Keystone Expands in Iowa, Signing on Ratcliff & Blake Insurance

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    Keystone continued its expansion in the Midwest by signing on new Iowa agency Ratcliff & Blake Insurance of Oskaloosa, Pella, and Melbourne.

    “I’m excited to be adding Ratcliff & Blake Insurance Professionals to an already great group of Keystone agencies in the state of Iowa,” said State Vice President Matt Fink. “Both Margaret and Billy will be a great asset to Keystone with their knowledge and expertise. I look forward to helping them take the next steps in their agency.”

    “Ratcliff & Blake is excited to be joining the Keystone family. This partnership gives us the resources to better serve our customers, grow and compete in our markets, while also allowing us to remain 100% independent and locally owned,” explained agency Principals Billy Blake and Margaret Ratcliff.

    About Ratcliff & Blake Insurance – Ratcliff & Blake originally started as Butler-Brown in 1994 as a property & casualty agency with a specialty niche in Antique Aviation insurance. Margaret Ratcliff and Billy Blake, two employees of the agency, purchased it in 2019 changing the name to Ratcliff & Blake Insurance Professionals. Headquartered in Oskaloosa, they also have offices in Pella and Melbourne, Iowa. They are still one of the largest insurance brokers of Antique Aviation insurance in the nation. Billy Blake is on the Board of Directors at the Big I of Iowa. For more, visit