Brotherhood Mutual Plans Expansion of Headquarters
Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company has announced plans to expand its Fort Wayne headquarters, creating up to 100 new jobs over the next four years. The $25.5-million investment includes additional office and meeting space.
Brotherhood Mutual specializes in property and casualty insurance for churches, Christian schools, and related ministries. Upon its founding in Allen County in 1917, the company served eight churches in Indiana, Ohio, and Illinois. Today, Brotherhood Mutual serves more than 60,000 ministries in 47 states and the District of Columbia. The company also insures mission travel, extending services around the globe. Additionally, MinstryWorks® by Brotherhood Mutual is America’s largest payroll processing and payroll tax filing service for Christian ministries.
The company plans to add 88,000 square feet of space to its existing facility at 6400 Brotherhood Way. The additional office space will allow Brotherhood Mutual to eventually add as many as 300 new employees. The new meeting/auditorium space will be used for weekly chapel services and employee training sessions. Work on the project is slated to begin in July 2019; the expansion is expected to be completed by September 2020.
“We’re blessed to continue our growth here in Fort Wayne. As we look to the future, we will continue our goal of helping ministries thrive. Our customers trust us to provide innovative insurance coverage and risk management resources, specifically designed to help them operate safely and effectively every day. This project will allow us to serve more ministries, while providing the excellent customer service they deserve.” – Mark Robison, chairman and president of Brotherhood Mutual.
The company plans to hire in virtually every department, including underwriting, claims, legal, finance, building and grounds, and more, as well as in its payroll company, MinistryWorks. Interested applicants may learn more about Brotherhood Mutual’s employment opportunities at brotherhoodmutual.com/careers/.
“Brotherhood Mutual has been providing Hoosiers with great job opportunities for more than 100 years. With this growth, it is clear that the company is committed to remaining a staple in northeast Indiana for generations to come, serving customers across the country while contributing to the Fort Wayne community here at home.” – Elaine Bedel, president of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC).
The IEDC offered Brotherhood Mutual up to $925,000 in conditional tax credits. These incentives are performance-based, meaning that until Hoosiers are hired, the company is not eligible to claim incentives. Northeast Indiana Works will provide the company with additional hiring and training assistance. Fort Wayne City Council also will consider tax phase-ins for Brotherhood Mutual’s eligible real and personal (equipment) property investments.
About Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company
Celebrating more than 100 years in business, Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company® is one of the nation’s leading insurers of Christian ministries. The company serves more than 60,000 churches, schools, colleges, camps, and related ministries and has more than $700 million in admitted assets. Headquartered in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Brotherhood Mutual employs more than 485 people and is a member of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s Best Places to Work in Indiana Hall of Fame. For more information, visit brotherhoodmutual.com.