Each member of the staff plays an important role in ensuring the service we provide goes above and beyond. Whether putting together a quote for homeowner's insurance or facilitating a claim, it all comes down to team work. That's what sets us apart from other insurance offices and the reason clients come to us in the first place.
The Pretorius Insurance Agency has been passed down for three generation in the Pretorius family, since it was started by Walter F Pretorius, Sr. in 1936. After serving in the army, Calvin C. Pretorius, Sr. joined his father in the family business in 1957. Then his daughter Miriam Pretorius became the owner in 1997. She sold the business in 2018 to Amy Dervin. She graduated magna cum laude from Kent State University with a bachelors of science degree in Insurance Studies. Albert Dervin has been in the insurance business for over 50 years and taught Amy everything he knows. It's a family business at its core.
We now have two locations one in Stark County and one in Tuscarawas County. We are known as the Dervin Insurance Group, Inc in North Canton and Pretorius Insurance Agency in Dover. This has given us a stronger foothold in the insurance industry and opens up new opportunities for our insureds. We are helping to service the clients of Cox & Dervin Insurance and have moved the operations in with Dervin Insurance Group, Inc to continue to provide you the best service.
Our mission is to provide quality products from dependable insurance companies, while giving you the knowledge to make informed decisions about your insurance needs. You are not just a number to us, we truly care about you, your family and your business, not just selling you a policy. We set the bar for insurance services, leading the way by providing superior services and insurance coverage selection. Nothing is more important than our commitment to you and standing by our word. Being upfront, personable, and informed certainly makes a difference in the eyes of our clients.
We represents companies that broaden your coverage and reduce your cost. Our agencies strives to do business with the highest rated companies. Most of our companies are centered in the conservative Midwest. This helps reduce the chance of catastrophic losses that drive up your insurance cost. The following are a few of the companies our agency has a relationship with: Auto Owners Insurance, Western Reserve Group, Wayne Mutual Insurance Group, Progressive & Spriska. It won't cost a thing to get a quote, but could save you a bundle.