Lake Michigan Insurance Agency acquires Katt Agency

GRAND RAPIDS, MI (January 5, 2017) — Lake Michigan Insurance Agency (LMIA), a division of Lake Michigan Credit Union (LMCU), is pleased to announce its acquisition of Katt Insurance Agency of Belmont, MI. This merger represents a number of positive developments for clients of Katt Insurance.

Effective January 1, 2017, the Belmont offices of Katt Insurance officially became a branch of LMIA. For the present, Katt Insurance will be co-branded Katt – Lake Michigan Insurance Agency.

Katt Insurance president, Greg Katt, is looking forward to a smooth transition. “It has been my distinct privilege and honor to work alongside my father (and founder) Claude Katt since 2000. As we become part of the Lake Michigan Insurance Agency team, my father will be embarking on a well-deserved retirement. I will step forward to run and manage our Belmont office operations, effective January 1, 2017.

“We provide a full line of personal and commercial insurance services, and Katt Insurance is proud to have carved out space as a niche agency, specializing in risk management for campgrounds, RV parks and outdoor recreational facilities. Our existing staff members will continue to serve our customers as part of this new transition and we are all very excited about becoming on office of LMIA. This merger will enable us to offer our clients a more dynamic portfolio in all lines of insurance products, services and resources.”

LMIA President of Insurance, Kenneth Jansen, appreciates what Katt Insurance brings to the LMCU fold. “We’ve been actively seeking acquisition opportunities to expand our coverage footprint throughout Michigan. Katt Insurance has distinguished itself as a solid community asset that will mesh smoothly with LMIA’s service-first approach. We’re happy to welcome Katt Insurance to the LMCU family.”

About Lake Michigan Credit Union

Lake Michigan Credit Union (LMCU) is the largest credit union in Michigan. Employing a staff of over 1,550 and serving over 520,000 members, LMCU's assets exceed $11.5 billion, with a mortgage servicing portfolio of over $13 billion. LMCU has 65 convenient branch locations overall, including 19 in southwest Florida. LMCU members have access to over 55,000 Allpoint ATMs worldwide. LMCU provides a full range of financial services, from high interest-bearing checking accounts to personal loans, mortgages, investments, and commercial banking. To find out more, visit

About Katt Insurance

Located at 6231 West River Dr. Suite F, in Belmont, MI, Katt Insurance is an independent agency, providing insurance solutions for individuals, families, and businesses, and services clients throughout the entire state. Founded in 1989, Katt Insurance represents a carefully selected group of financially sound, reputable insurance carriers, with specialty market access and the flexibility to provide difficult-to-insure risk management.


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