Even after being in business for 30 years, we still get asked all the time, “How do you say Gnade?”
Especially after opening a new office in Dubuque, Iowa where the Gnade name is less known – we thought it would be a good idea to help answer this question! Although, it is always fun to hear how people think it should be said. ?
We also get asked “Where did Gnade come from?” It is the last name of the owner, Gary Gnade. ?
Gnade Insurance Group came into existence back in 1988 shortly after a Gary decided to leave an eight-year career selling life insurance door-to-door for Prudential Insurance. By mortgaging his and his wife’s home, Gary started his agency in a small office in Tinley Park by hiring one agent and a part- time receptionist. Over the years as the business continued to grow along with the family, the two oldest sons Gerard and Bryan came on board. The company has grown to its current status of 29 employees with two locations; one in downtown Frankfort, IL and a new office in Dubuque, IA.