We provide unbiased advice and the most comprehensive insurance options available

About Us

We’re independent, unbiased and family-owned.

We’re the insurance company in your backyard.

Join our community of clients and you can expect:

  • Competitive Prices
  • Comprehensive Insurance Options
  • Sophisticated Technology
  • Unbiased Advice
  • Informed, Responsive Customer Service

Your Business and Personal Insurance Needs

We offer a wide range of high quality products from premier insurance providers. We’ll do a lot of listening before we recommend the best policy choices for you. We excel at designing coverage packages to fit your unique business or personal situation.

Our People

At Dyste Williams, we strive to be a trusted insurance advisor and advocate for our clients. You can trust our experienced professionals to handle your insurance needs. Many of our seasoned insurance experts have more than 20 years of experience. We’re passionate about keeping up with the latest insurance products and benefits, and participate in continuing education. We adhere to the highest standard of integrity.

Community and Industry Recognition

We’re proud to have been recognized as a leader by our insurance industry peers and the Minnesota business community. These honors recognize Dyste Williams’ outstanding reputation for service and integrity among in the eyes of our clients and insurance company partners. In particular, our agents have been honored consistently over the years for their performance and leadership in the industry. We’re proud to say they’re also a reflection of our community involvement and commitment to continuing education.

  • Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal Top Insurance Brokers 2023
  • MIIAB Agency of the Year 2021


Since Lauritz Dyste founded the agency in downtown Minneapolis in 1934, our greatest measure of success has always been reflected in the words of our happy clients.

Best Practices Agency

We are very proud to announce that we were selected as a 2021 Best Practices Agency.



Dyste Williams is a member of the Trusted Choice network of independent insurance agencies. This means we represent multiple insurance companies in order to bring you competitive pricing and the best coverage choices for your specific needs. A Trusted Choice agency is committed to providing excellent customer service as well as guidance through the claims process.


Since the early 1900s, Dyste Williams has been an important part of the independent insurance industry in Minnesota. The agency was established in 1934 by Lauritz Dyste and subsequently headed by his son Jack Dyste. Family ownership continues today with Ted Dyste, the third generation, at the helm, and Ted’s son Nels Dyste recently joined the agency and carries on the tradition.

Ted Dyste photo