Our corporate and personal insurance services easily deliver what you truly need. We look at each client relationship as a whole, which is an integral part of our shared community. At SFM, insurance is more than a quote… it is a relationship based on knowledgeable advice and grounded protection.
Every business is different and has different needs. We’ve earned our reputation as one of the fastest-growing commercial insurance providers by slowing down enough to really get to know our clients’ businesses, offering tailor-made options respective of their risks and needs. Contact SFM Insurance today for a complimentary risk review and recommendation of solutions.
With more than 100 years under our belt, we understand the personal insurance needs of our clients in Southern and Central Ohio and beyond. Good insurance isn’t a matter of a quick quote or catchy character, it is about complete protection that enhances security and promotes peace of mind. Contact SFM Insurance today to begin a down-to-earth conversation that builds personal protection for your future.
With our locations nestled in the best farmland Ohio has to offer, we understand the importance of protecting your agribusiness. With insurance coverage focused, but far-reaching, we work with our clients to protect their land, equipment and hard work so they can keep working soundly to provide for our communities. Contact SFM Insurance today to discover how we can help you protect your agribusiness operation.
You’re an essential link in the life of your family and your business. We provide experienced and innovative insurance advice based on a solid foundation of product knowledge. Contact SFM Insurance today, and let us help you ease the transition later for those around you.
The landscape of health insurance is constantly changing and filled with questions. We’ve helped our clients by keeping it simple. We’ve talked them through what coverage the law says they have to have and offered advice on what they ought to have by taking into consideration their unique lifestyle and situation. Contact SFM Insurance today to discover solutions for your health insurance situation.
To file a claim online or make a direct bill payment, click here to be taken to our Client Services page where you can access your carrier’s website. For all other insurance questions or needs, please email us at DiscoverUs@sfminsurance.com or contact us at the location closest to you. For immediate assistance, day or night, call 800-454-2546.
We are an innovative company committed to securing personalized risk management solutions.
Innovation comes in many forms and is a lot more than the latest app or newest device. At SFM Insurance, we bring innovation to the insurance industry where it matters – in our coverage and customer service. We’re committed to always finding more secure, personalized risk management solutions and communicating them in an easy-to-understand, down-to-earth way that allows us to be trusted advisors to businesses, friends and neighbors throughout Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and beyond.
Whether for our employees, customers or providers, we’re in the business of building strong relationships with people, centered on the belief that insurance is a valuable product that provides the security and peace-of-mind upon which the best communities are built. Always approachable, we’re trusted advisers in the business of helping you make the most educated risk-management decisions.
We work hard and have fun doing it. Our relationships with each other drive us to push ourselves in a way that preserves the integrity for which we are known. We constantly strive for sustainable growth and an honest profit so that we can endure as a provider of stable employment and helpful products.
Whether supporting our neighbors who need a helping hand or thanking our shareholders who gave us a helping hand, we appreciate and give back to the community and the relationships we’ve built. We strive to make a fair profit for those who invest in us and, in turn, to invest in the communities we call home.
Smith-Feike-Minton Insurance (SFM) has always been committed to the communities, businesses and individuals we serve. As an innovative company committed to securing personalized risk management, we have certainly learned from managing our own risks – business growth risks, that is – over the past 130 plus years.
SFM Insurance began serving our communities on August 15, 1877, with a farm policy written to R.F. McKay in Wilmington, Ohio. While the original owner of the agency is unknown, Ben LeSourd and Charles S. Thomas were the first official partners to lead the agency between 1888 and 1920. Frank P. Leary then joined what would become Thomas & Leary in 1920. In 1941, Leary’s nephew, John M. Smith, joined the firm, followed by his son, J. Stephen Smith, in 1965. Thus began the second and third generations of leadership of the rebranded Leary Insurance Agency.
Still a hometown insurance business at heart, the agency had big dreams to continue growing and helping a wider pool of clients. From 1965 through 1976, the agency purchased the Frank Skimming Agency, the Feike Insurance Agency, the Ora Foote Agency, and the Harry Metzger Agency – all from the Wilmington, Ohio area – and became Smith-Feike, Inc. A merger with Dale R. Minton’s agency in 1979 created the current-day Smith-Feike-Minton, Inc.
The 1980s brought more growth, and between 1984 and 1988 SFM purchased the Vandervort Insurance Agency, the C.E. Bates Insurance Agency and Hooper & Associates, Inc.
J. Stephen Smith’s son, Brian C. Smith, joined SFM in 1993, becoming the fourth generation of leadership. Inspired to expand our service offerings to more people throughout Ohio, SFM set out in the early ‘90s to add more branch offices. The first branch office opened in 1992 when SFM purchased the Charles C. Evans Agency of Chillicothe, Ohio. Then, in the mid-1990s, the purchase of the Yelton Insurance Agency and Share Insurance Agency brought about the second branch office in Northern Cincinnati. The Burrell Insurance Agency, in Delaware, Ohio, was purchased in 1999, forming the third branch, which currently serves the Delaware and Northern Columbus areas. Most recently, in 2013, SFM purchased Landen Insurance, LLC of Springboro, Ohio, creating the fourth branch office to serve the Springboro and Dayton areas.
