Our History

Hummel Group has grown to be a recognized insurance and financial services leader distinguished by both a clear understanding of small-town values and leading-edge products. Hummel Group professionals strive every day to exceed your expectations, helping you transition from success to significance with each interaction and transaction.

Hummel Group was opened in 1957 as Hummel Insurance Agency by Paul & Mary Hummel in Berlin, Ohio.  Paul, a local pastor, began selling insurance out of his home to “supplement his preaching habit.”  In the next decade and a half, their three sons, Bruce, Brian and Barry entered into the business taking different roles and expanding Hummel Insurance’s product lines.  A third generation of Hummels are still involved with the business today.  Over time, Hummel Insurance Agency acquired and merged several other insurance firms and changed their name to Hummel Group, Inc.  Now there are six locations in two states with over 120 employees.