Although our roots stretch a full century to 1911, clients first came to know and trust the 施罗德 保险 name in 1953. That’s when the agency’s founding partner, A.C. 施罗德, was beginning his career in 联盟, having recently returned from serving in the Korean War. Tony started off working as a title researcher in the Hansen Abstract office where he met Wilbur Klepper, who owned a small insurance business (consisting of a few fire and auto policies). 当奥. Klepper提出要出售, he and Tony quickly agreed to terms and the 施罗德 保险 agency was born.
Meanwhile, Tony’s brother, Charles H. (Chuck) 施罗德, had begun an insurance career of his own, selling policies in St. Louis through a contract with Continental of New York. By 1955, 施罗德 保险 had grown to the point where Tony needed help. He invited Chuck to sell for him in 联盟, but the younger 施罗德 initially proved to be an elusive catch. 他觉得圣. Louis market offered the best opportunity, 直到有一天托尼问道, “Do you want to be a little fish in a big sea or a big fish in a little sea?” Not long after that conversation, Chuck moved back to his hometown and joined 施罗德 保险 as an agent.
在接下来的几年里, 该机构不断壮大, both through the new client relationships that the 施罗德 brothers developed, and through the acquisition of accounts served by other local agents such as Mr. 赫伯·莫恩和夫人. 艾琳Sudholt. Herb Maune’s agency dated back to the years of the Great Depression, when his father, H.O. Maune, started selling insurance for The Travelers to supplement the income produced by the mercantile store he owned in Union. 最终, Herb Maune took over his father’s insurance business and sold it to 施罗德 保险 in the late 1970s. The Sudholt agency also had deep roots in the community: It had begun decades earlier with a book of auto insurance built by Ralph Sudholt in connection with the Oldsmobile dealership he owned and operated in Union. 到20世纪80年代初, 他的遗孀, 艾琳, 即将退休, and found in 施罗德 保险 a firm that could service her accounts with the respect and attention she felt they deserved.
In 1978, Tony and Chuck formalized the partnership they had been building at 施罗德 保险 for the previous quarter of a century. Just six years later, in 1984, the partnership dissolved when Tony passed away unexpectedly. 在那之后不久, Chuck incorporated the business, giving it the name it bears today: 施罗德 保险 Agency, 公司. At the time, the company’s full-time agents included Mr. 埃德•彼得斯, 马特·施罗德(托尼的儿子), and Paul 施罗德 (Chuck’s son), then just beginning his career.
More growth soon followed, fueled by additional acquisitions. In 1989, 施罗德 保险 acquired Union 保险 Agency, 公司.，为先生所有. 吉姆-坦纳. In 1991, the Williams and Meyer Agency (located in Sullivan, Missouri and owned by Mr. Gene Meyer) was added to the 施罗德 保险 family. Paul 施罗德 became a shareholder in 1991, and his brother Ted 施罗德 joined the agency in 1992. 在几年内, another untimely death would alter the company’s structure, when Chuck 施罗德 passed away in 1994. 不久之后, 他的遗孀, 珍妮特, sold the agency to Paul and Debbie 施罗德 and Ted and Kelly 施罗德.
今天, this second generation of 施罗德 brothers, and their valued associates, are working diligently to deliver the same personalized attention and service that have been the agency’s hallmark since 1953. We understand and value the “little sea” in which we swim. We are proud to call Franklin County our home. And we are eager to carry on the agency’s mission and tradition, providing broad insurance protection to our clients, 还有谨慎的建议, exceptional customer service, 和细心的, neighborly care in times of crisis. Building trust through service: It’s been a winning formula at 施罗德 保险 for nearly 60 years.