Grace College sells Winona Lake property to Silveus Insurance

Grace College & Seminary has sold part of its property. Silveus Insurance Group will be using the property between 9th and 12th Streets in Winona Lake to build a new corporate headquarters. 

The national leader in crop insurance has nearly 150 people in its locations around Warsaw and Winona Lake, but they say they are excited to have all of their employees under the same roof.

“The growth of our company over the last several years has necessitated a new headquarters.  Constructing a facility next to The Village at Winona and very close to Grace College is ideal,” says chairman of the board at Silveus Insurance Group Craig Snow.  “We look forward to partnering with The Village and exploring new connections with Grace College and its students.”

The Winona Heritage Room, which is located on the property, will continue to be operated as a community and events center space.

Founder of The Village at Winona says the location of Silveus next to The Village will be a benefit to the community. 

“Silveus Insurance is a community-minded company that will add beauty and prosperity to Winona Lake.  I am very pleased to welcome Silveus as a new neighbor and friend of The Village at Winona,” explains Mary Louise Miller.

President of Grace College & Seminary Dr. Bill Katip has high expectations on how Grace’s new agribusiness program and Silveus’s new headquarters can work together.

“Silveus has been a long-time supporter of Grace College and our students,” says Katip.  “Many Grace alumni work at Silveus, and many students have enjoyed internships at the company.  With the start of our agribusiness associate and bachelor degree programs this fall, we anticipate even more meaningful internship and job opportunities for Grace students in the future.”

Katip thinks the agreement will also be beneficial for the Winona Lake community.

“Grace College students, faculty and staff regularly enjoy all that The Village has to offer.  From restaurants to shops and recreation opportunities, there is so much to appreciate in The Village at Winona,” he shares.  “Certainly the addition of 150 Silveus employees in Winona Lake each week day will benefit all involved.  We look forward to ongoing, strong connections between Grace College and the Winona Lake community.”