about our agency
History in helping clients
Alliance General Insurance has been assisting clients in Ames and beyond with their insurance needs since 1982.
Dave Temple started the agency with a simple goal: To help you protect what is most important.
Dave graduated in 1968 from Iowa State University. He went on to serve in the army in Europe from 1968 to 1971.
Dave began his insurance career in 1973 marketing life insurance for John Hancock, which
included three years in St. Louis as a sales manager.
In 1982, Dave expanded into property and casualty insurance and opened an independent
agency that remains today - Alliance General Insurance.
Alliance General Insurance merged with a sister agency, Absolute Insurance Agency. Absolute Insurance Agency was started by Jeff Eastvold and is based in Clive, IA. Jeff had worked with Dave and Alliance General back in the early 1990's and Dave continued to be a mentor, friend, and a father-figure in many ways to Jeff.
In 2017, Jeff purchased Alliance General Insurance from Dave and Cheri Temple, and Dave continued to work at Alliance General until he passed away in 2019. Dave once told Jeff that "if you take care of your customers, they take care of you." He might not have invented that saying, but he perfected it. Jeff, and the rest of the agents at Alliance General Insurance have worked hard to provide the same level of service to our customers.