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David L. Deeks
Founder & Sr. Partner
David Deeks started his career in the insurance industry in 1963 as a salesman for Standard Life. He then moved on to Allstate Insurance Company of Canada where he became a District Sales Manager for a number of years. In 1981 he founded D.L.Deeks Insurance Services Inc., and has been servicing the Canadian insurance marketplace ever since. In 1995 David shared an idea with Serge LaPalme which together they developed into the Evangelical Group Insurance Plan. This program has since become the number one group insurance program for members of Evangelical Churches in Canada. When David is not fulfilling his duties as Sr. Partner of D.L.Deeks Insurance, he can be found golfing, boating or fishing. He is married to Beverley and has two children, Kimberley and Danny, along with five grandchildren Brandon, Breanna, Hailey, Hannah and Camryn. When David and Beverley are not at their home church, Emmanuel Church of the Nazarene, they can be found ministering musically in Evangelical Churches across Ontario.
- Phone Ext: 229
Serge M. LaPalme
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Serge LaPalme started his career in the insurance industry in 1958. He spent many years with Allstate Insurance Company where he was Claims Manager for Canada and then became Vice-President of the Eastern Region. Serge then went on to be the President and CEO of Gore Mutual Insurance until becoming President & CEO of The UAB Group of Companies. Serge is a Life Member of the Canadian Insurance Claims Managers' Association. He has been published in numerous journals and has held board positions for several insurance companies as well as a member of the Board of Governors for Wilfred Laurier University.
For many years Serge was the host of the radio broadcast for the Church of the Nazarene in the province of Quebec. When he is not busy developing new strategies for D.L.Deeks Insurance, Serge can be found golfing, fishing or carving. He is married to Natalie and has three children, Randall, Kathleen and Laurie.
- Phone Ext: 257
Danny Deeks is a graduate of Texas A& M University and has grown up around this family Brokerage. In 1995, Danny obtained his license through the Registered Insurance Brokers of Ontario. Since then he has gained a wealth of experience in several roles at Deeks Insurance, which has now lead to his role as President. Danny is responsible for the growth and development of the brokerage in the months and years to come.
When he is not fulfilling his role at Deeks Insurance, Danny enjoys golfing, hockey, baseball and boating. He is the proud parent of three little girls, Hailey, Hannah and Camryn and husband to Marianne. Danny also serves part time at his local fire department and is a member at Springvale Baptist Church. His wife Marianne is a long time employee of Youth for Christ/Youth Unlimited.
- Phone Ext: 224
Mr. Randall S. LaPalme, B.Comm., F.C.I.P., R.I.B. (Ont.), Vice President, D.L. Deeks Insurance Services Inc. is a Commercial Insurance Broker based in Markham, Ontario. Since 1991, he has worked as a Commercial Lines Underwriter, in various capacities, for Continental, Lombard and Economical insurance companies. In 2003, he joined D.L. Deeks Insurance Services Inc., as Vice President of Commercial Lines, a family owned and operated insurance brokerage, celebrating over 25 years of sales and service of insurance related products. His main duties include the development and maintenance of D.L. Deeks's commercial lines accounts including but not limited to Building Owners, Churches, Contractors, and Garage Owners. He enjoys playing chess, learning new languages, and travelling abroad.
- Phone Ext: 222