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About Us

PAR Insurance Agency Inc. was founded in 1948 as the Parsons Insurance Agency. It was incorporated in 1966 as Parsons Associated Agencies Inc. as a full service property and casualty independent insurance agency. The current ownership has been with the agency since 1975.

In 1998 we changed the name of the agency to PAR Insurance Agency Inc. The staff is made up of myself, Tom Strichek, President, and I currently handle agency operation and commercial lines production. My daughter, Pamela DuPonty, Secretary/Treasurer who has been with the agency since 1983 and is the commercial lines customer service representative and a commercial lines producer. My son, Rodney Strichek, Vice-President, who has been with the agency since 1995 and is responsible for writing life insurance, health insurance and employee benefit plans, along with overseeing the personal lines production. Cheryl Drombosky has been with us since 1999 as a personal lines customer service representative and is currently writing and servicing our personal lines customers.

An Independent Advantage

We are Independent Agents in Poland, Ohio, free to choose the best carrier for your insurance needs. We do not work for an insurance company; we work for you. We work on your side when you have a loss and follow through to see that you get fair, prompt payment and service. PAR Insurance Agency Inc. represents a carefully selected group of financially strong, reputable insurance companies, therefore, we are able to offer you the best coverage at the most competitive price.

What is an Independent Insurance Agent?

When you decide to buy a car, you wouldn’t purchase the first one you see. What if one day the automobile industry decided to make only one type of car, one make and one model. You wouldn’t have a choice!

The same situation holds true for insurance. You need insurance to drive a car, to purchase a house, to protect your family’s financial future and to run a small business. But if there was only one insurance company that offered only one type of insurance, car insurance, home insurance or business owner policy — you wouldn’t have a choice. The only solution would be going to that one company.

With an independent insurance agent, you have choices. Independent agents are not tied to any one insurance company. One of the advantages of using an independent agent is that he or she works to satisfy your needs. You are using an expert for an important financial decision.

An independent agent has several companies that he or she can approach to get you the best coverage at the best price. And your independent agent will know the companies with the most efficient claims departments to recover your losses as quickly as possible.

When you buy insurance, whether it’s for your home, your car or your business, you want an advocate who will properly assess the risks you face and give you an objective analysis of the marketplace, it’s up to you to make the final choice.