Dunning Lathrop and Associates and Parrish McTeague Insurance Agency Inc each served the central Ohio area for decades prior to merging on January 1, 1994. To simplify names it was decided that Insurance Agency of Ohio was a good way to describe the new entity.
Dunning Lathrop and Associates was operated for many years by William W. Dunning. Mr. Dunning started his insurance career in 1953 and formed Dunning Lathrop and Associates in 1968. Mr. Dunning retired shortly after the merger of agencies.
Parrish McTeague Insurance Agency Inc was formed when Max Parrish and Bill McTeague merged in the early 1980’s. Mr. Parrish was forced to retire in 1985 after a serious illness. Mr. McTeague left the agency to pursue other business interests soon thereafter. Ralph Guarasci joined the agency on Jan. 15, 1984 and assumed management duties after the departure of Mr. Parrish and Mr. McTeague.
In March of 1993, Scott Egelhoff joined the agency and became producer of many of the Parrish McTeague accounts. Nuturing and growing these accounts as well as adding many more accounts, Scott has helped the agencies grow for over 15 years and was named part owner in 2003.
H.F. Albers Insurance was founded in 1959. The Albers family operated the agency until the death of the founder in 1971. Ernest E. Dancer was hired in 1978 as the agency President. Mr. Dancer eventually purchased the agency from the Albers family in November 1982. The name was changed to Albers Dancer Insurance Agency Inc. in 1992. In 1996, Albers Dancer Insurance Agency became associated with Insurance Agency of Ohio.