McMichael’s History

McMichael Insurance was founded by Lester McMichael, who first received his insurance license on December 12, 1975. Lester’s many years of community involvement with the local junior baseball league – serving as president for many years – gave him a great connection to the people of the community. This strong community connection helped launch a successful insurance career, earning him nearly immediate recognition as a sales leader.

Throughout the years McMichael Insurance has continued to grow and add new insurance carriers, transitioning into a premier independent insurance agency. The agency continues to place a strong emphasis on education and customer service, which were the cornerstone principals that existed since our inception.

Gerald McMichael joined the agency 1982 and has served as its president since 2001. Gerald began his career in personal insurance, but in 1990 launch the business insurance division of the agency where he now spends the majority of his time. In 1994 Gerald obtained his Certified Insurance Counselor designation, placing him among the top 1% of insurance professionals in the country. Dennis McMichael joined the agency in 1989, who now serves as its vice president, earning his Certified Insurance Counselor designation in 1999. Dennis heads up the personal insurance division and is also in charge of marketing. Mark McMichael joined the agency in 1998 and handles the personal insurance, as well as the agency health insurance.

The agency experienced rapid growth in the late 2000’s, purchasing the former Ralston Insurance Agency of Portage Lakes and also the Baccellieri Insurance Agency of Uniontown. The agency now has 2 offices, one in Streetsboro and the other in Uniontown. Tom Masters joined McMichael Insurance’s Uniontown office in 2007 to manage those operations. Tom has a lengthy career in insurance management with several other competitors in the Uniontown/Canton area.