency and Carter Insurance were acquired, and two years later, in 1972, the Fullinwider Agency was acquired.

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In 1982, Tom Murry joined the organization and has since been credited with much of the growth. An immigrant from Ireland, he completed the prestigious Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) program, the Life Underwriters Training Counsel (LUTC) and served in numerous roles, including the president of the Kansas Association of Insurance Agents (KAIA). In 1982, J.C. Hoyt & Co. merged with Bacon Insurance to form Insurance Center, Inc.

In 1996, Tom was presented the Agent of Merit Award by the Kansas Insurance Association, and in 1997, Allied Life honored Tom as their #1 Life Insurance Agent in the United States. Tom became the president of the Insurance Center, Inc. in 2001. In 2008, the agency’s name was simplified to ICI Insurance, and the headquarters in El Dorado underwent remodeling.

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ICI Insurance 2001


Tom Murry was the president of ICI until 2015, at which point his son, Ryan T. Murry, became the president. In 2017, ICI acquired the Insurance Specialists Group and expanded into Garden City with a new office. One year later, ICI acquired Z Insurance Group. In 2019, Madrigal and Associates was acquired, the Emporia office was remodeled, and the Wichita offices were consolidated into one location.

In 2020, the ICI office in Derby moved into a new location. In 2022, ICI partnered with Wood-Dulohery Insurance to operate as Wood Insurance Center LLC (WIC) in Parsons and Pittsburg, Kansas.

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ICI Insurance 2017

Recognized as Best Places to Work in 2022

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Meet Our Dedicated Team

With locations in El Dorado, Wichita, Derby, Emporia, Garden City and Augusta, Kansas, our team has strong Midwestern values, including integrity and respect. We invite you to meet our team members!