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High Fives

Integrity. Experience. Service.

Let’s face it—there are many brokers that can sell you insurance products. The difference is the level of service your broker provides. At The VanDyke Group, we work with you every step of the way to make sure you have the best plan for your needs. We research the newest products, make recommendations, and get your feedback to see how your coverage is working for you.


Ask our clients. They’ll tell you that The VanDyke Group takes the confusion and the hassle out of buying insurance.


“Health Care costs and service have become a primary concern for most businesses; this has been no different for Darwill. Effectively managing our health care costs while still able to offer a healthy and competitive benefit has been one of Darwill’s main initiatives and The VanDyke Group has been a significant team player.

“Darwill has partnered with The VanDyke Group for almost 30 years to secure the most competitive prices along with high quality health care plans for our employees. Throughout the years, The VanDyke Group has provided many services to our staff including detailed analytical reports, plan comparisons, as well as several bids from insurance providers. The VanDyke Group excels in their personal attention and response to any questions or concerns we may have regardless of the company’s budget or other varying factors. The VanDyke Group has always offered us the most cost-effective solutions to our business needs and gone above and beyond our expectations in personally assisting our employees. Integrity is an important part of the Darwill company culture and The VanDyke Group shares those qualities. Ensuring that Darwill is continually receiving the best health care option that is available has always been the primary goal to The VanDyke Group which makes this partnership invaluable.

“As company owner of Darwill, I would highly recommend The VanDyke Group.”

Barnabas Foundation

“The VanDyke Group assists Barnabas Foundation with all matters associated with our employee benefit plans, including securing annual bids from insurance carriers; providing training and support related to our staff, and facilitating transfers from one carrier to another. More importantly, they have been a trusted advisor by keeping us informed on what is happening in the employee benefits markets, allowing us to make wise decisions on the best benefits to provide our employees.

“During our relationship, we have changed carriers for our benefit plans several times. During each of these transitions, The VanDyke Group was there every step of the way and was instrumental in making these transitions painless for both our organization and our employees and their families.

Throughout our partnership, we have always found our needs have been a priority to the staff of The VanDyke Group. We highly recommend the services of The VanDyke Group.”

Homewood Disposal

Homewood Disposal Service has enjoyed a successful partnership with The VanDyke Group for the past 17 years. Matt VanDyke and his staff work closely with our benefits manager to advise, develop, implement and support our employee health programs. Matt and his staff possess a vast knowledge of employee benefits and continuously encourage our company by implementing innovative solutions which address the ongoing challenge present in escalating health costs.

“They are very responsive to problem resolution and always willing to lend assistance whenever necessary. From employee benefit meetings to obtaining competitive pricing, The VanDyke Group provides an individualized business approach to their clients. The companies that The VanDyke Group markets our group are top-rated, service orientated companies with competitive pricing structures. The VanDyke Group recognizes our needs, the changing marketplace and has consistently delivered quality service.

“We highly recommend The VanDyke Group as your insurance broker.”


“The VanDyke Group has been a partner with Bethshan on all matters related to health insurance for our employees. They have secured bids from insurance carriers, provided training related to coverage and wellness and generally provided support in all matters relating to Bethshan’s health plan. Our partnership has lasted for over 9 years. During that time we have been consistently impressed and satisfied with the services provided by The VanDyke Group.

“During the time that we have partnered with The VanDyke Group we have changed insurance carriers twice and were also self insured for part of the time. Throughout the changes The VanDyke Group offered excellent support both to the administration and staff of Bethshan. They secured bids from multiple carriers in a timely manner and reviewed those bids with recommendations and technical support. The staff at The VanDyke Group have helped us modify our plan on several occasions to provide savings for both our organization and our employees. We have always received prompt attention to questions and concerns. During these challenging times for employers providing health insurance to their employees, The VanDyke Group has been an invaluable asset.

“Throughout our partnership we have always found that Bethshan’s needs have been the top priority for all of the employees of The VanDyke Group. They have always been sensitive to financial constraints, market pressures and the importance that Bethshan places on providing quality health insurance to our employees.

“We highly recommend the services of The VanDyke Group.”

