Our History

Established in the summer of 2006, Anchor Insurance Group, Inc. is an affiliation of 3 independant insurance agencies in Ashtabula & Lake counties, Ohio.

  • The Erb Insurance agency was established in 1975 by Thomas K Erb in Painesville, Ohio.
  • The Hanson Insurance Agency was established in the fall of 1975 by Chuck and Alice Hanson. In 1984 their son Jim joined the agency and in 1991 their son Mike also joined the agency. In 1982, chuck purchased the Bob Peltoma agency in Painesville, Ohio and shared office space with the Erb Insurance agency. Then in 1994, Jim Hanson purchased the Myron Dreslinski Agency in Conneaut and ran it until 2000 at which time he sold the business to Chuck & Alice. The Dreslinski agency was the compilation of several Conneaut agencies, including the Walter Paull Agency, the Wes Tickner Agency, the John Agency and several other agencies going back to 1930!
  • The Tylman Insurance Agency was also formed in1975 by Ray Tylman in Conneaut, OH and was  acquired by Charles Hanson in July 2015 and is now part of the Hanson Insurance Agency.
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Anchor Insurance Group has evolved into a highly respected insurance agency serving clients in Northeast Ohio and Northwest Pennsylvania. From our offices in Conneaut and Mentor, Ohio, we serve more than 5,000 families in Ohio and Pennsylvania. Anchor Insurance is currently pursuing additional affiliation opportunities in both Ashtabula & Lake counties which will increase their client base to more than 8,000 families! Anchor Insurance Group currently represents several of the finest insurance companies in America.