Brokerage Services, Inc., was founded in 1977 by Neal Thomas in Lincoln, Nebraska, as a Transamerica Occidental Life General Agency. Brokerage Services was officially incorporated in 1984. A second office opened in Omaha, Nebraska, in 1987.
Additional agencies were added in 1987 as well, including those in Hastings and Kearney, Nebraska. Neal’s eldest daughter, Linda Reffert, joined the Omaha office in 1995, becoming the Agency Supervisor in 1999 until 2008 and when she decided to step down. In 2002, Neal’s younger daughter, Lisa Skinner, joined the Omaha office.
Lisa became the Agency Supervisor, taking over from Linda, in 2008. Lisa then relocated the Omaha office closer to her home and family in Herman, Nebraska, which is just north of Blair. The Herman office continues to serve the Omaha producers as well as many others. The year 2011 brought some exciting changes within the Lincoln and Herman offices when Neal’s son and Lisa’s brother, Doug Thomas, joined the sale force.
Additional offices outside of Nebraska were added to the BSI team as well, which included Sales Directors: Robert French of Rapid City, SD; Dick Anderson of Rapid City, SD; and the recently departed Jim Huntsinger of Sioux Falls, SD.
We now have a business arrangement with CPS Insurance Services that allows us to brokerage Life, Long Term Care, Disability Insurance, and Annuities through the many companies and carriers. We can now offer their highly competitive commissions along with our superb personal service and we can connect your clients with the best products for their needs.