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Present Fulfilling the insurance needs of our clients for over 80 years.
03/2006 Official filing of name change to Eich Bros. Insurance and Financial Services, Inc.
2006 The agency currently has 2 principals, Martin R. Eich and
Zel E. Bush, CLU, ChFC, 3 full time CSR’s, one part time employee, and 3 additional agents.
2003 Eich Bros. Insurance and Financial Services purchased the State Auto block of business from Gallagher Insurance Agency.
2000 Eich Bros. Insurance and Financial Services absorbed a block of business from Edward E. Hawkins & Associates.
2000 William L. Eich retired and sold his interest to Zel Bush. Zel Bush had a background in life, annuities and investments and they changed the name of the agency to Eich. Bros. Insurance and Financial Services.
1998 Ruth Ragan retired with 30 years with the agency.
1997 Marian Teets retired after 29 years with the agency.
1996 Robert Eich retired and sold his portion of the agency to his son, Martin R. Eich.
1991 Martin Eich became a licensed Representative.
1990 Zel E. Bush became a licensed Registered Representative.
1971 Eich Bros. Insurance, Inc. moved from 171 W. Indianola to a new building constructed at 4411 Market St., Youngstown, OH 44512.
1970 Fred J. Kapp sold his agency to the Eich’s, and Eich Bros. Insurance incorporated under the name of Eich Bros. Insurance Agency, Inc.
1968 Two new employees were hired -- Ruth Ragan and Marian Teets.
1962 Eich Bros. Insurance Agency moved from 118 Commerce Street to 171 W. Indianola Ave., Youngstown, Ohio.
1961 Robert Eich was asked to take over the Fred McKenzie Agency on his retirement. Robert Eich consulted with William Eich and the two of them formed a new agency called Eich Bros. Insurance Agency. Over a period of time they bought out the following agents: Eleanor Gillett, Frances Batteiger, Mark Leatherman, Charles Morley, William Morley and Earl Doane Agency.
1954 1954 Weaver Insurance Agency became available due to a death. William L. Eich was in his second year of college at Miami in Oxford, Ohio. Robert Eich approached William Eich about the sale of the agency. William L. Eich Agency was formed.
1953 Lawrence W. Eich died in August 22, 1953. Robert L. Eich, his son, purchased his fatherís insurance agency. Robert L. Eich Insurance Agency started in September of 1953.
1928 Lawrence W. Eich was an auto client of Fred J. Kapp. Fred invited Lawrence to be a sub agent for him. The L.W. Eich Insurance Agency was formed.
1921 Fred J. Kapp came to Youngstown, Ohio, to start his insurance business. Fred had been living in Columbus, Ohio, working as a bookkeeper for a coal company. While residing in Columbus Fred met Paul Ginger, President of State Auto Mutual Insurance Co. This lead to Fred opening up an insurance agency in the Erie Terminal Building on West Commerce Street in downtown Youngstown. State Auto was the main carrier represented.





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