City of Palos Heights

“Our association with The VanDyke Group for many years has been a benefit to the City of Palos Heights. We appreciate the spirit of cooperation and partnership evidenced by the quick response they give to our needs as well as the level of commitment, and the product research they do on our behalf. The VanDyke group has produced the desired results and has maintained a high level of professionalism throughout. We believe they live up to their commitments and we value our working relationship with this organization.”

Evenhouse & Co., P.C.

“We would like to extend our thanks to The VanDyke Group for the service we have received over the past 10 years.

“We are always pleased with the quick response and great customer service we are given when we call. The commitment your staff has to all of our health and disability insurance needs shows the integrity, experience and service of The VanDyke Group.”

Southwest Chicago Christian Schools

“Southwest Chicago Christian Schools has worked with The VanDyke Group for over fifteen years for our health, dental and disability benefits.

“During this time, we have been very pleased with the service provided to us. They have walked with us and our learning curve regarding staffing changes and the implications that it has on the benefits side. Their patience and responsiveness is second to none. Every interaction has resulted in courteous treatment and incredible attention to details. We appreciate knowing that we can pick up the phone or send an e-mail and rest assured our questions will be addressed in a timely manner. They are always willing to meet with our staff to help explain options and help enrollment go smoothly.

“The VanDyke Group is proactive in assuring that we have the best product at the best price. Additionally, they help keep us informed of the implications of new laws and reporting requirements in the ever-changing insurance world. We believe that should you choose The VanDyke Group as your insurance representative, you will be pleased with the service provided.”

Providence Life Services

“Matt VanDyke and his staff have provided dedicated services to the employees of Providence Life Services over the last 15 years. He and his group have been very instrumental in securing a quality and competitively priced disability and life insurance program for our employees. His knowledge of the marketplace and his response to our questions and concerns have always been exemplary and his honesty and trustworthiness has been above reproach.

“They have worked with us to form creative solutions to the complex challenge that insurance presents. Over the years, we have found them to be highly responsive to our needs.

“Providence Life Services is grateful to have The VanDyke Group as a partner in our benefit program and we look forward to continuing this relationship for years to come. We would highly recommend their services to those that are looking to build or enhance their company’s employee benefit program.”

Community Christian Church

“As a multi-site church with a reproducing culture, our staff is constantly growing. Matt and his team are always responsive to our employees and a trusted advocate in conversations with our providers. They listen well and, as a result, they understand our mission. The financial dynamics of a not-for-profit can be challenging but they have helped us compile a rich benefits package that allows us to attract and retain many talented individuals.”

Hiskes, Dillner, O’Donnell, Marovi & Lapp, LTD.

“On behalf of the partners and staff of Hiskes, Dillner, O’Donnell, Marovich & Lapp, Ltd., I would like to commend you and your company for the service you have provided us for nearly 25 years. During this time, we have had the benefit of your professional expertise in meeting our health and life insurance requirements.

“We have thoroughly enjoyed working with you and your staff. Your presentations for considering health insurance options in a complex and changing area have always been clear and informative, making difficult decisions manageable. We appreciate the quick response we received from you and your staff in answering our questions and satisfying our needs. Your dedication to your clients is commendable and our relationship has been most enjoyable. Thanks again for your great work.”


“The Schepel Auto Group in Merrillville, Indiana has had the pleasure of partnering with The VanDyke Group over the past four years to secure our employees’ health, life, dental and disability insurance.  They have been instrumental in helping us to find high-quality insurance coverage at a very affordable price.  Since our employees do participate in the cost of some of these coverages, our partnership with The VanDyke Group has been advantageous for both our employees and our business.

We have found The VanDyke Group to be extremely professional in every aspect of our insurance needs.  They have always been prompt and proactive in our renewal process.  The have diligently searched numerous markets to insure that we have the best plans possible for our budget.  We are always kept informed of the latest legislative decisions regarding the health care industry and are given guidance on how to comply with all of the Federal and State regulations. 

The VanDyke Group has made customer satisfaction one of their top priorities.  We have found their staff to be friendly, helpful, and easy to work with.  Reports are provided to us on a timely basis.  Any concerns or issues that we may have are addressed immediately.  We highly recommend The VanDyke Group to meet your insurance needs and to assist you in administering your employee benefits.”