The Companies


A diverse collection of privately owned companies and assets in education, real estate, property management, finance, e-commerce, and insurance.

Locations




  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Greenwood, IN
  • Franklin, IN
  • Lafayette, IN
  • Ft. Lauderdale, FL

A COLLECTION OF COMPANIES

A large consortium of privately held companies passionate about creating jobs and commerce in local communities.

THE STORY

Over 20 years ago, a family of businesses were formed from an entrepreneurial spirit rooted in Johnson County, Indiana. This eventually led to the creation of a diverse collection of companies in the education, real estate, property management, finance, e-commerce, and insurance industries. Today the companies serve both a national and global market.

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THE COMPANIES

Approved Mortgage
Approved Mortgage

Largest and oldest locally owned mortgage banker in Central Indiana with over $5 billion funded.

Approved Mortgage

Est. 1994

Ben Franklin Finance
Ben Franklin Finance

A national billing and loan servicing company.

Ben Franklin Finance

Est. 2004

Ben Franklin Insurance and Investment
Ben Franklin Insurance & Investment

Independent residential and commercial insurance agency that works with over 15 premier carriers.

Ben Franklin Insurance & Investment

Est. 2013

Ben Franklin Wealth
Ben Franklin Wealth

Independent broker that provides wealth protection through disablility, estate, and life insurance.

Ben Franklin Wealth

Est. 2018

Coastal Education Institute
Coastal Education Institute

On-site instruction and learning center for nursing, competency-based education, and college level courses.

Coastal Education Institute

Est. 2004

Distance Learning Systems
Distance Learning Systems

Online learning platform serving students nationwide with customizable, structured, and instructor-led online college level courses.

Distance Learning Systems

Est. 1999

Horizon Property Group
Horizon Property Group

Property management group for commercial offices and retail shopping centers.

Horizon Property Group

Est. 2006

KickStart Learning
KickStart Learning

Online learning platform and national publishing firm for customized educational solutions and programs that prepare students to earn college credits.

KickStart Learning

Est. 2007

Loft 107
The Loft 107

Coworking office spaces with memberships and modern amenities for working professionals.

The Loft 107

Est. 2019

Pay It Forward Edu
Pay It Forward EDU

Online 501(c)(3) not-for-profit that offers students nationwide financial support for nontraditional education.

Pay It Forward EDU

Est. 2017