About Us

A brief overview of our history and timeline.


A brief overview of our history and timeline.

When SilverStone Group's founder, H.H. "Red" Nelson, started his insurance business in a one-room, two-person office in Council Bluffs, Iowa in 1945, he never dreamed that 70 years later the firm would have grown to four offices employing more than 220 Associates and encompassing a diverse range of services, including employee benefit, investment company and risk management services.

Our business was built on the Midwestern ethic of hard work, honesty, integrity and fairness -- and on the idea that the client's needs should come first. It's the right thing to do -- and it's just good business, whether you are an investment company, risk management services provider or employee benefits expert.

While other national competitors downsize, SilverStone Group continues to bring highly skilled and talented men and women onboard in order to expand our offerings. We realize that excellent customer service doesn't just happen -- it's the result of a dedicated team whose only goal is to "be there" when our clients need us. At SilverStone Group, customer service isn't just a department -- it's an attitude.

When our risk management services and investment company was founded, it was not unusual to have to use 10 or more different insurance companies to underwrite large risks due to the lack of financial capacity.

Today, under the leadership of the Nelson family's third generation, the world of business insurance bears little resemblance to those "simpler" times. Now SilverStone Group can "lay off" hundreds of millions of dollars in exposure to markets around the world in a matter of hours.

However, regardless of scale, the basic principle of our work remains unchanged -- tailor a solution to meet the specific needs of each client -- whether conducting business across a kitchen table or a multinational corporate boardroom. Our risk management services can be tailored to any company, which sets our employee benefits and investment company apart.


1945H.H. "Red" and Ruth Nelson form Nelson Insurance Agency -- which later becomes the H.H. "Red" Nelson Insurance Agency, the earliest precursor of our risk management services and investment company.
1959Carl Mammel co-founds an Omaha-based benefits consulting, actuarial and insurance brokerage company -- which later becomes Mammel & Associates.
1968H.H. "Red" Nelson Insurance Agency merges with the Morse & Goode Agency to form Insurance Agents, Inc.
1977Insurance Agents, Inc. becomes Redland & Associates and John P. Nelson is named CEO.
1978Carl Mammel co-founds M Financial Group.
1991Redland & Associates' holding company acquires Mammel & Associates.
1995SilverStone Consulting is formed as a wholly owned subsidiary of Redland & Associates.
1998SilverStone Group joins the World Wide Web with the launch of silverstonegroup.com.
2001-2002Redland & Associates, Mammel & Associates and SilverStone Consulting merge under one name -- SilverStone Group -- to provide benefits consulting, actuarial, human resource consulting and insurance brokerage services.
2005SilverStone Group celebrates 60 years of excellence and opens its Sioux Falls, South Dakota office.
2006SilverStone Group purchases its Omaha headquarters building at 11516 Miracle Hills Drive -- which it has occupied since 1998 -- and opens its Lincoln, Nebraska office.
2008SilverStone Group acquires Strato-Ops.
2009SilverStone Group acquires Eagle Consulting Inc. and opens its Des Moines, Iowa office.
2010SilverStone Group trusted 65 years.
2011SilverStone Group celebrates its brand enhancement with the revealing of its new logo and the launch of its new website in August.
2012SilverStone Group forms an independent RIA, SilverStone Asset Management, Inc. (SSAM), registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission and sponsors its first PGA Tour Golfer, Roberto Castro and first web.com golfer, John Hurley.
2013SilverStone Group proudly supports the 2013 US Senior Open with a Private Clubhouse Venue at Omaha Country Club and holds its Annual Meeting for the first time in Sioux Falls at the Washington Pavilion.
2014SilverStone Group acquires Hayes Insurance Agency, Inc. and Heintzberger Actuaries in addition to opening its Portland, Oregon office.
2015SilverStone Group celebrates 70 years of excellence.
2017SilverStone Group is recognized by the Wellness Council of America as one of the nation's top 5 healthy companies and awarded the 2017 Platinum Well Workplace Award.