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Est. 1906, We Have a Long History!


Davis-Taylor Insurance was orginally founded by William Peterson in 1906 and was known as the Peterson Agency. Our Agency was first located in the offices on the north east corner of Downtown Red Oak. William's son, Walt, managed the agency until 1955 when he passed. Ross Davis, who was a marketing rep for The Hartford at the time, went into a partnership with Madge Peterson (Walt's widow) to operate and purchase the agency. Since then a member of the Davis-Taylor family has owned and operated the agency. 

Rick Taylor

Current owner and president of Davis-Taylor Insurance. Rick has been working in the insurance industry for more than 40 years! Rick was born just north of Red Oak, and besides a short trip to Iowa State University and Chicago, has lived most of his life in Red Oak. Rick is a member of the Rotary Club, Ambassadors of Red Oak, and Elks. He is an avid antique motorcycle and car enthusiast. He is married to Susan Taylor, has two children and three grandchildren. 

Ryan Beeson

Ryan has been a licensed insurance agent with Davis-Taylor Insurance since 2003.   Born and raised in Red Oak, Ryan returned after graduating from Northwest Missouri State University with a degree in Agricultural Sciences. Ryan resides in rural Red Oak with his wife Samantha and children Tyler, A.J., and Stella. He is active with the family farm’s cow/calf operation. Ryan and his family are also very active in Montgomery County 4H and raise goats each year for show. 

Nathan Taylor

Nathan is the son of Rick and has been a licensed agent since 2010, however, he has spent most of his life as a part of the agency. Nathan was born and raised in Red Oak and graduated Iowa State University in 2009 with a bachelors degree in Marketing.  Nathan is married to Jaime Taylor, who also works in the agency as a customer service representative. Together they have a son born in 2018 and a daughter in 2021. 

At Davis - Taylor Insurance, we are committed to protecting your privacy as a visitor to this Web site and as our customer. To our visitors and to our customers, we offer this pledge:


Davis-Taylor Insurance is the owner of the information, which is collected on this Web site. We will not sell, disseminate, disclose, trade, transmit, transfer, share, lease or rent any personally identifiable information to any third party not specifically authorized by you to receive your information except as we have disclosed to you in this Privacy Policy.


Information Collection
We will ask you to provide your personal information to us when you enroll for coverage and when you purchase an insurance policy from us. We will also ask you to provide your personal information to us when you send e-mail to us from this Web site. When you enroll for an insurance policy at Davis-Taylor Insurance, we will ask you to provide your name, home address, mailing address, telephone number and e-mail address. This information will be provided to the insurance company when you purchase an insurance policy so they can establish you as a policyholder. We will maintain a record of your information at the offices of Davis-Taylor Insurance. so we can provide you with policyholder service. The employees of Davis-Taylor Insurance are each required to sign and acknowledge a Confidentiality And Nondisclosure Agreement. Each employee has been instructed on maintaining the privacy of each customer and the importance of protecting the customer's personal information.

When you purchase an insurance policy from Davis-Taylor Insurance, you will pay the premiums with your credit card or personal check. If you use your credit card to pay the premium, your credit card information is deleted from our records after your purchase has been authorized. A transaction number will be provided to you on your Binder Of Insurance. You may use this transaction number as a reference to the credit card purchase. We do not keep a record of your credit card information. If you pay the premium using your personal check, we will keep a copy of your check in your file.


When you send us e-mail from this Web site, you will provide us with certain personally identifiable information including your e-mail address.


A cookie is a piece of data that is stored on a visitor's hard drive while they are visiting this Web site. We may utilize a short-lived form of cookie when you visit this site. At Davis-Taylor Insurance, a cookie is only used to identify one unique visitor from another visitor during a particular session. A session is the period of active site-use while that unique visitor is linked to our server. We may use cookie technology during a session as a tool to carry forward your input information during the enrollment process. This enables the visitor to input their information once and have the information appear later during the enrollment process. No personally identifiable information is stored on the cookie. The cookie expires and is deleted from the visitor's computer as soon as they close their browser or if they are not actively browsing our Web site for more than 20 minutes. Should a previous visitor to our Web site return for a new session, they will be issued a new cookie and in no way will they be recognized as a visitor from a previous visit or session.


Third Party Links
This Web site may contain links to third party Web sites that are not controlled by Davis-Taylor Insurance. These third party links are made available to you as a convenience and you agree to use these links at your own risk. Please be aware that Davis-Taylor Insurance is not responsible for the content of third party Web sites linked to Davis-Taylor Insurance nor are we responsible for the privacy policy or practices of third party Web sites linked to Davis-Taylor Insurance. Our Privacy Policy only applies to information we collect from you while you are at and while you are actively in a session with Davis-Taylor Insurance. If you should link to a third party Web site from Davis-Taylor Insurance, we strongly encourage you to review and become familiar with that Web site's privacy policy.


Changes In Our Privacy Policy
We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy without providing you with advance notice of our intent to make the changes.


If you have any questions about our privacy policy, please feel free to contact us at:


Davis-Taylor Insurance 

204 E Reed St

P.O. Box 24

Red Oak, Iowa 51566


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