640 S 50th St.Ste 2140West Des Moines, IA 50265

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Welcome To McCartan Insurance Group

Car, Home & Business Insurance in West Des Moines, Waukee, Clive,

Urbandale, Norwalk & Des Moines, Iowa

McCartan Insurance Group, Inc. is dedicated to establishing itself as an outstanding professional organization within the communities it serves.

Our Mission is to fully understand the needs of our clients and protect their assets through customized insurance programs. You can depend on us to be responsive, knowledgeable, and act with the utmost integrity. We want to become your full-service personal risk manager of choice.

Our Principles

Commitment to ethical practices, honesty, accountability and personal trust within the community

Consistently demonstrating professionalism, reliability, and responsiveness

Fun environment and community involvement

What Our Clients Say Testimonial Review Stars

Joel is the best! He takes care of his clients very well. After I have my roof replaced, he reached out to me to get home insurance premium reduced by $1,000! I highly recommend him.

-John Xu

Nice to be with a company that cares about you.

-Joe Young

Joel was able to provide my same coverages at a 50% reduction in cost. Thanks Joel

-Patrick Cornwell

An agency that goes above and beyond!

-Nate Cole

Joel is great to work with and remembers you each time.

-Anna Young

We have been with the McCartan group since 2015 and we could not be happier! Matt and Joel are so easy to work with, they are incredibly quick to answer and get the job done right every time! 10/10, would recommend them to anyone looking for an insurance agency that...

-Shelby Kerner

Ryan and Joel always take care of any needs and answer any insurance questions you may have.

-Shawn Moon

Joel McCartan is awesome. Always so helpful

-Barbie Brightman

Top service always, I've been a happy client for years!

-April D Rhiner

5/5 Stars

-Jinu Thomas

5/5 Stars!

-Megan Koehn

5/5 star rating!

-Barret Crank

5/5 STARS!

-Jessica Fisher


-Jean Mullen

5/5 Star Rating!

-Alex Herrold

My son Matt works at this agency, but that is not the only reason I have my insurance through them. Both Joel & Ryan have always been so nice and helpful any time I've been in the office. I would recommend this agency to anyone looking for better insurance options

-John Hennig


-Matt Fitzgerald


-Brian Barney

Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

-Heather Schuster

I rarely need to call but when I have Matt has been super helpful. He also got me GREAT rates on both my homeowners and auto insurance.

-Diane Wiand

Matt Hennig is knowledgeable, responsive and professional when it comes to all of my insurance questions and needs. Matt and the McCartan Insurance Group are great!

-Heidi Blake

Best insurance company to have!! Joel and Ryan are great!! Highly recommend them!!

-Amy Cannon

5/5 Stars

-Alex Rogers

5/5 Stars

-Joseph Smith

Joel and The McCartan Insurance group are extremely knowledgeable and caring. They go above and beyond to be a trusted advisor. Highly recommend!

-Tracy McClain

Ryan is amazing! Patient, knowledgeable, and very helpful every single time I email him!! I highly recommend McCartan, all day, every day! Thank you for the excellent service!

-Leigh Anne McClellan

I purchased a boat and required insurance late in the afternoon. I had spoken to Ryan & Joel earlier in the week, they actually called me to follow up and ensure I had what I needed so that I could take my new toy out on the water! What a...

-Sean Bremer

Matt of McCartan Insurance was extremely helpful and professional in finding the right Auto Insurance Policy that fit our needs.

-Larry Richards

McCartan Insurance Group has been awesome to do business with! We have them for personal and business for a decade now! Thank you Ryan L.

-Kyle Findlay

Linda Ankrom gave McCartan Insurance Group Inc. a 5 STAR RATING


Ryan and the people at the McCartan Insurance Group have taken care of our home and auto coverage for the last 14 years. They have always been quick to respond to our questions and concerns. They are excellent representatives of the Nationwide brand.

-Bob Curry

Fast & friendly & knowledgeable

-Jeremy Moranville

We were in the process of buying a new house and wanted new insurance because we were unhappy with our previous provider. We needed to get switched over in a short amount of time and a family member recommended McCartan Insurance Group so I called late on a Friday afternoon...

-Bettina Miller

Joel and his team are fantastic. I have receive emails at 6pm and will find an email waiting for me in the morning when we bought our new car. Joel followed through and made sure we had the correct coverage with buying a new 2020. My wife and I appreciate...

-Eric Johnson

We have always received great service from the team at McCartan Insurance Group. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and quick to respond to any questions or claims we have or to make any updates to policies we need!!!

-Kyle Anderson

Great ideas, great options, great execution. A cut above

-Glenn Klepsteen

Joel McCartan and team have been fantastic to work with over the years! They are always very responsive and go the extra mile for our family. They have also been extremely helpful when we’ve had to file claims. I would recommend Joel and his team to anyone!

-Dan Olson

Joel has been great to work with. Answering all my questions very timely and helpful to find the best [insurance] options for me and my family.