Throughout the many purchases, mergers and name changes, one thing has always remained the same – SFM’s commitment to our community, customers, carriers and employees. Centered on the idea that insurance is a valuable product that provides the security and peace-of-mind upon which the best communities are built, SFM will always be approachable, trusted advisers in the business of helping you make the most educated risk-management decisions.
As a family business dating back to the 1800s, we’re proud of our heritage. At the same time, we push to build an expanding, top-tier organization able to help our clients while never losing sight of the customer-first, friendly mindset that got us where we are today.
We’re an independent insurance agency dedicated to working with good people to offer better insurance services. Our staff works together in a close-knit environment built on a congenial bond, helping each other, and pushing each other, to serve our customers better.
Brian joined SFM in 1993 and is currently the fourth generation of leadership. His Finance degree from Xavier University and MBA from the University of Notre Dame allow him to assist his commercial clients in complex coverage solutions. He currently serves on the Clinton County Port Authority Board and is a member of Entrepreneur Organization and the Wilmington Rotary Club.
Kent has worked in the insurance industry since 1974 and joined SFM in 1984. His commercial clients benefit from his expertise in life insurance and property & casualty by crafting programs specific to their current needs. He is a graduate of Miami University, a civic leader and currently serves on the Energize Clinton County board.
John joined SFM in 1988 and currently leads our personal lines and agriculture divisions. He creates personalized insurance solutions for individuals and families as well as advises agriculture clients in the coverage they need. He studied at The Ohio State University and currently serves on the Clinton County MRDD board.
The SFM team welcomed Ben in late 2015. Ben specializes in commercial lines insurance and goes to great lengths for his commercial clients to ensure they have the best customer experience possible. He studied at Bowling Green State University and is also actively serving his country as a member of the Air National Guard where he serves as his unit’s First Sergeant.
John joined SFM in 2016 after relocating from Naperville, IL. He has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin –Whitewater. John has extensive experience in loss control and safety compliance. His background uniquely qualifies him to serve the needs of clients by providing risk management services designed to help businesses operate more efficiently and “package” risks in a way that creates more interest from underwriters
Anessa joined SFM in 2010 with over 11 years of experience in the insurance industry. She currently leads our commercial lines department and has earned the Certified Insurance Service Representative and Certified Professional Insurance Agent designations. She is actively involved in Eastern Stars, the American Heart Association and the American Cancer Association.
Carole has been with SFM since 1995 and has over 30 years of experience in the insurance industry. She works with our larger, more complex commercial clients, helping them with coverage selection and answering tough questions. She works with and assists on all bonding needs of our commercial clients.
Debbie joined SFM in 2000 and currently works in our Select Business Unit. She has been in the insurance industry since 1982 and has obtained the Certified Professional Service Representative and the Certified Insurance Service Representative designations.
Cindy joined SFM in 2015 after working in the underwriting department at Traveler’s. She has been in the insurance industry since 2005 and has achieved the Agricultural Farm Insurance Specialist designation. Her experience on both the agency and carrier side provides a unique perspective for our clients when dealing with varied coverage situations.
Sherry has been with SFM since 1993. As the lead Personal Lines Account Representative, Sherry’s dedication to her insurance career has motivated her to earn her CPSR, CPIA and CISR designations. Her clients experience this level of commitment with each coverage conversation. Sherry also is active in the Chillicothe youth bowling leagues.
Libby is a Personal Lines Customer Service Representative and has been with SFM since 2000. With over 30 years of experience in the insurance industry, she assists our clients in selecting the best coverage for their particular situation. She has achieved her Certified Insurance Service Representative designation.
Kathy is a Personal Lines Customer Service Representative new to SFM in 2017. She graduated from Wilmington College with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications & English. Kathy is excited to join our team and brings with her over 20 years of customer care experience.
Dona became a member of the SFM team in 2004, first as a claims representative and then as our Life and Health account representative. By actively staying on top of the ever-changing health insurance environment, Dona helps our clients navigate through various choices in both individual and group health insurance issues.
Carolyn joined SFM in 2007 as our Claims Service Representative. She works tirelessly as a liaison between our carriers and our clients to satisfactorily resolve claims issues. In addition to her claims responsibilities, she manages SFM’s IT and communications infrastructure.
Julie came to work at SFM in 1997 as our Controller. She handles the accounting, human resources, IT and building maintenance for all of our corporate offices. Julie is active member of the Greater Wilmington Human Resource Association, on the Board of Directors of the Clinton County Leadership Institute, and a graduate of Wright State University.
Kelly joined SFM in 2014 as our Administrative Assistant, with a focus in the accounting department. She graduated from Southern State Community College with an Associate Degree in Accounting. Kelly has over six years of experience in customer service-based positions.
Judy joined SFM in 2003 with over 18 years of office and receptionist experience. In addition to the friendly voice you hear when calling SFM, she provides administrative assistance to the management team. Judy is an active volunteer in her church and enjoys spending time with her grandchildren.
Insurance is meant to provide grounded protection and secure peace-of-mind. Send your questions to DiscoverUs@sfminsurance.com or contact your neighborhood office and our team of seasoned experts will work with you from beginning to end, day or night.
2333 Rombach Ave.
P.O. Box 930
Wilmington, OH 45177
250 North Plaza Blvd.
P.O. Box 1669
Chillicothe, OH 45601
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