Insurance Agencies Merge

Two of Miami County’s oldest independent insurance agencies merged together effective January 1, 2014. Koverman Dickerson Insurance of Troy, Piqua and Covington and Reed Mote Staley Insurance of Piqua, merged to become Koverman Staley Dickerson Insurance.

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Two of Miami County’s oldest independent insurance agencies merged together effective January 1, 2014. Koverman Dickerson Insurance of Troy, Piqua and Covington and Reed Mote Staley Insurance of Piqua, merged to become Koverman Staley Dickerson Insurance.

The Koverman Dickerson Insurance Agency dates back to 1874 and was founded by George R. McConnell. The agency was in the McConnell family for three generations. Bob Koverman purchased the agency from McConnell’s grandson, Fred, in 1969. Joe Dickerson joined the agency in 1997. As of this merger, Joe Dickerson was the sole owner of the agency.

The Reed Mote Staley Insurance Agency traces its roots back more than 135 years. The Stelzer Agency was formed in 1875 by George Stelzer, grandfather of Robert and William Reed. The MilesAgency was begun in 1902 by James Miles, grandfather of Thomas Mote. In 1963, Charles Staley purchased the Zimmerlin Agency from Ralph Zimmerlin and formed Staley Zimmerlin. Reed Mote Staley came into existence in 1980 with Robert Reed, William Reed, Thomas Mote and Charles Staley as partners. Steve Staley began his insurance career in 1978 and became a partner with RMS in 1983 and Fred Wright became a partner in 1984. As of this merger, Steve Staley was the sole owner of Reed Mote Staley Insurance.

Steven Staley is a PiquaCentralHigh School and College of Wooster graduate with a B.A. in business economics. He has earned his CPCU designation. Steven lives in Piqua with his wife Gail and has two grown children. Steven has been very involved in the Piqua community.

Joe Dickerson is a TroyHigh School and University of Cincinnati graduate with a B.S. in Accounting. Joe worked for The Cincinnati Insurance Company as a commercial underwriter before he joined The Koverman Agency. Joe lives in Troy with his wife Tonya and sons Robbie and Tommy.

Koverman Staley Dickerson Insurance is a full service insurance agency, providing personal, commercial, life and health insurance. The agency represents ten quality insurance companies, allowing the staff of 23 employees to provide customers with competitive pricing and the best service available.

KSD will now have three locations in MiamiCounty. The previous Koverman Dickerson Insurance office in Troy at 1106 W. Main Street and the Covington office at 16 E. Wright Street will remain at the same locations. The Koverman Bayman Dickerson Insurance office in Piqua will be moving into the current Reed Mote Staley Insurance office at 500 N. Wayne Street. The new website for the agency will be www.ksdins.com. You can access our website 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to make payments, report emergency claims and much more!

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