This is a photo of my dad Louis Ramsburg today at 90 yrs old. As I think back to the beginning of our agency 60 years ago the word entrepreneur comes to mind. The definition of an entrepreneur is “a person who organizes a business, taking on greater than normal financial risks in order to do so”. In 1959, Lou Ramsburg, was a wonderful example of an entrepreneur, moving his young family to the Hartville/Uniontown area to start an insurance agency to serve the local community. It started small with his first office located in downtown Hartville with my Dad and 1 other employee.

Forty years ago when I joined my Dad in the agency, it had moved to our current location off the square of Uniontown and had grown to 4 people. I still remember “wearing out the carpet”, going back to my Dad’s office to ask him many questions. At that time, my Dad smoked cigars and because of the cigar smoke it was a little bit hard to see him behind his desk through all the haze.

Despite my numerous interruptions, he always had time for me. One of the things I most admire about him is his ability to form a relationship with each and every person he interacts with, whether it be personal or business. So to this day that is what we strive for each and every day, with each other, our clients and our community.


We’ve built our Reputation on lasting Relationships – and the three words above are the foundation of each one. The Team at Ramsburg is Relentless in our pursuit of providing you with a Remarkable and Refreshing client experience. And oh, by the way … we don’t buy into the phrase, “It’s just business” … no, we take it personally.

We try to treat every client the way they want to be treated; that is why we’ve also built lasting friendships with so many clients. Our mission statement is “Securing your Future … Everyday”. This means creating strategies that bring value to our clients, advancing the well-being of all our clients, continually developing our services and abilities and matching our words and deeds.

In not so many words, 60 years ago my Dad was committed to upholding the ageless principles of honesty, loyalty, integrity, understanding and respect for our clients, each other, the community and our insurance company partners.

Today, Ramsburg Insurance & Financial Services has 22 employees with 2 office locations and is a resourceful team working together to assist our clients, to protect and secure the most important things in their lives, their families, businesses and future. 

Over 4,000 clients in Stark, Summit and Portage Counties have made us their choice for Auto, Home, Business, Health, Life Insurance & Retirement Planning.

We feel that the decades to come will be a challenge, but we’ll be up to the challenge as we work each and every day to be relevant and contemporary for our teammates, our clients and our community.

I am by no means perfect … but my life verse is “From everyone who has been given much, much will be required, and to whom they have entrusted much, of him they will ask all the more.” Luke 12:48b

Chris Ramsburg

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