Business Spotlight: Nelson Insurance Agency

The focus of the West Liberty Business Association spotlight for this month is Nelson Insurance Agency, Inc located at 125 N. Detroit Street in downtown West Liberty Nelson Insurance Agency, Inc. was started by Charles Nelson in 1962 in Troy, Ohio then moved to West Liberty in 1974 by his son, Rick. Grandson Mark Nelson and his dad, Rick currently provide home, auto, life, business and farm insurance coverage, primarily through Grange Insurance Company. With parents and grandparents before him being in the insurance business, Mark decided midway through high school that he would follow in their footsteps and, after completing the required schooling, joined the agency in June of 2003.

Mark is a lifelong resident of West Liberty and has an ever-increasing appreciation for the town and the people. "Where else can you walk your dog late at night in the streets of downtown and feel 100% safe? The older I get, the more appreciation I have for this town."

Mark is extremely committed to supporting the community. He recently completed several years of service on the business association board and remains very active and willing to pitch in for village events and other needs that arise. Mark is also an avid fan of the Cincinnati Reds, describing himself as the biggest Reds fan in the Logan/Champaign area. He loves it when people come into the office to "talk sports." Recently engaged, Mark and his fiance', Krista Epps, are currently making wedding plans.

Nelson Insurance Agency has another very important employee, Suzanne Hostetler of West Liberty, who has been with the agency for over 40 years. Mark remarked, "We want to extend a special thank-you to Suzy. She has carried a lot of the weight here and so many customers know we would be absolutely lost without her."

Mark has found the insurance business to be a source of satisfaction. "I love problem solving and interacting with the public. Iíve come to know so many great people through this business. My goal everyday is to go home at night feeling that I was able to accomplish something that day."

Nelson Insurance Agency, Inc is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 9-12 and 1-5, Wednesday 9-12 and 1-4, and Saturday 9-11. Stop in for your insurance needs or call 9937-465-2921.

The West Liberty Business Association is proud to have Nelson Insurance as a member and wish them continued success for many years.