Companies & Affiliations
Grange Insurance and the Independent Agents who represent their company have been empowering people to live their lives with fewer worries by offering valuable insurance products and superior, hassle-free services that meet their customers’ changing needs. Today they are a financially strong insurance provider with $1.3 billion in annual revenues and $2 billion assets. Located in Columbus, Ohio and rated “A” (Excellent) by A.M. Best, they partner with independent agents like us who offer auto, home, life and business insurance protection to policyholders in OH, PA, IL, IN, MI, IA, KY, MN, GA, SC, TN, VA and WI. Senior Partner Award- Michael Bodnar, President and Owner of Gordon Tower Insurance has earned the Senior Partner designation from Grange Insurance six years in a row, placing the agency in an elite group. This honor places special status upon independent agencies that sell Grange products based on their experience, professionalism and superior performance.
Grange only sells its products through independent insurance agents like Michael because they offer the best local insurance guidance, can offer coverage from a variety of companies to find the best fit for each individual, family or business and support the community where they live and work.
“We believe customers would rather trust an independent agent from their community to counsel them on important insurance decisions than some big company website, 800 number or captive agent”, said Tom Welch, Grange President and CEO. “Our independent agent partners- especially our Senior Partners – are people you can trust and count on when needed.” Michael can be reached at 216/663-7777.
Auto- Owners Insurance has been dedicated to the independent agency system for 100 years. We’re proud to be ranked among the Fortune 500 every year for the past 14 years, and our written premium is almost $6 billion. Comprised of five property and casualty companies and one life/health/annuity insurer, the group is recognized for exceptional financial strength and stability among the nation’s largest insurers. Today, Auto-Owners has underwriting, marketing and claims offices in Ohio ,PA, MI and 19 other states plus over 60 stand-alone claims branches companywide. Auto-Owners property and casualty companies have the highest possible ratings from A.M. Best Company, A++ (Superior), and the Auto-Owners Life Insurance Company is rated A+ (Superior). The companies are also rated very highly in ratings assigned by other nationally recognized independent rating authorities. Auto-Owners has a long-standing tradition of outstanding customer service and financial integrity, and recently celebrated their 100 year anniversary.
Liberty Mutual Insurance Whether you are a starting small business or managing a multinational corporation you can feel confident that we’ll protect your business. Our policyholders are important to us, not just as customers but also as people. Our policies are designed to offer them safety and security. Liberty Mutual Insurance helps people preserve and protect what they earn, build, own, and cherish. Keeping this promise means we are there when our customers need us most. Throughout our operations around the world, we are committed to providing insurance products and services to meet the needs of businesses. We have been named as one of this year’s 50 on Fire by BostInno for their commitment to the innovation ecosystem. The organization was honored specifically for the launch of their startup incubator, Solaria Labs, as well as Liberty Mutual Strategic Ventures, a $150 million fund for startup investments. The 50 on Fire awards recognize the most innovative organizations that are making a lasting local and global impact within their community.
At Safeco, we are intent on offering the best mix of insurance coverages and pricing, and fulfilling the promise of our products when a loss occurs. Our most visible product is the personalized service and support we provide when a customer files a claim – whether it’s a fender-bender or the loss of a home. We have a history of thoughtful claims resolution, and we have earned a reputation for fairness that we work hard to uphold every day.
CNA Surety provides a full range of surety and fidelity bonds in all 50 states, Canada and Puerto Rico. Through a combined network of approximately 37,000 independent agents, the company has the capacity, experience and dedication to serve a full range of bonding needs, from the smallest commercial bonds to multi-million dollar contract bonds.
Progressive is a leader in the insurance industry. Founded in 1937, today we’re one of the country’s largest and fastest growing insurance groups. We’re not only the number one writer of car insurance through independent agencies, but a leading writer of insurance for commercial autos, motorcycles, personal watercraft, boats and RVs. Progressive is committed to selling through professional, independent insurance agents because we know agents and brokers provide unmatched benefits to their customers.
Knowledgeable & great to work with
Strongsville resident Karen Freedman says “Michael Bodnar is knowledgeable and great to work with. He always has an encouraging word and has been a huge help when we have had to make a claim on our insurance.”
Hardworking & quick to respond
Akron resident Amy Friday says “Michael is dependable, hardworking and is quick to respond. He has been there for us when we needed him, especially when our daughter was in a car accident. He helped us and answered all of our questions in a timely manner.”
Professional and Experienced