Our History

Stapleton Insurance Group has remained a family-owned and operated insurance agency for almost a century. Our commitment to our clients has driven us to expand our offices and services throughout northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan.

  • 1927

    Rudy Stapleton founded Rudy E. Stapleton General Insurance Agency in Swanton, Ohio.

  • 1964

    Rudy’s son, James R. Stapleton, joins the agency and it is renamed Rudy Stapleton & Sons, Inc.

  • 1967

    Rudy Stapleton passes away and Jim Stapleton takes over ownership of the agency.

  • 1980s

    Stan Multhauf, our current CEO, joins the agency from St. Paul Insurance Co.

    Stapleton acquires:

    • Elbright Insurance Agency in Toledo, Ohio
    • Waller Insurance Agency in Swanton, Ohio
    • Kruez-Matthews Insurance in Springfield, Ohio
    • Chamberlain Insurance in Delta, Ohio

    Stapleton opens offices in Springfield, Ohio.

  • 1990s

    Patrick Stapleton joins the agency from Amerisure Insurance.

    Byrne C. Stapleton, our current President, joins the agency from GRE Insurance Group.

    Stapleton acquires:

    • Cook Insurance Agency
    • Ryder Insurance Agency

    Stapleton opens offices in Perrysburg, Ohio.

  • 2000s

    Stapleton acquires:

    • Insurance & Risk Management Agencies of Ohio, Inc.
    • Parrish Insurance in Perrysburg, Ohio
    • Lumbrezer-Malone Insurance in Metamora, Ohio

    Stapleton opens offices in Sylvania and Metamora, Ohio.

  • 2011

    Stapleton acquires:

    • Herrick Insurance in Swanton, Ohio
    • Alpha-Omega Insurance in Holland, Ohio
    • Hecklinger Insurance in Oregon, Ohio
  • 2019

    Stapleton acquires:

    • Benefit Plan Alternatives in Sylvania, Ohio
    • Bokerman, Yackee & Koesters Insurance in Napoleon, Ohio
    • Grisier-Roos Insurance in Wauseon, Ohio

    Stapleton opens offices in Napoleon and Wauseon.

  • 2022

    Stapleton acquires:

    • Sommers Insurance in Toledo, OH