Weekly Cup of Joe – Carrier Spotlight, Central Insurance

In this blog I wanted to highlight one of our many Key Property and Casualty Carriers. Plans are to sprinkle these snapshots into this blog space as time goes on.  Central Insurance out of Van Wert Ohio is indeed a key carrier for Kapnick. Over the past few years Kapnick and Central have built a strong relationship based on mutual trust. Central’s capability and business appetite matches very well with Kapnick for business insurance  and Personal Lines. They work hard for our clients to provide comprehensive and affordable insurance programs.

Living in Monroe, Michigan, the year 1876 certainly rings a bell for me. This of course is the year that Monroe’s hometown boy General George Custer met his demise in the Black Hills area of the Western US. Why do I mention this? This is indeed the same year that Central Insurance was started. I think that puts into perspective just how long Central Insurance has been providing Insurance policies.  Today, Central writes over 328,000 insurance policies for policyholders in 18 states. These States overlap very well with Kapnick and the heart of its geographic business. Central’s home office is located in Van Wert, Ohio, with regional offices in Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, and Van Wert, Ohio.

Central provides business insurance for a wide range of customers through their partner agents like Kapnick. Beyond their expanding appetite for general business risks, they have developed several specialized programs that provide custom coverage at very competitive rates. Some of these programs include:

Light Industrial Service Businesses
Wholesalers Auto Service and Repair Shops
Buildings under Construction (Builder’s Risk) Restaurants
Contractors Building Owners
Retailers Self Storage
Offices Vacant Property

The culture of Central Insurance seems to blend well with Kapnick. Taking directly from their website, they say: “Because we are based in a small community, we know the importance of personal, friendly service. Therefore, we aim to carefully select only the best independent agents who will provide our policyholders with exceptional customer service”.  This seems to ring true with Kapnick as our Service to Sales ratio of 4 to 1 (as mentioned in several previous blog entries) fits very well within the framework of this philosophy.

For more information on Central Insurance please reach out to Kapnick, or feel free to check their website at  www.central-insurance.com

Stay Tuned for more Carrier Spotlights as time goes by.



Joe Buick, CIC, CRM | vice president

Kapnick Insurance Group | simplifying insurance

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