UIS HISTORY

Timeline

The team at UIS is thankful for the privilege to have served you – 
our clients and friends for the past 100 years.

COMPANY FOUNDATION

1924
UIS Insurance & Investments was originally established in Tiffin in 1924 by Scott Garrett, with Rex Felton, Sr. joining the firm in 1928.

DRIVING GROWTH

1950's
William (Bill) C. Felton began his insurance career with the agency in 1950. Bill Felton became the driving force behind the growth of the property & casualty agency through the 50’s and well into the 90’s.

UNITED INSURANCE SERVICE

1966
The agency was incorporated as United Insurance Service in 1966.
UIS Building in 1982

NEW OFFICE

1982
In 1982, the office was moved to its present location at 51 South Washington Street in Tiffin, Ohio.

REORGANIZATION

1984
UIS went through a reorganization in 1984, with the purchase of the agency by Bill from his four partners. Michael (Mitch) Felton and Brian Smith joined UIS that year, with John Kobelt and Chuck Ritzler joining the organization in 1986.
UIS Insurance & Investments

REBRANDING

2014
United Insurance Service rebranded to UIS Insurance & Investments. The rebranding helped to better communicate the full range of insurance and investment services offered by UIS.

UIS CARES

2018
In 2018, UIS launched the "UIS Cares" initiative to help support causes and organizations in the many communities UIS serves.
UIS Cares
100 YEAR

100 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

2024
A century ago, our founders
embarked on a mission to build a company that would stand the test of time, and today, we proudly carry forward their legacy. Serving our communities has been, and always will be, our driving force.

Agency Acquisition Timeline

Through numerous agency acquisitions and through a growing book of referred clients, UIS is seen as one of the fastest growing agencies in Northwest Ohio.
The convenient community-based offices allow UIS to maintain that “Main Street” home- town touch while being backed by professionals who make it their passion to specialize in a chosen insurance or investment field. If an expert is needed in a line of business, most likely UIS has the right person to assist with accomplishing the ultimate goal, “the protection of your livelihood and your most precious assets”

1966

Bettsville, OH – Vorhees Agency
Bloomville, OH – Boehler-Benner Agency

1970

Fremont, OH – Klink Agency

1973

Upper Sandusky, OH – Castanien Agency

1982

Bellevue, OH – Fulton & Son

1990

Oak Harbor, OH – Theiwechter Agency 

1992

Port Clinton, OH – Tadsen Agency

1994

Upper Sandusky, OH – Stecher Agency

1997

Sandusky, OH – Pascoe Agency

2000

Sandusky, OH – Grande Lake Agency

2005

Findlay, OH – Steegman-Dougherty

2007

Ottawa/ Leipsic, OH – Fawcett-Lammon-Recker

2008

Monroe, MI – McLaughlin (Brown & Brown)

2009

Fremont, OH – Jim O'Brien Agency

2010

Helena, OH – Diels Agency
Fostoria, OH – Cameron, Fruth, & Green

2012

Findlay, OH – Copeland Agency

2013

Monroe, MI – Raisin Valley Insurance
Oak Harbor, OH – Druckenmiller Agency

2014

Clyde, OH – Hartlen Insurance Agency 

2015

Sandusky, OH – Miller Agency

2017

Fremont, OH – Charlie Palmer Agency
Upper Sandusky, OH – Newell-Johnson Agency

2018

Marion, OH – Diversified Insurance
Mt. Gilead, OH– Diversified Insurance
Forest, OH – Diversified Insurance

2021

Fremont, OH – Weickert Agencies

2022

Findlay, OH – HSR Agency
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