Our Mission

To earn our clients' trust is our most important objective. To achieve this, we will represent the best companies in our industry. We will provide all agency personnel with the training and tools available to give the very best possible service while adhering to the highest ethical and professional standards.


Our History

October 1, 1984 Randy Myers in partnership with Leland Smith Insurance Agency started the Leland Smith Life and Health Company in Decatur, Indiana. The office initially marketed life and health insurance. Ten years later in October 1994 Randy opened an office in Van Wert on Westwood Drive doing business as Leland Smith Insurance Services. The new office sold auto, home, and business insurance as well as life and health. In 1996 Randy purchased 100% of the company and in 1998 all operations of the business were moved to the Van Wert location.

In January 2003 Leland Smith Insurance Services opened a branch office in Antwerp, Ohio under the management of Dan Fowler. Krista Schlemmer, Randy's oldest daughter joined the agency as the finance manager and personal lines insurance in 2004. September 2008 the agency purchased the Shisler Insurance Agency in Paulding, Ohio from Randy's cousin Nolan (Tucker) Shisler. Mike Menzel joined the agency in March of 2008 as manager of the Shisler office. January 1, 2013 the Kulwicki-Hilton Insurance Agency in Convoy joined the Leland Smith family. We currently operate 4 locations with 17 full time and 2 part time employees. The accounting firm of J Richard Sealscott is also located in the Van Wert office.

In February, 2016 Dennis Hickey and Dan Morris, owners of the Hickey-Morris Insurance Agency in Delphos, Ohio, joined the Leland Smith Family. In July, 2016 the agency purchased a block of Erie clients located in Fort Wayne, Indiana from ORD Insurance and Jim Rea who was relocating to Colorado to enter the ministry. January, 2019 brought the most recent change with Dennis and Dan retiring from the Hickey-Morris office. Kyle Strawn and Brooke Meyer will take the reins in the Delphos office.

Leland Smith Insurance
Van Wert, Ohio
1175 Westwood Dr. Suite 200
Van Wert, OH 45891-2464
(419) 238-7880
(800) 934-3490

Leland Smith Insurance
Antwerp, Ohio
112 S. Main St. PO BOX 713
Antwerp, OH 45813
(419) 258-1363
(877) 258-1363

Shisler Insurance
Paulding, Ohio
112 W. Jackson St. PO BOX 269
Paulding, OH 45879
(419) 399-5121
(888) 248-3063

Kulwicki-Hilton Insurance
Convoy, Ohio
106 W. Tully St. PO BOX 539
Convoy, OH 45832
(419) 749-2121
(877) 594-5467

Kulwicki-Hilton Insurance
Ottoville, Ohio
201 W. Canal St. PO BOX 343
Ottoville, OH 45876
(419) 453-3155