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

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

In January 2003, Leland Smith Insurance Services opened its first branch office located in Antwerp, Ohio under the management of Dan Fowler. Randy continued to expand the business by purchasing the Shisler Insurance Agency from his cousin, Nolan (Tucker) Shisler, in 2008. The Shisler Insurance Agency is located in Paulding, Ohio under the management of Mike Menzel. On January 1, 2013 the Kulwicki-Hilton Insurance Agency, with locations in Convoy and Ottoville, Ohio, joined the Leland Smith family – creating a total of 5 operating locations.

In February 2016, owners of the Delphos based Hickey-Morris Insurance Agency, Dennis Hickey and Dan Morris, found themselves joining forces with the Leland Smith Insurance family. Dennis and Dan continued with business as usual all the while introducing and creating a smooth transition to the current co-managers of Hickey-Morris Insurance Agency, Kyle Strawn and Brooke Meyer. Dennis and Dan officially retired January 1, 2019.

Today Leland Smith Insurance Services has 6 locations offering insurance coverage for your home, auto and business in addition to life insurance, group health insurance and senior health products.

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