-Christine Struecker

Our insurance agent has made sure we have the right coverage for our home and auto insurance. When we had a claim after hail damage to our roof everything was handled quickly and professionally. It has been a very positive experience working with them.

-Sharon Butterfield

Ryan has does a stand up job for me over the years. He is knowledgeable and I feel comfortable with all of his suggestions. He knows exactly what I need and is there during stressful times. Ryan has even gone the extra mile and has helped me through a instance...

-Maxwell Lalone

Quick to respond and assist with concerns.

-Alan Muenzenmay

Ryan has always been on time and taken care of any of our needs immediately.

-Paul/Mary Ann Muenzenmay

Ryan is very knowledgeable, professional and friendly!! Wonderful agent!

-Tom Pace

Good service and reviews of our plan.

-Jody Ratigan

Everyone at McCartan Insurance is fantastic to work with. If you don't get the agent you normally work with, someone else will jump in and take care of your needs. Its difficult to rate them for solving issues because they have it fixed before it is an issue. Really feels...

-Ken Shaw

Anytime we have needed help, Ryan has always been there to answer our questions, guide us in the right direction, and make sure we got the best service possible!

-Anne Wiersma

McCartan is easy to work with and very prompt with answering any questions I have. I would recommend McCartan Insurance Group.

-Gabe Mitchell

We have two homes, two cars, an ATV, utility trailer, and boat all insured with an additional umbrella policy through McCartan Insurance Group. Nationwide Insurance has been outstanding, where this agency gets 5 stars is for the attention to detail they have taken to help with our products that Nationwide...

-Nate Allen

McCartan has been our Insurance Agency for many years, it is a pleasure to have the attention, dedication and direction we receive from Joel and his team. We have many homeowner(s), auto(s), snowmobile(s), ATV(s) policies with Joel and team. Joel is always proactively reaching out with advise and direction on...

-Ken Raush

I haven't had a need to contact McCartan Insurance in quite some time actually, which I guess is a good thing, but when I have my needs and questions have always been taken care of promptly. Long time customer and have no interest in switching any time soon.

-Neil Erickson

Joel has been servicing my insurance needs (vehicles, home, boat) for many years now. I have always been able to communicate directly with Joel and/or his staff regarding any questions/concerns I may have. Good agency, Nationwide Insurance coverage very competitive. I highly recommend McCartan Insurance Group.

-Mike Saxton

I've been working with Matt for my insurance needs for several years, and he's always been fantastically responsive and willing to go out of his way to make sure we are absolutely taken care of. He is extremely flexible in his availability, and always gets the job done no matter...

-Justin Isbell

Matt is very easy to work with and always quick to respond. The entire agency is always there to help

-Joe Strait

Excellent service and very professional; have handled all claims promptly.

-Michael Ream

I have had consistently excellent experiences. Timely responses and friendly, helpful staff. Matt has taken very good care of us and explained everything in a way that was easy to understand when we were setting up home insurance for the first time.

-Rachel Palen

Matt was so helpful I’m getting all my policies in order as well as helping me save money. I highly recommend Matt and McCartan Insurance Group!

-Kelly Walker

Great company and people to work with! Highly recommend them!

-Mark Swisher

I’ve not had to make a claim as of yet. I think that would affect a quality and value review positively or negatively depending on how it’s handled. I can say that every time I’ve had a question or concern my agent, Joel McCartan has been quick to respond with...

-Nicole Brady

Joel McCartan of McCartan Insurance Group, Inc. provided a quote that is related to a new insurance program. He took a lot of time to explain the details and answered all questions. It is a great pleasure to have him as my home and auto insurance agent.

-John Xu

The McCartan Insurance group team is always helpful and does a wonderful job presenting all insurance options.

-Patrick Young

Joel is very easy to get a hold of and if he is not available someone is always there to help answer my question or help me out. It is always nice to talk to Joel but that is not always possible and I understand that. Everyone at McCartan Ins....


Friendly, quick responding, honest, and accurate service. You seem to know how to partner with your customers. I feel valued by your company.


I am an employee at Nationwide and was referred to Joel by one of my colleagues. When my wife and I purchased our first house this past July, I wanted to have someone that I could speak to face to face if I needed to. Joel has been an awesome...

-Josh K

The staff is all extremely friendly and are always very responsive. I've gotten quotes back within hours of asking for them. Customer service is definitely a strong suit for your agency.


McCartan Insurance Group is an absolute pleasure to do business with. I personally work with Ryan or Joel who ever is available and both guys are extremely friendly! The entire staff is very friendly and helpful! They are extremely easy to get ahold of and are very quick at getting...

-Dustin S

Matt Henning was great to work with helping with some auto changes and creating a renters policy for our daughter. It was done first time through and did not take much time at all. Happy to have an agent that is accessible and willing to help

-Paul Babcock

I have had nothing but good experiences while working with the McCartan Agency. I usually work with Ryan or Joel, both are very quick to get back to me via email or phone call. Ryan is extremely knowledgeable and able to help if Joel is unavailable. I have my Homeowner's...


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